The dogs that protect little penguins - When foxes discovered little penguins on a small Australian island, they nearly wiped the colony out. But a farmer came up with a novel way to protect the birds - and the story has been made into a hit film.
During the 1930s and 1940s, Isabel and Isadore
led a procession of their fellow feathered friends through the Zoo and
to the Mirror Pool every day. Their black-and-white attire coupled with
their gregarious personalities inspired one fan to say of these
memorable Galápagos penguins, “Surely there is no more handsome bird
alive.” Read more…
Orion (/ɒˈraɪ.ən/; Ancient Greek: Ὠρίων) was a giant huntsman whom Zeus placed among the stars as the constellation of Orion. Ancient sources tell several different stories about Orion; there are two major versions of his birth and several versions of his death. The most important recorded episodes are his birth somewhere in Boeotia, his visit to Chios where he met Merope and was blinded by her father, Oenopion, the recovery of his sight at Lemnos, his hunting with Artemis on Crete, his death by the bow of Artemis or the sting of the giant scorpion which became Scorpio, and his elevation to the heavens. Most ancient sources omit some of these episodes and several tell only one. These various incidents may originally have been independent, unrelated stories and it is impossible to tell whether omissions are simple brevity or represent a real disagreement.