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This Is What It's Like to Be 20 Feet from a Sleeping Whale (VIDEO)

This Is What It's Like to Be 20 Feet from a Sleeping Whale

Originally posted 10/13/2014 09:50 AM

And you thought your roommate was weird. Did you know that humpback whales sleep upside down?

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Exotic Animal Vet Dr. K Explains the Challenge of Giving a Ferret a Pacemaker

The behavior of cats and dogs is confusing enough for most, but Dr. Susan Kelleher deals with a whole different set of animal issues.

How do you perform surgery on a fish? Give a tortoise a check-up? These are questions for which exotic animal veterinarian Dr. Kelleher has to find answers, and now she is giving animal lovers a peek into her wild and furry life.

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WATCH: Ferocious Mongoose Scares Away Four Hungry Lions

Update 09/05/2014 08:00 AM Originally posted 09/03/2014 01:00 PM

Sorry, Honey Badger, there is a new fearless sheriff running the great outdoors: His name is Mongoose.

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Black Tiger Cub Tries to Terrify, Looks Purr-fectly Precious Instead

Credit: ChinaFotoPress/Getty

This tiger cub is only 25 days old, but the squirmy cutie has already figured out how to work the camera.

The unnamed newborn joined in on an adorable photo shoot in Hangzhou, China, according to Pix 11. During the session, the cub tried to strike some ferocious poses, but turned out looking more darling than dangerous. The rare black tiger was also joined by a dog, who allowed the wild animal to nurse from her when needed.

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WATCH: Two Elephants Dance Along to a Violin Concerto

Two Elephants Dance to Violin Concerto

Originally posted 08/27/2014 04:15 PM

UPDATE: PEOPLE just received the statement below from PETA regarding this elephant video.

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Happy Shark Week: Our Six Favorite Shark Videos of 2014 (So Far)

Credit: Getty

"Live every week like it's Shark Week," Tracy Morgan once said. (In an episode of 30 Rock.) This week, though, that advice is especially true: It actually is Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's seven-day celebration of nature's most perfect aquatic killing machine.

To celebrate, we're rounding up our favorite shark videos from Discovery and our own archives. Happy Shark Week – you're gonna need a bigger monitor.

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Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions

Credit: Discovery

Squid guts, puns about fins, nightmares – we can only be talking about one thing.

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Woman Has Jealousy-Inspiring Friendship with Cheetah (VIDEO)

See This Woman's Jealousy-Inspiring Friendship with a Cheetah

Update 08/06/2014 07:45 PM Originally posted 08/06/2014 04:15 PM

When we call Goska Zdziechowska a "big cat lady," we're not referring to the size of her love for cats, but rather the size of the cats she loves.

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Man Finds Rare Calico Lobster, Gives It to New Hampshire Aquarium (PHOTOS)

Credit: Portsmouth Herald/Deb Cram/AP

A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots.

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