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Endangered Hamster May Get Second Chance in France


STRASBOURG, France, May 06, 2014 (AFP) - Authorities in the French region of Alsace have launched an action plan to save a hamster facing extinction, more than two years after Europe's top cour READ MORE

May 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Canadian Town Tries to Sell Whale Carcass on eBay Before it Explodes!


MONTREAL, (AFP) - A fishing village in easternmost Canada tried on Monday to auction off on eBay a sperm whale carcass that washed up onto its shores. READ MORE

May 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Investigators Pursue 100 Stray Dogs Buried Alive Claim


BEIJING, (AFP) - Claims that about 100 stray dogs were buried alive in northern China are being investigated, an official said Sunday, the latest apparent case of animal cruelty to shock the nation. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 3 comments

 

Japan Kicks Off First Whale Hunt Since UN Court Ruling


AYUKAWA, Japan (AFP) - A Japanese whaling fleet left port Saturday under tight security, marking the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Hamster Sized Deer Born In Spain


MADRID, (AFP) - The latest specimen of the world's tiniest deer -- a rare species no bigger than a hamster -- has been born in a nature park in southern Spain, conservationists said on Friday. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Japan Redesigns Antarctic Whale Hunt After UN Court Ruling


Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. READ MORE

Apr 22, 2014 / 0 comments

 

25-Year-Old Cat Heads for Record Books as World's Oldest


Do you remember what you were doing in August 1989 — before most of us had Internet and big hair was still in fashon? READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 17 comments

 

How Flies Avoid the Swat: They Act Like Fighter Jets


WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 (AFP) - When scared, fruit flies bank the same way fighter jets do, tilting and rolling through the air, but they do it quicker than the blink of an eye, US researchers said Thursday. READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Fur Flies As US Gets to Grips With Feral Cats


WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats. READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 1 comments

 

U.K. Pet Owner Wins Cloned Dog in Contest


Some contest winners yelp with delight for getting gift cards or small appliances. READ MORE

Apr 14, 2014 / 13 comments

 

Robert Abady Dog Food Co. Recalls Single Lot of Cat Food


The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., a New York-based pet food manufacturer, has issued a recall for one lot of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats due to possible Salmonella contamination. READ MORE

Apr 10, 2014 / 2 comments

 

Cat Rescued After Being Trapped Inside Sofa for 5 Days


A cat spent five days trapped inside a sofa donated to a London thrift store before the new purchasers of the second-hand furniture did a first-class act: They ripped up the sofa to free the couch potato pet, tracked down his owners and returned him. READ MORE

Apr 09, 2014 / 3 comments

 

Wildlife Still Suffers Four Years After BP Oil Spill


WASHINGTON, April 08, 2014 (AFP) - Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group said Tuesday. READ MORE

Apr 08, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Two-Legged Dog's Day at the Beach Video Inspires All, Goes Viral


The inspirational viral video of a 2-legged Boxer’s first trip to the beach is further proof that you can’t keep a good dog down. READ MORE

Apr 03, 2014 / 4 comments

 

Spain Town Hires Poo 'Detective' to Spy on Dog Owners


   MADRID, April 02, 2014 (AFP) - Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Forget Asteroids, Microbes Could (and Did!) Cause Mass Extinction on Earth


WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Volcanoes and asteroids are sometimes blamed for wiping out nearly all life on Earth 252 million years ago, but US research Monday suggested a more small-time criminal: microbes. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Whaling Ban Applauded Despite Fears of Japan Sidestep


SYDNEY, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday applauded a court decision that Japan must halt its annual Antarctic whale hunt, but raised fears it could sidestep the order and begin whaling again under a new "scientific" guise. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Why Zebra Stripes? New Study Offers Weird Explanation


PARIS, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 1 comments

 

You Won't Believe How Pythons Manage to Get Back Home


PARIS, March 19, 2014 (AFP) - The Burmese python has a built-in compass that allows it to slither home in a near-straight line even if released dozens of kilometres away, researchers said Wednesday. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Dog Saves Owner from Choking to Death


A Springer Spaniel named Mollypops is enjoying a new squeaky chicken and some treats of her own for saving her human mom’s life in a most unusual way. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 7 comments

 

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