Here you can see a video of our raccoon painting enrichment. They dip their hands in the paint and walk around on the paper we have laid down. We make the paint personally, it’s a mixture of edible food dye, flour, and water, so it is completely safe for the animals to handle. Raccoons are very intelligent with an excellent sense of touch. We make sure our raccoons get novel items and phenomena to explore and investigate as much as possible. Activities like this help them develop their touch sense as well as helping them exercise their minds. We give them regular enrichment to help them learn to effectively explore their surroundings.