Jump Around

These Small Blue Parrotlets Are Better at Jumping Than You

They could help design robots that can hop and fly.
Lisa Cumming
public service journalism

'Minecraft' Is Patching the Game So Kids Won’t Poison Their Pet Birds

"If Minecraft has any effect on children’s behavior, we want it to be a positive one."
Jason Koebler

This Artist Gave Colorful Parrots Elegant Legs, Because Why Not?

Nives Widauer's watercolors are full of irreverent surprises.
Diana Shi
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Murder Victim's Parents Say Cops Should Use a Foul-Mouthed Parrot as a Witness

The only one who knows who shot Michigan man Martin Duram is a parrot who apparently learned the phrase "Don't fucking shoot!"
Helen Donahue

This Struggling Gaza Zoo Has Been Forced to Sell Off Ostrich Eggs and Lion Cubs

Three wars in the last seven years have killed hundreds of exotic animals in Gaza. VICE News traveled to Rafah Zoo where the owner explained that he can barely afford food to keep the surviving animals alive.
Harriet Salem

We Attended Mass at Paris's Animal Church

Every year, on the first Sunday of November, the monseigneur of Sainte Rita in Paris organizes a Mass exclusively for animals.
Julie Jalabert

How I Pulled Off a $300 Million Drug Deal

From 1972 until the late 80s, Brian O’Dea was one of the world’s most successful drug smugglers. Then he got addicted to coke, and although he cleaned up following an overdose and a heart attack, the DEA tracked him down. So, throughout the 1990s...
Oscar Rickett
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Sexy Panda Poop and Sneaky Snails

h3. One: Lockheed Martin's "new speedy transport plane": (DVICE) h3. Zero: Parrots are learning to "talk like people in the wild":
Ones Zeros
VICE Guide To New York City

A Brief History of Brooklyn Curiosities

Since at least 1971, but possibly as early as 1967, Brooklyn has had a native monk-parrot population. Most expert ornithological sources agree the parrots most likely flew the coop upon landing at JFK while en route to a Manhattan pet shop. When the...
Alex Dunbar, Illustrations by Andy Sinboy