Broadway, the Empire State Building, shopping on Fifth Avenue—New York City is best known for its culture and man-made infrastructure. But you don’t need pure wilderness to find nature; the city in fact contains diverse and productive ecosystems. Sure, we have rats and cockroaches (who doesn’t?), but there are many more beautiful and unexpected animals if you just know where to look. Here are 10 of the most surprising animals in New York City. Some are visitors, others are permanent residents, but all are worth catching a glimpse of.