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Police Believe Venezuela Zoo Animals Stolen For Food Amid Crisis

Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages. A police official said two collared peccaries, which are similar in appearance to boars, were stolen over the weekend […]

Lone Zoo Keeper Stays Behind In Dead Of Raging Forest Fire To Do What...

As one of California’s most destructive wildfires blackened acre after acre of Sonoma County, Peter Lang of Santa Rosa made a choice: He would leave his house to the winds of chance, but do everything in his power to protect the more than 1,000 animals trapped at his wildlife preserve, Safari West. His Facebook post […]

Lost Tourist Says Monkeys Saved Him In The Amazon

Locals believe the young man angered forest spirits—before he disappeared mysteriously for nine days—but he is just glad to be alive. In the Bolivian Amazon, where vast rivers wind endlessly through mountainous terrain and a thick blanket of fog creeps through the trees, the locals say the jungle can swallow you in a second. Venture […]

The Moment Man Is Cut Out Of 23 Foot Python’s Stomach

Ophidiophobia is the abnormal fear of snakes. It is estimated that approximately one third of the adult United States population has an abnormal fear of snakes. Ophidiophobia is sometimes called herpetophobia which is a general fear of reptiles and other amphibians. Some researches have argued that due to evolution humans have grown to have an […]

Watch This Crab Escape A Boiling Pot To Save His Friends From Sure Death

This crab exhibits both “fight” and “flight” responses in an attempt to save himself and friends from becoming dinner In situations of pending death, there are two possible courses of action for human or beast—either accept fate or fight like hell to survive. This is known as the “fight or flight” response. Neither response is […]

Tons Of Animals Have Floated From Japan To Oregon On Plastic Junk

The morning of June 5, 2012, invasive species researcher John Chapman’s wife, who works for the health department in Newport, Oregon, told him he had to go with her to see a mysterious object that had washed onto the town’s beach. Chapman was initially skeptical that the beached mass would be of any interest to him, scientifically speaking. The […]

Heartbroken Goat Refuses To Eat For 6 Days, Then Rescuers Discover Why He’s So...

When Mr. G arrived at Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch in Grass Valley, California, he was a wreck. The poor little goat refused to eat, could not be cheered up and simply laid down in the corner of his stall with his head drooped down. Special treats wouldn’t even work with the sweet little goat. He […]

Enormous Turtle Found On Spanish Beach

Some creatures earn the title of ‘monster’ because they kill. Others get it because they look like they could kill. Then there are those who are called monsters simply because of their size. That’s the kind of monster that didn’t eat Barcelona or any of its citizens but just scared them because it was the […]

Russian Snake Expert Live Streams His Final Moments After Letting His Deadly Pet Black...

A well-known Russian snake expert filmed himself dying on a live stream broadcast after he let his pet black mamba bite his hand apparently brokenhearted over the breakup of his marriage. In deeply disturbing footage, video blogger Arslan Valeev, 31, from St Petersburg, pleaded with viewers to call his ex-wife as he visibly deteriorated on camera and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]