Animals

Fisherman Helps Stingray Give Birth (Video)

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

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...




  • 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

  • Newborn baby male Poitou stands beside his mother Duchess at the Davis Farmland park in Sterling, Mass. (AP Photo released by Davis Farmland)

    Rare Poitou Donkey Born in Massachusetts

    STERLING, Mass.—A rare Poitou (PWAH’-too) donkey has been born in Massachusetts. The male donkey was born Saturday at Davis Farmland, a petting zoo, spray park,... Read more

  • Residents of Naperville, Illinois have noticed a significant influx of snakes in their neighborhoods. (AOL Screenshot)

    Snakes Taking Over Illinois Town (Video)

    The people of Naperville, Illinois might be saying, “Why’d it have to be snakes?” WBBM reports it is “a genuine snake invasion. Snakes along the... Read more

  • When Lt. Gary Daugherty came home from more than six months overseas, Bugaboo was really happy to see him. Watch Daugherty’s reunion with his “daddy’s girl of a puppy” from heart-warming start to howling finish. (AOL Screenshot)

    Pup Welcomes Soldier Home With Emotional Reunion (Video)

    When Lt. Gary Daugherty came home from more than six months overseas, Bugaboo was really happy to see him. We mean REALLY happy to see... Read more

  • The pigeon is still blaming humans though. (Biodiversity Heritage Library)

    Humans Not Entirely at Fault for Passenger Pigeon Extinction

    Once the most numerous bird species in North America, passenger pigeons went from numbering in the billions to being extinct in less than a century... Read more

  • Older elephants with larger tusks are becoming rarer due to their ivory. (Shutterstock*)

    Plan to Build ‘CSI Elephant’ Uses DNA Forensics to Track Poachers

    The shocking news that Satao, the much-loved African Elephant who lvied in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, has been killed and butchered for his tusks highlights once... Read more


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