The Water Bowl: Where Is Happy Feet Now?
The lost emperor penguin who was finally returned to his home waters of the Southern Ocean was released with a tracking device – which has since stopped transmitting data. It could be that the device fell off or some "unknown event" – like Happy Feet being eaten – has occurred. –Daily Mail
Genetically-modified cats that glow in the dark thanks to a green fluorescent protein could help in the study of HIV and AIDS. –Guardian
Instead of shooting a snake that had come near his front door, a 75-year-old Florida man accidentally shot himself. He suffered wounds on two fingers on his left hand and is recovering. The snake got away. –NewsCore
A Chicago-area woman whose 14-year-old son died of pneumonia has been charged with criminal abuse and neglect. Nearly 200 animals had been removed from the family home after the boy died. –Chicago Tribune
At least 100 animals perished at a Petco store in Johnson City, N.Y., last week during flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee. The store maintains that there was a communication lapse in evacuation orders, but evidence suggests the animals' deaths could have been prevented. –Gawker