(INSECT MIGRATION) ENGLAND — Unusually warm weather has attracted several rare moth species, causing the best moth migration season since 2006. The current population of flame brocade moths is the largest its been in the country for 130 years. — Global Animal
(PELICANS) CALIFORNIA — Along California's Central Coast, brown pelicans are being found with gaping holes in their chests. Experts do not yet know the cause of these injuries and claim they don't appear naturally afflicted. We hope officials can figure out the problem and save these beautiful birds. Read about some theories on these mystery puncture wounds. — Global Animal
(SANDHILL CRANE) KENTUCKY — The peaceful Sandhill Crane will be hunted this winter during its Kentucky migration period. This proposition by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) has sparked controversy but luckily, progress on the bill has been minimal. Find out why the hunting of these birds is cruel and unnecessary. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL CONNECTION) ILLINOIS — America is buzzing with a new profound love of bees. Beekeeping is on the rise in the United States, and while it's normal for honey farmers to develop in rural America, more and more bee hives are taking over urban areas. This means more honey for urbanites and possibly a new breed of naturally stronger, healthier bees. — Global Animal
(PEACOCKS) NEW YORK — A peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo and got stuck on the window sill of a Fifth Avenue apartment building. This is the second animal "jail break" of the year and efforts are being made to return the bird to the zoo. — Global Animal
(ENDANGERED SPECIES) WASHINGTON D.C. — The National Zoo's first whooping crane in almost 90 years is unable to 'whoop.' Despite this setback, the bird is healthy and happens to be calm and non-aggressive, unlike most other cranes. Read about this bachelor's musical taste, his unsuccessful attempt at love, and how dancing with a zoo keeper may inspire a 'whooping' reaction from the silent creature. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL SCIENCE) ENGLAND — A rare dual-sex butterfly has hatched at London's Natural History Museum. The asymmetrical creature, called a gynandromorph, is half male and half female. Discover which other creatures experience sexual chimeras. — Global Animal
(WILDLIFE) It was a beautiful sight this independence day as a single bald eagle, our nation's emblem, was released back into the wilderness after recovering from a nearly fatal bout of lead poisoning.