Orokonui Sanctuary, Dunedin

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These latter species aren’t treecreepers but are a type of mohoua, a family endemic to new Zealand. This frog may not look like much, but its a rare species with a long evolutionary pedigree! Mainland island sanctuaries are popular in New Zealand for any number of reasons.

The Power of Pets Initiative

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“At the YMCA, we believe healthy lifestyles are about nurturing the spirit, mind and body – and pets certainly play a role in that,&# said Ted Cornelius, Executive Director, Tennessee State Alliance/Pioneering Healthier Communities, YMCA of Middle Tennessee. “We encourage families to play together every day, and incorporating the family pet is a great way to make everyone more active.&#. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets! What is The Power of Pets?

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The Vulturine Storks

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Of course, I’m speaking of the mysterious Wood Stork , Mycteria americana , the only representative of that famous family to regularly occur north of the Mexican border and present in large numbers along the northern coast of South Carolina, where I found myself a couple weekends back. This is a bird with some pedigree.

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Are you ready to get a dog?

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A dog should be a family decision, with the whole family promising to play their part in the care and love of the family pet. If you just like the idea of being seen with a pedigree pup, buy a bag. The idea of owning a dog is alluring for many of us. That adorable bundle of fur with puppy-dog eyes, and the promise to be your best friend forever, is surely going to tug at anyone’s heartstrings.

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La Vieille Ferme: Rouge (2016)

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This frugal selection may seem like an inauspicious choice for our inaugural wine review, but its cost belies its pedigree: the entire line of La Vieille Ferm is blended and bottled by the Perrin family of the southern Rhone Valley, best known for producing Chateau de Beaucastel, a respected and long-lived Chateauneuf de Pape. I’ve been dragging my feet on wine reviews here at Booze and Birds for quite some time.

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