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‘Intelligent’ crows to pick up litter at French theme park

Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, its president said on Friday. "The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean" but also to show that "nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment", Nicolas de Villiers of the Puy du Fou park, in the western Vendee region, told AFP. Rooks, a member of the crow family of birds that also includes the carrion crow, jackdaw and…

Philippine minister says Dora can’t explore pristine Palawan

MANILA: American children's television network Nickelodeon will not be allowed to build an underwater theme park on one of the nation's most pristine islands, the Philippine environment minister said Wednesday. Nickelodeon's parent firm announced on Monday it would build a "themed attraction" inspired by its cartoon characters such as Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants as part of a 400-hectare (1,000-acre) development on Palawan, generating alarm from environmentalists. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said…

Four dead after Australia theme park accident: police

SYDNEY: Four people were killed in an accident at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a water-based ride. The Dreamworld theme park, which has over 40 rides and attractions, said at least three people died, but police said four were dead. "Four adults have been confirmed as being deceased," Queensland Police said in a statement, adding the incident involved a conveyor belt. The Gold Coast Bulletin…