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Dozens of Deceased, Injured Baby Seagulls Spotted in the South Loop

Dozens of baby seagulls were found dead on a street in the South Loop this Father’s Day weekend—and some officials say they may have been pushed off the roof.

About 70 baby seagulls and seagull eggs were discovered on the sidewalk near the 700 block of South Jefferson Street, more than a half of them dead and approximately 25 were rescued.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the survivors were being cared for at the suburban wildlife center.

The Tribune also said “the deceased birds were collected and are expected to be turned over to the Field Museum, which may help with the investigation and possibly perform necropsies.”

Experts recommend anyone who finds an injured bird to contact the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors—an organization that prides itself in “protecting migratory birds through rescue, education and outreach…advocating bird-safe lighting and building design to reduce bird collision hazards,” according to its official site.

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