Crested anoles are adept at city living – whether in Puerto Rico or in the U.S. city of Miami. Understanding why is an important part of figuring out the impact of urbanization. In other words, what effects are humans having on the wildlife? Studies have revealed that some species adapt quickly to new conditions – developing the physical changes they need to survive. It’s a fact that bodes well for the ability of a species to handle change, as we ourselves continue to be the agents of that change.
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