Florida officials to vandals: Stop painting birds, tortoises

(CNN)If you want to paint your nails, furniture, house, whatever — knock yourself out. But stop painting birds and turtles; they don’t need to be prettied-up.

That’s the message from Florida officials, who rescued a painted white ibis bird this week, days after they found gopher tortoises illegally covered in hues of blue and red.




      Bison calf euthanized after human interaction


    In May, park officials euthanized a bison calf after tourists who thought they were rescuing it loaded it into their car at Yellowstone National Park.
    Instead, the encounter led to its death.
    Just last month, a crowd of onlookers snapping pictures of a mountain goat chased the animal to its death in Alaska.
    Stop it, people.

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