Exotic Animals & Pets

Hero Pig Foils Attempted Robbery in England

Update 01/20/2015 07:00 AM Originally posted 01/19/2015 02:05 PM

There are a lot of heroic pets in the world, but none more unlikely than Ludwig.

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Argentinian Orangutan Granted 'Non-Human Personhood'

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Argentinian Orangutan Granted 'Non-Human Personhood'

Update 12/23/2014 03:10 PM Originally posted 12/22/2014 04:20 PM

In a precedent-setting ruling, an Argentinian court has ruled that an orangutan who has spent 20 years at the zoo in Buenos Aires should be recognized as a person.

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If Hieronymus Bosch and Jacques Cousteau ever collaborated, they'd probably dream up something like the female anglerfish.

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The Story Behind That 'Grizzly Bear Photographer' Picture

Update 11/20/2014 02:45 PM Originally posted 11/20/2014 11:30 AM

You may have seen the photo of a curious grizzly bear poised at a wildlife photographer's camera earlier this month – it was getting passed around fairly frequently.

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VIDEO: Conservationists Reunite with Gorillas They Raised 12 Years Ago

Update 11/19/2014 09:45 PM Originally posted 11/19/2014 08:00 AM

Djalta and Bimms are Western Lowland gorillas. They were born at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, U.K., and released into the forest in Gabon, West Africa in 2003.

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The Biggest 'Frozen' Shark You've Never Seen

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Giant 'Frozen' Sharks Are Everywhere

Update 11/18/2014 05:00 PM Originally posted 11/17/2014 03:00 PM

It's a huge, slow-moving species of shark that swims through the world's coldest waters, and the first-ever pictures of it were taken in 1995.

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Benjy, Ireland's Gay Bull, Saved by Simpsons Producer Sam Simon

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He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon.

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A Very Special I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant: Hippo on Birth Control Gives Birth in L.A.

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Hippo on Birth Control Gives Birth in L.A.

Update 11/05/2014 02:30 PM Originally posted 11/05/2014 11:35 AM

It's an immaculate hippo-ception. Well, not really, but it's close.

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