I like to read animal stories that is about saving them from extinction, since so many species are at risk. This black bird – with a soulful glint in its eye – is the Greater Adjutant Stork, found in India and South-east Asia. The Associated Press reports that the bird is a carnivore and scavenger, and had long been thought to bring bad luck. The sentiments against it have turned, though. Locals in areas close to its habitat are now making an effort to help it survive.