You refer to a group of flamingos as "a flamboyance of flamingos." Wild Macaques in Japan are so smart that they search for coins to use in snack food vending machines. The oldest known bird was a Major Mitchell's Cockatoo named Cookie who lived 82 years at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. One of Sir Isaac Newton's least-talked about contributions to society is the invention of the cat/dog door. The first and only cat in space was a tuxedo named FÃ©licette. She was launched out of the earth's atmosphere in 1963 by the French government and returned safely the same day. If there are no suitable male turkeys around, a female turkey will fertilize her own eggs.