Nellie Gets The News

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Nellie Gets The News.
Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George, 2008 [larger view].

The photographer writes: Central Park Raccoons do not have the luxury of cable news or NPR. It was my honor to be the one to break the news to Nellie.


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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Nellie Gets The News

  1. Aerik says:

    Comparing a black rapper to a racCOON. Gee, nothing racist about that. /sarcasm

  2. bob levy says:

    Aerik, it was not my intention to insult or make comparisons to anyone and I am puzzled and disturbed by your interpretation. If I offened you or any reader I apologize. I “innocently” used this image not thinking it might possibly be offensive.
    I am not one who feels comfortable writing about personal issues but for what it’s worth I have been an Obama supporter from the time he first came to national attention years ago.