Apparently, raccoons and humans both have the ‘Jackass gene’.
Raccoon climbs up side of skyscraper as world watches with bated breath, then is captured and released to wild
Racoons are intelligent, confident, and playful. When a human climbs the outside of a skyscraper, he or she usually does it for the sheer challenge and sport of it. Why would we assume the racoon does not do it for the same reasons?
So the whole thing was a raccoon ploy to get social media followers.