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Tarantulas are giant and scary, and despite being many times their size, humans are scared witless and don’t want anything to do with them. The...




  • Smudged with paint and garlanded with leis for the elephant feeding festival in Thrissur, Kerala State, India, on July 17, 2014, these elephants’ heavy chains and thick ropes reveal their dual life—one of stardom and one of servitude. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    India’s Celebrity Elephants Do Not Enjoy Celebrity Comfort

    THRISSUR, India—Outside the central temple of Thrissur, a town in the southern coastal state of Kerala, thousands gathered to feed some 60-70 elephants on July... Read more

  • A fisherman turned midwife after he delivered a pregnant stingray’s pups seconds after catching it. (AOL Screenshot)

    Fisherman Helps Stingray Give Birth (Video)

    A fisherman turned midwife after he delivered a pregnant stingray’s pups seconds after catching it. Calvin Conger, 18, was about to use the ray as... Read more

  • Green turtles can travel immense distances using stored fat reserves. (Shutterstock*)

    Space Tracking Reveals Turtles’ Record-Breaking Ocean Swim

    A satellite-tracking study of green turtles in the Indian Ocean has rewritten the record books for long-distance marine animal migration, showing that they can travel... Read more

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    Top 25 Funniest, Strangest, Weirdest Animal Names You Never Knew Existed

    What do scientific researchers do when they lack inspiration and seriousness? They turn their job into something fun, and this is the result: a list... Read more

  • First, don't do this. (Flickr/Willy Volk, CC BY-NC-SA)

    How Humans Can Really Avoid Shark Attacks and Help Protect Vulnerable Species

    The plan to use baited traps to catch and kill sharks off the coast of Western Australia caused considerable controversy when it was announced last... Read more

  • Are animals able to express gratitude? This might be an instance where one turtle was showing his thanks to a diver who saved its life. (AOL Screenshot)

    Diver Saves Sea Turtle, Then THIS Happens (Video)

    Can animals express gratitude? Most pet owners believe they can and this video suggests that saying “thank you” isn’t uniquely human. While spear fishing for... Read more

  • A duck in Louisiana name Donald is gaining quite a few fans around the world. The reason why he’s so popular is because he has four legs. (AOL Screenshot)

    Four-Legged Duck Gains Social Media Stardom (Video)

    A duck in Louisiana name Donald is gaining quite a few fans around the world. The reason why he’s so popular is because he has... Read more

  • Cute dogs in World Cup team colors are the main attractions at the 17th annual Taipei Pet Show.  (AOL Screenshot)

    Pets Dress Up in World Cup Team Football Shirts (Video)

    The Taipei Pet Show kicked off on Friday, and during the event’s opening ceremony, owners dressed their furry companions in national football jerseys. The show,... Read more

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    Jeans Designed by Lions and Tigers Are a Win-Win for Zoos

    A Japanese jeans maker has found a new way of capitalising on zoo animals. Zoo Jeans are producing jeans “designed by dangerous animals”. Denim is... Read more

  • A California family made a startling discovery in their backyard Monday when they spotted a hungry mama bear and her cubs helping themselves to some trashed Cocoa Krispies on their patio. (AOL Screenshot)

    Bears Caught Eating Stolen Cocoa Krispies (Video)

    A hungry mama bear and her cubs have been making themselves at home in this Monrovia neighborhood, especially on trash day. Resident Michael Kunch captured... Read more

  • This image provided by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine shows a chest x-ray of a cat with lung carcinoma indicated by white arrows. Researchers have found cancers of this and other types are more likely in cats and dogs who have had repeated exposure to secondhand smoke. (AP Photo/Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)

    Secondhand Smoke Hurts Pets as Much as People

    LOS ANGELES—Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she... Read more

  • A Florida couple had to call 911 to be rescued from their pet cat who attacked, causing them to lock themselves in their bedroom. (AOL Screenshot)

    Crazed Cat Forces Couple to Lock Themselves in Room (Video)

    A Florida couple was forced to call 911 when their cat, Kush, ​continually attacked them, forcing them to barricade themselves in their bedroom. “She tore... Read more

  • The first baby walrus born in Germany was proudly presented today at Hamburg's Hagenbeck Zoo. (AOL Screenshot)

    First Ever Walrus Pup Born in German Zoo Makes Its Debut (Video)

    The first baby walrus born in Germany was proudly presented today at Hamburg’s Hagenbeck Zoo. The zoo called the pup a ‘sensation’ and a ‘premiere... Read more

  • Staff worker at Morris Animal Inn, Kelli Quinones, walks golden retriever Ceili on a treadmill for dogs. Female goldens are supposed to weigh 55 to 70 pounds but overweight Ceili weighs 126 pounds.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    ‘Pawlates’ For Pudgy Pets

    LOS ANGELES—It’s not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering “pawlates,” ”doga” and... Read more

  • Scientists probing the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, came across a rarely spotted vampire squid. (AOL Screenshot)

    Rare Footage of Vampire Squid Captured (Video)

    Scientists from the 2014 Nautilus Exploration Program probing the depths of the Gulf of Mexico recently came across a rarely spotted vampire squid. A remotely-operated... Read more

  • A Wisconsin woman found her missing wedding ring when her dog got sick and threw up the sparkling object. The ring had been lost for five years. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dog Throws Up Owner’s Wedding Ring Missing For 5 Years (Video)

    Usually dog owners aren’t too happy when their pups gets sick and start throwing up — but that’s not the case for a Wisconsin woman... Read more


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