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From coyotes in the Bronx to red foxes in Queens, raccoons in Manhattan, owls in Brooklyn and deer in Staten Island, wildlife roams the urban jungle of New York. But coexistence is not always easy between millions of wild animals and 8.5 million humans in a city better known for record-breaking skyscrapers, neon signs and a 24/7 pace of life than for its more than 600 species of wild animals.Mackey explains there is no reason to fear coyotes, which are difficult to spot because they move quietly at night.New York set up the unit in late 2016 and has since implemented a program to sterilize about 95 percent of the male Staten Island deer population – about 1,100 animals according to Simon's estimate.New Yorkers tooSimon insisted that "the city is large enough for both, animals and people". Sometimes, he said, people call and ask for the animals to be taken "back to nature".
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