Living in NYC, it is easy to forget that “city” doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no wild life. New Yorkers tend to think that urban wildlife is limited to rats, strays and roaches. Of course there is the occasional conversation about the return of coyotes (http://nymag.com/news/features/coyotes-2014-2/) or the hatching of baby red tailed hawks (http://nypost.com/2014/05/27/camera-captures-birth-of-red-tailed-hawks-on-window-ledge/) but most the wildlife and animal news in New York is not good.
A few years ago someone was caught trying to sell a live shark on the subway (http://gothamist.com/2012/07/11/man_spotted_selling_live_shark_on_t.php). Last month a dead bear cub was found in central park (http://nypost.com/2014/10/06/black-bear-cub-found-dead-in-central-park/). Last week goat heads were found hanging from a pole in Park Slope, Brooklyn (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/04/goat-heads-found-hanging-from-telephone-pole-in-park-slope/). these are the kind of weird animal stories that New Yorkers are used to.
On a recent trip to Colorado I spent some time in Denver and was pleasantly surprised to find that wildlife is alive and well within city limits. From birds to deer to bison the area was rich with wildlife. I hope you enjoy my photos below.