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Scandal in Poland as Charges Dismissed for Donkeys Caught Having Public Sex


WARSAW – A pair of amorous Polish donkeys have recovered their right to make love in public after a local official sought to keep them apart.   READ MORE

Sep 26, 2014 / 0 comments

 

2 Dog Names that Shocked French Mayor to the Core


PARIS - A mayor in eastern France has refused to sign a license for two dogs named "Itler" and "Iva" who he claims are owned by an official from France's far-right National Front. READ MORE

Sep 11, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Can a Monkey Copyright a Selfie?


LONDON, (AFP) - The Wikimedia Foundation insisted Thursday it would not remove from its website a "selfie" taken by a mischievous monkey, despite claims from the British photographer whose camera was used that it breached his copyright. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2014 / 0 comments

 

PETA Posts $15,000 Reward for Info Leading to Arrest of 'Squirrel Kicker'


WASHINGTON, AFP) - Animal rights group PETA posted a $15,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest of a shirtless man seen kicking a squirrel off the edge of the Grand Canyon. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2014 / 0 comments

 

India Hires Masked Monkey Men to Combat Macaque Menace


NEW DELHI, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - India has hired a group of monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings in the nation's capital, officials said Thursday. READ MORE

Aug 01, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Elephants Sense of Smell 'Superior' to Dogs


WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday. READ MORE

Jul 22, 2014 / 0 comments

 

New York Sells Out Adult Sleepover Under Blue Whale


 NEW YORK, (AFP) - Ever dreamt of kipping down under a blue whale? For grown-ups equipped with a sleeping bag and toothbrush, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting its first adult-only sleepover. READ MORE

Jul 22, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Senior Dogs Find Refuge in Japanese Nursing Home


TOKYO, (AFP) - A new Japanese nursing home has everything seniors could want, from a hair salon and 24-hour medical care to comfy beds and a swimming pool to keep those legs in shape -- all four of them. READ MORE

Jul 07, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Pet Dog Saves Japanese Boy from Bear Attack


TOKYO, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - A placid pet dog was being hailed a hero after saving a five-year-old boy from a mauling by a wild bear in northern Japan, police and media said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jun 24, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Spanish Zoo Vet Tranquilizes Keeper in Gorilla Escape Drill


MADRID, June 06, 2014 (AFP) - A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital. READ MORE

Jun 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

VIDEO: Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack


Usually when we write about heroic animals, 9 times out of 10 the story is about a brave dog. Cats rarely throw themselves in harm’s way to save their human pet parents. But one cat in California risked its fur to save a young boy from a dog attack. READ MORE

May 14, 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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