Sarah Aucoin
Director, Urban Park Rangers
City of New York Parks & Recreation

Apr. 06, 2012

Taking a Walk on New York’s Wild Side

From beavers to flying squirrels -- researchers discuss how cities like New York are home to diverse plant and animal life.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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