Minnesota raccoon climbs to the top of our hearts

A raccoon reached the top of a 25-storey St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday (June 13) after becoming a star on the web, where it captured the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

At a little before 3 am local time (0800 GMT), the animal made it to the roof of the UBS Plaza building after resting for a few hours on a 17th-floor window sill, according to live feed posted by local media and social media users the evening before.