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10 animals that are rapidly adapting to survive in cities and new climates

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Climate change is playing a role in the evolution of certain animals.



Some animals are also adapting to live in urban environments.



Red squirrels, for example, have shifted their breeding schedule because of higher spring temperatures.



The color of Tawny owls' feathers has also shifted because of climate change.

Climate change and urbanization are significantly disrupting the lives and behavior patterns of animals on land and in water. As temperatures rise, precipitation patterns are changing, weather is getting less predictable and more extreme, and sea levels are rising. Such changes force many types of animal species to adapt in order to survive in their altered environments. Increasing urbanization has also altered many animals' habitats, leading them to adopt new behaviors in order to mate or find food. Some animals relocate when the environment around them changes, while others tweak their behavior or even their physical appearance. From different breeding patterns to new colors in their coats, the following 10 animals are adapting right before our eyes.
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