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Protected Owl Terrorizing Dutch Town

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Protected Owl Terrorizing Dutch Town

Originally posted 02/26/2015 01:30 PM

Purmerend, an otherwise sleepy town in the Netherlands, has been haunted lately by a rogue European eagle owl, responsible for at least 15 attacks over the past three weeks.

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Couple Kicked Out of McDonald's for Bringing in Kangaroo

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Couple Kicked Out of McDonald's for Bringing in Kangaroo

Originally posted 02/05/2015 02:45 PM

McDonald's may say they are "lovin' it," but this slogan does not extend to kangaroos.

On Friday, Diana and Larry Moyer brought one of their five pet kangaroos to a McDonald's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, prompting a customer to call the police, reports WISN.

"He's just a little guy, but you can touch him and pet him," Larry says of Jimmy the kangaroo.

The couple often brings the smaller marsupial with them on errands to keep Diana, who is battling cancer, company. Jimmy isn't a licensed service animal, but the kangaroo is a therapy pet.

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Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Up on Philippines Beach

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Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Up on Philippines Beach

Update 01/29/2015 04:50 PM Originally posted 01/29/2015 12:50 PM

Fishermen in the Philippines happened across a shocking discovery on Wednesday: a rare megamouth shark was found floating in the water near the beach, reports Business Insider.

The creature, which was found dead, was brought to the shore to be examined. This marks the 60th sighting of the species. At 15 feet, this specimen is larger than most estimates for male megamouths. Researchers also counted 50 sets of tiny teeth on the shark

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Scientists Reveal What Chimpanzees Are Actually Saying to Each Other

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What do chimpanzees talk about when they talk about love? (Or anything else, really?)

Scientists are finally getting to the root of that question. A new study published in Animal Behaviour details the efforts of scientists who studied chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast's Taï Forest for over 750 hours.

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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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