Which animals can you see in cities? This article tells you about more than just dogs and cats!


One night in December 2011, a bear came into the city of Vancouver in Canada. It walked through the city streets past houses, shops and offices. Then it found some food in bins outside a restaurant and started eating. In the morning, someone saw the bear and called the police. The police came with a vet from the city zoo. They put the bear in a lorry and took it to the mountains outside the city. Luckily, the bear was safe. But what happens in other countries when big animals come into cities? In Vancouver it is unusual to see a bear, but in some cities you can see big animals on the city streets every day.

Big animals usually come into cities to find food. In Cape Town in South Africa baboons come into the city when they are hungry. They go into gardens and eat fruit from trees. They even go into houses and take food from cupboards and fridges! Baboons are strong animals and they can scare people. But the city can be dangerous for baboons too. Sometimes, cars and buses kill baboons in accidents. Human food is very bad for the baboons’ teeth because it has a lot of sugar. Now, there are Baboon Monitors working in Cape Town. Their job is to find baboons in the city and return them to the countryside.

In Berlin in Germany, pigs sometimes come into the city to look for food. They eat flowers and plants in parks and gardens. Sometimes they eat vegetables from gardens and they walk in the street and cause accidents. Some people like the pigs and they give them food and water to drink. Other people do not like the pigs and they want the government and the police to stop them entering the city.

In Moscow in Russia, there are 35,000 wild dogs. The dogs live in parks, old houses, markets and train stations. Some dogs live in groups and others live alone. Many people in Moscow like the dogs. They give them food and water. Some people make small houses for the dogs in their gardens. This helps the dogs in winter, when the temperature in Moscow is -10 ºC and there is a lot of snow and ice.

Many animals live in cities. In some cities, you can see birds, insects, mice and squirrels every day. But sometimes, it is dangerous when big animals come into cities to find food. We need to find ways of stopping animals coming into the city without hurting them.

Robin Newton

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Which animals do you see in the town or city where you live?


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horey 20 June, 2013 - 08:12

i live in tbilisi and here it isn't big and horror animals,only in the zoo.but a can't see in my cities streets homeless animals: specialy dogs and cats.they are sometimes dangerous for kids

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shotiko 19 June, 2013 - 16:42

I live in Georgia and i see in my Country dogs and cats,when i go to the zoo i can see many other wild animals

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aMbRa 20 June, 2013 - 08:12

i live in giria and i have a dog, cat, horse, cow, pig and ather.. also when i go to the zoo i can see many wild animals for example: tiger, lion, monkey, elephant and ather..

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hongphuc_916 3 June, 2013 - 03:44

I love dogs and cat! In current years, they release some squirrels and they sometimes come into my garden. I found it very fun to observe wild animals ^_^

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Tornike_G 17 April, 2013 - 21:25

There are free animals in Georgia too, but they live in the wood.

in my city you can see birds, squirrels, dogs, cats and many kind animals ;D

good luck

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Mari U 17 April, 2013 - 18:01

That's very bad that the dogs live in the streets,they are homeless and because of this they are in danger. I see animals every day in the street.. On the whole, they are dogs and cats,that haven't home and owner:((

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salo salome 14 April, 2013 - 16:41

i live in poti,and in my town i often see dogs,cats, frogs and cows, especially i love horses, they are so beautifull.

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keti 14 April, 2013 - 15:36

In the city were i live i never seen big and horror animal,but in my city i often see dogs and cats they live in groups in the street ,in my city are also mice,they go into houses and take food from cupboards.

102 users have voted.
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__ninichka__ 13 April, 2013 - 19:09

i live in georgia. i can see many animals in my coutry .Basically there are Stray Dogs. cats , also in my toun is the zoo. when i go to the zoo i can see many other wild animals. for example: lion, tiger, elephant, monkey, zebra , camel and other...

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keso94 11 April, 2013 - 17:56

i live in tbilisi and i see in my city dogs and cats,but when i goo in zoo i see many other wild animals..i love animals and i care about him.

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Candace 10 April, 2013 - 18:10

In Tbilisi you can usually see pets expecially dogs. What about bear, horse or other wild animals they are very amused for my city. If they don't steal away from zoo you won't see them in the street. But such situation has never happend. I think people should care about animals. They are so friendly and devoted.

83 users have voted.
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Sesili 8 April, 2013 - 16:17

This is a really sad fact , that animals live in the street ... There are too many homeless animals in my country, and we can see them everywhere...I think the government should care more about animals...

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salome mushtashvili 8 April, 2013 - 15:15

I live in Tbilisi. There are many dogs and cats in the street. But I can see many wild animal in my town's Zoo, for example: zebra,lion,tiger,giraffe...

51 users have voted.
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Tabidze 5 April, 2013 - 18:48

I live in Georgia. I see many animals. There are homeless dogs and cats in the street. Also in my town is Zoo and I can see many wild animals, for example: lion, tiger, elephant, monkey, zebra and other...

53 users have voted.
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tiko lobjanidze 3 April, 2013 - 21:37

i like baboon's story very much ispecially, They go into houses and take food from cupboards and fridges

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Nini_G 3 April, 2013 - 17:29

There're only ownerless dogs and cats outside in my country :(( They're very poor,especially in winter, when the temperature achieves about -10 ºCor -15 ºC..

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Solo-K 25 March, 2013 - 15:47

ordinary in my city are many dogs and cats, but I have saw a fox in the cities park. It was not usual and I remembered this for a long time,

49 users have voted.