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  • This Penguin Now Has Happy Feet

    A penguin chick born with splayed legs finally has happy feet after wearing a special pair of trousers that fixed the deformity. Staff at the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire realized it had the problem when it was around 3 weeks old. They believe it was caused by the parents' sitting on it too heavily. So staffers wrapped its legs in tight-fitting trousers made from an elastic material.
    SeaLife/BNPS
  • Sneaky Snake Spies on Supper

    An unwitting frog relaxes on a lily pad in Bedfordshire when a sneaky grass snake slides stealthily towards it, narrowly avoiding becoming the snake's meal.
    Caters News Agency
  • Are these ants dancing?

    These ants seem to be in the mood for dancing after being photographed practicing their ballet poses. Taken inside her homemade studio in Moscow, Russia, macro-photographer, Irina Kozorog, uses honey and sugar to tease the ants into the perfect position.
    Caters News Agency
  • Is This The Worlds Oldest Pet?

    A 116-year-old tortoise could be the United Kingdom's oldest pet, after living through two world wars and being passed down through three generations of the same family. Tommy, who is actually a female tortoise, was bought for £1 in 1909 from a London Market, by Margaret Cloonan. Tommy now lives with Sheila Floris and her husband Carlo.
    Caters News Agency
  • Say Awwww! "Delightfully Chubby" Hedgehog Goes to the Dentist

    Benny, the hedgehog, paid a visit to the dentist after displaying symptoms that worried his owner, Allie Daugherty. The little critter received a clean bill of health. "The vet said Benny was 100% perfect! Great teeth, healthy gums, no tumors, great skin and the right color of pink. Except he did say Benny was "delightfully chubby."
    Allie Daugherty/Caters News Agency
  • Say Awwww! "Delightfully Chubby" Hedgehog Goes to the Dentist

    Benny, the hedgehog, paid a visit to the dentist after displaying symptoms that worried his owner, Allie Daugherty. The little critter received a clean bill of health. "The vet said Benny was 100% perfect! Great teeth, healthy gums, no tumors, great skin and the right color of pink. Except he did say Benny was "delightfully chubby."
    Allie Daugherty/Caters News Agency
  • Two-Toned Cat Takes Internet By Storm

    Venus, a 'chimera' cat with a half-black, half-tabby fdeaturing one green eye and one blue has, become an internet sensation after her owner created a Facebook page in the cat's honor.
    Venus'sPage/Facebook
  • Baloo, Is That You?

    A brown bear at the Rostov-on-Dov Zoo in Russia, uses the corner of his enclosure to scratch his back, June 30, 2014. Spectators dubbed the bear 'Baloo' after the character in the Rupyard Kipling classic, "The Jungle Book."
    Caters News Agency
  • Pig, the Dog

    A woman scratches the head of Pig, a dog born with severe deformities, at a park in Alabaster, Ala. Found with littermates in woods near Atlanta. Pig runs and plays with other animals despite have a shortened spine, misshapen hips and no neck. She hops like a frog to stand up and walks with a high-shouldered gait that resembles a gorilla. Unable to swing her head side to side, Pig spins her whole body to see what's beside her.
    Jay Reeves/AP Photo
  • Hermit "Houses" Nicer Than Most People's

    Artist <a href="http://www.aki-inomata.com/" target="_blank">Aki Inomata</a> created hermit crab shelters based on famous places around the world.. From left, Thailand, New York, and Greece.
    Aki Inomata
  • 'Bonded' Male Penguins Adopt Baby Chick

    Wingham Wildlife Park in Kent, England posted this image to their Facebook on May 14, 2014 with the caption, "Kermit and Jumbs are a same sex pair of penguins who pair bonded over 2 years ago at our park. Whilst unable to reproduce themselves, we gave them an egg this year which had been abandoned by one of our females."
    Wingham Wildlife Park/Facebook
  • Pet stores in China are in high demand over a new grooming technique that changes your Chow to look like a panda.
    Newscom
  • A new grooming technique in China allows your Chow to look like a panda. The process takes about two hours and lasts six weeks.
    Newscom
  • A Meerkat Takes Posing for the Cameras to a New Level

    Will Burrard-Lucas takes a photo while a meerkat perches on his lens in Jan. 2014 in Makgadikgadi, Botswana. These adorable meerkats used a photographer as a look out post before trying their hand at taking pictures.
    Will Burrard/Barcroft Media /Landov
  • Nanuq the Polar Bear is Having a Ball

    Polar bear Nanuq plays with an Easter egg ball at the Hanover Zoo in Hanover, Germany on April 3, 2014.
    Holger Hollemann/Corbis
  • Oh, Hello Bear! Friendly Grizzly Waves to the Camera.

    A bear waves to guests at Madrid Zoo.
    Andrey Slepnev/Caters News Agency
  • See this Leaping Leopard’s High Wire Act

    A leopard leaps across a construction site near a furniture market in the Degumpur residential area in Meerut, India, Feb. 23, 2014.
    AFP/Getty Images
  • Excited Yankees Fan or Mischievous Red Sox Scout?

    A startled raccoon appears in the stands at New York Yankees spring training camp, Tampa, FL, Feb. 14, 2014.
    NYPost/Splash News
  • Sea Lion Paints Way Into Chinese New Year

    Sea lion "Jay" paints a Chinese character reading "the horse" to practice his calligraphy as part of his New Year's Day attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, Dec. 31, 2013. The event, marking the forthcoming Chinese lunar calender "Year of the Horse", will be held as part of a New Year's attraction until the end of January.
    Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images
  • Watch Snow Monkeys Take the Plunge

    These amazing pictures show the tender moment a frog helped to shield its partner from the rain, by using a leaf as an umbrella. The human gesture between the red-eyed tree frogs was caught on camera by amateur photographer Kutub Uddin, and was taken in his back garden in West Sussex, England.
    Kutub Uddin/Caters
  • Watch Snow Monkeys Take the Plunge

    Japanese Macaques groom each other in a hot spring at a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan Jan. 20, 2014.
    Issei Kato/Reuters Photo
  • Nearly extinct unicorn spotting in Vietnam

    The saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet, was photographed in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years by a camera trap (right image) set by WWF and the Vietnamese government?s Forest Protection Department.
    Courtesy William Robichaud/World Wildlife Fund | WWF and Vietnamese government's Forest Protection Department
  • Dog Climbs Mt. Everest

    Motivated mutt, Rupee, made history after scaling the worlds tallest mountain with owner, Joanne Lefson and reaching the iconic Everest base camp.
    Caters
  • Amazing Animals From Around the World

    Jomo, a silverback gorilla, chews on a Halloween pumpkin, Oct. 3, 2013, at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati. The gorillas were enjoying the zoo's annual Pumpkin Hunt where they fill pumpkins with treats, such as granola, raisins, sunflower seeds, peanuts, grapes, popcorn and apples.
    Al Behrman/AP Photo
  • Amazing Animals From Around the World

    Two frogs work together to get up a tree, by one giving the other a leg-up at the Adrena Volcano National Park in Costa Rica, Sept 26, 2013.
    Nicolas Reusens/Caters News
  • Amazing Rare White Humpback Whale

    A rare white humpback whale propels itself gracefully through the waters of Etty Bay near Innisfail, far north Queenland on Aug. 17, 2013.
    Jenny Dean/Rex Features
  • New Shark Species Walks Beneath the Ocean Waves

    These are the first images to emerge of a new species of shark that walks beneath the waves. The shark can be seen using its front four fins to walk along the sea floor off the islands of Indonesia . Filmed at the Weda Resort on one of the Maluku Islands the shark crawls along the sand, a technique developed to allow them to catch prey.
    CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL/CATERS NEWS
  • Terrapin Hitches A Ride

    A lazy terrapin hitches a ride on the back of a deadly alligator at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 30, 2013.
    Shawn Miller/Barcroft Media/Landov
  • Goffin Cockatoo Is No Bird Brain

    Members of the Goffin Cockatoo family are no bird brains according to a new study by scientists in Vienna that revealed they were the only animal species other than chimps that have so far been able to solve so called "five stage" puzzles.
    Europics/Newscom
  • Goffin Cockatoo Is No Bird Brain

    Members of the Goffin Cockatoo family are no bird brains according to a new study by scientists in Vienna that revealed they were the only animal species other than chimps that have so far been able to solve so called "five stage" puzzles.
    Europics/Newscom
  • Lucky Goose Survives An Arrow Through His Head

    An extremely lucky goose has survived an arrow through his head and now has a hole through its face.
    Caters News
  • Gulls Bully Puffin for his Dinner

    Get off my dinner! A hungry puffin lost most of his fish supper to a group of ravenous gulls in the Farne Islands.
    Calum Kerr/Caters News
  • Polar Bear Juggles at Moscow Zoo

    A polar bear at the Moscow Zoo loves to show off his juggling skills by bouncing his favorite red ball for a crowd, Aug. 1, 2013.
    Olga Gladysheva/Caters News Agency
  • Lion Cub Investigates Porcupine

    This lion cub inquisitively puts his paw on a spike of the porcupine during his investigation in South Africa, July 26, 2013.
    ANDREW SCHOEMAN/HotSpot /Landov
  • Frog Stays Dry With Tiny Umbrella

    This resourceful frog was snapped sheltering from the rain by using a leaf as an umbrella, Jember, East Java, Indonesia. Penkdix Palme, 27, caught the tiny tree frog sheltering from the rain in his neighbor's back garden. The aquaphobic amphibian clung on to the stem of the green leaf for a staggering 30 minutes as it was lashed by wind and rain.
    Penkdix Palme/SWNS
  • Grizzly Bear Cools Off in Candadian Lake

    This grizzly decides the time is perfect to put his feet up and chill in the water on a warm summer's day. The adult male brown bear was clearly in a mood to relax as he floated on his back in a lake, with his feet pointing to the sky.
    Rose Smith/Solent News
  • Playful Seal Plays with Divers

    This British seal gets ready for the close up, at the island of Lundy. This underwater British seal who is so friendly he loves to grapple divers like a friendly puppy dog.
    PASH BAKER/HotSpot /Landov
  • Ruthless Showdown Between Otters

    Otters throw punches at each other in a fight over food in Indonesia. Throwing a right hook as he launches onto his opponent with his gnarling teeth at the ready, this is the OTTER-LY ruthless showdown between two otters.
    MONICA ANANTYOWATI/HotSpot /Landov
  • Hummingbird battles over hummingbird feeder

    A sword-billed hummingbird (left) and a chestnut-breasted coronet battle over a hummingbird feeder near Papallacta, Ecuador.
    Nate Chappell/Barcroft Media/Landov
  • Texas Zoo Welcomes Two-Headed Turtle

    This is one of the worlds smallest reptiles that is no bigger than a child's thumbnail. The incredible creature, believed to be a typical house gecko common in the Philippines, was caught by the 14 year old amateur snapper, Corin Lenisco. Corin fell in love with him and decided to keep the lizard as a pet.
    Corin Linsico/Caters News
  • Gophers Emerge From Flood

    In Texas, two heads are better than one! A two-headed Texas cooter turtle named Thelma and Louise hatched at the San Antonio Zoo, zoo officials announced on June 26, 2013. Although Thelma and Louise was one of four Texas cooter turtles that hatched on June 18, zoo officials said she was the only one with two heads. The two-headed turtle will be on exhibit in the Zoo's Friedrich Aquarium.
    San Antonio Zoo
  • Gophers Emerge From Calgary Flood

    Gophers line the city sidewalks after their homes were flooded in the East Village area of Calgary, Alberta June 22, 2013. The flood forced tens of thousands of residents to leave their soggy homes.
    Todd Korol /REUTERS
  • Couple Love Pet Capybara

    Gary the capybara sits on the sofa at home with his owners Melanie Typaldos and her husband Richard Loveman in Buda, Texas in Sept. 2011. The couple fell in love with the South American semi-aquatic mammals during a holiday to Venezuela.
    Barcroft Media/Landov
  • Pug Dog Nurses Tiger Cubs

    Lurleen, the nursing mother and Noland the puppy snuggle up June 19, 2013, in Cleveland. Lurleen already is caring for four newborn kittens and now is nursing the orphaned week-old pit bull puppy in Cleveland.
    Cleveland Animal Protective League/AP Photo
  • Rodent Sports Flowery Costume

    Abandoned baby tigers are nursed by a pug dog at Oktyabrsky Health Resort in Sochi Russia, June 18, 2013.
    Artur Lebedev/Itar-Tass/Landov
  • Rodent Exhibition in Minsk, Belarus

    Two-year old male rat named Dyatlik wears a costume during a rodent exhibition in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, June 15, 2013.
    Sergei Grits/AP Photo
  • Lazy Frog Taking Stretch Break

    Kicking back and relaxing with his arms outstretched, this chilled-out Vietnamese mossy frog appears to be loving life as he takes some time out on a water lily leaf. Photographer Angela Nelson took this photo in her hometown of Bristol, England on June 14, 2013.
    ANGELA NELSON/HotSpot /Landov
  • Kabang Returns

    Kabang, a two-year-old injured mixed breed, is shown to the media at a veterinary clinic at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines, a few hours upon arrival from San Francisco with its handler Dr. Anton Lim, unseen, Saturday, June 8, 2013. Kabang lost half her face saving the lives of two girls. She returned home after treatment at the University of California, Davis.
    Bullit Marquez/AP Photo
  • A Pig With A Special Harness

    Potbellied pig "Chris P. Bacon," owned by veterinarian Dr. Len Lucero, moves around on a special harness, in Sumterville, Fla. on May 30, 2013. The pig was born without the use of his back legs. Lucero, who adopted the pig when a woman brought him into his animal clinic, has fashioned and bought the special harness so it can move around.
    Tamara Lush/AP Photo
  • Kingfisher Shows Off Fishing Skills

    Bonedigger the lion interacts with his dachshund friend Milo at Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dacshund dog, are so close that Milo nonchalantly licks the massive lion's teeth to clean them. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
    Barcroft/Landov
  • Kingfisher Catches Fish Under Water

    This accomplished hunter shows off her skills as she plucks a number of small fish from the water. On numerous occasions the colorful kingfisher dived into the pond and grabbed an unsuspecting minnow from the water.
    Manfred Delph/Arco/Solent
  • L.A. Zoo Welcomes Baby Sophie

    Los Angeles Zoo's female Masai giraffe, "Hafina," with her first female giraffe calf named "Sofie" are seen in Los Angeles, May 2, 2013. The calf, weighing in at 135 pounds and standing six feet tall was born on April 22, 2013.
    Tad Motoyama/L.A. Zoo/AP Photo
  • Predator Becomes Prey

    This scaredy-cat was forced to run for cover when a herd of brave buffalo decided to strike back. The lion found itself outnumbered by its plucky prey and is pictured sprinting away from the African buffalo in the Kruger National Park.
    Dave Woollacott/Caters News Agency
  • Bird Surprised by Own Reflection

    This plucky bird picked a fight with itself - after spotting her own reflection in a mirror. Photographer Tim Withall watched in amusement as the common grackle limbered up to challenge what it thought was a feathery foe on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.
    Tim Withall/Solent News
  • Fox Fight Club

    These playful cubs lock paws and go nose-to-nose as no love is lost among the scrapping siblings. The young foxes cured their apparent boredom by standing on their hind legs and fighting with each other. Thought to be about 8 weeks old, the litter of cubs were spotted getting up to mischief while their parents were away, presumably hunting. (Donald M.Jones/Minden/Solent News)
    Donald M.Jones/Minden/Solent News
  • Elephant Tests New Leg Cast

    An alligator tries to crack a turtle's tough shell. A real-life "mutant ninja turtle's" had a hardy victory over a mighty alligator during an exhaustive battle of brute strength. The South American alligator, photographed in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, spent up to 15 minutes trying to pry the turtle's shell open.
    Patrick Castleberry/Caters News
  • Two-Headed Pig Born in China

    Young elephant Suni tests her new leg cast at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation supported Elephant Orphanage Project near Lusaka, Zambia, April 19, 2013. The orphan, known as Suni, was found dragging herself by the front legs, weak and dehydrated with severe axe wounds to her spine and legs. Staff at the Elephant Orphanage Project came to her aid and have nursed her back to health.
    David Shepard Wildlife/Barcroft Media /Landov
  • Two-Headed Pig Born in China

    This picture taken on April 10, 2013 shows a newly born two-headed pig in a village in Jiujiang, east China's Jiangxi province. A local veterinarian said it is was suffering a rare deformity and would find it difficult to survive.
    AFP/Getty Images
  • Giraffes 'Neck' for Mating Rights

    The Fleishman's Glass Frog appears to change color when it moves because the background shows through its transparent flesh. It is found in South America.
    Thomas Marent/Minden/Solent
  • Male Giraffes Do The Tango

    This incredible image shows two male giraffes battling it out in bid to win a female companion. The 18 foot tall Thornicrofts appear to be 'necking' each other in what is usually a test of male dominance and mating rights. This photo was taken in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
    Dana Allen/Caters News Agency
  • Unlucky Sparrow Plucked from Mid-Air

    Researchers in Australia have reached a major milestone in resurrecting the genome of a gastric-brooding frog, which became extinct in 1983. A unique species of frog, it gives birth through its mouth, and vanished into extinction 30 years ago. Research into these disappearing frogs continues. <a href="http://bit.ly/WJFfI0">To donate to the research fund, click here.</a>
    Michael J.Tyler/University of Adelaide
  • Sparrow is Seized by SparrowHawk

    This is the moment an unlucky sparrow found out what the pecking order was as it was plucked from mid-air by a deadly predator. Squawking in protest the little bird was sadly no match for the bird of prey that grabbed it from a flock of hundreds. The sparrowhawk hunt was caught on camera by photographer Margitta Schuff Thomann as she crossed the Isola Della Cona nature reserve in Italy.
    Caters News
  • Snail Takes Shelter from Rain Under 'Umbrella'

    It may be cold outside but these hilarious images of the real 'Kung Fu' Red Pandas enjoying some playtime in the snow are enough to melt any heart. The cute creatures were snapped rolling around in the Vienna snow as they seemed to delight in a lengthy but friendly fracas, at the Tiergarten Schaunbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Feb. 14, 2013.
    Caters News
  • Snail Shelters from Rainfall Under Umbrella

    Heavy rainfall usually brings snails out of their shell but it had the opposite effect on this image-conscious creature who chose to cover up with an umbrella. Photographer Vyacheslav Mischenko, 48 snapped the stunning shots of the snail resting on a leaf in a forest near his home city of Berdychiv, Ukraine.
    VYACHESLAV MISHCHENKO / CATERS NEWS
  • Polar Bear Cools Off

    Wonky the eleven-week-old puppy, whose front legs failed to develop properly after she was taken from her mother too early and fed on a poor diet is in search of a new home. The Dogs Trust in the U.K. are hoping to place the cute pup on a healthy diet that should put her on the way to a full recovery.
    Glen Minikin/Rossparry.co.uk
  • Polar Bear Plays in San Diego Zoo

    Due to the hot climate in San Diego, California, polar bears cool off with a swim in the pool.
    ZSSD/Minden/Solent
  • Deep Sea Specimens from New Zealand

    University of Aberdeen scientists hold specimens of deep-sea cusk eel, cosmopolitan rattail and new eelpout. From left to right, Steve Bailey, Dr Alan Jamieson, Te Papa's Andrew Stewart. They found the new creatures off the coast of New Zealand.
    Malcolm Clark/NIWA/University of Aberdeen
  • Gonzo, Blind Sled Dog Gets Help From Brother Poncho

    Sled dogs Poncho, left, and his blind brother Gonzo are hooked up for a run at the Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, in Jefferson, N.H., Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Poncho has taken to helping his blind brother on regular runs.
    Jim Cole/AP Photo
  • Pug Amazingly Survives Tasmania Inferno

    Charlie the five-year-old pug has become the latest symbol of hope from the devastation wreaked by the worst of the Australian fires. He was found by police with burns to more than half his body close to his owners' devastated home in Dunalley, south west Tasmania, Jan. 8, 2013.
    Splash
  • Pandas Get Their Groove On

    A giant squid has been photographed alive for the first time in the deep sea off Chichi island, Japan. Squids can be as long as a school bus and weigh up to a ton, but since they're deep divers, it has been difficult to find them in the ocean.
    Discovery Channel
  • Pandas Get Their Groove On

    The Japanese broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel joined forces for first video of a live giant squid in its natural habitat. It uses its tentacles to force prey into its mouth.
    Discovery Channel
  • Giant Panda Dances Gangnam Style

    Giant pandas "Qin Chuan" (R) and "Le Le" play in the snow at the Jinbao park in Weifang City, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 28, 2012.
    ZHANG CHI/Xinhua /Landov
  • Orphaned Bobcat Is Too Nice

    "Chips" the bobcat is seen in an enclosure in Placerville, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012. A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She's too nice. The kitten was only a few weeks old when she was found in August by fire crews who battled a 75,000-acre fire in the Plumas National Forest.
    The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton/AP Photo
  • Prickly Pete, Cat Wrapped in Cactus

    On Dec. 19, 2012, the Arizona Humane Society rescued a cat dubbed as "prickly pete." The feline got stuck to a cactus.
    ABC News
  • The Great Grey Owl in Lapland

    The Great Grey Owl is shown flying ghost-like through the wintry land of Finland, invariably staring down the camera lens with its luminous yellow eyes. The bird is often called one of the "Phantoms of the North."
    Jules Cox/Solent News
  • Beekeeping Donkey

    According to the Brazilian news outlet, Jornal da Besta Fubana, beekeeper Manuel Juraci outfitted his donkey Boneco in a custom-made beekeeping suit to protect him from getting stung while the two harvested honey in Itatira, a rural town in Brazil.
    Jornal da Besta Bubana/YouTube
  • Diver Encounters 26-Foot Anaconda

    A 4-day-old newborn silverback gorilla hangs on to his mother in the Ramat Gan safari, near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Nov. 14, 2012.
    Ariel Schalit/AP Photo
  • Diver Encounters 26-Foot Anaconda

    Seven panda cubs, all born this year, relax at the Chengdu Panda Base in Chengdu, in southwestern China's Sichuan province, on Oct. 30, 2012. (AP Photo)
    AP Photo
  • 8-Meter Anaconda

    A brave diver gets up close to a huge anaconda snake resting on a riverbank after gobbling up its latest prey. Wearing just a wetsuit, snake enthusiast Franco Banfi, 53, ventured near enough to touch the scary 26 foot (8 meters) beast as it lay in the sun in the Mato Grosso do Sol in Brazil.
    Franco Banfi/Solent News
  • Sabertooth Squirrel?

    A snaggletooth squirrel struggles to munch on a tasty treat.
    Caters News Agency
  • Dancing chipmunks in Namibia

    Dancing chipmunks, eh? Mel Gray, an Australian professor visiting Namibia, photographed this pair near a campsite. "They were running around, chasing one another, wrestling, rolling over, pinning each other down," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying. "And they were rearing up on their hind legs, seemingly like in a dance."
    Mel Gray/Solent News
  • Giant Panda enjoys Mid-Autumn Festival moon cake

    A panda eats moon cakes in the panda house of Suzhou Taihu National Wetland Park in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 30, 2012. On the occasion of China's traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sunday this year, working staff of the Park prepared specially made moon cakes for pandas to let them enjoy the special day with people.
    HANG XINGWEI/Xinhua /Landov
  • Medusa the Longest Snake in Guiness World Records 2013

    Reticulated python Medusa, owned by Full Moon Productions, a haunted house attraction in Kansas City, Missouri, has been named the longest snake ever to live in captivity. The 25-foot long Medusa is in the "Guinness World Records 2013 Edition."
    Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
  • Fisherman Catches 12-foot Alligator

    Rob Neil poses with the 12-foot alligator he caught Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, 2012 in the Intracoastal Waterway in Bourg, La. Neil sold the gator to Big Al's restaurant in Houma.
    Chris Heller, The Houma Daily Courier/AP Photo
  • Great White Leaps for Lunch

    This is the dramatic moment two young male hippos came tusk to tusk in an incredible African sunset duel. On a tranquil evening in the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa.
    Mario Moreno/Caters News Agency
  • Great White Shark Swallows Seal in Mid-Air

    Seal Island near South Africa is known for the spectacular way the great white sharks there grab the Cape Fur seals on which they feed. Here, a shark comes up from underneath and launches itself out of the water with the seal in its mouth.
    Dan Callister/PacificCoastNews.com
  • Rare White Lion Makes Debut at Jungle Island in Miami

    A rare white lion, Lord Ivory, is one of attractions at Jungle Island in Miami, along with two royal white tigers and two snow tigers. The white lion, seen here, is not albino, but has an unusual genetic mutation. There may be only 300 like it in the world.
    Aaron Davidson/Getty Images
  • Bob The Owl in His Own Olympic Feat

    As the world's athletes descend upon the UK for the summer games, one member of Team GB is preparing for his own epic feat of endurance - Bob the burrowing owl and his 100 centimeter sprint. The bird participated in London Zoo's Animal Athletes in Action demonstration.
    Jeff Moore/Splash News
  • Rare Albino Hedgehogs

    A couple of rare albino hedgehogs are photographed in a pet shop in Johannesburg, Friday, July 6, 2012. The nocturnal animals will be part of the World of Cats, Dogs and Pet Exhibition at the end of the month which will include a dogs fashion show.
    Denis Farrell/ AP Photo
  • Injured Panther Uses Walker

    Only one out of every two million lobsters are blue, say scientists, but Bobby Stoddard, a fishing captain out of Clarks Harbour, Nova Scotia, says he found this one. The bright color comes from a genetic defect.
    Bobby Stoddard via WABC
  • Injured Panther Uses Walker

    Reconstruction of Carbonemys preying upon a small crocodylomorph.
    Artwork by Liz Bradford/NC State University
  • Injured Panther Kitten

    A panther kitten is using a body walker to help get around after officials believe it was hit by a car in Southwest Florida, The Associated Press reported.
    Courtesy Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • red panda has concussion after 30-foot fall in Dresden, Germany

    At the Dresden zoo in Germany, a red panda escaped its enclosure and fell 30 feet out of a tree as firefighters tried to rescue it. The zoo says the little animal probably has a concussion.
    zoo-dresden.de
  • Jungle Islandâ??s Orangutans use iPads to communicate

    Linda Jacobs touches an orangutan at Jungle Island in Miami. Workers there are using iPads to better communicate with the animals. Experts who work with primates have been using sign language and other methods to communicate with apes for years, but technology may open up new possibilities.
    J Pat Carter/AP Photo
  • Orangutan uses iPad

    In an experiment at Jungle Island, researcher Linda Jacobs told an orangutan a word, then showed the animal an array of pictures on an iPad screen. The orangutan correctly pointed to the image that matched the word.
    J Pat Carter/AP Photo
  • Pic Captures Bicycling Bug

    This Humboldt "Red Devil" squid was caught on camera devouring a defenseless sea gull off the Pacific coast of Canada at Victoria's Ogden Point breakwater. The squid trapped the bird with its tentacles before dragging it down to the bottom of the ocean, Ginger Morneau, the amateur photographer who snapped the picture moments before the sea gull's imminent death, told the Daily Mail.
    Ginger Morneau/The Canadian Press/AP Photo
  • Pedaling Mantis

    Macro photographer Eco Suparman was shocked when a praying mantis he was photographing jumped up onto a curled plant and looked just like he was pedaling away on a bicycle.
    Eco Suparman/Caters News
  • Polar Bear Cubs Greet Spring

    This little blue critter is a Bururi long-fingered frog from East Africa -- the first one seen in 62 years. Scientists thought it was extinct, a victim of civil war and deforestation.
    David Blackburn/California Academy of Sciences
  • Purple Squirrel Found in Pa.

    A young member of the tiniest chameleon species ever discovered perches atop a fingertip.
  • A Rabbit Gets Acupuncture

    Percy and Connie Emert of Jersey Shore, Pa., trapped this purple squirrel in their yard. They said they did not dye the rodent and had no idea why it is purple.
    Courtesy Michelle Emert Carithers and Connie Emert
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PHOTO: People stand in prayer after marching about a mile to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, Aug. 20, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.
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PHOTO: Jars of Nutella are displayed on a shelf at a market, Aug. 18, 2014, in San Francisco.
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