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Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Buzz60 (Nov. 18, 2014) Wildlife officials in Yukon, Canada say birds such as Bohemian Waxwings are feeding on frost-fermented berries, which are making the birds too drunk to fly straight. Jen Markham explains how the government is repurposing some hamster cages as ‘bird drunk tanks,’ to help the birds sober up. Video provided by Buzz60
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Raw: 'Swan Father' Moves Birds to Winter Home

Raw: 'Swan Father' Moves Birds to Winter Home

AP (Nov. 18, 2014) Dozens of swans in Hamburg, Germany were moved from the city center lake to a pond more suitable for the winter months. (Nov. 18) Video provided by AP
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EU Praises Dutch Response to Stem Off Bird Flu Outbreak

EU Praises Dutch Response to Stem Off Bird Flu Outbreak

AFP (Nov. 17, 2014) The European Commission "praises the reaction" of both British and Dutch governments over an outbreak of bird flu, saying on Monday they "immediately took the measures that were required by the EU protocol." Duration: 00:57 Video provided by AFP
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New Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Europe

New Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Europe

Reuters - Business Video Online (Nov. 17, 2014) Dutch authorities have found a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands and set about destroying 150,000 chickens. As Hayley Platt reports the strain, H5N8, has never been detected in humans, but an outbreak in South Korea meant millions of farm birds had to be slaughtered to contain the outbreak. Video provided by Reuters
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