Garbage Parrots Invent New Skill in Australian Suburbs

You’ve probably heard of trash pandas: raccoons looting trash. How about litter parrots? What might seem exotic to Americans and Europeans, sulfur-crested cockatoos are ubiquitous in Sydney’s suburban areas. They’ve adapted to the human environment and are known to be smart at manipulating objects, so it’s not entirely surprising that they go after a rich […]

Taking Care of Wildlife Escaped to the Suburbs

A deer’s first role model is the forest floor. The white spots on his brown coat look like dappled sunbeams cascading through the trees and distorting the outline of the deer figure. Camouflage helps protect baby white-tailed deer from bears and lynxes as they search for mother female elk elsewhere. While her mother is away, […]