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Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

Animals were an important part of life in antiquity, and Ancient Greeks loved their pets. Ancient sources tell us that they kept a wide variety of animals at home, ranging from dogs to snakes. Paintings, writings, and sculptures from ancient...

Flock of Birds Fall Out of Sky, Die in Mexico

A video showing a massive flock of birds suddenly dropping out of the sky and dying in Mexico has gone viral on social media. The yellow-headed blackbirds went from flying in a swarm in Cuauhtémoc city, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to...

Massive Flock of Starlings Over Greece Recreates Hitchcock’s Birds

A massive flock of starlings descended near the city of Patras, Greece on Wednesday recreating a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's horror-thriller The Birds. Thousands of starlings flew near and over the Rio-Antirrio bridge in a tight sphere-like formation. They are...

Europe Has Lost 600 Million Birds Since 1980

A study published on November 17 found that there are 600 million fewer birds in Europe than there were just 40 years ago. The study was led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which looked at...

Cyprus Transports Stranded, Fatigued Pelicans to Greece by Airplane

An extraordinary and beautiful story of humans helping animals took place recently in the air between Cyprus and Greece. Two young rosy pelicans which had failed to complete their migration and became "stranded" on the island nation of Cyprus were...

Rare Birds Killed By Wind Turbines in Evros, Greece

The National Forest and Park Management Authority of Dadia, Lefkimi, and Soufli announced on Wednesday that two rare raptors were found killed recently next to wind turbines in south Evros, in northeastern Greece. On August 19, a lesser spotted eagle...

Returning Flocks of Flamingos Impress Tourists and Locals in Nea Kios, Greece

A large flock of graceful, beautiful rose flamingos was spotted on Tuesday off Greece’s town of Nea Kios, in the northeastern Peloponnesian Peninsula. Tourists and people from the local area spotted the huge birds arriving in their town and rushed...

Desperate Rescue of Trapped Birds on Frozen Lake Kastoria

Volunteers from the Kastoria Environmental Protection Society have been trying desperately over the last several days to rescue birds trapped in the ice of Kastoria's frozen lake. Due to the extremely low temperatures experienced during the last week, Kastoria Lake froze...