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RAW VIDEO: Emus Hold Up Traffic in Sydney

RAW VIDEO: Emus Hold Up Traffic in Sydney

AP (Nov. 26, 2012) — Two emus held up traffic in western Sydney on Monday. The emus, which are the largest birds native to Australia, crossed a number of busy streets after reportedly escaping from an area being developed for housing.
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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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Second Rare White Kiwi Hatches in New Zealand

Second Rare White Kiwi Hatches in New Zealand

AFP (Dec. 23, 2011) — A second rare white kiwi has hatched at New Zealand's national wildlife center, conservation officials announced Friday, months after the world's first hatched in captivity.
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Oh Poop! Beach Town Seeks Relief From Birds

Oh Poop! Beach Town Seeks Relief From Birds

AP (Apr. 8, 2013) — Tourists flock to the jagged coastline in La Jolla, California. So do lots of birds and with those birds comes lots of poop. Rather than gasping in amazement at the beautiful views, people are holding their noses from the stench.
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