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No one knows the meaning behind this giant sculpture of a nude woman with a fork riding a rooster in Havana.
Added by Kerry Wolfe
'Mike the Headless Chicken' Sculpture
It would be easy to walk past this unusual piece of art and have no idea it pays tribute to the odd life of a real chicken.
Added by anaddi8
A Hospital's New Weapons Against Pigeons Are Baby Falcons
Small, but soon to be mighty.
July 11, 2017
The New Zealand Aquarium Is Publicly Shaming Its Penguins
Timmy has been stealing fish again.
July 05, 2017
How to Make Your Dead Eagle a Legal Eagle
It's a crime to possess eagle parts. So what should you do if you find some?
July 03, 2017
Ducks Seen Murdering, Snacking on Fledglings
It's the first time mallards have been documented as killers.
June 30, 2017
Cockatoos, Somehow, Are Able to Drum a Consistent Beat
Only humans are as good at keeping rhythm in the animal kingdom.
June 29, 2017
Takoma Park, Maryland
Roscoe the Rooster
The rooster who crossed the road lives on forever in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Added by R Stemple
Local Condor Embraces the Argentinian Farmer Who Rescued It
The condor's name? Condorito.
June 27, 2017
Birds' Egg Shapes Might Be Determined By How Well They Fly
Streamlined bodies mean streamlined eggs.
June 23, 2017
Red-Winged Blackbirds Are Attacking People in Chicago
Someone just sued over it.
June 23, 2017
Grand Junction, Tennessee
National Bird Dog Museum
An homage to the pointers and retrievers that have long been a hunter's best friend.
Added by britmichelle
The 1903 Parrot Academy That Taught Birds to Speak Using Phonographs
In three languages!
June 13, 2017
Two Bald Eagles Have 'Adopted' a Young Red-Tailed Hawk
Fake it 'til you make it.
June 12, 2017
The 1920s Sex Detector That Rocked the Poultry Industry
Could it really tell whether an egg held a hen or a rooster?
June 09, 2017
APEC Sculpture Garden
A melting pot of Asian-Pacific art features one symbolic sculpture from each of 20 different nations.
Added by lewblank
In Search of the Elusive Pink-Headed Duck
After years of trying, one man thinks he will finally find a bird long thought to be extinct.
June 01, 2017
Moneragala, Sri Lanka
Udawalawe National Park
Huge herds of Asian elephants can be seen walking, bathing, and just chilling at this Sri Lankan park.
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