The Water Bowl: Giraffe Learns Why Love Hurts

02/04/2013 at 01:05 PM EST

Miami Zoo Giraffe Chased by Suitor, Falls Down
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The course of true love never did run smooth, indeed: A Miami zoo giraffe learned the true pain of unrequited romance when she found herself fending off unwanted advances from a suitor. As zoo visitors looked on, the giraffe ran into a rocky area and fell down. She was uninjured, but it took nearly a dozen staff members to help her stand back up. –Miami Herald

Hundreds of seabirds, some dead and some injured, have been washing up along England's south coast covered in an unknown slimy substance environmental officials think is a refined mineral-based oil mixture. Many of the rescued birds, mostly guillemots, suffer from sore legs. –Discovery News

Catch the Puppy Bowl on Sunday? If you think ref Dan Schachner has the best job ever, you're probably right. But he's not taking it to his head. "I think the reality of the situation is that they don't care about me, they care about these beautiful puppies," he says. "And that's okay. I've just got to get over that for my own ego." –Entertainment Weekly



Carnival is going to the dogs! Several hundred revelers – half of whom were canines – attended the 11th annual Blocao, the most pet friendly of the estimated 500 parties honoring Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. The four-legged party-goers dressed to impress in ensembles ranging from pink tutus to dapper tuxes. –AP

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