Farah The Raccoon Demonstrates The Correct Way To Wash Your Hands In The Midst Of Quaratine

 

Meet Farah, a now released raccoon washing his hands, a quick reminder that hygiene is very important right now and we should be washing our hands for 20-30 seconds (like Farah 😜).

 

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Meet Farah, a now released raccoon washing his hands, a quick reminder that hygiene is very important right now and we should be washing our hands for 20-30 seconds (like Farah 😜). Raccoons are often called very hygienic animals as they wash most things they find. The reason they do this isn’t actually hygiene. Raccons rely very heavily on their sense of touch to find food. Raccoons have 4-5 times more mechanoreceptors (receptors in skin or on organs that detect touch) in their hands than any other mammal. When they wet something it allows them to more accurately identify it, (which is very important in finding the correct foods.) Water enhances the tactile nerve responsiveness and just touching an item a raccoon extracts almost two-thirds of its sensory data. #raccoon #procyonlotor #mapache #animalfacts #hygine #wildlife #costarica

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