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05.28.09 Will Sherman

Five peregrine falcon chicks have hatched atop New York City bridges in the last few weeks, and will fly the coop in a couple more. Perhaps they can be enticed to stick around to help devour the plane-crashing trash-picking birds expected to gather by La Guardia. |NYT| […]

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05.15.09 Bucky Turco

It sucked to be a marsupial in the “land down under” this week. First there was this poor thing, who was hopping around for days with an arrow in its head. The animal was eventually found, operated on, and is expected to fully recover. Then there’s this story about a drowning roo that was in […]

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05.14.09 Will Sherman

Traffic on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx was more snarled than usual this morning. When one mother dog was hit and injured by a car, her son ran out to protect her, barking off cops and traffic before she was rescued. |ABC| […]

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Will Sherman

Once again, the Unisphere, that 1964 World’s Fair icon destroyed by aliens in Men in Black, has become the nesting ground for some Red-tailed hawks. The birds are also nesting on the Triboro Bridge. |Urban Hawks| […]

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05.08.09 Bucky Turco

The fugitive cow that ran from certain death in Queens was not only given a sanctuary to live out her days, but a boyfriend named Wexley too and a caretaker that promises not to eat the bovine: “I’m a vegetarian. No one will be food on my farm.” |NYP| […]

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05.07.09 Bucky Turco

A cow that broke out of a Queens slaughterhouse and ran through the streets with authorities in hot pursuit will not be made into hamburgers says a gentleman with the perfect name for this occasion: “We will find it a home,” said Richard Gentles of the city Animal Care and Control. “We’re starting to reach […]

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05.04.09 Bucky Turco

Just when New Yorkers had to concern themselves with the media-hyped, make-believe Swine Flu, there’s a new danger: Raccoon Roundworm. Although “fewer than 30 cases” of the rare disease have been reported nationwide, NYC’s Department of Health is on the case and warns residents not to eat or play with raccoon shit. |NYDN| […]

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04.27.09 Will Sherman

Urban naturalist blogger James O’Brien of Yojimbot, who once rescued a Peregrine falcon and helped release some Kestrel fledglings, recently caught some photographs of a harbor seal that has been spotted lounging in Inwood Hill Park. Shockingly, it survived the pollution and was even frolicking about. |Yojimbot| […]

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04.24.09 Bucky Turco

The fallout from the financial disaster continues to reach epic proportions and now its affecting the animal world with word that the Bronx Zoo has to cancel some of their shipments: “The institution is closing four exhibits and shipping hundreds of creatures to zoos and aquariums around the country, officials told the City Council Cultural […]

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