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Rescue teams in Peru are racing to save birds trapped in an oil spill caused by a volcanic eruption thousands of miles away in Tonga

Drone footage showed black sludge covering Peru’s golden beach following an oil spill on January 16 caused by Tonga’s volcanic eruption. The sludge, from a discharge ship rocked by unusually high waves, contaminated at least 1.2 miles along the coast and two beaches.

Tagged with number nine on its wing, Urku, an endangered Andean condor, took flight in Peru over a year after it was rescued

Peru: 21 beaches polluted by spill linked to Tonga eruption

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Fisherman living just outside the capital of Peru fear their livelihoods are ruined following an oil spill caused by a volcanic eruption thousands of miles away near Tonga

This Andean condor named Urku was released back into the wild in Peru after being found on a beach over a year ago, unable to fly. Urku had been taken to the El Huayco Zoo to recover after seeming malnourished. Andean condors are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List.

WATCH: Tagged with number nine on its wing, Urku, an endangered Andean condor, took flight in Peru over a year after it was rescued

Peru: 21 beaches polluted by spill linked to Tonga eruption

Traditional fishermen in despair over Peru oil spill

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Peru declares an environmental emergency after beaches polluted by oil spill linked to underwater eruption near Tonga.

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At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon, waking up in the jungle on Christmas morning, 1971. 50 years later, she still returns to run Panguana, a research station in Peru founded by her parents.

"If Mississippi were its own country, you would be second in the world only to Peru in terms of deaths per capita... With all due respect, governor, your way is failing." CNN's @jaketapper  presses Mississippi GOP Gov. Tate Reeves on the state's Covid-19 death rate. #CNNSOTU 

Watch: The oldest bullfighting arena in Latin America has been converted into a refuge for homeless people. The arena in Lima, Peru will have 150 beds and provide some healthcare and food to homeless people as the nation locks down to slow the spread of coronavirus

?? A sanitizing shower has been installed outside a police station in Lima to help curb the spread of #coronavirus  in Peru#covid19peru 

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