The Water Bowl: Chimps Film Their Own Documentary; Plus: Dog Scares Off Woman's Attacker!
On Jan. 27, the BBC will air the world's first documentary shot entirely by 11 chimpanzees. The animals, who live at the Edinburgh Zoo, filmed the documentary over an 18-month period using specially designed "chimp-proof" cameras.--BBC
Dog hero! Authorities in Swampscott, Mass., say a German shepherd scared away an attacker who pushed his way into a 58-year-old woman's house and knocked her unconscious.--salemnews.com
When a morbidly obese dog named Jiffy was cruelly left outside in freezing Wisconsin temperatures in 2008, his extra blubber helped him stay alive. Now, a year later, he's 40 pounds lighter, active and living with a loving new family.--wcco.com
Some dog owners in Brooklyn, N.Y., have been walking on egg shells: a tenant who lives near Park Slope's Washington Park has been hurling eggs at dogs who visit the park in the evenings.--Pettails.mydogspace.com
Mark Page of Belleville, Ill., found a lot more than breakfast in his kitchen on Saturday morning: he was greeted by a ten-to-twelve point buck who jumped in through the dining room window.--The Chicago Tribune
More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition seeking a harsh punishment for Steven Clay Romero, who is accused of dragging a German shepherd mix named Buddy to his death on Dec. 30.--kjct8.com