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Why do some animals thrive in urban spaces while others falter? The animals we see in our backyards: squirrels, finches, raccoons, and rabbits all seem to handle our pollution, noise, and concrete rather well in comparison with most other species. Animals like Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep on the other hand, aren’t so adaptable. So why do some animals thrive while others are pushed further into the small swaths of habitat they have left? 1. One man’s trash is another man’s (or coon’s) treasure. Some animals have adapted to…

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While Greenwood is an organization that prides itself on the rehabilitation of individual animals, we also hope our efforts benefit the entire ecosystem and it’s species. Species that are on the decline are categorized as “endangered” or “threatened” by Federal and State laws. They are meant to be protected under those laws. While Greenwood doesn’t often rehabilitate endangered animals, we do bolster Colorado’s wildlife in any way that we can. Because Endangered Species Week is here, we thought we might highlight the magnificent success of Lynx reintroduction into…

Help Greenwood Wildlife and Rocky Mountain Wild celebrate the second Colorado Endangered Species Week, May 13 – 19. We’re so lucky to live in a state with abundant native wildlife. While many of our native species are thriving, there are also many threatened and endangered species in our state. We love all of our local wildlife, but our endangered species deserve some extra acknowledgement. That’s why we’re celebrating Colorado Endangered Species Week, with a series of special events, films, resources, and suggestions for helping these animals. Special thanks…