Raccoons

Week 4 - Animal Encounters

This week we look at the amazing lives of raccoons.  Scroll down for the learning video, activity, and knowledge quiz.

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Raccoon Activity

Have you ever wondered why raccoons wash their food?  Water helps make their hands softer so that they can feel things better.  Too cool!

Click the link below to find out how good you are with your hands.  Are you a raccoon?

Question 1

Baby raccoons are called _________.

1) Pups

2) Kittens

3) Kits

4) Whelps

Question 2

How many male raccoons will form a bachelor group?

1) Up to 4

2) 5 to 6

3) 7 to 9

4) 10 or more

Question 3

Raccoons use ___________

to help them communicate about what foods are available.

1) Scratching Posts

2) Watering Holes

3) Latrines

4) Coyote Dens

Question 4

True or False - Raccoons wash their food to make it wet because they don't have salivary glands.

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