This video segment from Nature: "Raccoon Nation" explores the migration of raccoons to cities and discusses traits that help them thrive in urban environments, including their flexible hands, small body size and omnivorous diet. The segment describes why raccoons are well suited for living in cities, as well as how raccoons have changed and possibly gotten smarter from living in urban settings. The segment discusses the dramatic increase in urban raccoon populations in the past 70 years, as well as the fact that raccoons have changed more in that time period than in the previous 40, 000 years.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
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