Kids’ wildlife preferences differ from island to mainland

Source: ScienceDaily

When asked to name their favorite wildlife, Bahamian children chose feral cats, dogs and pigs – invasive species that can be more damaging in an island environment. However, island kids chose a wider variety of favorite species – including birds, lizards, fish and insects – than mainland children from North Carolina, who favored mammals such as deer, bears, rabbits, wolves and squirrels.