International Raccoon Appreciation Day - October 1
Sun Oct 1st

International Raccoon Appreciation Day

Every year on October 1st, International Raccoon Appreciation Day encourages people to learn more about raccoons and show appreciation for them. The day also encourages people to protect the raccoon's natural habitat.

The raccoon is a nocturnal mammal with a bushy ringed tail. Raccoons are also known for sporting what seems to be a little black mask around their eyes, according to them. This species is native to North America. This species is native to North America. It can be found in many areas of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Mexico's northern region of South America. There are also raccoons in Germany, Russia,, and Japan.

These critters eat a variety of foods. Fruits, berries, spiders, small rodents, frogs, and crayfish are all typical of the island's diet. Eggs are also preferred by Raccoons. For this reason, raccoons have been known to break into chicken coops and steal the eggs. Raccoons can also be a pesky gardener, so gardeners should avoid them. Besides that, rabies and roundworm are common in raccoons.

Despite all of their flaws, however, raccoons are beloved by many. People adore these cute animals' unique way to use their paws. Their paws resemble hands, and they can be used to open latches and remove lids from containers. Their rear paws turn 180 degrees, according to their new owner. They can scale a tree head first by climbing down a tree. Raccoons are also extremely intelligent. These animals were used instead of lab rats for one time at one time. However, the zealous raccoon kept outsmarting the scientists. Some people keep raccoons as pets due to their high intelligence and cuteness. When he was in the White House, President Calvin Coolidge had two pet raccoons.

How to celebrate #raccoonappreciationday

Many zooos and wildlife organizations have special raccoon exhibits and do educational presentations on this nocturnal species on this day. This day is also commemorated by going on nature walks and donating to local wildlife rescue charities are two other ways. To participate: To participate: To participate: To participate: You must register:

  • Check out the raccoon exhibit at your local zoo
  • Read a book to your children that features raccoons, such as Audrey Penn's "The Kissing Hand" or Russell Punter's "Raccoon on the Moon"
  • "Over the Hedge," "The Nut Job," or "Guardians of the Galaxy" are examples of a movie with raccoon characters
  • Gather with family and friends to find out how raccoons are useful animals rather than pests

Post a snapshot or video of a raccoon on social media and tag it with #RaccoonAppreciationDay.

International raccoon appreciation day is the longest in human history

In 2002, a young girl in California wanted to highlight the good points about the raccoon rather than the bad ones. She wanted the world to know that raccoons play a vital role in our ecosystem. International Raccoon Appreciation Day was established for these reasons.