This video segment from Nature: "Raccoon Nation" explores the critical role raccoon mothers play in caring for their young and teaching them important survival skills and behaviors. The segment explains that animals, such as raccoons, which spend time with their mothers during their development are generally smarter than animals that don't. The segment concludes with a raccoon mother showing her kits how to collapse their spines to successfully squeeze through a tight opening in a barn. The mother must climb out of the barn to help her last kit successfully complete the task.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
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