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Foxes In Cities Evolving Smaller Skulls, Much Like Domesticated Pets

This is pretty wild! Or... quite literally the opposite of wild. 

According to a new study, foxes that were found in the city of London have stubbier snouts, and even smaller skulls than their wildlife-dwelling counterparts. And these changes aren't that new, it's been seen before.. with cats and dogs as they became domesticated 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.

Researchers are now suggesting that city foxes could possibly be self-domesticating due to the demands of the city environment, as well as, exposure to humans. 

So why are these adaptations happening? Foxes that dwell in the city are reported to have a wider snout and smaller braincase due to the levels of requiring food in the city versus their natural habitat. They rely on food scraps, which doesn't require as strong of a bite to clamp down on bones. Whereas country foxes need that snout that enables them to bite their prey quickly. 

Story via Business Insider

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This City In Mexico Provides Innovative Healthcare Services To Its Stray Dog Population

In Soledad de Graciano Sanchez, a Mexican city in the center of the nation, a range of new measures have been implemented to ensure that its over 300,000 stray dog population gets healthy. The new measures will ensure that these dogs' basic needs are met immediately and that they will all find homes soon. Via: Sharebly



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These Two City Turtles Are Having The Best Time Of Their Life In NY

Squishy and Rosy are a pair of red-eared slider turtles whose adventures in New York keep Instagram fans hooked. We just love them! 

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These Tiny Road Signs For Tiny Animals Aimed To Remind People We Share Our Cities

The #TinyRoadSign project by the Lithuanian marketing company, Clinic212, aims to improve driver awareness around wooded areas that are populated with animals in order to remind us all that we've got to share our cities.  


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Swedish Artists Build Tiny Magical Public Spaces For Mice All Around The City

If you happen to be walking through the Swedish city of Malmö, make sure to pay attention to the little details. If you take a look down you may notice something amazing inside a basement window in the neighborhood of Möllevången. Tiny businesses — a bakery and a "cheese and cracker" shop — just the right size for mice. The 70×30 cm (about 25×12 inch) store has wide menus that mice can choose their meals from. One of them is selling nuts and the other offers cheese. In addition to shop and restaurant, they have also built "The Jerry Can" gas station and a cool playground.  Besides the well-crafted interiors, there are posters about upcoming mice concerts and other events. The amount of detail that went into creating this street art installation is huge! The artists behind this fairytale world are Anonymouse who are still unknown but you can check their Instagram account for more information.



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What Would Happen If Wild Animals Took To The City?

Lithuanian artist Ceslovas Cesnakevicius has fun creating photo-montages depicting wild free animals wandering in European cities' streets. 

After travelling a lot, Ceslovas had the idea of this black and white series named The Zoo. 

Here is how our daily life would look if we shared it with wild animals.

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