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January 18, 2020, 4:22 PM

Clever dog operates water fountain

Arko, a member of the Rome, New York, police department, apparently knows the importance of staying hydrated.
January 18, 2020, 4:22 PM
Clever dog operates water fountain
January 18, 2020, 12:40 PM

35-pound cat named Bazooka begins epic weight loss journey

A 35-pound orange tabby cat – appropriately named Bazooka – has arrived at a North Carolina shelter this week in preparation to begin his epic weight loss journey.
January 18, 2020, 12:40 PM
35-pound cat named Bazooka begins epic weight loss journey
January 18, 2020, 1:30 AM

Officials concerned for pigeon spotted wearing small sombrero

Concern has grown for the well-being of the pigeons wearing hats after an incident in Las Vegas in December.
January 18, 2020, 1:30 AM
City officials raise concerns over pigeons with hats
January 17, 2020, 6:06 PM

K-9 takes a water break

K-9 ‘Arko’ displayed the importance of staying hydrated before a busy shift, helping himself to some water before heading out on the job.
January 17, 2020, 6:06 PM
K-9 takes a water break
January 17, 2020, 2:41 PM

Meet Hulk, the puppy who was born bright green

A white German Shepherd delivered eight healthy puppies including one with a green and yellow tint.
January 17, 2020, 2:41 PM
Family's dog gives birth to bright green puppy
January 17, 2020, 1:43 PM

China presents 20 panda cubs for the new year

20 giant panda cubs made their new year debut in China's Wolong Giant Panda Research Base.
January 17, 2020, 1:43 PM
China presents 20 panda cubs for the new year
January 17, 2020, 11:45 AM

Crews round up over 1,700 piglets after semi overturns

Authorities in Iowa had to round up more than 1,700 piglets after a semi-trailer overturned on a freeway just north of Des Moines
January 17, 2020, 11:45 AM
Crews round up over 1,700 piglets after semi overturns
January 16, 2020, 8:41 PM

35-pound cat begins weight-loss journey

The orange tabby cat was sent to a North Carolina shelter this week in preparation to begin his epic weight-loss journey.
January 16, 2020, 8:41 PM
35-pound cat begins weight-loss journey
January 16, 2020, 3:39 PM

Meet Hulk, the puppy who was born bright green

Junaluska Animal Hospital veterinarian technician Suzanne Cianciulli told WLOS that some puppies can come out with a green tint from meconium, an infant mammal's earliest stool.
January 16, 2020, 3:39 PM
Meet Hulk, the puppy who was born bright green
January 16, 2020, 1:30 PM

Panda plays in powder

A giant panda takes a tumble as it enjoys playing with an old Christmas tree in the snow at Moscow Zoo.
January 16, 2020, 1:30 PM
Panda plays in powder
January 16, 2020, 11:54 AM

Teenagers seen assaulting deer on video charged with animal cruelty: Officials

Two teens caught on video abusing a deer have been charged.
January 16, 2020, 11:54 AM
Teenagers seen assaulting deer on video charged with animal cruelty: Officials
January 16, 2020, 6:59 AM

Lioness dies in tragic fall at zoo just 2 weeks after mate is euthanized

The Chicago Zoological Society has had to euthanize its female African lion at the Brookfield Zoo after she suffered injuries from an accidental fall.
January 16, 2020, 6:59 AM
Lioness dies in tragic fall at zoo just 2 weeks after mate is euthanized
January 15, 2020, 7:32 PM

Koala enjoys playtime

A baby koala enjoys some playtime after being rescued from brushfires.
January 15, 2020, 7:32 PM
Koala enjoys playtime
January 15, 2020, 7:11 PM

Researchers tie massive Pacific seabird die-off to heat wave

Hundreds of thousands of common murres, a fast-flying seabird, died from starvation four winters ago in the North Pacific, and a new research paper attempts to explain why
January 15, 2020, 7:11 PM
January 15, 2020, 1:43 PM

'Amazing': New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species

Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive
January 15, 2020, 1:43 PM
New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species
January 15, 2020, 1:43 PM

Germany: Gorilla injured in zoo fire shot dead by police

German authorities say a gorilla that was seriously injured in a zoo fire at New Year's had to be shot dead by police after vets were unable to euthanize it
January 15, 2020, 1:43 PM
Gorilla injured in zoo fire on New Year's shot dead by police
January 15, 2020, 1:39 PM

Prosthetic flipper helps sea turtle swim again

Although the prostheses won't help Goody enough to return to the sea, veterinarians hope it will improve her quality of life.
January 15, 2020, 1:39 PM
Prosthetic flipper helps sea turtle swim again
January 13, 2020, 5:17 AM

Firefighters joined by dolphins on boat safety check

Firefighters conducting a boat safety check were delighted when a pod of dolphins decided to join them on their route.
January 13, 2020, 5:17 AM
Firefighters joined by dolphins on boat safety check
January 10, 2020, 9:59 PM

Scientists discover surprisingly high number of new bird species on remote island

Researchers identified the birds during a six-week expedition.
January 10, 2020, 9:59 PM
Scientists discover 10 new bird species on remote Indonesian island
January 10, 2020, 6:00 PM

Camel tips the scale

Jethro the Bactrian camel was led to the scales for a weigh-in at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
January 10, 2020, 6:00 PM
Camel tips the scale
January 10, 2020, 6:00 PM

Seals enjoy 'tub time'

Harbor seals splashed and spun around in a tub full of water at the Oregon Zoo.
January 10, 2020, 6:00 PM
Seals enjoy 'tub time'
January 10, 2020, 3:11 PM

China mourns native paddlefish scientists say is now extinct

The Chinese paddlefish's long, protruding snout made it one of the largest freshwater species in the world
January 10, 2020, 3:11 PM
Paddlefish is now extinct, scientists say
January 10, 2020, 12:28 AM

Baby pygmy hippo delights zoogoers in Chile

Chile's Buin Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of a rare pygmy hippo, a baby girl named Bernardina.
January 10, 2020, 12:28 AM
Baby pygmy hippo delights zoogoers in Chile
January 9, 2020, 2:10 AM

Bulldog crushed to death by groomer's table, pet owner says

A woman says her bulldog was crushed to death by an electric grooming table
January 9, 2020, 2:10 AM
Bulldog crushed to death by groomer's table, pet owner says
January 8, 2020, 5:23 PM

What to know about the gray wolf, whose fate in Colorado could be decided by voters

Colorado residents soon will have the unique opportunity to decide the fate of an entire species after the decision on whether to reintroduce the gray wolf to the state.
January 8, 2020, 5:23 PM
Gray wolf's fate could be decided by voters in this state
January 7, 2020, 10:24 PM

Sea lion named Mandalorian euthanized after being shot with pellet rifle

A California sea lion found on a beach with pellet gunshot wounds was euthanized on Tuesday as officials search for who was responsible.
January 7, 2020, 10:24 PM
Sea lion fatally shot with pellet rifle
January 7, 2020, 5:57 PM

Two unlikely, adorable farm friends

A cat named Louie and a pig named Stella do everything together, including piggy back rides.
January 7, 2020, 5:57 PM
Two unlikely, adorable farm friends
January 6, 2020, 7:50 PM

12-year-old dog adopted after 2,461 days in a shelter

A pitbull-boxer mix was adopted from a shelter in Indiana after over six years.
January 6, 2020, 7:50 PM
Shelter dog finds forever home after 6 years with humane society
January 6, 2020, 5:28 PM

South Carolina man finds his stolen dog dead along a highway

A South Carolina man whose dog was stolen along with his truck has found the body of his beloved pet alongside a highway
January 6, 2020, 5:28 PM
Man finds his stolen dog dead along a highway
January 6, 2020, 5:21 PM

Police officer gives water to thirsty kangaroo

A kangaroo in Bendalong is seen drinking water out of a police officer's hand as deadly wildfires ravage Australia.
January 6, 2020, 5:21 PM
Police officer gives water to thirsty kangaroo
January 6, 2020, 5:21 PM

Koala sips water from emergency workers

Emergency workers are seen feeding an injured koala water in heartbreaking footage as bushfires rage across Australia.
January 6, 2020, 5:21 PM
Koala sips water from emergency workers
January 6, 2020, 3:47 PM

'Sushi king' spends nearly $1.8M for 1st giant bluefin tuna of 2020

Kiyoshi Kimura scored the first tuna at the Tokyo fish market of 2020.
January 6, 2020, 3:47 PM
Massive bluefin tuna sells for $1.8M, 2nd highest fish price on record
January 6, 2020, 1:11 PM

Zoo animals feast on unsold organic Christmas trees

Animals at Tierpark Berlin had a belated Christmas meal, feasting on unsold organic Christmas trees, distributed annually to German zoos
January 6, 2020, 1:11 PM
Zoo animals feast on unsold organic Christmas trees
January 6, 2020, 1:11 PM

Dolphin swims with Australian beachgoers

Delighted beachgoers made way for a swift swimming dolphin that darted right through the crowded shallows
January 6, 2020, 1:11 PM
Dolphin swims with Australian beachgoers
January 5, 2020, 7:07 PM

30-pound cat at Michigan Humane Society finds forever home

A chunky kitty who captured hearts on the Michigan Humane Society’s social media, has been adopted.
January 5, 2020, 7:07 PM
30-pound cat finds forever home
January 3, 2020, 4:34 PM

Elephants, camels enjoy post-Christmas feast at Berlin zoo

Staff at Tierpark Zoo used leftover Christmas trees to deliver treats to the animals.
January 3, 2020, 4:34 PM
Elephants, camels enjoy post-Christmas feast at Berlin zoo
January 3, 2020, 3:12 PM

German zoo reopens after deadly New Year fire at ape house

Krefeld Zoo in western Germany has reopened two days after a deadly fire swept through a primate enclosure killing more than 30 animals
January 3, 2020, 3:12 PM
Zoo reopens after fire at primate enclosure killed dozens of animals
January 3, 2020, 3:03 PM

Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show at largest-ever AKC National Championship

Pekingese named "Wasabi" won Best in Show at the largest ever American Kennel Club National Championship Presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida.
January 3, 2020, 3:03 PM
Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show at largest-ever AKC National Championship
January 2, 2020, 9:01 PM

London Zoo begins annual tally of animals

The process takes almost a week to complete.
January 2, 2020, 9:01 PM
London Zoo begins annual tally of animals
January 2, 2020, 8:25 PM

More than 30 animals killed in fire at German zoo

Paper sky lanterns ignited the blaze, and police are investigating three women who allegedly launched them.
January 2, 2020, 8:25 PM
More than 30 animals killed in fire at German zoo
January 2, 2020, 8:25 PM

Poachers use tourists’ safari pictures to track endangered animals

Safari tourists are being urged not to share their wildlife photos with geotagged locations on social media.
January 2, 2020, 8:25 PM
Poachers use tourists’ safari pictures to track endangered animals
January 2, 2020, 8:14 PM

Up to 30 llamas set loose after being stolen from exotic animal farm in California

Dozens of llamas were stolen and set loose from an exotic animal farm in Perris, California, following calls on social media that the animals were being mistreated.
January 2, 2020, 8:14 PM
Up to 30 llamas set loose after being stolen from exotic animal farm
January 2, 2020, 6:56 PM

Selfie-taking tourists are putting endangered species at risk with poachers, experts say

Poachers can track wildlife based on a phone's geolocator.
January 2, 2020, 6:56 PM
Tourists taking selfies are putting endangered species at risk, experts say
January 2, 2020, 2:21 PM

Bird flu kills 25,000 turkeys in eastern Poland, sparks cull

Authorities in eastern Poland say bird flu is responsible for the deaths of at least 25,000 turkeys in poultry farms near the country's borders with Ukraine and Belarus
January 2, 2020, 2:21 PM
Bird flu kills 25K turkeys, sparks cull
January 2, 2020, 7:59 AM

3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains

They weren't suspected of killing the person, but weren't afraid of humans.
January 2, 2020, 7:59 AM
January 1, 2020, 1:14 AM

Black rhino born on Christmas Eve at Michigan zoo

Black rhinos are critically endangered and only about 5,000 remain in the wild today, according to experts.
January 1, 2020, 1:14 AM
Black rhino born on Christmas Eve at Michigan zoo
December 31, 2019, 5:11 AM

Koala rescued from water after falling off jetty

An Australian man jumped into the water to save a struggling koala after it fell off a jetty and into the water.
December 31, 2019, 5:11 AM
Koala rescued from water after falling off jetty
December 30, 2019, 8:23 PM

Baby giraffe born at zoo in Mexico City

The Chapultepec Zoo welcomed its second baby giraffe of 2019.
December 30, 2019, 8:23 PM
Baby giraffe born at zoo in Mexico City
December 30, 2019, 12:48 PM

Endangered brown bat may become DC's official 'state' mammal

A small, brown endangered bat would become the “official state mammal” of America's capital city, under a proposed ordinance that will get a public hearing in January
December 30, 2019, 12:48 PM
December 30, 2019, 7:04 AM

Thirsty koala treated to a drink amid Australian heatwave

A cyclist in Australia let an extremely thirsty koala climb up on her bicycle and drink from her water bottle.
December 30, 2019, 7:04 AM
Thirsty koala treated to a drink amid Australian heatwave