Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wildlife in Berlin

Squirrels in Kreuzberg
A lot of people don't realize how much wildlife there is in Berlin, including squirrels, geese, wild boar, and foxes. The city parks are teeming with wildlife, which is especially evident in the early morning hours before the visitors arrive. For the most part, the animals live harmoniously with the Berliners.

Unfortunately, the wild boar have become a problem. The State of Berlin has initiated a controversial eradication program to control the problem, which has had limited success. The boar are especially problematic in the Grunewald. A word of caution: wild boar can be extremely dangerous during mating and whelping season.

A Vixen and her Young in Charlottenburg

Wild Boar near Wannsee

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