Saturday, July 9, 2011

3 Things We Learned This Week 27 of 2011 (birds, disabilities, chimps)

Bald Eagle

Over at Comedy Plus, I learned some interesting facts about our national bird, the bald eagle. It only lives in North America and is no longer considered endangered but threatened. It is a felony to shoot an eagle. Visit her post to find out more!

Special Olympics

Mama Kat actually went to Greece to cover the Special Olympics for Blogland and listed 7 Things You Should Know About the Special Olympics. I didn't realize what a huge event this is not that you do not have to be physically handicapped to participate. I was also surprised to learn that these athletes are actually talented.

Chimp Sanctuary

Gerard learned there is a sanctuary for chimps when he read The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary. Chimps were rescued from a research lab and moved to Fauna Sanctuary. He says he'll never look at chimps the same way again! Click on the link to read his review. Here is a short video about it:

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Lin said...

The sanctuary looks amazing. How wonderful that those chimps have a second chance at life.

I hate that there is research done on ANY animal. :(

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that It is a felony to shoot an eagle but it's not a crime to murder an unborn baby????

Our oldest son has been disabled since birth and has participated in wheel chair sports all of his life. In 1979 he was the poster child for the Crippled Children's Seals in Los Angeles.

Have a great weekend :-)


BeadedTail said...

It's wonderful that the chimps have such a great place to live after what they've been through! I also think it's wonderful what the Special Olympics does for so many people.

My dad is RV'ing across Alaska right now and every time I talk to him he tells me about the bald eagles they see everywhere. Of course he mentions the moose, the bears, the salmon, and all the other wildlife he sees daily but it's the bald eagles that leave him in awe.

The Author said...

Off to learn about the chimps. I've always had a fond place in my heart for them. They are amazing creatures.

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