☀️ Donation Sparks Wildlife Research

AND Oregon Zoo Lets Condors Free

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Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Friday:

  • Cornell receives $35M to establish a wildlife health center

  • Toddler trapped in toy claw machine rescued by police

  • Oregon Zoo helps seven condors fly free in California


The Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health scored a massive $35 million gift from philanthropist K. Lisa Yang '74!

This is the largest gift in the College of Veterinary Medicine's history.

What's the scoop? The Center is all about wildlife health, domestic animals, humans, and our beautiful Earth.

Lisa Yang is on a mission to save our planet for future generations, and this gift is her way of saying, "Let's save the world, people!"

In other words: It will make the center's work more useful and exciting, train new experts in wildlife health, and give students hands-on learning.

President Martha E. Pollack calls it an "investment in wildlife health and conservation that will pay dividends."

Led by Steven Osofsky, DVM '89, this team is making friends everywhere.

They're out in the field, solving real-world problems. From helping wildlife and livestock get along in Africa to protecting wild tigers in Asia, they're on a mission.

And this gift isn't just about the present—it's about the future too. It's creating opportunities for 14 new wildlife health champs and seed money for wildlife health programs.

With a little love, big dreams, and some cash (thanks, Lisa!), we can make the world a better place.

💍 Recycling workers find a lost diamond ring in a pile of trash

🤹‍♂️ Circus animals survive truck fire

🌳 Ecosia celebrates 200 million trees planted

🚛 Woman survives being compacted in a garbage truck after falling into a dumpster

🌿 Teenage explorer finds new species of giant stick insect in Timor

The Oregon Zoo let seven California condors go free in the wild.

These beautiful birds have black feathers and huge wings that make them look majestic. The Oregon Zoo team worked hard to save them from dying out.

These endangered condors are some of the rarest birds on Earth, and every one of them is a precious gem in the world of wildlife conservation.

The Oregon Zoo and some Californians planned to return these birds to their home.

Their wings can be as long as 10 feet. That’s like a small plane among the birds!

But these birds are not only special because of their size; they also help nature by eating carrion. They help to keep our wild landscapes clean and healthy.

The Oregon Zoo wanted to put these condors back in their home to show us how important it is to preserve our planet's biodiversity.

Let’s clap for the people at the Oregon Zoo who did a great job, and hope these awesome condors have a good life as they fly in the California sky again!

Listening to vinyl records is like taking a leisurely stroll in a digital world that's always sprinting.

There's something almost magical about placing the needle on the record and waiting for the music to start.

It's not instant like streaming; it teaches us patience and anticipation.

Each crackle and pop tells a story, adding character to the sound. It's not just about the tunes; it's about the ritual—from browsing your collection to flipping the record halfway through.

So, why not dust off that turntable this weekend?

Let the warm, rich sound of vinyl fill your space, and let its unhurried nature remind you to take life one groove at a time.

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