"This summer, you can turn your backyard into a raccoon IQ test to help researchers figure out just how brainy your average ‘trash panda’ is.
Raccoons have big brains and thrive in complex city environments. But research on their cognitive abilities, or how they learn and act on information from the environment, is scarce.
Hannah Griebling, a doctoral student in the UBC faculty of forestry, and Dr. Sarah Benson-Amram, assistant professor in the faculties of science and forestry, aim to find out just how smart these furry bandits are and what they can teach us about coexisting with urban wildlife."
UBC Science, August 14 2023: Just how smart are ‘trash pandas’? Volunteer your backyard to help scientists find out
More information: The Urban Wildlife Project