September 2011

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Lose Weight Like a Bird!

Forget¬†triathlons¬†or Ironman workouts, if you really want to get in shape, you need to do what the Bartailed Godwit does: fly non-stop from Alaska to New Zealand in 9 days. This incredible land bird should be an inspiration to all birds and not only breaks the record for non-stop long distance migration but is also the focus of the first installment of our new cartoon series, “Meanwhile in the Animal Kingdom.” The original NPR link also provides some background on our avian athlete who goes by his New Zealand moniker: the Kuaka.