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Critically Endangered Sandpiper Chicks Peep About In Gloucestershire Zoo!

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The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre got an EXTREMELY rare sight this week.

Fourteen spoon-billed sandpipper chicks were born, marking the first time anything like this has happened in the UK and it's only the second time these endangered cutiez have hatched in captivity.

The eggs were taken from all the surviving members of the flocks in the wild to fight off immediate extinction.

There are currently only around 100 pairs left…

Six more chicks are expected to hatch, making the total flock to 30. Flock size is big determining factor in this species' mating habits.

Watch (above) as these rare but LUVable birds enjoy snack time!

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National Zoo Bustling Around With Kori Bustard And Burrowing Owl Chicks

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There's so many cutiez running around the Smithsonian National Zoo, we don't what to do!

Not only did the zoo welcome two DARLING Kori Bustard chicks to their family, they also said hello to two burrowing owl babes too!

Both groups of aDORable chicks will be making their summer debut in late August. The Kori Bustard chicks are currently being hand-reared to avoid conflict with other birds of prey.

The burrowing owl babies are little more mature but they're still pint sized compared to other birds.

Still, we wish we could take either species home to play with us!

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Mail Order Chicks Infecting Kids With Salmonella!

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And no, we don't mean mail order brides! We're talking about chickens!

Many families are deciding to raise chickens backyard style and instead of visiting farms, they order them from the internet.

Unfortunately, many of these adorable baby chicks are turning into salmonella carrying adults.

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Laughing Kookaburra Chick Born In Wisconsin Zoo! No Joke!

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Seriously, what's so funny?! LOLz!

A laughing kookaburra chick hatched on March 2nd at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo. What makes this truly special is Mom Jayke and Dad Maverick are the most genentically valuable couple in captivity!

The baybay is now five weeks old and has plumage. Young laughing kookaburra often stay with the fam to help raise their little bros and sissies.

Maybe this birdie will meet a little one soon!

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Easter Chicks May Carry Salmonella

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The New Mexico Department of Health has advised against parents buying baby chicks and ducklings to give as a gift to their children.

They have the risk of carrying Salmonella and 15 cases of Salmonella have been recorded in the past four years in New Mexico because of baby chicks.

Most of these cases were in young children.

The dangerous thing (other than the Salmonella itself) is that

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