Urban Animals Can’t Take the Heat, Study Finds

| September 16, 2023 | Leave a Comment

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Date of Publication: September 4

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: The New York Times

Author(s): Emily Anthes

A warming climate could make cities even less hospitable to wild mammals, according to new research.

Don’t let the rats fool you. Although the pizza-pilfering vagabonds — and a variety of other creatures — thrive in cities, for many wild animals urban environments are unappealing homes, covered in concrete and carved up by car traffic. As buildings go up and roads are laid down, some species seem to vanish from the landscape, and animal communities often become less diverse, scientists have found.

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