Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Amazing Women with 700 Cats

There are cats as far as the eye can see. Lynea Lattanzio is the only human living on her 12 acres of land in California, along with close to 800 cats and about 15 dogs.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Humpback Whale Thanks Her Rescuers

When Michael Fishbach set out for his day of boating around the beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortez, he probably didn't think that it would be the day he and his friends would become wildlife heroes. As luck would have it, that's exactly what happened.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Chhouk the Elephant Gets Prosthetic Foot

In 2007, orphaned baby elephant Chhouk was found wandering alone in the forests of Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. Badly emaciated and separated from his mother, this endangered Asian elephant had lost his left front foot due to injuries sustained from a poacher’s snare.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Alexander McQueen Leaves Part of Estate to Dogs

A sizeable chunk of high-end fashion designer Alexander McQueen's estate has literally gone to the dogs. The fashion couturier, who sadly committed suicide last year, did not forget about his beloved English Bull Terriers, Minter, Juice and Callum when preparing his will.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Funds for Four Legged Friends

When Soupbone, the beloved dog of New Jersey-based lawyer Rachel Hirschfeld, developed cancer 10 years ago, Hirschfeld spent months finding the best doctors and creating a cancer treatment plan for her pet. “Then one day I thought, If I die, who will know how to give Soupbone the care he needs?”

Monday, July 25, 2011

Leopard Attack Caught on Video

A beautiful, nearly 200-pound male leopard strayed into Prakash Nagar village on the outskirts of the densely populated city of Siliguri, West Bengal this week and mauled several villagers, including four guards, before being tranquilized and caught by forest officials.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Video: Cat Hugs Bearded Dragon

Once upon one year ago, with her cat and bearded dragon in tow, a woman moved into a new apartment. However, the change of scenery freaked the little lizard out and he dropped a few pounds from the stress.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fish Use Tools and Cows Have Best Friends

Turn on your TV or read the news and you might occasionally see a light-hearted story about the lives of animals. Remember “the Animal Odd Couple” from 2009 in which an elephant and a dog became best friends?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prehistoric Crocodile in the Lone Star State

Making its first appearance in Texas, a prehistoric crocodile thought to have originated in Europe now appears to have been a native of the Lone Star State.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bear Visits New Mexico Governor's Home

Given the many issues that politicians must face, a bear is probably not high on their list of concerns. But this past weekend, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez was confronted by this very challenge.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Endangered Snow Leopards in Afghanistan

A healthy population of rare snow leopards has been discovered in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan, with the world's "most elusive" cat caught on camera by a wildlife group.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monkey Couple Ties the Knot

In the tiny Indian village of Talwas, deep in the forests of India, live to two monkeys who tied the knot last week - a first for the country (and possibly the universe?).

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rambo the Puppy Escapes Major Car Accident

This puppy named Rambo lived up to his name. The 6-month-old Australian shepherd jumped out a shattered window to escape a major smashup on the New Jersey Turnpike, dodged a mile of highway traffic, slipped a dognapper's grasp, and eventually landed in a suburb 20 miles from home.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sea Shepherds Heading to Faroe Islands To Protect Pilot Whales

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said Thursday it will erect a "wall of sound" in the sea to deter the killing of hundreds of pilot whales in shallow coves along the Faroe Islands, a Danish territory.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gloucester the Cat Survives 20 Story Fall in NYC

Gloucester may be the luckiest black cat alive. The 16-year-old cat survived a breathtaking 20-story plunge from an Upper West Side apartment window with barely a scratch.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cyclist in Florida Collides with Black Bear

A cyclist on his way to work had the shock of his life when he crashed into a 300lb black bear. Instead of being attacked by the animal following the accident, however, the bear got up, looked a bit dazed from the collision and then retreated into the woods.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mother Hen Adopts Ostrich Babies

A tiny black hen at the Crowe's Nest Farm, a nonprofit farm a few miles east of Austin, is taking one for the team and has been lovingly mothering five ostrich babies for the last few weeks, ensuring their survival.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wild Bear Looking for Love in New Jersey

A young adult male black bear has been fruitlessly searching the state of New Jersey for some female bear 'booty' during the last 12 months.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Polar Bears are Irish

An international team of scientists has discovered that the female ancestor of all living polar bears was a brown bear that lived in the vicinity of present-day Britain and Ireland just prior to the peak of the last ice age -- 20,000 to 50,000 years ago.

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Law Bans Barren Battery Cages for Chickens

In an historic agreement reached today by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the United Egg Producers (UEP), these long-time adversaries will work cooperatively to enact the first-ever federal law related to the treatment of chickens. It would also be the first federal law related to the on-farm treatment of animals raised for food.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Doggie Lost Seven Years Ago Found Safe

A former Northwest Arkansas man's best furry friend will be headed back home after 7 years on the loose.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New York Pet Store Bans Drunk Puppy Shoppers

New York pet-shop proprietors are taking a stand against irresponsible pet owners by refusing to sell puppies to drunk customers.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Indonesian Monkey Turns the Camera on Photographer

As the infinite monkey theorem has it, a monkey hitting random keys on a typewriter will eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare. Now it seems that a monkey clicking away with a digital camera will eventually produce portraits of startling beauty.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Baboon on the Run Captured in New Jersey

The animal, which is believed to have absconded from the nearby Six Flags Great Adventure safari park, became something of a local celebrity during its time on the run and even gained its own Twitter account. Police and park staff finally caught up with the baboon at a farm on Saturday and managed to tranquilize it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Protester Pooch Sides With The People

He must really hate Greece's austerity measures. Allegedly present at nearly every riot, braving police with tear gas, he is an unlikely hero (of whoever is protesting). He is a dog.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Big Break for Kayli the Cow

The saga of a white cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse just outside of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 18, continues.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Turtle Traffic Ties Up Flights at JFK

Air traffic at America's busiest international airport has been disrupted after turtles wandered on to the runway in search of a sandy beach to lay their eggs.