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Zoo Miami welcomed a new Victoria Crowned Pigeon hatchling.  A first for the Zoo, this pigeon species from Malaysia qualifies as endangered and is the closest extant relative of the Dodo.  Do you see the resemblance, too?

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And if you think this chick is an “ugly duckling”, you are right!  They become gorgeous “swans”.

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(image credits: Zoo Miami)

read more at the link via Zoo Borns: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2013/12/pigeon-zoo-miami.html

Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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