Animals

Signs Your Dog May Have the Flu

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There’s a lot of talk about bird flu, swine flu, and of course human flu, but your dog can get the flu too, and it’s just as...




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    Close Encounters of the Black Bear Kind

    Doc Bayne has had his fair share of black bear encounters. Black bears (Ursus americanus) that roam around in Orange County are the mostly vegetarian... Read more

  • A small mouth bass caught last year in the Susquehanna River had cancer, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission confirmed Monday. (AOL Screenshot)

    Fish Caught in Pennsylvania Tests Positive for Cancer (Video)

    A smallmouth bass with a massive tumor was pulled from Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River. Following the catch, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission ordered lab testing... Read more

  • "We know that many organisms use smell to interact with members of the same species and to locate hosts of food or to avoid attack from parasites," says Rudolf Allemann. (Justin Ennis/flickr/CC BY 2.0)

    Repellent Mimics Smell to Save Plants From Bugs

    Scientists may have uncovered a natural way to save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect repellent. The researchers have created tiny molecules which mirror... Read more

  • A female Sumatran rhino named Ratu, right, is seen with her newly-born calf at Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indonesia, Monday, June 25, 2012. Ratu, a highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, gave birth to the calf Saturday in western Indonesia, a forestry official said. It is only the fifth known birth in captivity for the species in 123 years. (AP Photo)

    Sumatran Rhino Is Extinct in the Wild in Malaysia

    There are no Sumatran rhinos left in the wild in the Malaysian state of Sabah, confirmed Masidi Manjun, the Tourism, Culture, and Envi­ronment minister, over... Read more

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    Camera Traps Catch Rare Amazon Bird Following Peccaries

    Although a large, attractive bird found across Latin America, scientists know almost nothing about the rufous-vented ground cuckoo (Neomorphus geoffroyi). Renzo Piana, the director of... Read more

  • Scientists recently announced that they have identified the second possible specimen of the species commonly known as 'pocket shark.' (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Discover Extremely Rare ‘Pocket Shark’ Specimen (Video)

    Thanks to Hollywood, we usually associate sharks with large and intimidating creatures. A new report sheds light on an extremely rare species which is only... Read more

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    Rare White Lion Cubs Born in France (Video)

    A white lioness gave birth to five rare white lions cubs at a zoo in western France this week. White lions come from Greater Timbavati... Read more

  • Leaping Polar Bear in Svalbard, Norway, 2008. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    The Last Polar Bears

    We first went to Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, to see its famous polar bears, whose lives were being threatened by the vagaries of a civilization,... Read more

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    BPA Trumps Temperature to Decide Turtle Sex

    Bisphenol A, a chemical used in plastics that mimics estrogen, can alter turtles’ reproductive systems and disrupt sexual differentiation. Scientists are concerned that the findings... Read more

  • JoeJoe the capybara is caught wrestle-kissing Border Collie Zoe .

    Largest Living Rodent Wrestle-Kisses Border Collie (+Video)

    JoeJoe the capybara is caught on video wrestle-kissing Border Collie Zoe. The affection at first appears mutual, but when Zoe tries to pull away, it’s... Read more

  • A bear cub showed up at the gate of family in eastern Russia, and while they've already given it a name, they say they don't want to keep it.

    Russian Family Seeks New Home for Pet Bear (+Video)

    A family in eastern Russia just got a new addition to their family. A bear cub showed up at their gate three weeks ago after its mother... Read more

  • A deep-sea exploration crew was totally surprised to see a rare sperm whale during their expedition. (AOL Screenshot)

    Deep-Sea Exploration Crew Stunned to See Rare Sperm Whale (Video)

    In the Gulf of Mexico, Nautilus Live expedition crew is studying methane seeps using Hercules, a remotely operated vehicle. On Tuesday, to the delight of... Read more

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    Baby Lions Debut at Japan Zoo (+Video)

    Two little lion cubs in a Japanese zoo have been attracting fans since they were born three weeks ago. The cubs, one female and one... Read more

  • Sony teamed up with SEA LIFE in New Zealand to train an octopus to take pictures of visitors for two dollars a snap. (AOL Screenshot)

    Octopus Takes Pictures of Visitors at New Zealand Aquarium (Video)

    If you thought this was the most impressive thing you’ve ever seen an octopus do, the skills of this New Zealand aquarium’s octopus might have... Read more

  • Mother elephant with calf, Amboseli, 2006. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    The Colossus of Existence: Why the Elephant Is Invaluable

    “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts... Read more

  • Dangerous Animals

    Most Dangerous Animal in America

    When we think of hazardous encounters with wildlife, most people would think of bears,  mountain lions, or maybe even snakes and scorpions. But according to... Read more


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