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Monday, September 9, 2013

Egypt's "Spy Stork" Menes Reportedly Has Been Eaten

You'll recall the initial reports that it was a "spy duck," and, after its revelation as a stork, its release, and its being given the name Menes,  how it was released to a game park.

Now, unfortunately, Zeinobia brings us the bad news: game park notwithstanding, according to the Nature Conservation Egypt site:
Sad news: Menes the White Stork has been killed.
After being safely released into the Salugah & Ghazal protected area several days ago, Menes flew off to a nearby Nile Island, where he was captured and killed, to be eaten by local villagers.

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