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Pigeons, winged warriors that helped Israel to victory 70 years ago

GIVAT BRENNER, Israel: The cooing of pigeons fills the air once again in a secluded dovecot that was once part of a top-secret communications project during Israel’s war with its Arab neighbors 70 years ago. It housed carrier pigeons, which delivered critical messages from the battlefield to Israeli military headquarters during the 1948 war after the new state declared independence and was attacked by the armies of countries including Syria, Egypt and Jordan. As Israel prepares for its Independence Day celebrations,…

Pigeons may be smarter than you think.

A study out Monday in the journal Current Biology found that pigeons are able to judge time and space, much the way humans and apes can. The report is the latest to show that so-called lower-order animals such as birds, reptiles and fish are capable of intelligent decision-making. "Indeed, the cognitive prowess of birds is now deemed to be ever closer to that of both human and nonhuman primates," said study author Edward Wasserman, professor of experimental psychology at the University of Iowa. "Those avian nervous…

WATCH: Carriage-pulling horse feeds pigeons in New York

A tourist captured an amazing video in New York showing a friendly horse feeding some pigeons by spitting some of its food at their feet. The video shows a carriage-pulling horse eating some food out of a bucket near Trump Tower in Manhattan while surrounded by pigeons. The size of the horse's head relative to the size of the bucket prevents the pigeons from getting into the bucket themselves, but the equine proves to be generous and appears to purposefully spit some of its food onto the ground so the birds could eat…

Indian police in held-Kashmir seize over 150 pigeons for espionage

Police in Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have seized more than 150 pigeons allegedly being smuggled for the purpose of espionage. Three people were apprehended on 15th October at Vikram chowk in Jammu city after they were found carrying 150 pigeons in banana boxes. They were booked under the cruelty to animals act and the birds were given to an NGO called Save Animals Value Environment (SAVE). Later, the NGO chairman noticed some suspicious movements in the pigeons and wrote to the deputy commissioner who has ordered…

If ‘balloons’ were not enough, spy ‘Pigeon’ panicked India

PATHANKOT: On Sunday, smiling Indian border security force (BSF) officials were holding a grey pigeon under armed guard after it was caught in Indian Punjab on an alleged spying mission for Pakistan, Indian media said. The pigeon – apparently trained in crossing the border between Pakistan and India and sending targeted messages – entered Bamial sector of Pathankot with a small piece of a letter in Urdu language containing an exclusive message, this time for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pathankot(Punjab): A pigeon…