Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Friday, December 23, 2011
More little penguins tasted freedom last week after they were cleaned of oil from this year's spill in New Zealand. The October spill, which was caused by a grounded cargo ship, left over two thousand oil-covered birds dead and hundreds in rescuers' hands. In late November, 49 penguins rescued from the spill were returned to the wild. In the video, one rescuer told the BBC that although some birds are still undergoing rehabilitation, these are the last of the birds from the Mount Maunganui area to be released. He said, "This is a huge relief to our whole team, to get these birds back out again."
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
WASHINGTON – The National Zoo announced a $4.5 million gift Monday to fund its giant panda reproduction program for five more years. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein visited the pandas with China's ambassador to the United States to announce the gift. "There are probably 10 million species on the face of the earth, and I doubt that any one of those species is more popular and more beloved than the giant panda," Rubenstein said at a news conference by the zoo's giant panda yard. He said the money is a holiday gift to the people of Washington and to the country because pandas make people happy.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Teddy Bear is a ridiculously cute porcupine who shot to internet fame after the worldrealized just how much he enjoys eating corn and pumpkin. And now the spiky one from Zooniversity, a teaching zoo in Texas, would like to wish his fans a Merry Christmas in his latest YouTube video.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
New Zealander Annette Swoffer got the surprise of her life when she found a baby seal in her kitchen, who later began to snooze on her couch, the New Zealand Herald reports.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The McKinlay family was devastated when their family dog Scamp escaped through a fence and got hit by a car on Dec. 3. But the 8-month-old Yorkshire Terrier Shih Tzu puppy surprised his owners the next morning when he was not only awake, but sitting up.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This year’s holiday gift guide gave you all some great ideas for gifts for pets, pet lovers and more. But what about gifts for those little kids (or kids at heart) who just love animals?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The emotions of rats and mice and the mental infrastructure behind them promise to illuminate the nature of human emotions, including empathy and nurturance, a Washington State University neuroscientist writes in a recent issue of the journal Science.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A dog had a miraculous escape after leaping off a roof and falling 50 feet on to a ledge at an apartment block. Kai, a two-year-old Shiba Inu, bounded over the side of the roof garden after his owner Tracy Aron took him up for his morning exercise.
Monday, December 12, 2011
A 4-year-old stray cat that was rescued from the streets of Rome has inherited a $13 million fortune from its owner, the wealthy widow of an Italian property tycoon.
Friday, December 9, 2011
"Rats often make judgments and behave as if they're rational creatures," said UCLA associate professor of psychology Aaron Blaisdell, a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute and senior author of a new study published in the December issue of the journal Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
A group of pigs created may-ham in China recently after they escaped from a flipped lorry. The police made a pig's-ear of the recovery attempt after the incident in China's Sichuan Province.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Hunch.com recently polled more than 200,000 pet owners to find out if they were dog people or cat people. The site then crossed those responses with lifestyle surveys and arrived at the following conclusions. Anything sound familiar?
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A Virginia family may have their long-lost dog back in time for the holidays after a terrier found nearly 3,000 miles away in rural Yuba County was traced back to them.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Animal attacks are a reality of life, but a sharp-shooting hound has taken his role as a gun dog to a whole new level. A Brigham City, Utah man is now the butt of jokes everywhere thanks to his dog.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The North Carolina coast may not be the first place you would expect to see a great white shark, but it does happen. Matt Garrett, a Boston, Massachusetts resident, and a group of friends went fishing over Thanksgiving weekend and caught the encounter on video.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
It's one thing to see dogs, cats and squirrels around neighborhoods. But imagine the surprise when Loudoun County homeowners spotted zebras roaming their streets.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When Amy Rowell went to the Milwaukee Animal Control Commission to pick up one furry friend, another found her. A cat reached out his big paw and tapped her on the head -- with all 26 of his toes. The curious cat, who she later named Daniel, was supposed to be euthanized that day due to lack of space and resources at the animal control center.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
It was an overcast day in Newport, N.H., when a simple “20/20″ shoot turned into something that made me wonder about life after death. I was filming soldier Justin Rollin’s parents Skip and Rhonda playing with their dog Hero, whose rescue from the Iraq War zone where Justin died was nothing short of a miracle.
Monday, November 28, 2011
In a tear-jerking display of loyalty, this faithful Chinese dog refuses to leave his late master's graveside even after going seven days without food.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Oskar the kitten was born without fully formed eyes, but the impairment hasn't stopped this playful cat from going about enjoying his life.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Myanmar's government warmly welcomed two rare white elephants, traditional symbols of power and prosperity, and linked their appearances to the country's improving foreign relations.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Labrador puppies meet "Chariots of Fire" for an adorable and inspiring video to lift anyone's mood. According to YouTube uploader robistration, the puppies were filmed with a Canon HV30, and the slow motion effect was created using Adobe Pro CS3.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
They don't have towels. So when they get wet, what do they do? They shake themselves into a frenzy and the water flies off like this:
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Last Monday, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescue teams assisted in an operation that rescued 175 dogs from a puppy mill in Arkansas. Most dogs were small breeds like Chihuahuas, Boston terriers, and dachshunds.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Here's a story about a dog named Hercules who saved his family the very day he became apart of it. "We had named him Hercules when we had first gotten him," said owner Lee Littler. "The reason for that was his overall size and what he had already been through. "Hercules was rescued from the county pound by Lee and Elizabeth Littler, dog lovers who feared he would be put down if he wasn't adopted soon.
Monday, November 14, 2011
If ever there was an achievement that deserved a toast, a beer for dogs would certainly be it. And the makers of Bowser Beer, a brand brewed specifically for pooches, have double the cause to enjoy a little hair of the dog: Their achievement has been officially as honored as the first beer for dogs by World Records Academy, an online database of offbeat achievements.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Dogs have held a special place in the hearts of humans for tens of thousands of years. As one of the first domesticated animals, they have practically evolved alongside us, guarding our homes in exchange for tasty morsels, a pat on the head and a warm place to sleep. As it turns out, dogs are guarding more than our homes -- they are also guarding our health.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
So a deer walks into a taco shop.... Diners at a Taco Mac restaurant near Atlanta, Georgia got the shock of their life when a wayward deer came crashing through a window Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Hunchcat of Notre Dame better watch his back, because there's a new weirdly anthropomorphic pet in town, and he's ready to kick some butts.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Forget guard dogs, lion cubs are the new way to protect your children in their crib. Well, maybe not, but some parents seem to feel it's safe.
Monday, November 7, 2011
He could have one-upped the neighbors with this lawn ornament. A Westchester County naturalist was canoeing on Lake Kitchawan, near his home in Pound Ridge, last month when he spotted something of a fish out of water -- a real pink flamingo.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Two bear cubs that were orphaned after their mother was shot by a Colorado Division of Wildlife officer in August are healthy and receiving care at a wildlife sanctuary on Colorado’s Western Slope, according to a press release from the Animal Law Center. The cubs are expected to return to the wild sometime in 2012.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Overpriced asparagus, apple avalanches and creepy people in sweaty workout wear are all things you might expect to see in the produce aisle of your local grocery store, but a roly-poly black bear cub cavorting about in the cabbage? Wha?! As you can see in the video below, this little black bear cub is believed to have wandered away from his mama and found himself in the produce department of a local Ketchikan, Alaska grocery store.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Jack the cat may be out of the customs room, but he isn't out of the woods. Two months after he first went missing at JFK International Airport on Aug. 25, American Airlines reported Tuesday that Jack had been found.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Unnamed and unwanted, the young beagle mix was left anonymously in a drop box outside an Alabama pound. His life was supposed to end in a gas chamber. Instead, the young stray emerged frightened but unscathed, wagging his tail. Now, he's being hailed as a miracle dog, given the name Daniel after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den. And he has a fresh start in New Jersey, where a rescue group hopes to find him a good home.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Life has been ruff for blind Great Dane Lily who has been looking for a new home since July. But the adorable pooch needs a new owner with a heart big enough to take on her and her guide dog Maddison. The pair have been furm friends for five years, ever since Lily lost her eyes to an incurable condition which caused her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs.
Friday, October 28, 2011
A mountain lion was allegedly sighted last week in the northern end of Glover-Archbold Park, according to a posting on Cleveland Park's online message board.