Deer

White-Tailed Deer
    White-tailed deer are an important part of New York State's rich ecosystem and are greatly valued by many New Yorkers. However, at high population levels deer can pose significant challenges to human health and safety. In September 2016, New York City launched a non-lethal deer impact management plan. To learn more, visit our Deer Impact Management Plan page.
Coyote

Eastern Coyote
    Eastern coyotes, like many New York City residents, are naturally curious and adaptable. They can explore as much as 10 miles of open space in a single day. And despite being skilled hunters, they can alter their diet to include whatever is available in their current environment. To learn more about the eastern coyote, visit our Eastern Coyote page.
Raccoon

Raccoon
    Surviving in the urban jungle requires using every resource at your disposal. And raccoons, like their human counterparts, are extremely capable of doing just that. Thumb-like digits on their front paws allow raccoons to find food sources that other wildlife would have much harder time accessing. To learn more about raccoons, visit our Raccoon page.
Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk
    The relationship between New Yorkers and red-tailed hawks is the ideal of human-wildlife coexistence. They provide free pest control for the city, with a majority of their diet consisting of rats and mice. In turn, city buildings and bridges provide ideal nesting sites for urban hawks. To learn more about red-tailed hawks, visit our Red-Tailed Hawk page.
Piping Plover

Piping Plover
    Piping plovers, like most New Yorkers, prefer to spend their summer months by the shore. It is not all fun and games for them though. Due to human-related habitat loss, the piping plovers are arriving in search of a safe place to start a family of their own as they attempt to save their species from extinction. To learn more about piping plovers, visit our Piping Plovers page.

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about wildlife in the city.

There is abundant wildlife in New York City – hundreds of different species call the Big Apple home. From soaring hawks to curious coyotes, it’s no surprise that we encounter animals everywhere from our parks and greenspaces to our roads and roofs. WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife. After all, they’re New Yorkers, too!