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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


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


Dog Sold for $2 Million in China

BEIJING, March 19, 2014 (AFP) - A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 1 comments


Rio to Ban Cosmetic Surgery for Dogs & Cats

RIO DE JANEIRO, AFP - Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic surgery is all the rage, have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats, Brazilian media said Wednesday. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments


22-Pound Cat Attacks! Family Forced to Barricade Themselves in Bedroom

A 911 dispatcher in Portland, Oregon, had to ask a supervisor if they should send police out on a most unusual call. A man was reporting that his family had barricaded themselves in their bedroom to hide from the family cat, which had gone berserk and was attacking the family, he... READ MORE

Mar 12, 2014 / 3 comments


Dog Sniffs Out Rare African Tortoise

JOHANNESBURG, (AFP) - South African conservationists on Monday announced that they have enlisted the help of a Belgian Shepherd dog to help track the country's most endangered land-based tortoi READ MORE

Mar 10, 2014 / 0 comments


What, No More Buggy Rides in NY's Central Park?


Mar 10, 2014 / 1 comments


Parrot Tips Police to Murder Suspect

AGRA - A pet parrot in India has been credited with helping catch the man who murdered its owner, a relative said Thursday. READ MORE

Feb 27, 2014 / 1 comments


Imagine a World Where Dogs Could Talk

If you’ve ever wished your dog could talk, you may get your wish sooner than you think. READ MORE

Feb 27, 2014 / 2 comments


Stray Dog Becomes Unofficial Mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers

A stray dog found himself in a lucky situation when he wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers spring training camp in Phoenix, Arizona. READ MORE

Feb 25, 2014 / 1 comments


Finnish Reindeer Glow at Night to Prevent Accidents

HELSINKI  - Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said Tuesday. READ MORE

Feb 18, 2014 / 0 comments


Kitty Litter Parasite Infects Arctic Beluga Whales

CHICAGO - A parasite that is found in cats and can cause brain disease, blindness and miscarriage in people has been found for the first time in Arctic beluga whales, scientists said Thursday. READ MORE

Feb 14, 2014 / 0 comments


Missing Cat Lived in Pastry Factory for 3 Years

When pets get lost and are found weeks, months, or even sometimes years later, they are typically a little worse for wear.   READ MORE

Feb 06, 2014 / 4 comments