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This is so wonderful!
We love the incredibly specific genre of news involving the pope and birds.
The last story about the pope and birds didn't really go according to plan, but this story is just fabulous across the board!
An Italian porn star, Francesco Lombardi, went to see the Pope and brought along his pet parrot Amore.
The pope was making his way through the crowd when he spotted the bird and actually circled back to
No! Poor peace doves!
The pope was giving his weekly Sunday Angelus prayer, in front of the tens of thousands of people who gather in the Vatican, along with two kids, when something unexpected happen!
After finishing his prayer for those in the Ukraine, the kids next to him released two white peace doves, which began to flapp away into the beautiful Italian sky… until they were attacked!!
Two birds of prey, a seagull and a crow, flew in and assaulted the peace doves!
The seagull pinned one of the doves against a wall and pecked at it but the bird escaped while the crow snatched and pecked at the other bird before it too escaped.
The magic power of the pope helped the birds get away with their lives!!
Kinda symbolic… the peace doves were attacked by birds of prey but overcame adversity and rose above it to fly off into the sunset!!
Check out a video of the dove release AFTER THE JUMP!!
This is so cool! And it all happened by chance!
A falcon was scavenging near a colony of penguins when he spotted a lone egg.
All the other eggs had hatched so this was a rare delicacy!
Except there was a reason it was the only egg left…
It was an egg shaped camera! It captured all sorts of incredible video of the falcon rolling the egg around.
Until the bird actually picked up the egg in its talons and shot a breathtaking aerial view of the penguin colony as he flew over them.
This bird is a pretty darn good cameraman!
Check out the incrediballs footage AFTER THE JUMP!!
ZOMG, she could be the next Dr. Dolittle!! Or the Dog Whisperer!
Although, it seems like Cara Delevingne got along best with the white bird on her shoulder (below), so ornithology may be her calling, LOLz!
Possible career choices aside, Mulberry wisely chose the unstoppable Miz Delevingne to star in their S/S 2014 campaign photos. In the ads, she attends afternoon tea with a multitude of precious creatures.
As Art Director Cooke Newhouse explained:
In Utah, bald eagles are getting sick and dying and no one knows why!
So far, at least 16 eagles have died since the beginning of this month alone!
That's so awful!
Of those dead birds, half were found already dead and the others died or were euthanized while in the care of wildlife officials.
Thankfully, a lab in Madison, Wisconsin is doing blood and toxicology work to try and find out what's going on. Sadly, there won't be any results for a few weeks.
The problem is, because officials have no idea what's going on, they have no clue as to how to treat or prevent it.
The symptoms are pretty scary. The birds have weakness in their legs, then one leg goes paralyzed, followed by the other. After that the birds get head tremors and eventually seizures. They die in about three or four days.
Wildlife officials are now advising people not to touch the birds should they see one and to instead contact the Division of Wildlife Resources.
This is kinda way scary! We hope this isn't an Outbreak style scenario!
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St. Louis Zoo was lucky enough to become the proud host of a fluffy little Tawny Frogmouth chick back on November 2nd.
The zoo is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) for this species, so it was very important this little birdie was well taken care of.
The zoo keepers made sure to help out the lil chick's parents, saying:
"Our goal is to always have the parents rear their own birds, but this pair is a pair of first-time parents and often times the learning curve is pretty steep, so we try to help out the parents if we can."
So they did what they could to make sure the little baby went from ugly duckling to cute fluffy young bird!
The transformation is pretty drastic and kinda way amazing!
Wanna see the bird go from gross to fluff??
Then check out the video AFTER THE JUMP!!