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Royal Oak, Michigan boy raises $400 for Gulf wildlife

Conservation & Preservation

Published: Sunday, June 20, 2010

Japhet School matching student's collection for oil recovery.

Everyone at Japhet School in Madison Heights knows that 9-year-old Grant Partridge loves animals.

The Royal Oak boy became a vegetarian when he was 4. For a third-grade social studies project, he dressed as wildlife artist and conservationist John James Audubon. And, his bedroom is decorated like a rain forest.

"He has charged people 50 cents to enter, then donated the money to support wildlife causes. He is a special kid with a unique passion for animals," said Betsy Stecker, Japhet communications director.

The school took note again when Grant started a collection for the National Audubon Society's efforts to help birds suffering from the largest oil spill in U.S. history and to protect threatened wildlife.



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Living Fast and Dangerously: Hormones Influence the 'Pace of Life' of Songbirds

Wildlife News


ScienceDaily (June 17, 2010) — Human beings, fish, reptiles and birds have the same hormones in their blood with very similar functions. But why does one find hormone values in some species that are ten times higher than in others?

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Empty Nest: Webcast Goes Dark as Famous Owls Leave

Wildlife News


(June 16) -- It's a sad day for obsessed owl fans.

Self-proclaimed "owlaholics" will no longer be able to watch speckled barn owl Molly, her mate, McGee, and their four chicks love, screech and eat rodents via a live and continuous Webcam feed. The owl family that became Internet darlings, prompting blogs, a Facebook page and even a planned children's book, has left the raised wooden box they called home in San Marcos, Calif.

They also left their devoted followers with a collective sense of empty nest syndrome.

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Park wardens issue warning about feeding wildlife

Conservation & Preservation


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Feeding wildlife in the national parks is against the law, but wardens are investigating a number of cases right now where people have been seen feeding deer, elk and even bears to get a good photo.


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Shot-gunned eagle soars again

By KATU News and Staff

Story Published: Jun 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT

A bald eagle shot with shot-gun BBs flies again Saturday after six weeks of rehabilitation in Astoria.


RAINIER, Ore. – A 5-year-old bald eagle injured with bird shot and found on a beach near Rainier, Ore., in late-April was released over the weekend.

The bird's June12 release, just east of Astoria, follows six weeks of rehabilitation after being found by two horseback riders near Dibblee Point Beach on the Columbia River. It was rehabilitated at the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, based in Astoria.



X-rays showed multiple shot-gun BBs in her head, neck, body, and both wings. One of the BBs was near her left eye, causing the bird to go blind in that eye.


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