Here’s How Many Squirrels There Are in NYC’s Central Park

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It’s not news that there are many squirrels living in NYC’s Central Park, but how many of them are there?

Last October, over 300 volunteers gathered to count every single squirrel in the famous NYC park. As it has been revealed by the project leader, Central Park Squirrel Census, it’s estimated there are 2,373 squirrels in the park.

“I was trying to make an educated guess,” National Geographic quotes census logistics chief Sally Parham. “I got a number that was huge and I intuitively halved it. And the difference between the real number and my guess was 212, New York City’s area code.