Science
3:20 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Find out if human beings’ efforts to outwit raccoons are actually making the animals smarter.

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.

"Raccoon Nation" on Nature airs on Wednesday, August 20th at 7 pm on channel 3.