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Who is the smartest bird in the world?

Who is the smartest bird in the world?

Animals, children, Culture, Environment, Explainer, Uncategorized
Today humans are at the top of the food chain because humans are one of the luckiest species in nature. But humans still need to be careful, and there are still some very smart animals in nature that are constantly improving and becoming smarter. You may have heard that the gorilla's IQ can reach the level of a seven-year-old child. You may also know that elephants have the same huge wisdom in their bulky bodies. But guess what, there is a bird with an IQ comparable to a monkey, hidden in a petite body. Who is the smartest bird in the world? Why is it so smart? Let us find the answer together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wD6qR4myE
How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Environment, trends
Veganism has made quite an impact on restaurants in the past few years, but how far-reaching are the effects truly? Every few years there comes a minor revolution which impacts the restaurant industry in ways that force food outlets to make changes and adapt in a bid to stay relevant. The latest of these? The vegan revolution. In the surprisingly familiar way that halal meat has found its way into most outlets in the UK due to demand, the constant rise in the number of vegans has restaurants attempting to continuously revise their plans according to customers. Interest in veganism has especially boomed in the last years. According to The Vegan Society data, in 2014 there were 150,000 vegans in the UK and that figure has risen by 400 per cent since then, rising up to 600,000 across th
Behind the glass: the secret world of zoo inspections

Behind the glass: the secret world of zoo inspections

Animals, Environment
Almost 500 animals died over four years at a zoo in Cumbria, and yet inspectors allowed the zoo to remain open. How do zoo inspections work, and what went wrong?   The South Lakes Safari Zoo (SLSZ) in Cumbria made headlines earlier this month after a shocking report showed that almost 500 animals died within four years. Among the 486 deaths were five young baboons and seven healthy lion cubs who were euthanised because there wasn’t enough space to house them. A jaguar had chewed off it’s own paw, a lemur was killed after entering the wolf enclosure, and a squirrel monkey was found decomposing behind a radiator. According to reports, the “overcrowding, poor hygiene, poor nutrition, and a lack of any sort of developed veterinary care” were noticed by zoo inspectors durin