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Wild Metropolis

Rats Use Their Skills to Become the Ultimate Urban Animal

With a unique set of skills and abilities rats have become possibly the ultimate urban animal, able to survive in the cracks of our cities with such ease that they now live with us on every continent of the world other than Antarctica.

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A penguin on a city sidewalk. | "Wild Metropolis: Commuters"
Episode
54:46
Wild Metropolis

Commuters

In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food and shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting.
A large group of otters strut down a walkway in the city. | "Wild Metropolis: Residents"
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54:01
Wild Metropolis

Residents

From pythons in Bangkok to otters in Singapore, cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but for animals able to adapt, the urban world is filled with opportunity.
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