Sunset on the center of Berlin. The TV tower in Alexanderplatz and many other famous buildings in Berlin have become symbols of modern Europe. Yet few know that even here, in the very center of the capital of Germany, wildlife thrives.
A pair of Peregrine falcons breed on the Rotes Rathaus in the shadow of the TV tower of Alexanderplatz.
In Berlin, urban peregrine falcons prey mostly upon starlings and pigeons, which they hunt among buildings and antennas.
The Oberbaumbrücke on the river Spree is a bridge between the former East and West Berlin. Black-headed gulls and other water birds never minded the borders and winter here by hundreds.
A calm evening on a Berlin roof. Two magpies and the tower of the Emmaus-Kirche in Berlin Kreuzberg.
Rooks and crows roost together on the tallest buildings of Potsdamer Platz. At sunset, the spectacle of hundreds of these birds flying above the west of Berlin plays a reminder of Hitchcock’s “Birds”...
An aerial view of the river Spree in the eastern part of Berlin shows the “wedge” of green stretching from the town outskirts to the downtown.
Wild boars are really the “stars” of Berlin wildlife. Several thousands of them inhabit the German city and thrive, especially in the town’s green outskirts.
Food availability and relative safety makes these usually shy animals bold enough to feed next to a supermarket. People attracted by the harmless and cute look of piglets often have to face the mother’s explosive defense.
In several of Berlin’s backyards, foxes have found the perfect conditions to dig a burrow and raise their pups. Fox antics have thus become the favourite evening show for many tenants.
A group of wild boars swim across the river Havel in southwestern Berlin. Water, cover and rubbish are the essentials that these animals need to live next to us.
A shadow crosses the path of a public park. Foxes are a common sight in the green areas of Berlin and some individuals have been “adopted” like mascots by animal enthusiasts, who proudly feed them on a regular basis. Because of inadequate food or the dependence toward people, only few of them survive.
A fox nurses its pups under a tractor. Construction and abandoned sites in Berlin have been colonized by many species: foxes, martens, racoons, and rats are among the most common ones.
Foxes in Berlin live really everywhere! In this picture, a young male fox has been found living on the second floor of a building under reconstruction.
A Noctule bat’s saliva is collected for test. This individual, like thousands of other individuals of the same species, use the attic of a block in East Berlin to hibernate.  Berlin harbours wintering colonies of 17 different bat species.
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