Why Raccoons Wash Their Food

Why raccoons wash their food.
Is he really washing it?

Raccoons are famous for “washing” their food. In fact, in many languages, the term for raccoon translates to “washing bear!” But raccoons actually don’t care about hygiene much— they’ll often choose to use the same body of water as both a latrine (communal toilet) and as a place to fidget with their food. Raccoons have an extremely sensitive sense of touch, especially in their hands, and enjoy using water to help them explore an object that interests them.

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