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Elephants, as most people already know, are one of the smartest animals on the planet. However, the giant mammals continue to surprise us, as recent research reveals that elephant intelligence may even be more complex than we previously thought. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,elephants can… Read more »
San Diego SeaWorld may be forced to stop its popular killer whale performances if a new bill, the “Landmark Orca Welfare & Safety Act,” passes the California state legislature. The bill is written by 50th District Assemblymen Richard Bloom, who represents some of the most upscale areas in the Los Angeles area, about 125 miles… Read more »
Bindi Irwin is being attacked by PETA because of her support of Sea World in a new business relationship she just announced to the world. But is PETA correct that the documentary Blackfish is a good enough reason to attack Steve Irwin’s daughter? In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Blackfish documentary supposedly unmasks… Read more »
An otter killed and ate an alligator at the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Geoff Walsh witnessed and photographed the unusual attack in 2011. However, the photos were recently made available to the public. Last weekend, a similarly unusual attack was captured on film at Queensland Lake in Lake Moondarra, Australia. As reported… Read more »
A missing dog was found alive after a three-year journey. Officials estimate the red heeler and husky mix traveled at least 120 miles from his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Las Vegas, Nevada. Although Yoshi the dog was underweight, he was found in good health. Monique Martinez said she adopted Yoshi as a puppy…. Read more »
A snake eating croc in northern Queensland, Australia, amazed local residents; the 10-foot python fought with a crocodile for more than five hours, eventually killing it.. The epic battle took place at Lake Moondarra, and was caught on camera by a few of the local people who had turned out to watch the fight. The… Read more »
Video of a snake eating a croc in Australia is both brutal and shocking, but ...
Residents in northern Queensland, Australia were stunned when they witnessed a fully grown crocodile being eaten by a 10-foot python. The epic five-hour battle to the death, between the snake and the croc at Lake Moondarra, was caught on camera by crowds of local people who turned out to watch the snake eating croc defeat… Read more »
A southern Ohio woman posted a mutilated cat photo on Facebook and reportedly insinuated threats against humans. An investigation is ongoing into the alleged animal abuse case now going viral on social media. Confusion over the unnamed woman’s county of residence and where she was when posting the photo of the dead cat have created… Read more »
Dog shaming, or dogshaming photos, are a growing trend on the internet thanks to websites like dogshaming.com and shameyourpet.com. But is it possible that we’re just amusing ourselves without having any effect on our troubled canines? In a related report by The Inquisitr, we’ve collected some of the funniest dog shaming photos from the past…. Read more »
St. Louis County Police took two teenage boys into custody Thursday after ...
Diving ducks are being threatened by an exceptionally harsh winter, which has frozen rivers and lakes throughout the Midwest. Although the ice cover is good news for fish, numerous birds are suffering. The same ice that protects fish from predators is making it difficult for ducks to find food. The problem is specifically notable in… Read more »
Four-foot-long tegu lizards are invading Florida. Representatives with the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are concerned, as the invasive reptiles are breeding and thriving in Hillsborough County. Authorities have noted more than 100 confirmed sightings throughout the region. Wildlife trapper Vernon Yates confirms that around 25 Argentine black and white tegu lizards were trapped… Read more »
Two New York men were arrested for sexually abusing cows. Michael H. Jones, age 35, and Reid A. Fontaine, age 31, were charged with sexual misconduct with animals. Authorities identified the suspects after reviewing a Herkimer farmer’s surveillance video. The farmer realized something was wrong when several of his cows stopped producing milk. As the… Read more »
Owen Howkins has Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare condition that causes the ...
A woman has pleaded guilty to microwaving a kitten as punishment for killing her goldfish. Laura Cunliffe, age 23, admitted that she caused unnecessary suffering to her 4-month-old kitten Mowgli. The Hoyland, UK, woman said she became irate when the kitten killed her pet goldfish. She punished the cat by microwaving her for nearly five… Read more »
Pit bulls can be the stuff of nightmares…… or they can be devoted, lovable family members. In this story, the fearsome pit bull plays the latter role. Meet the Devia family: Carol, her husband Peter, and her sons Leandro and Christoffer. They have a labrador mix, Camilla, and a pit bull, Rocco. They also had… Read more »
Several deadly bumblebee diseases have been linked to honeybees. The population of both bees has significantly declined throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The disturbing trend may be caused by pathogens, parasites, and diseases, which affect both kinds of bees. A recent study, conducted by the University of London, suggests bumblebees may contract… Read more »
A Washington farmer faces hefty fines and possible jail time all because her backhoe broke down before she could bury two horses that a vet had euthanized. Debra Dwelly essentially experienced the wrath of the federal government because Bald Eagles ate a portion of the horse carcasses and became ill from the medication used by… Read more »
Pit bulls should be banned from the state of Georgia. Sounds a little extreme right? Well, not for one group of people, who gathered on the steps of the state capitol in Atlanta. Angela Rutledge of Fulton County planned the rally at the courthouse, in hopes of persuading Georgia lawmakers to take the steps necessary… Read more »
A man-eating tiger is on the prowl in northern India. The female big cat with a taste for human flesh has reportedly killed 10 people in villages spanning a 120-mile area in the last two months. She has believed to have strayed from a tiger sanctuary in nearby Jim Corbett National Park, the country’s oldest… Read more »
A San Francisco shark fin bust makes all other offenders of ...
Horses were given a Viagra ingredient by one New Mexico trainer in the hopes ...
The live birth of a reptile was preserved in a 248-million-year-old fossil. The Mesozoic fossil, which was discovered in China, contains a female ichthyosaur and three embryos. One of the embryos is still inside the mother and second is stuck in the birth canal. The third was located outside the mother and is believed to… Read more »
Kids reading to cats. Sounds cute, right? Well, guess what? It is. But the “Book Buddies” program at the Animal Rescue League in Berks County, Pennsylvania, is more than just internet cute candy. The program benefits both the children who participate — and the animals. Now, this isn’t the first such program where kids read… Read more »
Animal lovers can watch the Westminster Dog Show live online as the winners ...
A police officer shot and killed a family’s dog as the animal ran ...
Marius the giraffe gained national attention when he met a tragic and violent end. Staff at the Copenhagen Zoo made the decision to euthanize the healthy young giraffe, dismember him, and feed him to one of the zoo’s lions. The news went viral when photos of the entire process were posted online. It appears that… Read more »
A Colorado woman decided to breastfeed a puppy in an effort to save its life, a debate about the appropriateness of her actions with the orphaned animal quickly ensued. The unidentified woman posted a photo of the breastfeeding puppy on Facebook and noted that what she did is considered taboo, but claimed she was desperate… Read more »
Rare white lion triplets were born at a privately owned zoo in Poland. Andezej Pabich, who runs the Borysew zoo, said cubs are healthy and thriving. Pabich explained the healthy triplets are rare, as white lion cubs are often born with birth defects. Pabich said 2-year-old Azira gave birth to the cubs on January 28…. Read more »
A once endangered minnow that makes its home in the Oregon backwaters could ...
More than 400 dead dolphins were washed ashore on a Northern Peru beach in ...
Those who want to watch the Puppy Bowl live online are in luck this year, as Animal Planet is offering dog lovers a chance to escape the big game for a while and watch some adorable puppies instead. The 10th anniversary edition of the Puppy Bowl will kick off at 3 pm, running for two… Read more »
Colonel Meow, the “World’s Angriest Cat,” has died. The heartbreaking announcement was made on the famous cat’s Facebook page on Thursday. The male Himalayan-Persian became an internet sensation in 2012 with his angry scowl and unusually long fur. Although he was only three years old, the iconic cat suffered with several medical issues. In November… Read more »
California teacher Bill Buchman was caught hoarding snakes, hundreds of them – many were found dead inside his home. Neighbors complained about the horrible smell stemming from the Mariners Elementary School sixth grade teacher’s home, prompting a search warrant being issued to search the Santa Ana home. Animal services found more than 400 snakes and… Read more »
Mexico’s “water monster”, the axolotl, has apparently vanished from its natural habitat. The creature is known for its strange looks, featuring a slimy tail, gills that look more like feathers, and a crooked half smile. Also called the “Mexican walking fish”, Mexico’s water monster has only been known to be found in the Xochimilco lakes… Read more »
A Bluffton, South Carolina Home Depot has had a resident cat for the past 13 years. The little creature was appropriately named Depot, and when news broke that the cat was going to be evicted, the story broke nationally. The little black cat became the store’s little pet and lived literally in the store. Well,… Read more »
Feeding the birds during cold weather months is a traditional activity for many Americans.Simply filling up cute or at least sturdy feeders in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania can come with a very steep price tag. One senior citizen couple was recently shocked when a zoning board inspector showed up on their property and informed them they… Read more »
Stockings, a Chicago orange tabby rescued from a hoarder, is not just another cute cat on the internet. He may be the cutest cat ever on the internet. He was born with a terrible birth defect that made his legs grow almost backwards. He couldn’t walk. He could barely stand. But like all kittens, he… Read more »
A Salpa Maggiore was spotted and caught off the coast of New Zealand. Stewart Fraser and his two sons were on a fishing trip when they found the bizarre creature floating in the water. Although it was shaped somewhat like a shrimp, it was almost completely transparent. Fraser said the fish “felt scaly and was… Read more »
Marijuana poisoning in pets is on the rise and the trend has veterinarians concerned. Although marijuana is not generally dangerous for humans, it can cause serious illness or death in animals. Most pets are poisoned when they consume the substance. However, some pets may become ill from the secondhand smoke. According to the Animal Poison… Read more »
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A dachshund and a paralyzed cat who were dumped together on the side of the ...
A hairless dog called Nathan has received a lot of interest recently since a video clip of him went viral on Facebook, getting more than 50,000 shares. The hysterically cute video was posted by Bald Is Beautiful Hairless and Small Breed Rescue, Inc., an organization based in Greenville, SC which regularly posts videos of puppies… Read more »
An Amur leopard was killed by another leopard in a mating process that went wrong. The two leopards were placed together in an enclosed area at Erie Zoo in Western Pennsylvania on Monday with the intention that Edgar, the 5-year-old male, would do what leopards need to do to reproduce with 7-year-old Lina, the female…. Read more »
Blackie the hippo became famous for not only being the oldest Cleveland hippo, but also the oldest hippo in the United States. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Blackie the hippo lived to the ripe old age of 59 before being put down. Of course, that doesn’t beat the story about the man swallowed alive… Read more »
The well known and much loved Cleveland Hippo, ‘Blackie’ has died at the Ohio zoo. He was 59-years-old. Blackie, who was believed to be the oldest Nile hippopotamus in North America, was euthanized on Monday due to what vets called: “advanced age-related ailments.” The history behind how Blackie made his way to America is an… Read more »
On November 21, 2012, Trooper the dog was dragged down Highway 55 in St. ...
An Indian tiger virus is threatening to kill off the endangered species, ...