Officials: Don’t feed New York City wildlife
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are reminding the public to act responsibly when they encounter wildlife in the Big Apple.
WCBS-TV reports the city started a new phase of its WildlifeNYC campaign on Tuesday. The campaign promotes coexistence between humans and urban wildlife along with conservation. It was launched last October by the city.
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation says people shouldn’t feed wild animals because it can affect their natural hunting instincts. People are also encouraged to report wildlife sightings through the program’s website .
New York is home to hundreds of species of wild animals that include deer, coyotes, raccoons and red-tailed hawks.
Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.com