Season 30, Episode 7 Racoon Nation

First Aired: February 8, 2012

A look at urban raccoons, which are commonplace in such big cities as Toronto, New York and Chicago. In Toronto, night-vision cameras and radio collars provide a glimpse of one raccoon family's life. The documentary also details the damage the critters have caused in Japan, where they were imported as pets during the 1970s, and in the German town of Kassel; and includes comments from a biologist who believes city life is spurring an evolutionary spurt in their mental prowess.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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