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From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Parrot Saves Choking Girl

by amanda on June 18, 2009 · 0 comments

in misc

This is an older story, but I just ran across it.

A Quaker parrot in Denver was left alone in a room with a child his owner was babysitting. The owner left the room and the little girl, Hannah, started to choke on her breakfast.

Apparently, Willie, the parrot, yelled “Mama, baby” and flapped his wings, [...]

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Frogs Found Living in Elephant Dung

by amanda on June 13, 2009 · 0 comments

in misc

Three different species of frogs have been discovered living in the dung of the Asian elephant in southeastern Sri Lanka. The discovery—the first time anyone has recorded frogs living in elephant droppings—has widespread conservation implications both for frogs and Asian elephants, which are in decline.
The dung is suspected to help keep the frogs moist [...]

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Polly Want a Passport?

by amanda on June 1, 2009 · 0 comments

in misc

This is just a funny story from AOL.  A kea in new Zealand spied a fellow’s passport in his bag, took it and headed off into the bush.
The owner of the passport said:
My passport is somewhere out there in Fiordland. The Kea’s probably using it for fraudulent claims or something,” the passport owner, who did [...]

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