The Magpie That Saved A Family

The Magpie That Saved A Family.

Certain animals appear almost human in their ability to empathise with us, and this fascinating article written by Vibeke Venema for the BBC, describes one such human-interest story about a magpie chick that fell out of its nest and is adopted by a family in distress, and life with it as they grew in mutual appreciation of each other. Magpies belong to the crow family and are one of the most intelligent birds; they are the only non-mammal species that are able to recognise themselves in a mirror test. The article is accompanied with copious illustrations of family life with Penguin.

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