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1 hour ago, torbrexbones said:

World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56281983

I think it's worth posting this in the "celebrity pregnancy" thread.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

I think it's worth posting this in the "celebrity pregnancy" thread.


True, it’s a bigger celebrity than most of the names in there.

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The first whooping crane hatched at the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin has died.

Foundation officials said the crane, named Gee Whiz, died Feb. 24 of natural causes. He was 38 years, 9 months old. A whooping crane’s average life expectancy in captivity is about 25 years. The oldest crane in captivity died at age 46, according to the foundation.

Gee Whiz sired 178 cranes and was known for his nasty disposition. Officials with the foundation, which is located in Baraboo, said he was fiercely territorial and that workers dreaded handling him because he pecked their ankles and fingers.

 

Awww, he sounds like a sweetie :wub:

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Two giraffes died in a fire at a zoo in Virginia on Monday, according to the zoo and the local fire department.  Roer's Zoofari said in a Facebook post that staff were "devastated" by the loss of their "beloved giraffe" named Waffles and his new companion that had not yet been named.  

The Zoofari owner received a call around 5:30 p.m. that the barn was on fire, according to the post from the zoo. The zoo website said the fire occurred after the zoo had closed for the day. Zoo staff and the veterinarian arrived on scene to help rescue and care for 20 other animals.

 

Sounds to me like Waffles and his new mate had a roll in the hay, and a post-coital cigarette in the hay as well.  
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Eastern Australia has a plague of mice (warning: contains mice).

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Grand National running horse The Long Mile has died after a fall during the race. It’s the 54th equine fatality at a Grand National weekend since 2000, the 28th since 2010.

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27 minutes ago, The Quim Reaper said:

Grand National running horse The Long Mile has died after a fall during the race. It’s the 54th equine fatality at a Grand National weekend since 2000, the 28th since 2010.

 

Not a faller, apparently.

"One of the 40 runners, The Long Mile, was euthanised after suffering an injury while running on the flat between fences."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/56701659

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Reggie the Campus Corgi swam in the Pacific Ocean, hiked through Zion National Park and flew on airplanes across the country.

There was no place he was happier, though, than walking through the University of Michigan campus to brighten the days of students and staff alike, Reggie’s owner Michael P. Sola said.  The red-and-white Pembroke Welsh corgi, whose presence as a greeter on the UM campus and in downtown Ann Arbor made him a minor celebrity, died unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 2020, at the age of 10. Sola confirmed Reggie’s passing on his Facebook page last week.

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A monkey had 17 million followers?

You tube twathead Logan Paul or w/e his name is fights a 40 year old ex unbeaten superstar boxer....and people pay to see it?

 

Global Warming? Bring it on.

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Zhu Jianqiang, pig that became famous in China after surviving the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, has died at the age of 14.

 

The pig, also known as "Strong-Willed Pig" survived the earthquake, getting stuck under rubble and living on a bag of charcoal and rainwater before getting rescued after 36 days.

 

It reached more fame (as far as that goes for pigs) in 2011 after getting cloned by Chinese scientists.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-57509236

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Slipper, who appeared as Toto in "Derry Girls" has slipped away.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bentrovato said:

You don't get this on Le Tour De France. Leah Lokan, a 65-year-old nurse from California, had stopped over in the town of Ovando during a cycling trip.  US woman killed by bear that dragged her from tent in Montana - BBC News

 

Mores the pity, I might watch it then.

A race to see who has the better drug supplier mostly.

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A veterinary surgeon in Beijing has become China's first documented human death from the Monkey B virus, a rare and potentially fatal disease contracted from primates like macaque monkeys.

The Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report on Saturday that the man, 53, was working in a lab that did experimental research on non-human primate breeding.

The Chinese CDC added that the researcher, who remains unnamed, dissected two dead monkeys on March 4 and 6 of this year.

After dissecting the monkeys, the man started experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and fever, before eventually dying on May 27.

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