German Chancellor Meets Australian Lorikeets Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a zoo recently and fed a group of Australian lorikeets. A lorikeet is a type of parrot that is known to live in Australia and nearby areas. Lorikeets are very colorful.
Slacklining in Paris Slacklining, similar to tightrope walking, is the action of walking across a thin rope. In September, a French slackliner named Nathan Paulin walked across a slackline from the Eiffel Tower to the other side of the Seine River in Paris.