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What is the best way for humans, especially city dwellers, to observe wildlife without encroaching on their habitat or putting them in zoos or aquariums?

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That just leaves TV then.

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David Attenborough.

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Crows are wild life, too.

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There's a lot of wild life including flowers in cities but you need to look and observe. Learn what wild life you have in your city.

We have so many kinds of birds, including hawks and sometimes see the high flying hawks in combat with crows. Butterflies of more than ten types. Snakes and feral pigs. Friday night salarymen are very common.

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Anytime you step outside you are enroaching on something's natural habitat. It's the care and respect that you show towards it that matters I think.

There are plenty of environmentally and ecologically responsible ways to observe wildlife. I went diving with sharks in Fiji last year and (speaking as a human of course, the sharks' opinions may differ) the tour operator made every effort to minimise the impacts on and risks to the animals.

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I suggest hiking on well-marked trails and respecting nature by not littering or making unnecessary noise.

I was really sickened at a zoo in Yokohama once seeing some young 20 drunk looking guys screaming at and mimicking the monkeys. It was terribly obnoxious and the chimpanzees looked distressed.

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By hunting them. Hunters have a lot of respect for animals, conservation, and they respect nature.

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By HD 3D recordings

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borschtToday 10:50 am JST

Crows are wild life, too.

and you don't need a 12 bore, a 20 bore will do, or even a high powered air rifle!

zichiToday 11:11 am JST

There's a lot of wild life including flowers in cities but you need to look and observe. Learn what wild life you have in your city.

There is usualy a lot more wild life living alongside humans even in dense urban areas than most people realise, you have to know where to look, keep your eyes open and keep quiet.

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What is the best way for humans, especially city dwellers, to observe wildlife without encroaching on their habitat or putting them in zoos or aquariums?

Answer: Safari

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Firstly, learn what "wildlife" is. Then go outside and, even in Tokyo, look around and you will see nonHuman life all around you. Unless, of course, 'wildlife' only means relatively large mammals to you. If that's the case, you are unworthy of your own interest. Does the life of a beetle somehow seem less complicated than the life of a large cat? It's just the terrible handicap of scale blindness, seeing as relevant only that which occurs on your own size and time scale. There is enormously more Life below 1 centimeter, and way more varied Life, than larger than i centimeter. And, if you truly want to see 'Nature', sit and gaze at a plant and try to see and understand its Life from seed to seeder and its aspirations and you will find all of the Nature you can perceive at any one time. And, if you want to see how Nature and natural selection can go terribly wrong, look in the mirror at the most invasive and destructive animal in Nature and, if you 'love Nature', cry.

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Let others do it for you. The likes of David Attenborough or other conservationists and great natural historians who know the score and don't rampage through their habitat.

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The likes of David Attenborough

Oh, yes. Has to be a contender for the greatest living Englishman.

Intelligent, informed and respectful of the animals and the environment he encounters.

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