Thursday, March 29, 2012

New York Wildlife Memo- Random

Animals indigenous to New York State
How's this for a Random topic.  This weeks post actually came about when a friend of mines forwarded me a CNN article on a new species of frog found in the Bronx. I think we all forget sometimes that NY aka "Gotham City" being such a busy place is part of a bigger picture: the state of New York and the United States of America.  So naturally there are animals that are indigenous to this city we have inhabited. And the best part is they don't all reside in a ZOO..some if not most you can typically you can see driving along a park or mountain road; even in your back yard. Below i have listed a few examples that if you haven't seen perhaps now that you know they cohabitant with us- you will keep a look out when strolling around central park in the middle of the night(jogging). Or taking a swim in the beautiful and toxic Hudson River. Perhaps even the next time your hang out in the NYC woods or local Forrest. Smile- take note and enjoy this slice of random information curticy of by invitation only.  

See Examples Below:
MooseIn New York, most moose are located in the northeastern part of the state in the Adirondack Mountains and the Taconic Highlands along the Massachusetts and Vermont borders

White-tailed Deer - (Odocoileus virginianus) is New York's most popular game animal and is found throughout the state.

Black BearThe black bear is New York's second largest land mammal.  As recently as the mid-1990s, black bears occupied three relatively distinct ranges: Adirondack, Catskill, and Allegheny.

River Otter- As recent as the early 1990s, the river otter was only found in the eastern half of New York State, while the western regions were devoid of otter except for the occasional individual that happened to be passing through.

Indiana Bat- In New York, approximately 13,000 Indiana bats are known to exist in 8 of the 120 sites searched to date. Surveys conducted since the early 1980s suggest they are doing fine in this state and may in fact be increasing.

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