This Cute Falcon Chick Was Rescued At CERN

Sophia Bennett/CERN

Animals love particle physics, apparently. Just over a month ago, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN's particle physics laboratory had to temporarily halt its quest to discover the fabric of the universe because a weasel got into the facility and chewed some wires. This time around, it's a particularly cute and rather grumpy-looking falcon chick.

The falcon was found in a carpark at the CERN campus in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, June 7. The chick, who is poetically known as “ID number 2054”, weighed a mere 119 grams (4.1 ounces) when it was handed over to a local bird of prey rehabilitation center in Geneva. In a statement from CERN, they said the bird will be nursed back to health and eventually returned to the wild, which they hope will be near their well-renowned laboratory.


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