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Unsuspecting Animals Caught On Camera By Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute

Now in its seventh year, it's the largest study of urban wildlife and has amassed 1 million photos.

About this feature

The Block Club is DNAinfo Chicago's blog. It's a place for fun things we see on the internet — or in the neighborhoods. Feel free to loiter.

Wicker Park »

Serving as a mascot for the Trap House dance party, the bear was rescued and is getting dry cleaned.

Wicker Park »

"Can't decide if trash bear is sad or just chillin," observer said. Another said bear needs a blanket.

Downtown »

Illinois is among the most expensive states for smokers.

Dunning »

Marc Schulman, president of Eli's Cheesecake, tweeted from the White House Monday.

Lincoln Square »

Want to follow the president's advice and run for office? Here's how to become a candidate.

Edgewater »

Ireon Roach has won a national monologue award and hung out with the "Hamilton" cast.

Downtown »

"Chicago's a dump," said a man who is not from Chicago and doesn't live here.

Lincoln Square »

Gusts grounded flights and shut down streets, but it wasn't windy enough for one Chicagoan.

Rogers Park »

The machine has been gussied up as Princess Leia, a Chicago marathon runner, Cubs players and more.

Wicker Park »

In 2016, a poison control hotline saw a 39 percent jump in grape/raisin calls over the year before.

Downtown »

When first settlers arrived in Chicago, they brought domesticated pigeons with them as a food source.

Downtown »

Many Chicago residents were stumped, but the city provided an answer using its mapping system.

Logan Square »

Walk through and you'll find old vendor booths and equipment, some original details and a lot of debris.