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Friday, June 4, 2010

Big Bird on Diet

An Australian kookaburra bird is undergoing personal training after growing too fat to fly. The kookaburra got into trouble with her weight when residents at a Sydney park began feeding her sausages at barbecues.

"Out in the wild she'd eat a whole small animal such as a mouse or skink, but butcher's sausages are just too much of a good thing," said Gemma Watkinson, Sydney's Taronga Zoo wildlife hospital nurse.

Following a rigorous exercise regime, the kookaburra is winning her battle of the bulge, but still has to lose a little more before returned to her native habitat.

For the full story by Pauline Askin, Editing by Michael Perry go to http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6513ZJ20100602

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