There are many things that you might appreciate about New York City. Perhaps you love architecture or maybe, you just enjoy getting a hot dog from a street vendor. As it turns out, the things that many of us appreciate about the big city are the same things that pigeons also appreciate about it. No […]
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Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds
When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. But according to a newly released study from Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Harbor is a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins from […]
Manhattan’s wild pigeons killed for sport by out-of-state gun clubs
Activists claim that pigeon pirates are roaming Manhattan, capturing wild pigeons to sell in out-of-state gun clubs where they will be slaughtered for sport. The trusting pigeons are frequently attracted into groups with seeds and other types of food before being captured in nets and tossed into vans for transportation. Two accounts have surfaced recently […]
NY Man Arrested for Keeping Sharks in Basement
A man has been arrested and charged with keeping sharks with the intent to sell them. Joshua Seguine kept sharks in a pool inside his house and offered them for sale, the New York attorney general shared in a press release. Seguine was ordered to pay a fine and was sentenced to conditional discharge. He […]
White Snowy Owl Spotted in Rare Sighting in Central Park!
A white snowy owl was spotted in Central Park the last week of January, according to TimeOut! According to Paul Sweet, the collection manager of the Department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History, it’s the first time in over a century the species has been spotted in the park! Photos on […]
Petition: Ban Fur in New York!
The fur industry is horrifically cruel. Precious animals that should be free in the wild are bred on fur farms in terrible conditions. The most common victims of this industry are mink, foxes, chinchillas, and rabbits. They’re kept in small, uncomfortable wire cages often in their own filth and amongst the corpses of the other […]
A Woodpecker Visit
This bird was too big and noisy to miss — about a foot long, and announcing its presence with repeated loud calls of kyeer as it eyeballed a little pile of raisins and peanut bits I had left on a fence post for the cardinals and robins. Although flickers eat mainly insects, they also take […]
“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then […]