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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.