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This Is Not Photo Shopped – What You’re Seeing Is a Crocodile Named ‘Poncho’...

No, this is not photoshopped. What you’re seeing is a crocodile named ‘Poncho’ kissing a Costa Rican animal lover and fisherman named Chito Shedden. “Love conquers all” this probably best way to describe this very unusual friendship, which is rapidly changing everything we thought we knew about crocodiles. It all started back in 1989 when […]

Highly Poisonous Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Found In California For First Time In 30 Years

Here’s something else to add to the long list of unexpected side effects of global warming: an influx of highly poisonous snakes off the shores of California. Sounds like something out of a horror film, right? Instead, it’s one of those times when reality imitates art. The increasing warm waters caused by El Niño are bringing […]

Steve Irwin’s Son Is An Award Winning Photographer And These Photos Show Why

People often say ‘like father, like son,’ and it is so unbelievably true in this case. Robert Irwin, the son of Steve Irwin, is following in his late father’s footsteps and is helping the world to fall in love with nature. Since a very young age, Robert was fascinated with the natural world. Now, together […]

Court Orders Oregon Couple To Surgically ‘Debark’ Their Dogs After Neighbors’ Noise Complaints

A court ordered an Oregon couple to have their dogs surgically “debarked” after their neighbors’ noise complaint, the Oregonian reported. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, devocalization — or “debarking” — is a controversial procedure that involves cutting dogs’ vocal cords. The Oregonian noted that opponents call it “cruel and unnecessary” to silence a dog’s […]

Dog Lies Down In Road For Hours At Spot Where Florida Accident Claims His...

After a Florida woman was fatally hit by a semi truck, her pet dog remained at the scene, laying in the spot where its owner’s life was taken. Kelly Black, 42, was found dead in the street near a gas station in Jacksonville at approximately 6.15am. The truck that hit her has still not been […]

Florida Citizens Who Abandoned Their Pets Could Face Felony Charges

Many Florida residents were unprepared when catastrophic hurricane Irma appeared over the Atlantic. Extensive media coverage and government warnings had many people taking action early, but long term preparedness plans were apparently not in place for families and pets alike. Store shelves were emptied in many places and gas stations ran out of fuel. Pets […]

9 Genius Vet Signs That Every Pet Owner Can Relate To

Getting pets to go to the vet is not always fun. It’s hard to see your little (or big) fur baby so scared and confused while sitting on that metal exam table. Finding a good veterinarian is crucial to your pet’s wellness and happiness. Since cats and dogs can’t speak for themselves, you’ve got to […]

Southwest Airlines Fills Cabin With Pets Orphaned During Houston Storm In Dramatic Rescue

In scenes reminiscent of the Biblical story of Noah and his ark, Southwest Airlines took the extraordinary step this week of filling up the cabin of one of its planes with orphaned animals from flood-hit Houston. Animal shelters all over Texas are at maximum capacity after Hurricane Harvey devastated the region, leaving many pets homeless […]

Almost No One Is Talking About Floods In South Asia That Killed 1200 People

Though the carnage of Hurricane Harvey is currently dominating mainstream media, Texas isn’t the only part of the world being ravaged by flooding. International news coverage has largely ignored the torrential rainfall that has been devastating South Asia for almost the entire month of August, and it’s time for us all to start talking about […]

17 Reasons Why Getting A Dogue De Bordeaux Is The Best Thing You Could...

The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as a Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff, is one of the most ancient French dog breeds. They have worked hard throughout the years pulling carts, guarding flocks and were even employed as castle guards to the European elite. But hey, that’s not why we love them. I mean have you […]

There’s a Chinese Festival Where a Dog Is Carried Around and Worshipped For a...

Dogs are a part of our lives just as much as any other family member. We brag about them on our Instagram, cover our Facebook with photos of them, and talk about them like they’re one of our children. Because, well, they are. Dogs love us unconditionally, greeting us when we arrive home with happy, wagging tails. They are there when […]

Toddler Saved From Deadly Snake By Family Dog

Dogs are called man’s best friend for a reason. Not only do they show love and companionship when we need it the most, but they can also sense when we are in danger. In Sevier County, Tennessee, one family dog not only saved a family member from danger, but he saved a toddler from certain […]

Baby Deer Refuses To Leave The Human Who Saved Her Life

Lithuanian out doors man Darius Sasnauskas had a chance to witness a birth of two baby deer in his backyard near the Yellowstone National Park in the US. Unfortunately, one of them was injured and soon left behind by her family because she couldn’t keep up with them. “With so many predators around, she had […]

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Video Of Strange Creature Man Filmed. Can You...

On a beach in Taiwan, onlookers watched as an “alien” creature started moving about on the rocks. People gathered around – but not too close because they didn’t know what it was – and watched as the freakish thing moved about searching for something among the rocks and sand. Those that saw it happened admitted […]

Woman Finds Tiny Frog In Salad, Adopts It As Pet

Call it a ribbeting tale of friendship. A woman in Southern California was about to eat an organic salad last Wednesday when she found a piece of protein she didn’t expect: A tiny frog. “I’m halfway through my salad and as I’m going to stab another bit, I see [the frog] peeking out from under the salad,” […]

Gorillas May Have Capacity For Speech

The study of a gorilla has led a research team to question the belief that humans are the only primates who have the capacity for speech. They found that the ape called Koko had developed speech patterns and was showing signs of being able to communicate verbally. The notion that apes could only communicate through […]

Cop Shoots Woman’s Dog, Department Apologizes By Filing Charges Against Her

A woman in Clayton County, Georgia is facing charges after a police officer shot and killed her five-month-old puppy, who witnesses say was not a threat to him. The officer, who killed the dog in the presence of the woman’s children, has a history of aggressive misconduct and was suspended for his behavior once before. […]

This Man Tries To Put Down This Baby Deer. The Fawn’s Reaction Is Priceless

A man and his friend were clearing a right of way for the electric lines and came across this fawn trapped in the fall path of a tree they were going to trim. The baby was tangled in some thorn bushes and was pretty scared and shaken up after we cut him free, so they […]

Unusual Friendship Between Wolf And Bear Documented By Finnish Photographer

“It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this” says Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, 56, who took these surprising photos. The female grey wolf and male brown were spotted every night for ten days straight, spending several hours together between 8pm and 4am. They would even share food with each other. […]

Draco Volans: The Tiny Dragon Discovered In Indonesia

As it turns out, dragons do exist. Well, these little guys technically aren’t dragons, but they are flying lizards, which seems pretty close. The tiny lizards are known as “Draco volans,” and over the course of thousands of years, they developed an amazing way to evade predators: Flight. Their small, wing-like appendages allow them to […]

Rescue Dog Throws Himself From Helicopter Into Giant Waves To Save Lives

Finding yourself trapped in the water without a way to save yourself can be a life threatening situation and when these situations come about, it can be to find a large and furry animal to hold onto until help is finally able to arrive. Did you know that there are special dogs who are specifically […]

Dog Found Alone on Bus at Houston Convention Center Turned Mega-Shelter

A German Shepherd was found alone inside a crate on a bus transporting Hurricane Harvey flood evacuees to Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center which has been transformed into a mega-shelter temporarily housing more than 8,000 displaced residents. Harvey, as rescuers are affectionately calling the sweet, apparently healthy German Shepherd, was found sitting calmly inside a […]

Holiday Inn Refuses To Allow Houston Family Fleeing Floods To Bring Dogs Inside

At a time when hundreds of thousands of families are without homes and struggling to survive in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, one Holiday Inn franchise isn’t budging on their “no-pets” policy, refusing to offer shelter to a family’s three dogs. On Sunday evening, New Territory, Texas resident Gillian Parker got the call that a mandatory […]

6 Ways To Live a Healthy Lifestyle With Your Pet

Your pets are your babies, and just like any good parent would do, you’re committed to leading a healthy lifestyle by example. Unlike human children, many “fur babies” can almost immediately become your running partner, play in the park partner, and recreational buddy from a very young age. When considering bringing a pet into your […]

Here Are 20 Irrefutable Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than People

Cats get all the glory on the Internet. Even Grumpy Cat himself makes a little more than waitress, freelancer or intern. (Yes. That cat makes money.) But what about dogs? Why aren’t there any famous Internet dogs? Here are some reasons why man’s best friends should be making at least as much as (or more than) a cruelly deformed cat. […]

Panda Babies Sleeping In Baskets Make Their First Public Appearance

These baby pandas are a cause to celebrate! Ten pandas were born this year at the Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding Center, and this past Friday, they made their debut public appearance. The pandas range in age from two weeks to two months old. The deputy minister of Animal Management at the China Conservation and […]

TV Crew Finds Wet, Exhausted Possum Bracing For Harvey

Brian Curtis from KXAS/NBC Dallas spots a possum trembling and exhausted on a Houston bridge, saying that “everything is trying to seek shelter from this storm.” via: www.nbcmiami.com From Around the Web From Around the Web new Addvertise

A Dog Is Re-Elected Mayor For A Third Term, Proving Politicians Are Useless

As millions of Americans struggle to decide whether to elect a volatile narcissist or a calculated warmongering criminal as their next leader, one Minnesota town is doing politics right — they just re-elected a dog to his third term as mayor. Duke, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees, was first elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota in 2014. […]

Some People Left Their Dogs Tied Up To Die In The Flood And It...

Houston, Texas, is currently experiencing catastrophic levels of flooding due to the torrential rains being dumped in the region by tropical storm Harvey. Five people have been reported dead so far, many more are injured, and thousands have been displaced. But as people flee to save themselves, many are forgetting to take their animals with […]

Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey

The morning after Hurricane Harvey tore into Texas, Gulf Coast residents were already trying to prepare for life after the destructive storm ― including Otis, the dog. Tiele Dockens was checking out the damage for friends and family in Sinton, north of Corpus Christi, when she saw Otis on the street carrying a large bag […]

Homeless Man Reunited With Dog After Sleeping Outside Animal Shelter To Find Her

For most homeless people, there is only one priority: survival. That means only planning one meal ahead, it means standing on street corners and asking for a little help, and if they happen to have a dog, it means caring for that little one no matter what it takes. And for one unnamed homeless man in Atlanta, Georgia, his […]

A Teen Bought A Tiger On The Streets For $300 and There Are Less...

It’s happened again. Recently, an 18-year-old from California bought a baby Bengal tiger on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico for $300 and then tried to smuggle the baby tiger into the United States. Sigh… When U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials inspected the vehicle at the border, they found the tiger laying on the passenger seat floor. The teen, Luis […]

Five-Legged, Seven-Footed Calf Was Sold For $3,000 To A “Cow-Worshiping Cult”

A calf born with five legs and seven feet sounds like an animal that must be worth something, especially if it survives. But $3,000? That’s what farmer Abhinav Abrol has been offered (200,000 rupees) for a newborn and seemingly health calf … healthy except for the extra leg and feet. The offer came from a so-called […]

Cat Lick Causes Blindness In Ohio Woman

In case you have been letting your cat lick your eyeball lately, here’s a warning: don’t. A woman in Ohio recently lost vision in her left eye after becoming infected with Bartonella henselae, a pathogen that is normally subclinical in cats but can cause a variety of symptoms in humans. Bartonella is a bacterium that is […]

This Rescued Sea Turtle Says ‘Thank You’ In A Way That Will Move You...

2012 saw the glorious (but obvious) declaration that non-human animals are conscious, living beings. This may have already been apparent for anyone who has lived with or experienced being around an animal in their day-to-day life, but as we know the science-community holds strict guidelines when declaring anything as definitive. The video below showcases a beautiful […]

Top 10 Ways To Prevent Your Pets From Getting Cancer And Dying Young

One out of every three Americans will get cancer in their lifetime, and only half of those victims will survive it, so how are our pets any different? Cancer barely existed in America a century ago, and that’s because we didn’t process food with chemicals then, and we didn’t have chemical-based medicine then, and we […]

Heartbroken Dog Visits His Best Friend’s Grave Every Day

  This little dog named Cesur recently lost the one person in his life who mattered most to him. But even in the wake of his best friend’s death, Cesur’s love and loyalty for him still has yet to fade. Last week, after years of illness which had left him paralyzed, 79-year-old Mehmet Ilhan died […]

Golden Retriever Gives Birth To Extremely Rare Puppy That Is 1 Of Only 3...

If you read the headline and thought that you were about to be lured into a garden variety click bait story about something else, we are here to let you know that you have not chosen this story in error. This is no bait and switch scenario and if you would like to see a […]

World’s Most Photogenic Shar Pei And His Cat Are The Best Friends Ever

Paddington the dog and Butler the cat are inseparable. The droopy Shar Pei, often dressed up in costume, patiently sits beside his feline friend, putting up with her cat antics. The best friends live with their owner Annie Jacob and three other cats in Tasmania on the south coast of Australia. One has to wonder—while Paddington seems to sincerely […]

Dogs are Turning Blue In India – But You’ll Never Guess This Is The...

Handfuls of blue dogs are turning heads on the streets of Mumbai, local animal protection officers report. Their change in appearance has been linked to the pollution of a local river where the animals swim and look for food. Industrial waste is being pumped into the Kasadi River in Navi Mumbai, next to the Maharashtra […]

Man, Who Teased A Bear By Dangling Food In Its Jaws, Viciously Mauled By...

Rule No. 1: Never get too close to a bear in its enclosure. Rule No.2: Never tease a hungry beast by dangling food over its head. Naiphum Promratee, 36, learnt these life lessons the hard way. Promratee hung a bowl of rice into a bear’s enclosure while visiting a temple in rural Phetchabun province, Thailand. […]

Hunters Stunned & Can’t Explain The Crazy Neon Blue Fat on This Wild California...

When a couple out on their ranch in Morgan Hill, California, saw a wild pig roaming the brush, they decided to shoot it and take it home for meat. After transporting the pig back home and draining its blood, the pair cut open the pig ready to skin and portion it, only to find this wild hog […]

Indonesia Deploys Soldiers To Protect Against Terrorizing Monkeys

Indonesia has deployed armed police and soldiers to help villagers on the island of Java fight back against marauding monkeys that have been terrorizing their area, stealing food and even attacking vulnerable elderly residents and a child. The long-tailed macaques have been growing increasingly bold in their interactions with humans in the Boyolali district of […]

Internet Is On Fire Over This Worm Video

Our world is filled with a wide variety of strange — at times even freakish — creatures that capture attention through their oddity, even as the sight or thought of them is enough to make some recoil in horror. So it is with a weird worm featuring a crescent-shaped head that a Malaysian man named Danish Ho caught […]

Dog Found Buried Alive In France Triggers Online Fury, Petition For Owner’s ‘Maximum Sentence’

Photos of dog buried alive in the vicinity of Paris have sparked anger and outrage on social media, with the owner having been detained. He may be forced to pay up to a €30,000 fine for animal cruelty, and could spend up to two years behind bars. The French mastiff was found and rescued on […]

Heartbroken Pit Bull Cries After His Family Leaves Him In A Shelter

When a high-kill shelter received this pit bull, nobody expected the emotional roller coaster he took them on. When one person offered Blue King (Blue for short) a treat, he sniffed it, but didn’t eat it. The only thing Blue did was cry behind the bars of his kennel door. Additionally, tears were dripping from his […]

18 Years After Saving Chimp Their Eyes Meet Again

18 years ago, Linda Koebner helped two laboratory chimps transition from a life behind bars back to having a normal and happy life. The two chimps, Doll and Swing had not seen Linda since the day she helped to transform their lives. When they are reunited for the first time, it’s hard not to shed […]

She Finally Got Her Baby To Sleep… Now Watch What The Puppy Does

This might very well be the most adorable video on the internet. It features a new born baby enjoying a nap as well as a puppy so little it barely has its eyes open. The puppy and the baby have a moment together that’s so precious, people everywhere just couldn’t even. I’m sure mom and […]

20 Reasons You Should Consider Having A Dog In Your Life, Backed By Science

1. They empathize With Human Pain Source: livescience.com Goldsmiths College released a study that showed more dogs will approach someone who’s crying or in distress than someone who is not. This shows that dogs are empathetic and are eager to help comfort humans in pain. Source: huffingtonpost.com 2. They can detect cancer Source: philly.com Due to […]

5 Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog

Did you ever realize that God spelled backwards is Dog? A dog, and most other pets as well, retain that godliness that many human beings are born with but often lose over time. Dogs are natural spiritual teachers. My neighbor’s dog, Sammy, has been a great inspiration for me. There are many spiritual lessons to […]

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