The Water Bowl: Knut Honored with Statue

10/25/2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

Polar Bear Knut Remembered at Berlin Zoo with Statue
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The Berlin Zoo honored the late polar bear Knut on Wednesday by unveiling a bronze statue of his likeness, titled "Knut the dreamer." Knut died unexpectedly last year at the age of 4.–AP

Salad, anyone? A Florida woman says she found a frog living inside a bag of Market Fresh lettuce she purchased at Walmart. She does not plan on suing the company, and Walmart apologized via statement, saying, "This fails to meet our high standards of quality food at every level." –WFTV Channel 9

The mystery has been solved: The monkey that has eluded wildlife officials in Tampa, Fla., for four years was shot with a tranquilizer dart and captured Wednesday. Called the "Mystery Monkey," the animal was placed in quarantine that evening. "I feel kind of guilty," said one resident, who grew fond of the animal even though it bit her three weeks ago. –Tampa Bay Times

The process of surgically muffling a dog continues to stir debate among animal advocates who see the procedure as barbaric, and pet lovers who see it as a last resort to keep their canine companions. An activist group is petitioning the American Veterinary Medical Association to condemn the "debarking" method when the leading organization of veterinarians reviews its policy on the procedure later this year. –

These fashion accessories are killer – literally. Designer Iris Schieferstein uses dead animals to create shoes and other items, which have already attracted the eye of Lady Gaga. –Daily Mail

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