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  • Panda-mania!
    Adorable pandas: Babies born in U.S. & China, and Fu Ni celebrates her birthday
    If you can't get enough of that panda stuff, here's a triple play for you. A pair of twin giant pandas were born on August 22 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Both cubs appear healthy. Pink, hairless and blind, the...
  • A young Western Lowland gorilla and a Red-Capped Mangabey are fast friends as a result of the Dublin Zoo’s multi-species enclosure
    Young gorilla and monkey share embrace after zoo creates multi-species enclosure
    When the Dublin, Ireland Zoo created a multi-species zoo exhibit for gorillas and monkeys, a young lowland gorilla and a red-capped mangabey became fast friends. Their affectionate hug, posted by Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP-UNEP),...
  • Miss Nebraska's Miss America pageant peacock shoes
    Peacock stilettos to honor Nebraska zoo during Miss America pageant
    Beauty queens and high heels go together like birds of a feather, so it’s especially fitting that peacock stilettos are topping the headlines about this year’s Miss America pageant. The colorful six inch high shoes were revealed in a...
  • Cat stretching its paws
    Cats Express Themselves Through Their Paws
    Cats paws are amazing and cats express themselves daily through them. They lick their paws to clean them and they use their paws to catch prey. Cats paws will also expand when they stretch them out.Cats use their paws when they play. They also...
  • A western lowland gorilla
    Orana Wildlife Park bans wizard for harassing gorillas
    Don’t you just hate when you go to the zoo and there’s a wizard harassing the animals? Like, the dude is just up there chanting at gorillas and shaking bells at cheetahs? Oh, you say this has never happened to you? Well, you must not...
  • New research shows UFOs scare bears
    New research shows UFOs scare bears
    Researchers from the University of Minnesota have determined that unmanned aerial vehicles used to study bears and other animals at a distance have a decided influence on the heart rate of bears and may be detrimental. Bears that have been studied...
  • Wildlife Discovery Tour at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    Wildlife Discovery Tour opens at Six Flags Vallejo
    The new Wildlife Discovery Tour began providing Six Flags Discovery Kingdom visitors with VIP behind the scenes access this summer. The tour offers an inside look into the care and training of the animals along with ample opportunities for...
  • Fancy Paws Dog Show
    Get ready for the Fancy Paws Dog Show
    Make plans now to attend the annual Fancy Paws Dog Show in Los Gatos. This promises to be a fun family event! The dog show will take place on Saturday, August 22 from 1-3:30 pm at the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center. Admission is free. This...
  • Amy basking in the sun
    Donate to Save the Chimps by August 31st and your donation will be doubled
    Save the Chimps, a nonprofit sanctuary for Chimpanzees, was founded by Dr. Carol Noone whose life-long aspiration was to rescue Chimpanzees from a life of cruelty and exploitation by biomedical research facilities, the entertainment industry, and...
  • First true venomous frogs found in Brazil
    First true venomous frogs found in Brazil
    Two species of frogs that produce venom that is as deadly as the venom produced by pit vipers and have a specialized head structure that delivers the venom to prey victims have been found in Brazil. Edmund Brodie, Jr. of Utah State University and...
  • 800 Pound Tiger Shark Caught in South Carolina
    Hulking 800-pound tiger shark caught is the thing of nightmares
    The City of Folly Beach, South Carolina has some good fishing, as anglers say. But the 13-foot 800-pound tiger shark caught offshore over the weekend is a freak of nature.According to an August 4 Post and Courier report, commercial fishermen, Joe...
  • Small study finds specialized region where dog’s brains process faces
    Small study finds specialized region where dog’s brains process faces
    Anyone that owns a dog knows that the dog anticipates your emotions. Likewise, people that have dogs have seen the animals attack or run from a person on the television screen. The reason that dogs are so responsive to human faces has been...
  • Trophy hunters
    The truth about Trophy hunting
    With the recent shooting of the lion Cecil, the term "Trophy Hunting" has become much maligned. While the great majority of people in the USA can accept hunting as long as the hunter is going to eat the game that they kill, an ever...
  • Heroes Bob Dole, John Lewis, and dogs and cats lobby for animal welfare laws
    Heroes Bob Dole, John Lewis, and dogs and cats lobby for animal welfare laws
    Animal hero, World War Two hero, and former Senate Republican heroBob Dole joined civil rights hero Rep.John Lewis(D-GA) andabout 50 adoptable dogs and catsat "Paws for Celebration" on Capitol Hill July 30 to lobby for animal welfare...
  • DNA study proves African jackals are really a new species of wolf
    DNA study proves African jackals are really a new species of wolf
    The African golden jackal and the Eurasian golden jackal were previously considered to be the same species and to have evolved from the same gray wolf ancestor. A new DNA analysis conducted by Klaus-Peter Koepfli of the Smithsonian Conservation...
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