An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.
MLive.com reports the alligator named Carlos got out of an enclosure over the weekend at the GarLyn Zoo near Naubinway. He was spotted by people nearby, who called police, but he wasn't caught.
We're used to celebrities dropping by our offices – but when a fox and an alligator paid us a visit recently, we all went a little wild!
The visit was courtesy of Martin and Chris Kratt, the brothers who star in PBS's Wild Kratts, an animated children's series about animals who live in places like jungles and swamplands.
It's almost the weekend! You just need a few bear necessities to get through the rest of the work day, namely a good attitude. Let Smudge show you how it's done.
Here's some more definitive proof we can all, indeed, get along: A 6-week-old cheetah cub named Ruuxa has befriended a 7-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy named Raina.
After the cheetah, born at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, was rejected by his mother, the keepers helped nurse the youngster. And then they found him a friend.
"Because the cheetah was by himself and did not have any siblings, we wanted him to have a companion immediately,” animal training manager Susie Ekard said in the zoo's blog. "They definitely like to play, and when they take naps together, they often will snuggle up together for that warmth and closeness." (See them in action in the video below.)
She is beauty. She is grace. Whoops, where did she go?
A goat named Mr. G received the surprise of his life recently when he was reunited with his best friend, a donkey named Jellybean.
The pair's inspiring friendship began when they lived together for years in the menagerie of a hoarder; after her brood was taken away from her, Mr. G and Jellybean were split up between two different sanctuaries.
Mr. G was taken to California's Animal Place, where the owners soon noted his emotional distress. The buck sat in his pen all day, refusing to eat or even move.
There are times in life when you just have to dive right in – and that was a lesson four African lion cubs at Smithsonian's National Zoo learned earlier this week.
The cubs, born March 10, were tasked with passing a swim reliability test on Tuesday. And they nailed it! (Watch the test in the video above.)
National Zoo staff say that the 10-week-old cuties were all able to keep their heads afloat, swim to the shallow end of the moat (2½-feet deep!) and climb back onto dry land, reports USA Today. That means they're almost ready to explore the terrain of their Washington, D.C., habitat with their mother, 9-year-old Shera.
We're not the only kids at this playground. There are countless species of animals who also call earth home.
And so, as we celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, we want to give you seven more reasons to recycle that can of soda you just guzzled for lunch.
Seven more reasons to bike to the store for that gallon of milk instead of drive.
Seven more reasons to turn off your computer (gasp!) and save a little energy.
With summer on the way, the penguins are ready to play!
A group of hatchlings born at the Oregon Zoo is on its way to joining the zoo's Humboldt penguin colony of 18 adults this summer.
The facility has welcomed five little ones over the past few months and even managed to capture one of the baby's hatchings on camera.
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