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Animal Update - June 13

Today's update comes from the Upland Tropical Rainforest:

Published June 13, 2014

Our pair of red-capped cardinals is busy gathering food and raising two chicks! Cardinal

Did you know? Red-capped cardinals have surprisingly large feet, which allow them to walk steadily on floating vegetation as they feed in the mangrove swamps. Like many other finches, these songbirds have a beautiful call!

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