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.
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.
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.
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.