Birds are amazing beings. New Caledonian crows make and use incredibly sophisticated tools and various jays can remember the location of hundreds of caches of food and remember which caches they've already exploited. (For more on the fascinating lives of birds see Avian Einsteins.)
Just today I received some new information about penguins and turkeys that is well worth sharing. The first story concerned a pair of wild Magellanic penguins who had a strong and enduring loving relationship for 16 years. To quote from this wonderful story, "A pair of Magellanic penguins have remained faithful to each other for 16 years, according to researchers who have been monitoring the birds and have shown they can travel up to 10,000 miles a year in their search for food and love. ... Their relationship has spanned 16 years - almost their entire breeding life - despite spending long periods apart and each of them taking solo trips totalling 200,000 miles." Please read this story about these penguins and other long-lived and loving animals and revel in what we can learn from them.