Interacting with Wildlife on Campus

Wildlife on UM-Dearborn's Campus

Amid one of the most urbanized areas in Michigan, catching sight of animal life is a unique aspect of our campus. Home to small mammals like squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and possums, our campus – including the 120-acre environmental study area at the EIC – also hosts white-tailed deer, two species of foxes and the Eastern Coyote.

Guidelines for interacting with wild animals


  • Take pictures 
  • Keep your distance
  • Stay on footpaths
  • Do not feed animals