PBS Nature - Raccoon Nation

Jan. 19, 2014

PBS Nature - Raccoon Nation

Premiered February 8, 2012 Length 50:23 minutes

Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.



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