We share our urban and suburban environment with a surprisingly diverse array of wildlife — from the familiar deer and raccoons to the occasional coyote or bear. And many of these species inevitably come into conflict with humans as they try to navigate our congested landscape. We explore which species are out there and how we can co-exist with the animals that call this area home.


  • Bill McShea Wildlife Ecologist, Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo
  • John Hadidian Director of Urban Wildlife Programs, Humane Society of the United States
  • Dave Ziolkowski Jr. Program Biologist, North American Breeding Bird Survey, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

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