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Extinction Countdown

Happy Endangered Species Day!

Well folks, today is the fourth annual Endangered Species Day, an event created by act of the U.S. Senate to encourage education about and action to protect the more than 1,300 endangered species in our country. Sen. Dianne Feinstein kicked off the drive to call the third Friday in May "Endangered Species Day" back in [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Golden Eagle Versus Deer: Eagle Wins

sika deer

After setting camera traps to study tigers, researchers received a surprise when they found the world’s first recorded evidence of a golden eagle attacking a sika deer.

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The Thoughtful Animal

Giant Birds and Terrified Monkeys

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The Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a nasty scary-looking muppethugging monster of a carnivorous bird. Female harpies weigh 14-20 pounds, and males weigh 8.5-12 pounds. They stand between 2.9 and 3.5 feet tall. The wingspan of the harpy eagle can reach 6 feet, 7 inches. The talons – sharp claws to grasp onto its prey – are up to 5.1 inches long. INCHES!!

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