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Tourists Pluck, Kill 2 Peacocks for ... Selfies

Animals died on Feb. 12 at China's Yunnan Zoo

(Newser) - We just don't learn, do we? Shortly after beachgoers in Argentina killed a baby dolphin , tourists in China are accused of killing two peacocks in an attempt to snap a selfie. Officials say the visitors were told not to touch the animals at Yunnan Zoo in Kunming on Feb.... More »

2 Peacocks, 19 Prostitutes Found in Mexico Prison

You gotta wonder what they were in for...

(Newser) - Ah, the finer things in life: marijuana, booze, sex, cockfighting, exotic birds—if you live in Acapulco, all this and more can be found at a prison near you. Mexican authorities conducted a surprise search of the Acapulco penitentiary yesterday morning and found 19 prostitutes, two sacks of marijuana, 100... More »

Runaway Peahen Found in Bronx Garage

Zoo intends to continue allowing her to roam free

(Newser) - The peahen who busted out of the Bronx Zoo yesterday has been found in a local business’s garage. She’s back home and resting now, after undergoing a veterinary exam, zoo officials tell the New York Daily News . They add that despite the incident, they intend to continue to... More »

Peacock Escapes From Bronx Zoo

Bird seen roaming NYC streets

(Newser) - Another exotic animal is on the loose in New York City after escaping from the Bronx Zoo. Net-wielding zoo workers tried and failed to recapture an escaped female peacock seen perched on top of a van a few blocks from the zoo yesterday, reports the New York Daily News . The... More »

NBC Angles to Keep Leno After Tonight

Execs brainstorm projects for 2009, when Conan takes chair

(Newser) - As Jay Leno nears his final Tonight Show in 2009, NBC is scrambling to keep the late night king at the network and away from rivals ABC and Fox. Peacock execs have pitched a prime time variety show, miscellaneous work on NBC's cable channels, and a showcase of Jay-on-demand through... More »

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