The Urbanist

Urban wildlife

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14 March 2019

Episode 387

30 minutes


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This week we look at urban wildlife across the globe – and how people feel about it. Hear about kangaroos in Canberra, weasels in Cairo and even scorpions in São Paulo.

14 March 2019

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Chapter 1

4 minutes


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Chapter 1

Cairo’s weasels

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While cats are famous as a symbol of the ancient Egyptians, Cairenes are taking steps to ensure that the lives of all their four-legged residents are happy, including weasels.

4 minutes

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Chapter 2

7 minutes


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Chapter 2

Canberra’s kangaroos

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We turn our focus to Canberra, where wildlife co-exists with the city’s human residents.

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Chapter 3

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Rome’s wild boars

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We sent Monocle’s Rome correspondent David Plaisant to find out if the city’s hooved and snouted residents are our friends or foes.

7 minutes

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Chapter 4

3 minutes


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Chapter 4

São Paulo’s scorpions

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Residents of the Brazilian city are used to wildlife but the latest animal to arrive hasn’t been welcomed with open arms.

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