Home to more than half of the world’s human population, cities provide a range of challenges to their wild residents. Expanding on the final episode of Planet Earth II, comes a new programme from the BBC.
These macaques are smart city dwellers, knowing how to handle the traffic and how to take what they need from their human neighbours.
African penguin – Cape Town, South Africa
African penguins can be found nesting in the city gardens of Cape Town, and must safely navigate the route between their home and fishing grounds.
Fascinating facts about penguins
Although we usually associate penguins with Antarctica, the 18 species of continent can be found in range of countries across the southern hemisphere. In fact, the Galapagos penguin can occasionally be found in the northern hemisphere!
Along the east coast of the USA, golf resorts are often built on prime alligator habitats. Male alligators guard their territory and females, leaving the young male alligators to explore the fairways and ponds for those which are unclaimed.
Manatee – Crystal River, USA
Manatees, also known as sea cows, can grow up to 4m long and swim to Crystal River for the thermal springs.