Russian Soldiers Ate Zoo Animals to Survive, According to Rescue Workers in Ukraine

Russian Soldiers Ate Zoo Animals to Survive, According to Rescue Workers in Ukraine

Russian soldiers were reportedly so hungry that they resorted to eating zoo animals at the Yampil Zoo in Ukraine. Volunteer rescue workers reported that the soldiers killed and apparently ate two camels, a kangaroo, a bison, some piglets, birds, and wolves. The Yampil Zoo is located in the eastern Donetsk region, where the Yampil village […]

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Newly-Described Bird Species is Endemic to Indonesian Island

Newly-Described Bird Species is Endemic to Indonesian Island

Zosterops is a genus of passerine birds containing the typical white-eyes in the family Zosteropidae. First introduced in 1827, the genus comprises over 100 species distributed in the Afrotropical, Indomalayan, and Australasian regions. These birds are supreme island colonizers, which is why so many different white-eye species have evolved so rapidly, as different island populations […]

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The Rarest Bird In North America Could Make A Comeback With Some Much-Needed Help

The Rarest Bird In North America Could Make A Comeback With Some Much-Needed Help

Florida originally had eight different sparrows, living among tall grasses in dry prairies and swampy marshes from Central Florida to the Southern Everglades. Weakened by natural habitat loss from over development of Florida’s Dry Prairie Ecosystem, the song of these birds may soon go silent. As the Miami Herald reports, grasshopper sparrows are considered North […]

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Birds of Hawaii Face Threats Of Extinction As Climate Change Helps Mosquitoes Expand Territory

Birds of Hawaii Face Threats Of Extinction As Climate Change Helps Mosquitoes Expand Territory

Some of Hawaii’s most beautiful birds will soon go extinct without intervention. Only a few dozen ‘akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi), live in the wild, and another 42 are in captivity. The species is confined to Kauai and one of Hawaii’s most endangered birds. The ‘akeke‘e (Loxops caeruleirostris) population is larger but also endangered, with just 600 […]

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Birds Migrate Along Ancient Routes – See the Latest High-Tech Tools Scientists Use to Study Their Amazing Journeys

Birds Migrate Along Ancient Routes – See the Latest High-Tech Tools Scientists Use to Study Their Amazing Journeys

Although it still feels like beach weather across much of North America, billions of birds have started taking wing for one of nature’s great spectacles: fall migration. Birds fly south from the northern U.S. and Canada to wintering grounds in the southern U.S., Caribbean and Latin America, sometimes covering thousands of miles. Other birds leave […]

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