Obamas to Shelter Animals: Drop Dead

the Obamas sell out animal people and get another purebred dog.

Obamas get another rarified purebred dog, then try to assuage their guilt by making a donation to the local shelter.

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Thousands of nearly endangered sharks gathering and jumping off Palm Beach

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Spinner sharks launch themselves out of the water while feeding on schools of small fish. See them jump and spin among surfers.

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Atlanta's Duck Pond cracking down on geese

Baby girl with ducks at Duck Pond in Buckhead, Atlanta

One of the last places it was safe for families to feed ducks falls for the frenzy to eliminate Canada geese.

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Rarest rhino species may be saved by crowdfunded drones

rhino map ol pejeta drone

Ol Pejeta Conservancy asks the public for $35k to buy a drone to protect what may be the world’s last four northern white rhinos from poachers.

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SeaWorld selling stock: don't mind the debt, trainer deaths, dolphin trade

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SeaWorld IPO documents show a company deep in debt and reveal some interesting stats about how they do business.

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What are the best places in the world to see snakes?

Narcisse snakes / Photo courtesy of Steve McCullough, stevemccullough.ca

Lonely Planet names 10 snake watching sites, with Manitoba on top. Great list, but misses some possibilities like the Everglades, South of the Border or Pentecostal churches.

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Goose from Greenland has many Brooklyn fans, but Canada geese not among them

Barnacle Goose

A Barnacle goose that somehow migrated from Greenland onto the wrong continent is beloved by Brooklyn birders, but shunned by Canada geese.

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Goose from Greenland hangs out in Brooklyn

pretty barnacle goose among plain canadiennes. Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae Branta leucopsis Barnacle Goose

A rare Barnacle goose from Greeland is trying to blend in with a flock of plain Canada geese in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. As if he wasn’t on the wrong side of the Atlantic, much smaller and much fancier.

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Crows love Cape Cod

Crows thrive on Cape Cod, especially in the winter, when thousands live on the Cape, then roost on Martha’s Vineyard. Bostonians can see roosts in Roxbury and Shopper’s World.

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Would you be nicer to pigeons if they were green?

Green painted pigeon

Artist Julian Charrière gave the despised pigeons of Venice’s St. Mark’s Square a flamboyant makeover in green, blue and red. Tourists went nuts for the pretty birds. What did the other birds think?

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