A Bellingham, UK woman is threatened with eviction after ignoring warnings to stop feeding hundreds of pigeons in her back yard.
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Three penguins at the Detroit Zoo will undergo surgery Wednesday morning to remove cataracts which have impaired their vision.
Condolences are still being posted for the so-called Domino Sparrow, murdered last November to save an attempt at breaking a domino-felling world record. See the condolence register at www.dodemus.nl.
“Ornithologists are pondering the possibility that birds strike up friendships after two female oystercatchers were netted together twice, 13 years apart.”
The sparrow that was killed last month in the Netherlands after it knocked over 24.000 dominoes will be preserved and exhibited in the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam. Read more on the museum’s website.
Yesterday the frozen body of the “domino sparrow” arrived at her final resting place, the Rotterdam Nature Museum. The sparrow, a female, was shot dead on 14 November after knocking over some dominoes prior to Domino Day. The sparrow will eventually be displayed at the museum in part of a larger exhibit on sparrows.
It’s natural for king penguins to add extra weight during the winter months; it helps them cope with the severe climate of their surroundings. But zookeppers at the Asahiyama Zoo in Japan keep their penguins fit by taking them for walks twice a day. Read more about it at CNN.com.
The Dutch government has fined the killer of the Domino-Day sparrow EUR 200. According to Dutch law, the shooter violated the “Flora and Fauna” Act because the bird was a protected species.
Meanwhile, news agency NOS today reported that the body of the sparrow will be displayed in the Nature Museum in Rotterdam. A source from the museum said, “It is an animal with a story and therefore our museum gladly takes (the sparrow).” The bird will be part of an exhibit on sparrows which will go on display at the end of 2006.
See also: Domino-Day sparrow condolences book
- Boete voor doden Domino Day mus Fine for murder of Domino Day sparrow
- Rotterdams museum blij me dode mus Rotterdam museum happy with dead sparrow
Originally posted on wolfstad.