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California condors are attracted to shiny things and sometimes ingest wrappers, coins and padlock keys.

'Love Locks' at the Grand Canyon Could Be Harming Endangered California Condors

Park service officials urged visitors to stop attaching padlocks to fences and throwing keys into the canyon below, where the birds could eat them

Travis Gienger attends the weigh-in for his 2,749-pound gourd at the 2023 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. 

Minnesota Man Sets World Record With 2,749-Pound Pumpkin

Travis Gienger is a horticulture teacher who grows his award-winning gourds in his backyard

Though beachgoers are not allowed to go swimming, they can lounge in beach chairs and sit under the shade of umbrellas. 

Manhattan's First Public Beach Opens Along the Hudson River

The new 5.5-acre recreation space includes a sandy shore, sports field, picnic area and boardwalk—but swimming isn't allowed

After a federal investigation, United will implement changes designed to improve the air travel experience for passengers who use wheelchairs.

After Federal Investigation, United Airlines Agrees to Make Changes for Travelers With Wheelchairs

The "lengthy" U.S. Department of Transportation investigation examined the airline's mishandling of a passenger's wheelchair

The exterior of Shrek's house, which has has been reimagined in the Scottish Highlands

You Can Stay in a Recreation of Shrek's Swamp in Scotland

The treehouse sits on a historic estate that's been used in "The Crown," "Outlander" and more

The Old War Office building was originally constructed in 1906.

London's Historic Old War Office Building Becomes a Luxury Hotel

The building is connected to Winston Churchill, Ian Fleming and other famous figures

An artist's rendering of what the tunnels could look like by 2027

Secret World War II-Era Tunnels Could Become a London Tourist Attraction

Built as a shelter during the London Blitz, the subterranean network could open as an immersive experience

The beloved tree was one of the most photographed in the United Kingdom.

England's Beloved Sycamore Gap Tree Has Been Chopped Down

Authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy on Thursday in connection with the felling

Inside the restored women's cold room

Stunning 16th-Century Turkish Bath Reopens in Istanbul

The revitalized space will feature a museum and contemporary art in addition to traditional bathing

In addition to serving the needs of residents, the Sanquhar Post Office has become a popular tourist attraction.

The World's Oldest Post Office Gets New Owners

A Florida husband-and-wife duo is taking over the 311-year-old site in southern Scotland

Idaho produces nearly a third of all potatoes grown in the United States on more than 300,000 acres.

Eat Your Way Through the Idaho Potato Trail

The new trail, which winds through Boise, celebrates the top spud-growing state in the nation

Tian Tian playing in the snow. Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and their son Xiao Qi Ji will return to China by December 7.

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Why the National Zoo Is Saying Goodbye to Its Giant Pandas

Staff remain hopeful that members of the threatened species will be back in Washington in the near future

People gather around the damaged Kharbouch Mosque on September 9, 2023 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Ancient Mosques Damaged in Morocco Earthquake

A UNESCO representative says the country has suffered an "inestimable loss"

Construction workers used an excavator to widen an existing gap in the Great Wall.

Construction Workers Plow a Shortcut Through the Great Wall of China

They caused "irreversible damage" to the wall when they used an excavator to widen an existing gap

Venice is struggling to manage an overwhelming number of visitors.

Venice Will Start Charging an Entry Fee Next Year

By charging daytrippers to visit on peak travel days, the city hopes to combat overtourism

The map's predictions for the 2023 leaf-peeping season

See When Brilliant Fall Foliage Will Peak With This Interactive Map

The tool's county-by-county predictions will help you plan the best leaf-peeping trips

A train in Austria displays an ad for the Klimaticket.

Austria Offers Free Rail Travel in Exchange for Getting a Tattoo

Six people with a "Klimaticket" tattoo received an unlimited one-year public transit pass

A zoo employee weighs a meerkat during the annual weigh-in.

London Zoo Weighs All 14,000 of Its Animals, 'From the Tallest Giraffe to the Tiniest Tadpole'

The annual measurements help zookeepers track each animal's health over time

A view of Stonehenge from the road

New Legal Challenge Reignites Battle Over Tunnel Near Stonehenge

The plan could threaten the landmark's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The stadium features views of Pensacola Bay.

You Can Rent an Entire Baseball Stadium on Airbnb

Travelers can use the field, clubhouse and batting cages of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos

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