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Modern Zootopia: How animals contribute the happiness of cities

Animals are dominating modern cities, and we human beings, need their company more than we have ever imaged.

The boundaries between human-made and natural habitats are diminishing. Modern metropolises are true Zootopias that demonstrate the interweaved relationship among different species.
Weasels in Cairo
“It takes some luck to spot weasels on the streets in Cairo,” said Nayer Youakim, a professional wildlife photographer and active contributor from Mammal Watching. Tiny head, round snout with their fusiform body, Egyptian weasels dart between cars and bolt into cracks of buildings, so fast that witnesses can barely figure out what they havejust glimpsed.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Youakim has successfully captured these agile carnivores and their night-life frenzy in photos over the years. “I took some of my great shots accidentally when I was testing the camera flashlight on the streets at night. They move too fast for any photographer to catch up with.”
Even though the massive waste p…

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