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Not a Tiger, But Wild Cat Still Roaming Outskirts of Paris


PARIS - French officials on Friday scaled down a frantic hunt for a mysterious big cat prowling on the outskirts of Paris after scotching earlier fears it was a tiger.   READ MORE

Nov 17, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Spanish Town Deploys Dog-Poo Police


MADRID, Oct 16, 2014 (AFP) - A Spanish town is deploying citizen street patrols and actors dressed as detectives to combat an invasion of dog droppings.   READ MORE

Oct 17, 2014 / 0 comments

 

German Hunters Angered by Proposed Ban on Shooting Cats


BERLIN, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - German hunters are up in arms over a proposed law that would prohibit them from shooting cats, a practice they say helps save birds and rodents.   READ MORE

Oct 16, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Lion Cub Abandoned by Parents, Taken in by Sheepdog Mom


WOJCIECHOW, Poland, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. READ MORE

Oct 15, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Texas Ebola Patient's Dog will be Spared, Say U.S. Officials


WASHINGTON - The pet dog of a Texas healthcare worker who was infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient will not be killed, US officials said Monday. READ MORE

Oct 14, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Dog of Spain Ebola Victim to be Put Down, Triggering Campaign


MADRID - Health authorities on Tuesday ordered the death of the dog owned by a Spanish health worker infected with Ebola in Madrid, triggering a campaign to save him by her husband and animal rights activists. READ MORE

Oct 08, 2014 / 1 comments

 

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 / 1 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 / 1 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

 
 
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