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3 bizarre (and delightful) ancient theories about bird migration - Lucy Cooke


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In 1822, Count von Bothmer shot down a stork in Germany. However, the bird had already been impaled by a yard-long wooden spear. The stork had been speared in Africa and then flew over 2,500 km. This astonishing flight proved to be an essential clue in a mystery that had plagued scientists for centuries: the seasonal disappearance of birds. Lucy Cooke digs into the discovery of bird migration.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lucy Cooke
  • Director Mateus Moretto
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Mateus Moretto
  • Animator Luciano do Amaral, Mateus Moretto
  • Art Director Luciano do Amaral, Mateus Moretto
  • Sound Designer Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Music Gavin Dodds, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Special Thanks Will Gourley
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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