Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Girl Rescues Pet Parrots From War Zone
The BBC reports a touching story concerning Bhovana Nishanthini Lomberta, a 15-year old girl who was forced from her home in Sri Lanka by war but refused to leave her pet parrots behind. Instead, she made her long, arduous escape from the war zone with the two birds perched on her shoulder. Upon reaching a safe zone in India, the two birds were allowed entry with Bhovena, after border control officials classed them as "accompanying warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates".