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10 fascinating facts about raccoons

Did you know: the first sightings of "urban raccoons" were in a suburb of Cincinnati in the 1920s
  • Jul 27, 2017
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How did raccoons get their name? How many puzzles can they solve? Where do they make their homes? How many different sounds can they make?
 
Perhaps it is the fact that raccoons are so visible and comfortable in human environments that makes them so interesting to us. From their appearance in folk tales and mythology to cameos in various petroglyphs, these adaptable animals have fascinated humans for a long time.
 
Explore the infographic below to learn ten facts about raccoons. 
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