This is freakin' nuts!
And now things are even more awkward because
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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!!
We can tell you at least ONE thing that was raised like a phoenix last night, LOLz!!
This time it was Pete Wentz who left the home base to strut his musical bass around the catwalk with some friskily feathered Angels.
We’re liking that the bird theme totes went with the song!!
Ch-ch-check it out! (above)
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Puffins are making a comeback!!
Puffins, super cute penguin looking birdies, were thought to be in real trouble, with dwindling numbers.
From 2003 to 2008, the puffin population dropped by about one third!!
So of course environmentalists were worried!
But it turns out that the population has made a real comeback all on it's own! They've turned their own fate around!
The puffin population on the UK's Farne Islands has made a serious recovery with a puffin boom, even though winters have been tough and brutal.
Why can't all species of animals just save themselves??
If only rhinos could take their own horn powder and start reproducing like rabbits, there'd be no issues.
Check out the video (above) to see these cutie puffins just puffining around their island.