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Opium-Addicted Parrots Keep Raiding Poppy Farms in India

Poppy farmers are being forced to guard their crops against the drug-addled birds, who get high off the narcotic effects of the plant.
Gavin Butler
2.28.19
birds

Farming Edible Birds' Nests Is a Stinky But Lucrative Business

I was given a rare glimpse inside a bird spit farm in Vietnam. The stuff sells for upwards of $500 a pound, but it ain't pretty.
Wesley Grover
2.24.19
News of Zealand

New Zealand Man Pleads Guilty to Killing “Extinct” Kea

"It's just a fucking bird," he told his co-workers.
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.12.18
environment

Highly Intelligent Crows Are Now Being Employed as Garbage Collectors

Today, six trained crows started a new job at a French theme park that looks like a 'Game of Thrones' set.
Beckett Mufson
8.14.18
Photo

Vibrant Photos of Cuban Pigeon Racing

Carlos Jaramillo revisits a pigeon racer and his beautifully dyed birds in Havana.
Carlos Jaramillo
8.9.18
Comics!

'The Falcon,' Today's Comic by Brian McCray

This bird has an odd and psychedelic journey after being eaten alive by a human-like reptile.
Brian McCray
8.4.18
Australia Today

Hundreds of Galahs Are Mysteriously Dying in This South Australian Town

Burra's locals have been finding dead birds since Wednesday.
VICE Staff
7.24.18
Comics!

'Burger,' Today's Comic by Seo Kim

While having a horrifying nightmare, a crab is confronted by its biggest fear.
Seo Kim
6.20.18
money brain

Monkeys Know More About Money Than You Do

They don't know everything, but monkeys, squirrels, and birds are often smarter about personal finance than humans. Here are a few lessons from the animal kingdom.
Becky Ferreira
5.18.18
Photos

This 85-Year-Old Woman Teaches Injured Penguins to Swim

Dawn lessons for survival at an Auckland beach.
Tess McClure
5.14.18
Photography

Here's Where All Your Plastic Ends Up

Photos of North Pacific albatross and their garbage-clogged insides.
Harriet Renn
5.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Questions for the Florida Man Who Practiced Karate on Some Innocent Swans

What belt was this guy working toward?
Drew Schwartz
4.29.18
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