What Does ‘Splooting’ Mean?

What does ‘splooting’ mean? And why are New York’s squirrels doing it? Those taking a stroll through New York City’s parks may be stopped in their tracks this summer by a squirrel sprawled out, face down, limbs outstretched and lying still. Don’t be alarmed, says New York City’s Department of […]

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23 Bird, Fish and Other Species Extinct

23 Bird, Fish and Other Species Extinct The ivory-billed woodpecker is among 23 species declared extinct by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The service has proposed removing them from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which protects species under threat. In all, 11 birds, one bat, two fish, one […]

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Bees Kill Dozens Of Endangered Penguins

Swarms of bees killed at least 63 endangered penguins in South Africa on a beach outside Cape Town, according to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds. David Roberts, a veterinarian with the foundation, said the group “found bee stings around the penguins’ eyes” after conducting tests […]

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Songbirds Crash Into NYC Skyscrapers

Hundreds of Migrating Songbirds Crash into NYC Skyscrapers This week’s avian death toll was particularly high.         Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city’s glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer’s […]

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No Bull: Scientists Potty Train Cows To Use ‘MooLoo’

Researchers Toilet-Trained Cows in Hopes of Reducing Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Researchers in Germany have potty trained cows, all in the name of science Cows are smart. “Why shouldn’t they be able to learn how to use a toilet?” Turns out cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. […]

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