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New Documentary Spotlights Man's Love Affair with a Dolphin

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New Doc Details Man's Sexual Affair with a Dolphin

Update 02/04/2015 06:45 PM Originally posted 02/03/2015 03:15 PM

Malcolm Brenner's summer-long fling with a dolphin named Dolly is the subject of a new documentary short called Dolphin Lover, which received an honorable mention at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival in Park CIty, Utah.

"My name is Malcolm J. Brenner and this is the story of how I fell in love with Dolly the dolphin," Brenner says in a teaser for the film, directed by Kareem Tabsch.

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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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See the Bears that Stars Like Olivia Newton-John Are Working to Save

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See the Bears Celebrities Are Working to Save

Update 01/22/2015 07:25 AM Originally posted 01/21/2015 05:00 PM

We can hardly bear the cuteness of Vietnam's Halong Bay bears – and that's just one reason why celebrities around the world are joining Animals Asia's campaign to save them from suffering on bile farms.

In an effort to rescue Asia's furry friends, singer/actress Olivia Newton-John, actor/writer (and newlywed!) Stephen Fry and actress Ali MacGraw have lent their helping hands to remove these bears from dangerous conditions and place them into Animals Asia's care and rehabilitation at its Tam Dao bear sanctuary.

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VIDEO: Meet England's Newest Baby Pygmy Hippo

Originally posted 01/19/2015 01:45 PM

He looks like a too-perfect special effects creation for a movie, but nope, he's real. Behold the pygmy hippo born to England's Whipsnade Zoo on December 26.

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Orphaned Kangaroos & Wallabies in Australian Bushfires Need 'Pouch Liners'

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Orphaned Kangaroos & Wallabies in Australian Bushfires Need 'Pouch Liners'

Update 01/18/2015 08:45 AM Originally posted 01/14/2015 03:30 PM

Sew, here's the deal: Project Pouch needs you!

Koalas aren't the only animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. Orphaned or injured possums, kangaroos, and wallabies need to be kept warm in a pouch-like environment. To help, Project Pouch, a new campaign created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is asking for handmade "pouch liner" donations to comfort the traumatized animal babies, nine of which are being cared for by the Adelaide Zoo.

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New York's JFK Airport to Open State-of-the-Art Animal 'Ark'

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New York's JFK Airport to Open State-of-the-Art Animal 'Ark'

Originally posted 01/14/2015 03:45 PM

New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport is about to get truly zooey.

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VIDEO: Panda Melts Hearts Playing in First Snow

Update 01/08/2015 08:00 AM Originally posted 01/07/2015 12:45 PM

A video of The National Zoo's panda cub playing in the cold snow for the first time is melting hearts around the globe.

The Washington, D.C., zoo released video of Bao Bao the panda cub rolling downhill in the snow as she played with a block of wood Tuesday – and not surprisingly, the clip immediately went viral.

After her moment of bliss, Bao Bao does a backward somersault and later pounces on her mother, Mei Xiang (seriously, you have to watch this).

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Watch Lions Play with Old Christmas Trees (Best Belated Gift Ever!)

Update 01/06/2015 07:35 AM Originally posted 01/05/2015 07:35 PM

Christmas came a little late for the lions at the Linton Zoological Gardens in Cambridgeshire, England.

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Baby Gorilla Born at the San Diego Zoo Refuses to Leave Mom's Side

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It's the mother-baby bond in action.

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Monkey Uses CPR to Save Electrocuted Friend

Update 12/23/2014 07:00 PM Originally posted 12/23/2014 01:55 PM

This is no time to monkey around.

When one monkey's friend passed out from an electric shock he received from a railway track in Kanpur, India, he turned into George Clooney (circa ER) and tried to save his friend's life by administering what looks like CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

It all plays out in a heart-pumping YouTube video, first with the monkey shaking his lifeless buddy, who appears totally limp when his friend picks him up.

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