Baby raccoon learns how to climb a tree

By Paxson Woelber (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons
Raccoons spend about a year teaching their young how to survive and thrive in nature. A baby raccoon has a lot to learn and considering that a litter of raccoons normally consists of four to six young raccoons, a raccoon mother really has her work cut out for her!


Sometimes in life you need patience. In this video you see a baby raccoon that needs to learn how to climb a tree.

Life lesson as taught by a raccoon mom! It is so funny and cute to watch:

Not only is the effort wild animals put into their young extraordinary, they are of course also driven by their natural instincts for survival.

But make no mistake! Even though they look really cuddly and sweet, raccoons can be aggressive and they are very protective of their offspring. Also remember that they can transmit diseases to you and your pets, so do not touch them or let them access your pet’s food or water.

Better watch them from afar, so you don’t disturb them. And if you are lucky, maybe you can see a raccoon acting as a teacher to her young, too!