9-year-old Raihanur from Rampurhat asked Aunt Maneka, “Why some birds can’t fly?”
Aunt Maneka: Certain birds like chicken, ducks, and peacocks fly little because they are so heavy. Large birds like emus, ostriches, cassowaries, and penguins cannot fly for the same reason. Sometimes, bird sellers capture birds and pull out their flight feathers so they cannot fly. Sometimes, birds get hurt from kites or fall out of their nests and they can’t fly until they become well again and their feathers grow back.
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