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Man Attacked by Papa Swan While Trying To Rescue Stuck Baby Swan

Man Attacked by Papa Swan While Trying To Rescue Stuck Baby Swan

Buzz60 (Sep. 18, 2014) — An overprotective father swan beats on the rescuer who’s trying to help one of the swan’s babies. Jen Markham explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Philippines Breeds Its First Baby Penguin

Philippines Breeds Its First Baby Penguin

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Sep. 16, 2014) — Marine park in the Philippines breeds a baby Humboldt penguin in the country's first hatching program for the species. Elly Park reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Cockatoos Learn Carpentry Skills from Peers

Cockatoos Learn Carpentry Skills from Peers

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 7, 2014) — Learned tool use has been demonstrated in a species of bird for the first time, in a study undertaken by a team of European scientists. A batch of Goffin's cockatoos learned how to use a stick to poke nuts through a grid cage by watching a role model perform the task. Some of the birds then developed their own superior tool-making techniques, causing researchers to believe that they were displaying social acquisition of tool use, previously unseen in birds. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Fake Dogs Scare Real Geese from Wis. Park

Fake Dogs Scare Real Geese from Wis. Park

AP (Aug. 28, 2014) — Parks officials in Stevens Point, Wisconsin had a fowl problem. Canadian Geese were making a mess of a park, so officials enlisted cardboard versions of man's best friend. (Aug. 28) Video provided by AP
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