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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…