Scrunchies return from the ’90s to save wildlife being killed by cats

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The ’90s hair accessory, scrunchies, have found a new purpose other than making your teenage self look hip — they are being used to protect wildlife from the bloody paws of domestic cats.

The statement hair piece, best known for its role in the sitcom Full House, has been repurposed to alert birds and other animals that a cat is on the approach.

Emmy, our Birdsbesafe® spokescat, is looking glamorous & obvious to birds (or she would be if she was outdoors)pic.twitter.com/ewrtTiQ6OC

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A mighty pack of 300 manatees keeps taking over a Florida wildlife park

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Call your families and tell them you love them because the manatees have started their revolution.

On Feb. 3, more than 300 manatees, or sea cows, stormed a spring at the Crystal Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. In an attempt to escape cool temperatures, the rotund mammals moved into the warmer shallow water, which had to be closed off to swimmers and kayakers.

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The average number of manatees in the spring is 65, so a number over 300 just has to mean that they’re militarizing.

According to the Southwest Florida Water Management Facebook page, manatees frequently rush to the shallow water during cold spells, causing officials to close the area to human visitors. Read more…

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