Did You Know We Have Wildlife Roaming In Our Cities?

What is Urban or City Wildlife?

City wildlife animal inhabitants consist of species that use human-dominated ecosystems. However, urban species differ in their use and manipulation of developed areas, all of them come into contact with people either in towns or on the woodland-urban interface. Examples of common urban wildlife species in America include both indigenous species (e.g., coyotes, red-tailed hawks, and raccoons) and invasive species (European starlings, house mice, English sparrows, rock doves, and Norwegian rats).

Characteristics of thriving urban wildlife:

  • May utilize human food sources, such as bird feeders, garbage, or pet food
  • Are typically omnivorous and generalists about habitat and food
  • Are often fierce competitors and can prohibit
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