Two peacocks escape zoo, wander through Brooklyn's Prospect Park and delight kids

Peacock runs away from zoo workers in the Vale of Cashmere

Two peacocks walked and flew around Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and Botanic Garden after escaping from the zoo. The naughty birds had just been given free range of the zoo and took their freedom a little too far.

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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

killer whale performing

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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What's black and white and not an Asian longhorn beetle?

. Eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus)

At least 10 species of beetle are easily mistaken for the hated Asian longhorn beetle.

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Bears kill keepers in creepy Japanese Bear Farm

Miserable bear and customer at Hachimantai Bear Park

Bears escaped from desolate pens where they performed for food (and may have been part of gall bladder harvest). Two of 3 elderly caretakers were found dead.

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Explorers hope for less boring critters on upcoming trench dives

branson's submarine

James Cameron found nothing more than shrimp on his dive to the Mariana Trench. Richard Branson hopes to see more when he visits the deepest spot in the Atlantic this year.

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Toronto snubs "Raccoon Capital of the World" title

raccoon looms large on the Toronto skyline

A “Nature” documentary salutes Toronto’s high density of urban wildlife, but tourism officials want to hide their light under a bushel.

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