Other Animals

Every time we turn our heads, we discover another facet of the intelligence diamond that are parrots. As we technologically advance, research and studies on many things improve. Scientific research can delve deeper into the mind and abilities of parrots and other birds. As they do, they discover amazing new things. None of the new
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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider— Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 Time: 11:00 am PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest, Dr. Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), will
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Six Native American tribes recently filed a lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin for its planned wolf hunt in November. The tribes say that the hunt violates their natural treaty rights as Wisconsin’s Natural Resource Board approved a 300 wolf quota, which is way too high, according to experts. The tribes also made an effort
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Malawi’s illegal wildlife trade crackdown has earned a Chinese national 14 years in jail. Yunhua Lin, considered the lynchpin of a notorious wildlife trafficking cartel operating across in Southern Africa, was convicted in June of the illegal trade in wildlife parts, illegal possession of firearms, and possession of illegal drugs. At Lin’s sentencing at the
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A Goffin’s cockatoo creates a tool by pulling off a twig from a tree branch. Image by Mark O’Hara/University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna In the effort of living, humans have discovered that crafted tools were essential to making life better. With new tools, things that were difficult became easier. As time progressed, tool-crafting became more
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Conservationists say a plan to build a permanent rocket launch facility at Whaler’s Way in South Australia could push threatened bird species to extinction. Southern Launch, an Adelaide-based startup, operates the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in a privately owned conservation area at the tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The facility is expected to help
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blue-throated macaw pair; photo courtesy CLB Foundation We are returning to Bolivia this month to highlight another organization that does important scientific work to support endangered species, CIESA – the Endangered Species Research Center. CIESA is the first Research Center in Bolivia in the Beni region to gain approval from the General Directorate of Biodiversity
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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 tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week’s avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are
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Gray wolves once roamed the entire North American continent, from the scrubby deserts of Mexico to the boreal forests of Alaska. But by the 1950s decades of overhunting and habitat loss had nearly extirpated the species in the contiguous United States. In a remarkable conservation success story, the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) helped push
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Wildlife officers urge the public to take wildlife into consideration as drone usage is increasing stress on wildlife. There have been several recurring cases of people using drones to hunt and/or harass wildlife, violating the CPW Commission Regulations as well as the Federal Airborne Hunting Act. CPW Field Services Assistant Director, Heather Dugan, said, “The
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A recent study found that 10% of polar bear diversity has been lost between 1995 to 2016. Scientists analyzed two generations of bears around the time of the rapid ice loss in the Barents sea. They observed that the leading cause of the decline in genetic diversity was primarily climate change, as it had detrimental
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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—Road Trip! An Insider’s View of a Veterinary Conference Date: Friday, October 15, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest,
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