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A raccoon demonstrates her problem solving skills

Rascal is a tame raccoon who uses her smarts and sensitive paws to open windows, unlock locks, and get to the tasty treat that awaits her. Can she make it through each obstacle? This impressive clip is from the BBC’s Animals Unexpected, narrated by biologist Lucy Cooke. The show explores how animals’ natural talents help them survive and thrive in human-made spaces around the world.

Follow this with our favorite smart animals including this wild crow solving a puzzle in 8 parts and Chaser, the Border Collie that can understand 1022 words (or more). Plus: More evidence birds can count, an octopus unscrews a jar from the inside, and how smart are dolphins?

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