Animal News Timeline

Fish Are Much More Intelligent than We Thought

smart fish

Over the past decade or so, there have been ongoing studies concerning that nature and the intelligence of various aquatic animals including whales, dolphins, sea lions, octopi and others. But until more recently, fish in general had been left somewhat out of the equation. They were considered mindless, emotionless and insensitive to pain or pleasure…. Read more »

Introducing Peanut, The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Winner For 2014!

World's Ugliest Dog Peanut

Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but ugly is definitely in the eyes of the judges at the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Held annually as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, the contest pits the world’s biggest canine eyesores against one another. This year’s contest occurred this past Friday, and… Read more »

Shark Attacks Shouldn’t Surge With Great White Shark Population

The great white shark population is increasing every day.

Scientists are noting a surge in the great white shark population off the Eastern U.S. and Canada. A study published in PLOS ONE by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists (Seasonal Distribution and Historic Trends in Abundance of White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean), claims that the population of the elusive… Read more »

Fish-Eating Aquatic Spiders: They’re Real, Sleep Well

Fish-eating spiders are all over the world.

It’s easy to view spiders as the creatures of nightmares. They’re amazing predators, they drink blood and the majority of them use webs or venom or incapacitate their victims. Still, water has always been considered one of their weaknesses. A new study in the journal PLOS ONE by Martin Nyffeler, a spider expert from the… Read more »

Bear, Alaska Baseball Game Do Not Mix, Video Goes Viral

Bear, Alaska Baseball Game Do Not Mix, Video Goes Viral

When a bear’s Alaska baseball game intrusion was caught on video, the entire thing managed to go viral… but do not worry, no one was mauled, and neither were any of the kids featured apparently ever in danger. But you know how popular those big bad bears can be. In a related report by The… Read more »

This Puppy Rescue Video From India Will Move You To Tears

Puppy rescue India

Puppy and animal rescue videos are generally great to watch, thanks to the great happy endings they usually have. But this one particular rescue video of a puppy trapped inside a well is special in that it happened in India. Shot by folks from over at Animal Aid Unlimited, the incident happened in a village… Read more »

Kitten Jam Video Cuter Than Any Cat Commercial, But Is It Fake?

Kitten Jam Video Cuter Than Any Cat Commercial, But Is It Fake?

The Kitten Jam video purports to showing two little cats jamming out to “Turn Down For What” by Lil’ Jon. It is not 10 seconds into the video before anyone might be wondering how they pulled this off. So is it clever video editing wizardry, making it kinda fake, or did they figure out another… Read more »

Miracle Dog Falls 16 Stories, Survives Without Broken Bones, Injury!

Susie the miracle dog

A Florida woman’s dog is making international headlines after the pooch managed to survive a near 16 story fall. The dog in question is a 4-year-old Maltipoo named Susie. According to CNN, Susie managed to survive a fall down the air conditioning shaft of a building without breaking bones or suffering internal bleeding. She did… Read more »

Rare Yellow Lobster Is One In 30 Million Catch

A rare yellow lobster was found in Connecticut.

A fisherman in Niantic, Connecticut found a strange version of lobster recently. Jere Lacoske had been fishing in the area of Black Point for almost a decade. His captain, John Wadsworth, began fishing in 1996 and has never seen anything like the yellow lobster Lacoske pulled out of the water. At first, he didn’t recognize… Read more »

Grumpy Cat Lands First Staring Role In Lifetime Holiday Movie

Lifetime Movies

Grumpy Cat has landed her first official starring movie role! Now we know Grumpy Cat has become the go-to cat when it comes to entertainment purposes, but the cat known for her famous frown has never had her very own movie. Well, Lifetime is about to change that. According to US Weekly, Lifetime is set… Read more »

The World’s Oldest Cat Dies But Her Age Might Just Surprise You

Santa Fe Cat Killings: Couple Accused Of Torturing, Killing More Than 20 Cats

Poppy, who was officially recognized as the world’s oldest cat is no more. The feline pensioner has gone on the prowl to pastures new, but the age of the cat formerly known as the world’s oldest pussy might just surprise you. Poppy the cat lived through five British Prime Ministers and was crowned by Guinness… Read more »

This Pet Pig Does A Lot More Than Oink; He Save Lives!

Pet Pig Saves Family

Luck is no accident! And the fact that a pet pig named Lucky saved his Mount Caramel, Illinois family from a fire – that’s probably no accident, either! Meet Lucky, an adorable little pet pig who, upon detecting a fire raging in his family’s home around 4:40 am, started squealing and running back and forth… Read more »

Rescue Horse Injected With Gasoline

The horse's wound appeared at first to be an insect bite.

A rescue horse named Jolean had to be put down last week after falling ill at a small horse farm in Belleville, Florida. What veterinarians found during their equine autopsy, however, was anything but normal. “The vet who did the autopsy asked me: ”Did you pour gasoline on this horse?’” owner John Hoogerhyde told MailOnline,… Read more »

Houston Zoo Puts Pregnant Elephant On Jenny-Craig-Grade Diet Plan

Houston Zoo Elephant

A certain 33-year-old pregnant elephant at the Houston Zoo sure likes to grub! She’s consumed so much, in fact, that she’s ballooned to 7,700 pounds, which according to Reuters makes her about 6 percent overweight. As a result, zookeepers at the Houston Zoo have decided put this poor elephant lady (officially known as Tess) on… Read more »