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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 / 1 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 / 1 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


Tokyo Zoo Stages 'Gorilla Escape'

TOKYO, Feb 06, 2014 (AFP) - Staff at a Japanese zoo chased a keeper in a gorilla costume on Thursday as part of an annual escape drill to brush up their skills in the event of a real breakout. READ MORE

Feb 06, 2014 / 0 comments


US Military Canine 'In Afghan Taliban Custody'

KABUL - The Taliban say they captured a military dog from foreign forces operating in Afghanistan following a battle in the east of the country late last year.   READ MORE

Feb 06, 2014 / 0 comments


Florida Diners Taste Python Pizza

Fort Myers - Alligator and frog have long been on the menu in Florida, but a new delicacy has slithered its way onto dinner plates in the US state. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2014 / 0 comments


Family Wins Right To Keep Adopted Fox

BORDEAUX, Jan 23, 2014 (AFP) - A French family has finally got permission to keep a young fox they had rescued after its mother was crushed by a car, following a marathon legal battle. READ MORE

Jan 23, 2014 / 0 comments


Meet Scooter: Paralyzed By Gunshots Turned Hero Therapy Dog

Most people would have thought Scooter, a Border Collie, was a goner after he was left on streets with three gunshot wounds in 2011 — but not Thomas Jordi. He knew Scooter was destined for greatness. READ MORE

Jan 22, 2014 / 1 comments


Cockroach Burrows into Australian Man's Ear

SYDNEY, Jan 10, 2014 (AFP) - A man in Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed. READ MORE

Jan 10, 2014 / 0 comments