Find out if human beings' efforts to outwit raccoons are actually making the animals smarter.


(as Susan K. Fleming)

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Episode credited cast:
Frank Beeker ...
Himself - Raccoon Protection Specialist
Marc Dupuis-Desormeaux ...
Himself - Raccoon tracker
Stan Gehrt ...
Himself - Wildlife Biologist, Ohio State University
Andrew Iwaniuk ...
Himself - Neurobiologist Canadian Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Mieko Kawamichi ...
Herself - Mamalogist
Mina Kitagawa ...
Goro Koyama ...
Kai Krueger ...
Suzanne MacDonald ...
Herself - Raccoon tracker
Frank Uwe Michler ...
Himself - Biologist, Projekt Waschbär
Olaf Relitzki ...
Nora Young ...
Herself - Narrator


Find out if human beings' efforts to outwit raccoons are actually making the animals smarter.

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8 February 2012 (USA)  »

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© Produced by Nippon Animation Co.
Broadcast on Fuji Television Network
Based on the novel "Rascal, A Memoir of a Better Era" by Sterling North
Opening Theme song: "Rock River e"
Performed by Kumiko Oosugi
Series Original Music by Takeo Watanabe
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Maybe the film should have been "Planet of the Raccoons"!
25 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I found this documentary about raccoons very interesting and I was surprised how much I learned about them. They are, according to this film, amazingly intelligent and very, very adaptive. The most interesting part is that they actually do BETTER in big cities than in the country and that they are HUGELY successful in Toronto! And, there are probably a lot more of them now than in the past. Who would have thought that?! However, there are so many more interesting facts in this one--so it's not just nice film of cute animals. By the end of the documentary, the scientists being interviewed seemed to think because of their adaptability and intelligence that they might almost one day rule the world...not them *$&# dirty apes! Well worth seeing and fascinating throughout.

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