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2. The raccoon has the ability to rotate their hind feet a full 180 degrees to allow for their ability to climb down from trees head first.
3. A raccoon can run at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.
4. Raccoons have a large array of vocalizations. Scientists have determined that they can make over 51 different sounds! They purr, whistle, growl, hiss, scream and even whinny.
5. On the mammal IQ scale raccoons rank higher than cats and just below monkeys.