The Water Bowl: Tiger On the Loose in Vegas; Plus, Omaha Zoo Throws a Baby Shower!

updated 07/31/2009 AT 10:44 AM ET

originally published 07/31/2009 AT 10:34 AM ET

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A tiger that was part of a Las Vegas magic act escaped and was seen roaming the streets on Thursday. Authorities captured it in a resident’s back yard.–Associated Press

Entertainment Weekly knows our not-so-secret guilty pleasure: watching weird cat videos from the likes of Maru and Nora! The Web site grades the best for novices.– Entertainment Weekly

Residents around Thousand Oaks, Calif., are on edge after three dogs have been found dead over the past few weeks, the apparent victims of mountain lion attacks.–The Ventura County Star

The Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Omaha, Neb., is holding a baby shower on Saturday in celebration of the recent births of a red panda cub, a Shetland pony and twin Matschie’s tree kangaroos.–