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How pigeons took over the world - Elizabeth Carlen and Joanna Moles


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Seeing their meat as a protein source and their poop as the perfect fertilizer, humans brought pigeons into captivity as far back as 10,000 years ago. As we carried pigeons around the world, they formed the wild urban flocks we're familiar with today and became one of the most abundant species on the planet. Elizabeth Carlen and Joanna Moles track the feathery flier's rise to world domination.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Elizabeth Carlen, Joanna Moles
  • Director Joseph Clark, Oh Studio
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Animator Joseph Clark, Russell Etheridge, Hannah Lau-Walker
  • Music Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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