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Sweet! Watch this mother raccoon teach her kid how to climb a tree

How do raccoons learn to climb trees? Their mothers teach them, that’s how! Just like we human parents help our kids master the art of walking or riding a bike, raccoon moms show their offspring how to climb a tree and then encourage them to try it themselves by gently prodding them — or, in some cases, by picking them up by the scruff of the neck and making them do it. This YouTube video captured a climbing lesson in progress, and as you can see, this mother raccoon taught her kid well:

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