Source: The Guardian

A rare yellow-billed loon, typically found in the Arctic, caused a stir in Las Vegas when it landed in the Bellagio’s fountains. The hotel halted its water displays to assist the bird, described as one of the rarest in the U.S. Initially, the hotel planned to continue the fountain show as the loon seemed unaffected, but later suspended it. Concerned birders prompted wildlife officials to intervene.

Despite hopes the bird would leave on its own, wildlife biologists relocated it unharmed after capturing it. The loon, possibly seeking shelter from a storm, likely came from a bird preserve nearby. Experts noted its rarity and youth, explaining its unusual journey. The incident highlighted the importance of protecting and assisting rare wildlife encountering unexpected environments.

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