Animals of New York

NYC is infamous for its 8 million humans. But we're not alone.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Owning a Hedgehog In NYC


The Godfather of Brooklyn’s Feral Parrot Colony

Tracking the Great Coyote Invasion of NYC

As wild coyotes turn up everywhere from Central Park to Queens, ecologists armed with tree-mounted cameras and cheese-scented lures seek to find out what the canids are doing here.


The Pigeon Kings of Brooklyn

Three New Yorkers find poetry and their own religion, competing for the hearts and minds of a gaggle of pigeons high in the skies over Brooklyn.

Bernie Goetz, Squirrel Vigilante

New York’s infamous subway shooter is on an unorthodox mission to save the city’s squirrels—even if that means putting their snouts in his mouth.

Something Fishy This Way Comes

Urban aquaponics is poised to be the next big thing in hip, big-city farming…but does anyone actually know what they’re doing?

The Ivy League of Seeing Eye Dog Schools

As a blind woman in Queens seeks the perfect canine companion, an elite training school prepares pups for the toughest assignment they’ll ever receive: life in NYC.


The Pigeon Queen of Riverside Drive

The Sunday Morning Pigeon Men

Meet the guys who go out of their way to provide for a certain city animal that many view as nothing more than a pest.