When the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle asked Jack, the son of celebrity couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, to name their newest penguin, they probably didn't expect him to pick such a perfectly imaginative and inspirational name.
In a video posted on Friday, the young family sat together to announce young Jack's decision: "Eeeeaagglleee The Penguiiiiinn"
That's right. The land of the free and the home of the brave now has a baby penguin named Eagle. As the youngster's mother explained, Eagle was chosen for a very sweet reason, too.
"Hold on, I'm coming!" Derek shouted, as he pulled the car over and looked for a break in the speeding traffic.
Darting between vehicles, Derek rushed to recover the figure, a tiny pileated woodpecker who seemed frozen with fear. Derek and Kristen, who had been riding with Derek, brought the bird to a local bird observatory who referred them to Wildwoods. Upon arrival, the new patient seemed miraculously unbroken but exhausted from his highway scare.
"[S]he had no obvious fractures and could move both wings and both legs," Wildwoods wrote on Facebook. "However, she was very lethargic. We gave her fluids and pain meds/anti-inflammatories and put her in a quiet place to rest."
Some people think of pigeons as a nuisance, but this sweet video reminds us just how intelligent they are.
Redditor Rydogger shared the video with an explanation, saying that his grandfather used to go down to the pier near his home to feed the pigeons, but "for some reason, the city did not like it. They said they were going to gas the birds and kill them. So my grandfather, being the kind person he is, decided to feed them on the roof of his house."
Most kids enjoy animals, but some take loving them a little more seriously than others. A little boy was filmed talking about how he finally succeeded in catching a bird ... while his two younger siblings debated on how to set the bird free.
The boy was clearly very proud that he had trapped the bird under a bucket, but his younger siblings weren't so sure. His little sister and brother examined the bucket in the background, skeptical about the whole thing.
At one point his little sister said, "How do we get it out?"
All that was known about these elusive birds, native to the forests of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, came from just three female specimens collected half-a-century prior. Male moustached kingfishers, meanwhile, had never once beenobserved by scientists before — but that all changed last week. Now we know just how stunning they really are.
The vibrant-hued bird, of course, was released back into the thick veil of the forest where he belongs, leaving us with these fantastic images for posterity.
Even the birds in Australia love to hit the waves and go surfing!
These four Australian black swans seem to be enjoying the surf just as much as the people. This large waterfowl species is found in shallow waters throughout much of southern Australia and Tasmania. The lakes, wetlands and lagoons it typically lives in don't have waves, but these birds also frequent coastal areas, purportedly to feed--but this video shows the REAL reason they head to the ocean.