We know that the living dead wouldn't stand a chance against nature: they'd be torn up, eaten and broken down by everything from bugs to birds in short order. Adds David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation: "Zombies are essentially walking carrion, and Mother Nature doesn't let anything go to waste."
The truth is, though, that wildlife are no match for us.
Even if zombies managed to feed on smaller, slow-moving animals, or mob and overtake a few individuals of the larger species, it's pretty clear that they're no match for much of North America's wildlife…at least not on a one-on-one basis. In reality, however, the battle between wildlife and living humans is not going so well for the wildlife.
Sadly, much of our continent's wildlife has disappeared, and many species continue to decline. Habitat loss, invasive species and climate change are just some of the human-induced challenges our wildlife are facing. You can get involved protecting wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation and help make sure that we have a future filled with these amazing species.