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A mother raccoon teaches her kit how to climb a tree

How do animal mothers teach their babies how to survive in the world? This raccoon mother has one approach for learning how to climb a tree: Grab the kit (also called a cub) and prop it up over and over again until that whole climbing thing starts to get figured out. Jeff Reid filmed this Tree Climbing 101 lesson in his yard. File under: mothers, patience, and perseverance.

Of course this reminded us of when this baby otter and this baby hippo both got swimming lessons from their moms. Watch those next.

via Mentalfloss.

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