Birds

November 22, 2017 - 10:37 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Abundant acorns, beech nuts and other foods are providing wildlife across at least parts of the Northeast with a bountiful Thanksgiving feast this year. The record volume of nuts and berries is fattening every animal species that depend on them. Experts attribute the...
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A newly born eastern black rhino eats a pumpkin in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. An eastern black rhinoceros born in a Czech zoo is a small but important step in efforts to save the subspecies of the black rhinoceros from extinction. There are only last few hundreds remaining in African reserves, where they must be protected from poachers. The calf born on Oct 2 in the Dvur Kralove zoo is in good shape. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 28, 2017 - 10:28 am
WOMAN WINS HEARTS WITH WEIRD VOICE-TO-TEXT COMMENT ON SITE BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is generating online buzz for accidentally sharing more than she intended on The New York Times' website. Christine McMorrow says she was using her iPhone's voice-to-text function to leave a comment on a...
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October 23, 2017 - 8:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in New York. JetBlue Airways Corp. spokeswoman Sharon Jones says Flight 877 landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday...
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A young boy attempts to shove a turkey off a downtown tin roof on the Yellville square during the opening day of the 72nd Annual Turkey Trot Festival, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Yellville, Ark. During the first few hours of the festival, a few turkeys were released from downtown buildings with no sightings of the controversial figure known as the "phantom pilot," who in years past dropped turkeys from a plane. (Josh Dooley/The Baxter Bulletin via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 5:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — To some it's an Ozark Mountain Mardi Gras that includes live turkeys being dropped from a low-flying plane to an eager crowd below. To others, it's just animal abuse. The 72nd Yellville Turkey Trot opened Friday with questions over whether the turkey drop portion would...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo a game ranger stands next to a rotting elephant carcass poisoned by poachers with cyanide in Hwange National Park in Zimbabawe. Poachers in Zimbabwe have used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
September 27, 2017 - 7:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. In Mozambique three lions died after eating bait infused with a crop pesticide. Poisoning...
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Flamingos at Zoo Miami, are shown in a temporary enclosure in a hurricane resistant structure within the zoo, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Miami. Though most animals will reman in their secure structures, the cheetahs and some birds will ride out the storm in temporary housing. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 10, 2017 - 1:05 am
MIAMI (AP) — Mo the Sloth and Kramer the Emu are as innocent as they come, but they're doing time in a county jail. So are plenty of horses, pigs, goats, sheep, tropical birds, alligators, snakes, turtles and a few other species that the sheriff's office cares for at a farm for abandoned, abused,...
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August 28, 2017 - 8:29 am
POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio zoo says a macaw that flew away from an open-air exhibit area was safely recaptured after people spotted the bright yellow and blue bird near a golf club a few miles away. Milo the macaw typically flies between handlers at the Columbus Zoo but took off on a gust...
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August 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An Earth-observation satellite for Taiwan's National Space Organization was launched into orbit from California on Thursday. The Formosat-5 satellite lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:51 a.m. atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which...
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This photo provided by the Humane Animal Rescue shows the x-rays of a bald eagle. Pennsylvania wildlife officials say the bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports it was taken to a wildlife center in Saegertown, where blood tests confirmed it had lead poisoning. (Humane Animal Rescue via AP)
August 15, 2017 - 10:49 pm
APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports it was taken to a wildlife center in...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 08, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZIN'-kee) announced the strategy...
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