One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time – Raccoons

How do they keep getting into people’s trash? Are they just dexterous or actually smart?

“So, why study a raccoon?” Our lab is really interested in the evolution of animal cognition and understanding how certain certain cognitive abilities, like learning and problem solving can aid animals in adpatation to environmental disturbances. (..)

Raccoons are highly succesful and adaptive (…) and there is very little information on their cognition (..)

Listen to the Sciencefriday interview with Lauren Stanton – phd candidate animal behavior- and watch the video below to learn the secret of these tricky trash pandas.

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