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Raccoons

Raccoon Nation: Web-Exclusive Video: A Sense of Curiosity

In this web exclusive video, experts discuss the connection between raccoon dexterity, the animal's immense curiosity in objects, and intelligence.

Oct 28th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Web-Exclusive Video: The Importance of Play

This web exclusive video looks at the benefits of engaging in animal play— teaching animals about how things work, the physics of the world, and what to do and what not to do.

Oct 28th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Web-Exclusive Video: Urban Territories

How does the size of urban raccoon territory compare to that of its rural counterpart? This web-exclusive video interviews experts who participated in a study to learn more about raccoon city geography.

Oct 27th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Introduction

New insights about a species that is far more smart and wily than most ever imagined. Is city life cultivating “über-raccoons,” ready to take over the world? Raccoon Nation airs Wednesday, October 31 at 8/7c (check local listings).

Oct 15th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Full Episode

Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Watch the full episode of the PBS Nature film, Raccoon Nation.

Feb 9th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Raccoon Fact Sheet

Black masks, omnivorous eating habits, and dexterous paws. Facts and stats about Procyon lotor.

Feb 7th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Video: Filming Raccoons is Hard

In this web-exclusive video, Producer Susan Fleming discusses the trials and tribulations that come with trying to capture high-quality images of raccoons in the pitch black.

Feb 7th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Video: First Night Out

A raccoon mother gathers her kits to leave the security of their natal den and descend 60 feet, head first, into the darkness for their first touch on solid ground. Watch video from the PBS Nature film, Raccoon Nation.

Feb 7th, 2012 | Comments

Raccoon Nation: Video: Living for the City

The raccoon's intelligence, adaptable nature, and omnivorous diet all help the species thrive in urban landscapes. Watch video from the PBS Nature film, Raccoon Nation.

Feb 7th, 2012 | Comments

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