Book Report: Nature Returns to America’s CitiesPublication: National Geographic News Date: July 23, 2001 View Article
The concrete jungle isn’t just for people anymore. Thirty years of good environmental stewardship combined with wildlife’s innate ability to adapt has given rise to a resurgence of nature in America’s urban centers.
In New York City, raccoons have walked through the front door and into the kitchen to raid the refrigerator. In southern California, mountain lions have been seen cooling off under garden sprinklers and breaking into homes near Disneyland. In Chicago, beavers gnaw and fell trees and snarl traffic.