Cackling albino kookaburra is either laughing with you or right at you

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Surely the mark of a good joke is whether or not you can get even the birds in the trees to have a cackle.

An albino kookaburra who calls Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia, home is one such bird. Although it’s often unclear if its laughing with you or at you. 

If this short video uploaded via Facebook is anything to go by, this little feathered cutie is having a great time either way. Go off, buddy!

The bird’s “laugh” is actually employed to establish territory amongst family groups and is most often heard around dawn and dusk.

Close your eyes for just a moment, and enjoy one of the more perplexing and strangely beautiful noises in the Australian soundscape. Read more…

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Zoo makes public plea for the safe return of these stolen mini monkeys

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A wildlife park outside of Wollongong, Australia, is looking for three monkeys and they’re desperate for your help.

Symbio Zoo made a public plea on Facebook Sunday night, praying for the safe return of three pygmy marmosets which were stolen from their enclosure.

Their main concern is for a four-week-old baby pygmy marmoset, who’s among the three captured. They say if she’s not returned to her mother by Sunday, she will likely die.

“We are still appealing for your help to spread the word,” they wrote on social media. “Our primary concerns are for our four-week-old baby who has been separated from mum for 36 hours now, so time is crucial to get this little one reunited with mum to enable him/her to feed.” Read more…

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