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  • 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.
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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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  • Pet stores in China are in high demand over a new grooming technique that changes your Chow to look like a panda.
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  • A new grooming technique in China allows your Chow to look like a panda. The process takes about two hours and lasts six weeks.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Oh, Hello Bear! Friendly Grizzly Waves to the Camera.

    A bear waves to guests at Madrid Zoo.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Rodent Sports Flowery Costume

    Abandoned baby tigers are nursed by a pug dog at Oktyabrsky Health Resort in Sochi Russia, June 18, 2013.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • George the Great Dane

    Dave Nasser sits with his Great Dane, George, at a friend's home in Tucson, Ariz.
    Greg Bryan/Arizona Daily Star/AP Photo
  • 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
  • Polar bear cubs come out of den for spring.

    Polar bear cubs cling to their mother as they emerge from their winter den. Photographer Steve Bloom has spent hundreds of hours in Norway and Canada photographing polar bears.
    Steve Bloom/Barcroft Media/Landov
  • Praying Otter Seeks Help from Higher Power

    Maine State Aquarium Director Aimee Hayden-Rodriques holds a 27 pound, nearly 40 inch long, lobster caught by Robert Malone off the coast of Maine near Rockland, Maine on Feb. 17, 2012. The aquarium named the crustacean "Rocky."
    Maine State Aquarium/AP Photo
  • According to the Daily Mail, the image of the mammal in need of the almighty was taken by Marac Andrev Kolodzinski. Kolodinski, 49, told the paper he spent two hours in the cold to get the shot.
    Marac Andrev Kolodzinski/Caters News/Zuma
  • 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
  • Cat Born With Two Faces

    Bugsy the rabbit is undergoing acupuncture to help alleviate excessive circling and head twitching. Animal keepers at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C., say Bugsy's behavior is not typical for rabbits, and they have not been able to find what's bothering him.
    Museum of Life and Science
  • A Kitten With Two Faces

    This is a Janus cat, born with a rare condition that gave it one body but two faces. Its owners, Nash Hand and his wife Amanda Forsythe of Port Charlotte, Fla., named it Harvey Dent, after the two-faced Batman character.
    ABC NEWS
  • Drowsy Bear Shows Off 10 Inch Tongue

    Animal eye doctor Anne-Marie Verbruggen, right, place a contact lens in the left eye of Win Thida, a 44-year-old Asian elephant at Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Win Thida's cornea was damaged when playing with other elephants, the operation to place the contact lens lasted about one hour.
    Artis/AP Photo
  • Drowsy Bear Shows Off 10 Inch Tongue

    This photo made available by Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, Jan. 25, 2012, shows a contact lens being placed in the left eye of Win Thida, a 44-year-old Asian elephant at Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Win Thida's cornea was damaged when playing with other elephants, the operation to place the contact lens lasted about one hour.
    Artis/AP Photo
  • Kala, Malayan Sun Bear Appears to Lick Tree

    Photographer Adrian Tavano watched as Kala, a Malayan sun bear, woke up and opened her mouth. She usually uses her ten-inch long tongue to eat termites hidden deep inside trees at Miami Zoo in Florida, United States.
    Adrian Tavano/Solent
  • World's Smallest Frog Found

    Take a good look at Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, an Australian horse fly that has been named in honor of the singer Beyonce because of the gold patch on its rear end. An Australian scientist called it the "all-time diva of flies."
    Bryan Lessard/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom
  • Secret Snake Hides in Jungle

    A frog sits on a U.S. dime in this photo taken by Louisiana State University herpetologist Christopher Austin near the Amau River in Papua, New Guinea. The species was claimed as the world's smallest vertebrate, Jan. 11, 2012.
    Christopher Austin/Louisiana State University/AP Photo
  • Matilda's Horned Viper

    This snake is called Matilda's horned viper. The Wildlife Conservation Society says it is a newly-found species that lives only in remote parts of Tanzania. Biologists say they are keeping the exact location of the new species a secret, since it could be of interest to illegal pet collectors.
    Tim Davenport/WCS
  • Gila Monster, Pronghorns and More

    UK scientists have found prodigious numbers of a new crab species they have dubbed "The Hoff" because of its hairy chest – a tribute of sorts to the often bare-chested US actor David Hasselhoff. The animal was discovered living around volcanic vents off South Georgia.
    Oxford University/NERC ChEsSo Consortium
  • Great Migrations: Pronghorns at Risk

    A Gila monster is being held by animal service officials in Carlsbad, Calif., after it was discovered in a family's yard.
    ABC
  • Seal Gets 18,000 Frequent Swimmer Miles

    Pronghorns gallop through the snow in the American West. The Wildlife Conservation Society says it worries a warming climate will disrupt the migration of the pronghorn and other species.
    Joel Berger, WCS
  • Jackson, the Elephant Seal traveled 18,000 miles in 11 months

    This southern elephant seal, nicknamed Jackson, was found on a beach in southern Chile and tracked by the <a href="http://www.wcs.org" target="external">Wildlife Conservation Society</a> with a satellite transmitter. They say he traveled 18,000 miles in 11 months, swimming up and down the South American coast.
    WCS.org
  • Zebras Roam the Suburbs

    An albino dolphin, right, swims with an adult dolphin at the Baia da Babitonga, in Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Biologists studying an endangered dolphin species that lives only on the southern coast of South America say this is the first recorded instance of an albino baby among them.
    Projeto Toninhas/Univille/AP Photo
  • Two Zebras Roam the Suburbs

    Two zebras escaped from Leesburg Animal Park in Virginia after a maintenance man left a gate open, allowing the zebras to go check out the town. After three hours they were safely captured. <a href="http://www.wjla.com/pictures/2011/11/zebras-roam-loudoun-county-after-escaping-from-animal-park-photos-/12826-891.html." target="external">More photos can be seen at WJLA-TV</a>.
    Dave Hunter/WJLA/ABC
  • A pig without back legs

    A pig born without hind legs in China's Anhui Province has learned to walk on two hooves. Farmer Ge Xinping told the UK's Daily Mail, "Villagers all love it as it walks like an upside down gymnast."
    Quirky China News/Rex / Rex USA
  • Nine-Spotted Ladybug Makes Return to New York

    A nine-spotted ladybug, the official insect of New York State. It was spotted in the Long Island getaway town of Amagansett -- no small matter, since there had not been a confirmed sighting of one anywhere in New York in 29 years.
    Jim Pisarowicz/National Park Service
  • World's Most Terrifying Bat?

    Jackass penguins, wearing red and green garments, take a walk at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.
    Itsuo Inouye/AP Photo
  • World's Most Terrifying Bat?

    A white whale wears a Santa Claus hat during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
    Itsuo Inouye/AP Photo
  • Amazing Animals

    This is a Walston's tube-nosed bat, a rare new species discovered in Cambodia. It was named for Joe Walston of New York's Wildlife Conservation Society. Not much is known about these bats, other than that they are not to be trifled with.
    Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Cat Survives Euthanasia Attempts Twice

    One meerkat at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051312/Halloween--simples-Meerkats-play-trick-treat-putting-heads-pumpkins.html" target='external'>United Kingdom</a> found an efficient way to hunt for Halloween treats (cockroaches and crickets) placed inside a pumpkin.
    Zachary Culpin/ Solent News & Photo Agency
  • Cyclops shark

    This "cyclops" shark fetus was found in the womb of a female shark caught in the Gulf of California, off the west coast of Mexico. Scientists say it would probably not have survived if it had been born.
    Piscessportfishing.com
  • Narcotic: the Sphynx cat

    Narcotic, the Sphynx cat looks at a judge during an international cat beauty show in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Up to 300 cats mainly from countries in central and eastern Europe entered the two day competition.
    Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo
  • Drunken Moose Stuck in Tree

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    Frankenlouie the Two Faced Cat/YouTube
  • Bisexual Deep-Sea Squid

    An Octopoteuthis deletron swims off the California coast, in this December 2007 photo. This tiny squid has a remarkable sex life, say scientists. The male of the species mates with members of its own sex just as often as it does with females. The scientists say they're not surprised, since the five-inch animal lives in permanent darkness, as much as half a mile beneath the Pacific.
    AFP/MBARI via Newscom
  • Whales Take Labor Day Weekend Swim

    Hunters and villagers in the south Philippines captured alive a one-ton saltwater crocodile this week. The 21-foot male croc was captured along a creek in Bunawan township in Agusan del Sur province. Captured after a three week hunt, the massive crocodile killed a water buffalo in an attack witnessed by several village residents.
    AP Photo
  • Whales

    An aerial camera captured two whales swimming off the coast of Los Angeles. From the overhead position it looked as if mother and child were out for quick dip.
    ABC News
  • Cuban Dog With Enormous Tongue

    A street dog popularly known as "Lengua," or "Tongue" sits on a sidewalk in Havana, Cuba, Friday Sept. 2, 2011.
    Javier Galeano/AP Photo
  • Apes Use iPads

    The Milwaukee Zoo in Milwaukee, Wisc., uses iPads to help train apes in its primate exhibit. Zookeepers say the high-tech devices stimulate the brains of the apes, one of the closest animal relatives to human beings. Researchers also hope the iPads will help save the animals from extinction by giving humans a personal connection to the animals.
    ABC News
  • This dolphin, seen off the western coast of Australia, traps small fish in conch shells with its beaks, then brings the shells to the surface and shakes them to get the fish out.
    Courtesy Murdoch University
  • Ants Glow With Rainbow Colors

    Photographer Carli Davidson's photo "Shake 2," from her series, "Shake," in which she shows dogs drying themselves off. The dog pictured is Mane, a Dogue de Bordeaux. <a href="http://www.carlidavidson.com"target="external">Courtesy Carli Davidson</a>
    www.carlidavidson.com
  • Massive, Ancient Wombat Discovered

    Palaeontologists say they have unearthed the remains of a prehistoric marsupial-- a diprotodon described as a giant, wombat-like creature. "What we're seeing here is the biggest marsupial that ever lived in the world," says professor Michael Archer.
    James King/Australian Museum
  • Emperor Penguin Undergoes Third Surgery

    A 5-foot Nile monitor lizard wandered around the patio of a home in Glen Ridge, Fla., according to ABC News' affiliate WPBF in West Palm Beach, Fla. Monitor lizards, which can exceed seven feet in length, seemed to be popping up with some regularity in South Florida in June 2011. Nine giant lizards were seen in central Palm Beach County, with additional unverified reports in central Broward County. While the reptiles are native to Africa, they have lived in Florida for a decade. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, monitor lizards are particularly active during the warm, summer months.
  • Emperor Penguin Undergoes Third Surgery

    On June 29, 2011, 150 diamondback terrapin turtles delayed flights at New York City's Kennedy Airport as they made their annual trek across a normally busy runway to get to a sandy area next to the water where they lay their eggs. The Federal Aviation Administration said delays reached 30 minutes for some flights. There could be further flight delays into the summer because the turtles were expected to continue their egg-laying trek throughout July 2011. (The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)
    The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Rare Twin Horses Born in South Carolina

    Nomura jellyfish are the giants among their species. They can grow up to six feet in diameter, and weigh more than 450 pounds each. Brainless, bloodless and heartless, Nomura "blooms" have been a major menace off the coast of Japan for years. Aside from their painful stings, these jellyfish are threatening Japan's multi-billion dollar fishing industry. "Monster Jellyfish" premieres on Thursday, May 19 on NatGeo WILD.
    Jesse Stern/National Geographic
  • Rare Twin Horses Born in South Carolina

    Equipped with hundreds of tiny mouths, a single giant Normura jellyfish will gorge on zooplankton in the ocean, increasing their body weight up to 10 percent every day. Scientists theorize warming ocean temperatures could be raising the rate of the jellyfish's reproduction, and causing the "blooms." Each jellyfish carries over one billion eggs. "Monster Jellyfish" premieres on Thursday, May 19 on NatGeo WILD.
    Jesse Stern/National Geographic
  • Elvis Spotted on the Back of a Stink Bug

    A mare in South Carolina beat the odds and gave birth to two healthy foals. Erin Woodbury of the Blue Wave Stable in Indian Land, S.C., the horses' home, told <a href="http://www.wcnc.com/news/neighborhood-news/Indian-Land-stable-home-to-rare-twin-horses-120370239.html" target="external">WCNC of Charlotte, N.C.</a> that horses usually do not have uteruses big enough to bring more than one foal to term. But Utah, the mare, is now the mother of foals Tahoe and Reno, born April 16, 2011.
    wcnc.com
  • Miniature Horse to Celebrate 1st Birthday

    Midnight, a miniature horse born without part of his leg, has a new bounce in his step after being fitted with a $14,000 prosthetic leg. The Texas horse was neglected by his owners, but law enforcement seized the animal and brought him to Ranch Hand Rescue near Fort Worth, Texas, the Associated Press reported. To make Midnight an artificial leg, the group worked with Fort Worth-based Prosthetic Care, which makes prosthetic limbs for humans. They hoped that the new limb would simply help the animal walk. But after his second fitting, Midnight surprised the group by taking off in a joyful gallop.
    ABC News
  • Arrow removed from goose's chest

    In this image provided by the <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_17635606">Denver Post,</a> the goose with the arrow in its chest is finally getting some medical attention. Volunteers with the Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center of Denver caught the bird at the lake at Garland Park in Denver. The goose was treated by Dr. Jerry LaBonde, a veterinarian who specializes in birds at Homestead Animal Hospital.
    The Denver Post
  • A Berlin zoo official says world-famous polar bear Knut has died. Bear keeper Heiner Kloes said that four-year-old Knut died Saturday afternoon March 19, 2011 while alone in his compound. He says the cause is not yet clear.

    Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut, who rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother rejected at birth, died on Saturday, March 19, 2011, a zoo official said. The world-famous bear died alone in his compound, bear keeper Heiner Kloes told The Associated Press. "He was by himself in his compound, he was in the water, and then he was dead," said Kloes. "He was not sick, we don't know why he died." Between 600 and 700 people were at Knut's compound and saw the four-year-old bear die, German news agency DAPD reported.
    Michael Sohn, File/AP Photo
  • Scooter-Riding Dog in Times Square!

    Norman, the shaggy dog who became a YouTube star for riding around his Georgia neighborhood on a scooter, showed off his skills in Times Square on "Good Morning America." His owner, Karen Cobb, taught the Briard to scoot when he was just a puppy.
    ABC News
  • Scientists Wear Panda Suits to Help Captive-Born Cubs

    A shark jumps out of the water to snag a seal off the aptly named Seal Island in Cape Town, South Africa. Great white sharks regularly breach out of the water here while in pursuit of their prey.
    Chris Fallows/Apexpredators.com
  • Scientists Wear Panda Costumes to Help Captive-Born Cubs

    Mittermeier's sportive lemur (Lepilemur mittermeieri), Sorongono Forest on the Ampasindava Peninsula in NW Madagascar.
    R. A. Mittermeier
  • Eye-Popping Picture of Spider Wins Contest

    Lukas, a 17-year-old thoroughbred gelding in Chino Hills, Calif., has been recognized by Guinness World Records for his ability to identify 19 numbers in one minute. Earlier this month, his owner, Karen Murdock, learned that her horse was accepted by Guinness for "Most Numbers Correctly Identified by a Horse in One Minute."
    www.playingwithlukas.com
  • Mangled Cat Walks With Bionic Legs

    This image of a bug-eyed daddy long-legs spider took top honors in the 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, Germany, shot the image, which was selected out of 2,000 submissions.
    Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
  • New Carnivore Found in Madagascar

    <a href="http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/" target ="external">Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick</a>, a neuro-orthopedic surgeon in England, fitted two-and-a-half year-old Oscar the cat with two bionic legs last November, using a new and revolutionary surgical technique. Oscar's owner, Kate Nolan, brought him in after a combine harvester cut off Oscar's back feet while he was sleeping in a field. The surgery cost almost $3,000. <a href="http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/" target="external">Fitzpatrick</a> said he hopes one day a human might also be fitted with bionic limbs, using a similar procedure. "They can't have a new technique or an implant in a human unless we do it in an animal first," he said in a recent interview with "Nightline."
    Courtesy Jim Incledon
  • World's Biggest Dog Meets World's Tiniest

    A small mongoose-like creature found in Madagascar is the first new species of meat-eating mammal discovered in 24 years, scientists said. The cat-sized carnivore, known as Durrell's vontsira, was identified by researchers with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Natural History Museum of London, Nature Heritage and Conservation International. Scientists say the small mammal, which weighs about one pound, is likely one of the most threatened carnivores in the world.
    Courtesy © Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Monkeys in Makeup Sing for Suppers

    Giant George and Boo Boo are both amazing animals in their own right, but in very different ways. At 245-pounds and 7' 3" from nose to tail, Giant George is the world's biggest dog-- and, at 4 inches tall, Boo Boo is the world's smallest. The two got together for a meeting in New York City's Central Park to celebrate the 2011 edition of the Guinness World Records. Boo Boo's owner remarked that she was afraid Giant George would mistake the smaller dog for a snack, but it appeared they both got along.
    Photo by Zach Wilson/Courtesy Buck Wolf/AOL
  • Giant Koi?

    After grappling with the line for 10 minutes, French fisherman Raphael Biagini reeled this 30-lb. giant orange koi carp out of the water in southern France, the U.K.'s <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1309880/Fisherman-Raphael-Biagini-catches-massive-30lbs-goldfish.html" target="external">Daily Mail</a> reported. Other anglers in the area told Biagini they'd spent six years trying to catch the legendary "giant goldfish," but the photo has sparked a debate online over whether the fish is actually real. Biagini reportedly posed for the photo and then returned the fish to the water.
    BNPS.co.uk
  • Amazing Animals

    An 800-pound gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo picked up a Nintendo DSi XL game console that was accidentally dropped in its pen and started monkeying around with it. Zoo officials were able to take the device before the gorilla crushed it, according to ABC affiliate KGO-TV in San Francisco.
    Courtesy Christina Spicuzza
  • Ew! Massive Jellyfish Stings 150 Even After It Was Dead

    Rufus (shown here) saved a group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan by startling a suicide bomber who was targeting their combat outpost in the middle of the night. In February, Rufus and two other strays living near the toops, started barking when they heard an intruder approach the sleeping soldiers. Rufus grabbed the bomber's leg while the other two alerted the troops. Surprised and compromised, the terrorist detonated the bomb too early, killing himself but only injuring a few U.S. soldiers. One of the dogs was killed in the blast and the two others were seriously injured but nursed back to health. Later this week, Rufus will be reunited in Atlanta with Chris Duke, one of the soldiers he saved, the New York Post reported.
    Courtesy Nowzad Dogs
  • Amazing Animals

    Chris Chiasson, a U.S. soldier stationed in Afghanistan, is shown in this image with a group of stray dogs he and other soldiers have befriended. Chiasson's girlfriend, Anna Cannan, started the Puppy Rescue Mission, which helps stray dogs in Afghanistan, like Rufus, find homes in the U.S.
    Courtesy Annan Cannan
  • Amazing Animals

    A dead jellyfish that broke to pieces while it was being removed stung almost 150 people Wednesday at a state park beach in Rye, New Hampshire.
    ABC News
  • Wildlife Conservation Society Uses Men?s Cologne as Latest Tool in Big Cat Conservation

    Conservationists and zookeepers say that Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" helps lure big cats, such as jaguars and cheetahs. For example, when sprayed near cameras, the cats linger longer, which lets researchers gather more information about them. According to the Wall Street Journal, Pat Thomas, general curator for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo in New York, first observed the attraction in 2003. Now, "Obsession" is used in zoos and in the field.
    Wildlife Conservation Society Guatemala Program
  • 'Pinocchio' of Frogs Among New Species in 'The Lost World'

    Firefighter Ted Jackman provides oxygen to a pet cat after a house fire using a pet oxygen mask like the ones being donated to thousands of fire and rescue units across the country by Invisible Fence.
    Courtesy Invisible Fence
  • Amazing Animals

    In honor of the International Day of Biodiversity this week, <a href="www.conservation.org/foja" target="external">Conservation International</a> and the <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/" target="external">National Geographic Society</a> announced several new species, discovered in Indonesian New Guinea, once called "the lost world." The new frog species, shown here, is said to be the "Pinocchio" of frogs because of its long nose that points upward when the male is calling but deflates and points downward when it's less active.
    Courtesy Tim Laman/National Geographic
  • Amazing Animals

    This gargoyle-like gecko with yellow eyes was also among the new species discovered in Indonesian New Guinea.
    Courtesy Tim Laman/National Geographic
  • Amazing Animals

    This wallaby is the smallest known member of the kangaroo family documented in the world.
    Courtesy Tim Laman/National Geographic
  • Amazing Animals

    Theirs was no easy pregnancy. In 2007, Andalas, a male Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo, had to travel more than 10,000 miles on a 63-hour trip by plane, truck and ferry to mate with Ratu, a female Sumatran rhino (shown here) at Indonesia's Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. It took three years, with help from wildlife experts at the International Rhino Foundation, for the pair to consummate their relationship. Conservationists estimate that about 200 Sumatran rhinos exist in the wild and only 10 live in captivity. Now, they say Ratu's pregnancy represents hope for the endangered species.
    Courtesy Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary
  • Amazing Animals

    A 14-foot-long, 140-pound African rock python was caught in the Florida Everglades earlier this year. Florida's Sun-Sentinel reported that the mega-size snake was the largest male of its species ever caught in the state, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
    ABC News
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