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Top Stories: Fate of Smuggled Grey Parrots, Avian Sense of Smell Through Evolution, Let the Kakapo Die Out?, Parrots Have Rhythm But Monkeys Don’t.

Posted: April 18, 2011, 8:30 a.m. PST

More African Grey Smuggling
More on the fate of the 161 African greys found smuggled in three small crates into South African from Mozambique, reports the South African Independent Online. More>>

Bird Sense of Smell Improved During Dinosaur-Bird Evolution
Published study disputes long-standing belief that birds sense of smell declined as birds evolved from dinosaurs to birds, reports Eurekalert.org. More>>

To Save the Kakapo Or Not To Save
One Australian believes saving New Zealand’s endangered kakapo is not worth the time and effort , reports news.com.au. More>>

Birds Can Dance To A Beat But Monkeys Can’t
Scientists are researching theory that only vocal-learning animals (like the famed cockatoo Snowball) can synch up with musical rhythms, reports Discoverymagazine.com. More>>

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good titles
stephanie, no smithfield, RI
Posted: 4/23/2011 9:26:38 AM
I agree with Joan
valerie, glen oaks, NY
Posted: 4/20/2011 8:47:07 PM
I'd love to stuff those smugglers into crates and leave them in the hot sun for one day!
joan, franklin square, NY
Posted: 4/20/2011 8:43:20 PM
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