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International Raccoon Appreciation Day

October 1 is International Raccoon Appreciation Day!

  • A day to celebrate all animals, but especially those considered pests or nuisances.
    • Why?
      • To increase knowledge and create appreciation for the value of all animals. 
      • In order to protect habitats and increase biodiversity.
  • What you can do:
    • Talk to people about the importance of all animals, including raccoons, coyotes, snakes and even spiders.
    • Go on a nature hike at your local park or forest preserve
    • Donate your time and effort with a local conservation organization
    • Bring needed supplies to a local wildlife rescue
    • Clean up litter in your neighborhood, local park or forest preserve.

To learn more about raccoons click here.