Habitat: Central Park, New York City
Food source: Pigeons, small birds, rats
Danger to humans: None
All things considered, New York is fairly animal-friendly as far as giant concrete metropolises are concerned. Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Central Park in Manhattan are anomalies in the U.S. in terms of urban planning. The positive result of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s genius is that thousands of birds make the park their home when migrating. Preying on these animals, red-tailed hawks have come along for the ride. Living on the tops of buildings and in the Park's many trees, these raptors dine on passing fowl, pigeons, rats, and squirrels. There’s even a legendary white hawk named Pale Male whose impressive list of girlfriends you can read about on Wikipedia.