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Six-Inch-Tall Deer Born at Queens Zoo Raises the Nation's Cuteness Quotient

Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society/AP

Meet the Adorable Six-Inch-Tall Deer Born at a New York Zoo

Originally posted 06/10/2015 12:30 AM

Good things come in small packages, and this deer fawn proves that cuteness absolutely thrives in miniature form.

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Rare, 15-Ft. 'Sea Serpent' Washes Up on Shore of Catalina Island

Credit: Tyler Dvorak/Catalina Island Conservancy

Earlier this week the body of a 15-ft. oarfish – a creature casually known as a sea serpent – washed up on the shore of Santa Catalina Island in California, reports CBS News.

Oarfish are a rare sight on land or at sea, because the swimmers live in the depths of the ocean, spending time 3,000 ft. below the water's surface. It's not known what caused the death of this specimen, or what made it wash up on the island.

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Hear the Single by the Death Metal Band With a Parrot Lead Singer

Yeah, we realize how that headline sounds, but the reality of this story is every bit as weird.

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Kansas City Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla, First in 40 Years

Credit: Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla, First in 40 Years

Originally posted 05/28/2015 12:20 PM

In what is obviously, indisputably the most important birth of 2015, the Kansas City Zoo's 27-year-old gorilla, Makari, gave birth to a baby Western Lowland Gorilla on Monday. It marks the zoo's first gorilla birth in 40 years.

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Cowardly Lion Scared Up a Tree by Herd of Water Buffalo

Credit: Charles Comyn/Barcroft Media

Cowardly Lion Scared Up a Tree by Herd of Water Buffalo

Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:50 PM

More like King of the Bungle. (This and other lion puns brought to you by LionPunz, our forthcoming app.)

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Does this parrot have a potty mouth?

A neighbor in Tracy, California, says yes – and she's pretty upset about it. Jennifer Baca told NBC affiliate KCRA that the bird, named Rula, is repeating the Spanish curse word for "prostitute" and that her grandchildren have started using the R-rated phrase.

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Zach Spurlock was out scuba diving in the waters around Port Canaveral, Florida, fishing for lionfish for his friend's restaurant, when he happened to notice a great white shark calmly swimming in the water nearby.

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Rare and Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered Swimming in the Deep Ocean

Credit: Michael H. Doosey/Tulane University/AP

This tiny shark is one of the newest species to be found rolling in the deep waters off a U.S. coast.

The rare pocket shark was discovered in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico on a government research trip in 2010, according to the Associated Press, but wasn't identified until recently.

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That's 200 lbs. of goodwill ambassador right there.

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Florida Teen's Captured Cottonmouth Bites Him on His Regular Mouth (VIDEO)

FOX 35 News OrlandoEighteen-year-old Wimauma, Florida, resident Austin Hatfield caught a venomous water moccasin snake (also referred to as a cottonmouth) Thursday, April 16.

Hatfield decided to keep the animal, putting it in a pillowcase. After bring the snake home, Hatfield took the reptile out for some air, placing it on his chest. The water moccasin reacted by striking the teen and biting him on the lip.

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