Bulgaria's customs officers have prevented the trafficking of 30 parrots with false documents on Sunday, the Customs Agency announced.
Over 400 parrots were left homeless after an old banyan tree fell in heavy rains that lashed Sevalia village in Kheda district of Central Gujarat on Wednesday night. Over 60 of them died on the spot, 115 were injured and 250 others were rescued and freed on Thursday morning by officials of the state forest department and an NGO.
Columbus is a real city slicker. Over six weeks, the sulphur-crested cockatoo has foraged in his regular stomping grounds of Woolloomooloo, Centennial Park and Cremorne. After dark, he prefers to roost in the Botanic Gardens, Potts Point or Rushcutters Bay Park – except for a one-night stand on the beach in Mosman.
More than fifty years ago, humans were pretty well convinced that they were special, different from the rest of the animal kingdom. That all changed in 1964 when Jane Goodall reported her observations of tool use in chimpanzees. Now we have evidence that Goffin's cockatoos, parrots that don't use tools in the wild, have the cognitive capacity to learn to manufacture, modify, and use tools anyway.