Galapagos Boobies give Trafalgar Square pigeons a fright

The pigeons in Trafalgar Square got a shock today when they were joined by a silver statue with blue webbed feet supporting Blue-footed Boobies. The Galapagos Conservation Trust s chief executive Toni Darton said: The Blue-footed Booby is symbolic of

The pigeons in Trafalgar Square got a shock today when they were joined by a silver 'statue' with blue webbed feet supporting Blue-footed Boobies.

The Galapagos Conservation Trust's chief executive Toni Darton said: "The Blue-footed Booby is symbolic of the threatened species on the Galapagos Islands, the paradise which inspired Charles Darwin, but which is now at risk."

Celebrating Blue-footed Booby Day, the Galapagos Conservation Trust was joining in the BBC's Wear Your Wildlife to Work Day, part of the BBC Wildlife Fund's appeal to help save threatened species and wild places around the world. The appeal culminates this Sunday with BBC 2's Wild Night In.


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