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Today’s news: Hawk’s birth caught on camera, a royal penguin, and pandas being silly (duh!)

May 9, 2011

Here are some fascinating articles that the humans (and animals ) at Current Instincts are reading today. Did we miss something major? Let us know below or send us an email.

1. Baby hawk born on live camera. If you’ve ever wanted to see a bird hatch from an egg, now’s your chance. A camera outside a twelfth-floor New York City office had been filming red-tailed hawk eggs for days and some  were beginning to speculate that the eggs were empty. But they were WRONG and you can watch the miracle of life here. (HuffPostGreen/NYTimes)

2. Mass whale stranding in the Florida Keys. Sixteen pilot whales washed up on the Florida shore Thursday for unknown reasons. While mass animal deaths are nothing new (as many of us learned earlier this year), it’s still unsettling as these deaths are often a predictor of natural disasters. (LiveScience)

Royal Penguin

3. Will and Kate adopt a baby penguin. While many of you are probably sick of the royal wedding hoopla, we couldn’t help but share the fact that the duke and duchess of Cambridge welcomed a new bundle of joy to their family — a Humbolt penguin named Acorn. The Chester Zoo in Britain gave the couple the endangered bird as a wedding gift. (Discovery News)

4. 35 ancient marsupials found in grave. New research shows ancient ratlike animals lived in large packs, an uncommon scenario in today’s marsupials. What does this all mean? Nothing really to the average Joe but animal scientists are PUMPED about this discovery. (LiveScience)

5. Baby panda falls off a rocking horse. Another gem of a video from HuffPostGreen. We can’t embed it here, but trust us, it’s worth clicking the link.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2011 2:30 pm

    Ahhhh! The panda video just made my day!

  2. May 10, 2011 12:20 am

    Pandas rock! Thanks for the clip, it put a smile on my face.

  3. May 12, 2011 2:37 pm

    Pandas and Polars really are the cutest cubs. I could watch them all day. Thanks for posting this link, I loved it (best to watch it with the sound off though).

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