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African animals for sale, pigeons make art

Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 01:38

Drought pushes Zimbabwe authorities to sell wildlife. In New York City, pigeons dazzle the skies with an artistic light show. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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These are not small animals. And this is not a small sale. Zimbabwe Park Authorities are encouraging citizens that can to buy these wild ones and save them from devastating drought. Some people have a family tradition of collecting wild animals. Like this Egyptian zookeeper, who says he hunts snakes in the desert, and brings creatures face-to-face with hundreds of visitors each month. Some are more charming than others. It's safe to come out now. A medical check was deemed necessary this week for four baby Humboldt penguins, born at a Paris Zoo. Officials say it's important for the vulnerable species to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. Likewise for these endangered Asian elephants. The final 11 Ringling Bros. circus elephants retired to a Florida conservation center this week, saying goodbye to a razzle dazzle circus tradition and hello to the good life In the name of art, thousands of LED-equipped pigeons took to New York City skies this week. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DUKE RILEY, ARTIST AND CREATOR OF "FLY BY NIGHT," SAYING: "I think it is a collaborative project between me and the pigeons... Exactly whether it is a performance or some type of, maybe it's just a drawing that they are doing in the sky." Whatever it was, guests say they were impressed by the birds... well-known on the streets of Manhattan and now in the skies.

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African animals for sale, pigeons make art

Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 01:38