Squirrels And Urbanization : Short Wave Squirrels are everywhere — living in our suburban neighborhoods to our city centers to our surrounding wilderness. Rhitu Chatterjee talks with researcher Charlotte Devitz about squirrels and how studying them might help us better understand the changing urban environment.

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Who Runs The World? Squirrels!

Who Runs The World? Squirrels!

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An Eastern Gray Squirrel eats some seeds and nuts from a bird feeder. Travis Lindquist/Getty Images hide caption

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An Eastern Gray Squirrel eats some seeds and nuts from a bird feeder.

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Squirrels are everywhere — living in our suburban neighborhoods to our city centers to our surrounding wilderness. Rhitu Chatterjee talks with researcher Charlotte Devitz about squirrels and how studying them might help us better understand the changing urban environment.

You can email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.

This episode was produced by the one and only Thomas Lu, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Indi Khera. The audio engineer for this episode was Josh Newell.