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Friskies Makes iPad Apps for Cats [VIDEOS]
Given how popular cats are on the internet, it’s no surprise that Friskies — makers of delicious cat food (or so our cats tell us) for over 50 years — recently rolled out a line of tablet-based apps just for cats. Featuring movements, shapes and colors tailored to appeal to kitty’s sensibilities, yo…
Jay the Penguin Takes First Steps After Injury [VIDEO]
The good people at New Friends of Bushy Beach (NFOBB) in New Zealand care for and rehabilitate sick and injured penguins. When they took a yellow-eyed penguin named Jay under their wing, his foot was injured so badly they weren’t sure he’d even survive.
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Mackie the Boston Terrier Loves Being Tickled [VIDEO]
As Della Reese once said in the 1996 Martin Lawrence classic of the same name, “It’s a thin line between love and hate.” Mackie the Boston Terrier clearly has some strong feeling about being tickled, but whether “Please sir, may I have another?” or “If you touch me again, I’m going to explode” is up…
Dyeing Dogs — A Trend Sweeping Asia?
You may not actually own a baby panda, but with the right dog and a little dye, you can fool people into thinking you do.
As recently as 10 years ago, dogs were raised as food in Taiwan. But now many Chinese see that as a shameful reminder of a less-prosperous time and are embracing man&CloseCurlyQuo…
Dying Homeless Man Sees His Dog One Last Time [VIDEO]
If you haven’t had a good cry today, this should do it.
When a homeless Iowa man, 57-year-old Kevin McClain, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, his move to a hospice meant giving up his dog, Yurt. As his condition worsened, his only wish was to be reunited with the faithful comp…
Baby Armadillo Gets Thirsty During Texas Drought [VIDEO]
With Texas experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years, most parts of the Lonestar State haven’t seen rain in months. It’s so dry, in fact, that one ordinarily shy baby armadillo came right up to this family’s walkway just to get a drink from their hose. With this adorable video racking up over…
Naked Woman Skinny Dips With Whales to Tame Them [VIDEO]
Russian diver Natalia Avseenko decided to bare all in an attempt to tame two beluga whales who dwell in the cold Arctic waters.
Scientists believe that beluga wales strongly dislike the feeling of synthetic materials and wanted to experiment with going au natural instead of donning the traditional di…
Woman Mauled by Chimp Gets New Face
A Connecticut woman who was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee in 2009 underwent a face and hand transplant at a Boston hospital, hospital officials announced last week. WARNING: Post contains graphic images.
Man Jailed For Mailing Tarantulas
Snail mail isn't for everyone. According to The Los Angeles Times, a German man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to shipping nearly 250 tarantulas by mail to the United States.
A federal prosecutor said 37-year-old Sven Koppler, who must also pay a $4,000 fine, …
Man Tries to Smuggle Baby Animals Past Airport Security

In a bizarre twist, a first-class passenger was arrested this week after he was caught trying to smuggle two panthers, an Asiatic black bear, one macaque monkey and one marmoset in his luggage.
According to the Guardian, the suspect, Noor Mahmoodr, was charged with "possessing endangered wildlif…
Female Peacock Escapes From Bronx Zoo, Joins Twitter
In a sign that the Bronx Zoo probably needs to improve its security, the NY Daily News is reporting that a female peacock (or peahen) has escaped from the zoo and is now making its way through the streets of New York.
Three Bronx Zoo staffers reportedly failed to rescue the peahen around noon on Tues…

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