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Vancouver Aquarium's baby beluga Nala dies

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Vancouver Sun June 22, 2010 10:39 AM


Vancouver Aquarium has reported that it's youngest beluga whale, born just a year ago, died Monday night.

 
UPDATE TO THIS STORY:
Cause of death.
The youngest beluga calf at the Vancouver Aquarium has died after a penny and two small rocks became lodged in her blowhole.
 
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Bird lovers monitor 25-year-old osprey as her condition worsens

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The following story can also be followed here on our Hancock Wildlife Forum www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php

Our hearts go out to our members who have been following this particular camera. 

 

Published Date: 21 June 2010

HUNDREDS of bird lovers from across the world are on 24-hourwatch monitoring the condition of one of Scotland's favourite birds.

Scotland's most famous osprey – known as Lady – has been lying sick in her nest unable to move since Saturday morning and experts believe she has just hours to live.

At 25 years old, the bird has amazed people around the world by successfully producing 46 chicks, including two this year.

However, now her fans are glued to an online webcam, watching as the elderly bird prepares to breathe her last.

As her two chicks stand beside her demanding food, she has been lying in her huge nest on the banks of Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld, Perthshire, for two days, occasionally lifting her head but unable to open her eyes.

More than 700 people have posted messages on an online blog from as far away as New Zealand, Hong Kong and America.

However, now her fans are glued to an online webcam, watching as the elderly bird prepares to breathe her last.
 

 

 

 

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Why do we need to look for Bigfoot?

 

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN
June 21, 2010 9:50 a.m. EDT
The Abominable Snowman was thought to have made this footprint in
1951 near Mount Everest.
The Abominable Snowman was thought to have made this footprint in 1951 near Mount Everest.

 

(CNN) -- Watch out! It's 10 feet tall and hairy, and it could be coming to get you -- or your dogs!

Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is said to be an ape-like monster but has never been proved to exist. Still, reported sightings never stop: Tim Peeler of Cleveland County, North Carolina, says he saw a giant, hairy "man-looking person" with six fingers that was going after his dogs June 5 and told it to "git." On Thursday, a large, muddy footprint in Burke County, North Carolina, stirred up more Bigfoot speculation.

Across human societies, variations on mythical creature stories like that of Bigfoot have persisted for thousands of years, and accounts of seeing or hearing them still abound. There may be some basic culture-based need for these fantastical tales, said Todd Disotell, professor of anthropology at New York University.

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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

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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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