Livable Housing — for the Birds

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The Week in Animal News: Javan Rhino Officially Extinct, Hawk With Nail Through its Head, and More (Slideshow)

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This week, we received the sobering news that the Javan Rhino is officially extinct: The last of its species was killed by poachers for its horn.

We also have news on a hawk with a nail shot through its head, humpback whales making…

Saving Birds from Extinction with the Ghosts of Gone Birds Project

Photo: ghostsofgonebirds: Emily Sutton, RED MOUSTACHED FRUIT DOVE

More birds are becoming extinct each year. It used to be one per century and but in the last 30 years, 21 have disappeared. Another 190 are classified as endangered.

The Ghosts of Gon…

Hawk Shot With Nail Gun Rescued in San Francisco

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Two weeks ago, visitors to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens spotted an injured young red-tailed hawk, the apparent victim of a senseless nail-gun attack — and now, thanks to wildlife rescuers, the bird has been saved. After seve…

"Duckponics" Feeds Plants, Provides Fresh Water for Healthy Ducks (Video)

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Our readers were impressed with the common sense genius of “chicken tunnel man”, so I’m wondering whether there will be a similarly positive reaction to the notion of “duckponics”. Much like aquaponics—in which …

The Week in Animal News: Man Kills Entire Pelican Colony, Sharks at Golf Course, and More (Slideshow)

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The arrival of thousands of pelicans could annoy just about anyone, but few resort to a mass killing to deal with the “problem.” That’s what one Minnesota farmer did this week, and he now faces fines of $15,000 and six months in jai…

Angry Farmer Single-Handedly Slaughters an Entire Colony of Protected Birds in One Afternoon

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When some people get angry they clench their teeth, shake their fists, and raise their voice. Craig Staloch, a farmer from Minnesota, slaughters an entire colony of birds. Earlier this year, Staloch became enraged when thous…

Most Popular Articles of September: Sleepbox in Moscow, Spicy Raspberry Sangria, and More (Slideshow)

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Two years ago, Lloyd wrote that he liked the idea of the Sleepbox, but wasn’t convinced it would work, due to concerns about its…misuse. But now it’s a big hit in a Moscow airport.

We also have a delicious spicy raspberry and se…

The Week in Animal News: Melting Zombie Caterpillars, Self-Cloning Jellyfish, and More (Slideshow)

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Scientists have made some startling discoveries in the animal world this week — from a virus that causes caterpillars to turn into melting zombies to a lonely jellyfish that has produced hundreds of clones of itself.

We also have …

Bird Thought Extinct for 150 Years Makes a Comeback

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Every day, countless threatened and endangered species inch ever closer to the point of extinction — but it’s rare indeed to have one, thought lost to the ages, make such a comeback. For over 150 years, biologists believed a…