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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


'Exceptionally Rare' Conjoined Whales Found In Mexico

LA PAZ, Mexico - Yesterday, Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as "exceptionally rare. READ MORE

Jan 08, 2014 / 0 comments


Berlin Opens Gourmet Restaurant for Pets

Earlier this month Germany's first restaurant for dogs and cats opened in Berlin over the festive holidays, drawing charges the luxury eatery for furry friends is "decadent". READ MORE

Jan 06, 2014 / 0 comments


Dogs Have 'Inner Compass' When Pooping, Study Suggests

BERLIN - German and Czech researchers studying squatting dogs doing their business have found the pooches have an "inner compass" that may help explain how they find their way home over great distances. READ MORE

Jan 03, 2014 / 2 comments


Spain Captures Vet Hiding Heroin Inside Puppies

MADRID - Spanish police said Tuesday they have captured a Colombian vet who tried to smuggle liquid heroin by surgically implanting plastic bags of the drug into live Rottweiler and Labrador puppies. READ MORE

Dec 20, 2013 / 1 comments


Britain To Sell Pig Semen to China

Officials said earlier this month British farmers will begin exporting pig semen to breeders in China next year, officials said on Wednesday, as they try to cash in on the Asian superpower's growing consumption of meat. READ MORE

Dec 18, 2013 / 0 comments


Japanese Man Steals $185k to Feed Cats

TOKYO, Dec 12, 2013 (AFP) – A Japanese man went on a year-long burglary spree, making off with a haul worth $185,000 to feed 120 cats a gourmet diet, police said Thursday. READ MORE

Dec 18, 2013 / 0 comments


Caught on Camera: Dog Robs Dollar General

A “pawsitively” bad dog in Clinton, S.C. was apprehended last week after he was caught on security camera taking off with goods from a Dollar General. READ MORE

Dec 18, 2013 / 0 comments


Dog at Center of Legal Dispute Disappears

A three-year-old, yellow Labrador Retriever that was at READ MORE

Oct 18, 2013 / 0 comments


Inspired By '101 Dalmatians,' Chilean Man Tries to Rescue Strays

A popular movie that features one breed of dog often raises their popularity, which results in people obtaining the breed without thinking it through.   READ MORE

Oct 11, 2013 / 0 comments


Treasury Reimburses Man for $500 His Dog Ate

The United States federal government may be shut down, but they fulfilled one budgetary request before heading out the door. READ MORE

Oct 07, 2013 / 0 comments


Dachshund Sacrifices Life and Saves Men from Bear Attack

Dachshunds, once bred to hunt badgers, have to be fearless. A Michigan dachshund named Bradley was no exception. READ MORE

Sep 27, 2013 / 9 comments


Are Robots Replacing Humans as Dog’s Best Friend? New Study Reveals Surprising News

Millions of factory line workers have watched robots take over their jobs in recent decades, and now a new study suggests that dog parents could be replaced by social robots. READ MORE

Sep 23, 2013 / 0 comments


Whales Learn to Paint like Picasso

TOKYO - Beluga whales at an aquarium near Tokyo are learning how to paint pictures as part of an autumn art program for visitors, an official said Wednesday. READ MORE

Sep 19, 2013 / 0 comments