New York City newest food influencers are squirrels

By Bram van Wijnen and Anne Schoonderwoert

 

If you think about food influencers, animals are not the first thing that comes to mind. But New York has some unusual participants to the latest food trends. The newest hype are the well-known animals from the parks: squirrels. Pictures showed they switched from eating berries to more highbrow foods such as avocados. But is that really true? Is someone buying the squirrels these fancy meals or do they find it elsewhere? We went to Union Square park to find out.

Presentation: Bram van Wijnen

Filming and editing: Anne Schoonderwoert