Animals: Urban Wildlife
Learn about the problem of animals living in urban areas. Find out what humans can do to learn to co-exist with the wildlife. Includes links to eThemes Resources on black bears, foxes, and Missouri mammals.
Audubon Society of Portland
This article takes the position that relocating animals to the wild is an inhumane way of dealing with animals that invade urban areas.
LA Public Health: Relocation of Wildlife
Read about the problems of reintroducing animals into the wild. Includes examples of failed programs in the Mojave Desert and Los Angeles County.
Urban Wildlife Rescue
Scroll down to the very bottom of the page to click on the animal links for tips on how to prevent problems with foxes, skunks, raccoons, and squirrels. NOTE: Teachers should be aware that some of the sites under the "Links" heading include unmoderated discussion boards.
Urban Wildlife Rescue: Pictures
View many pictures of rehabilitated animals. NOTE: Teachers should be aware that some of the sites under the "Links" heading include unmoderated discussion boards.
Urban Wildlife Rescue: Rescues of Note
Click on the links to read stories about animals being rescued. NOTE: Teachers should be aware that some of the sites under the "Links" heading include unmoderated discussion boards.
Animal Channel: Prairie Dog Movie
Watch this movie about prairie dogs and how city development is encroaching upon their habitat. Requires RealPlayer.
Wildlife Damage Biologist
This is a job description for a wildlife damage biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. The person in this position would deal with the problem of urban wildlife.
Missouri Conservationist Online: Urban Food Chains
This article explains how the actions of humans can attract animals into urban areas. Click on the photographs on the right side to see enlarged views.
Wildlife Rescue: Local Wildlife
What should you do if you find a baby bird or squirrel? On these pages, you can learn what to do to help animals in distress, and when it is better to leave them alone.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Black Bears
These sites have many facts about black bears, including their diet, behavior, and habitat. Watch short movies about black bears, listen to audio files of their ferocious roars, and try the online quizzes and games. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on food chains.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Foxes
These sites have information about several different types of foxes. Learn about their physical characteristics and habitats. View photographs, short videos, and take an online quiz.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Missouri Mammals
These sites are about Missouri mammals, including river otters, raccoons, coyotes, and beavers. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species. Includes several photographs of these mammals and the tracks they leave. There are diagrams of some of the animals and their bodies. Linked are eThemes Resources on mammals and other Missouri animals such as bobcats, foxes, and the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse.