Zoo Animals
PHOTO: Is This a Unicorn? Rare Horned Animal Spotted in Vietnam

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PHOTO: Is This a Unicorn?

Originally posted 11/19/2013 11:45 AM

Time to break out your coveted sticker book from the '80s. Unicorns are once again an important topic of conversation.

According to The Daily Mail, a elusive animal known as an "Asian unicorn," or saola, has been spotted grazing in Vietnam's central Annamite mountains – and thanks to a hidden camera, the World Wildlife Federation captured pictures of it.

While it's not quite as mystical as the colorful one-horned creatures of your childhood memories, conservationists are enamored with the saola, who has two parallel horns which can reach 19 inches in length.

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Clouded Leopards Are the Best Animals Ever Created: 10 Reasons Why

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10 Reasons Clouded Leopards Are the Best Cats Out There

Update 11/17/2013 05:30 PM Originally posted 11/15/2013 12:00 PM

The Central Park Zoo's new snow leopard cubs are the toast of New York, and for good reason. They're the first snow leopards ever born in Central Park, and they're friendly, fluffy and totally adorable.

They are not, however, clouded leopards ... which is too bad, because clouded leopards are objectively the best cat the animal kingdom has ever produced.

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VIDEO: Tiger Cub Really, Really Wants to Play with Boy Dressed as a Tiger

Update 11/08/2013 01:20 PM Originally posted 11/07/2013 01:00 PM

Well that's awkward. Who's going to break the bad news to Kali?

The newest Sumatran tiger cub to be born at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium thought she'd made a new friend when 2-year-old Marshall stopped by to visit earlier this year. But, little did she know, things are not always what they seem.

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Drunk Teens Take Circus Llama on Tour of Bordeaux

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PHOTO: Drunk Teens Steal Circus Llama, Take Him on Tram

Originally posted 11/05/2013 08:15 AM

How do you say OMG in French?

Serge the llama was abducted by five drunk teens from a circus in Bordeaux, France, and taken for a wild ride on the local subway system.

The bizarre caper began on Thursday after a group of guys left a nightclub that morning, according to The Independent. They went to a nearby circus, which was closed for the night, and decided they'd take a zebra as a souvenir.

However, the animal was having none of it. So they settled on Serge.

"We went in and played with the animals," one of the five men, named Mathieu, told a local news station. "We ended up taking a llama with us."

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It's Monday, and This Baby Sumatran Tiger Will Make It All Better

This 6-Week-Old Sumatran Tiger Cures the Work Week Blues

Originally posted 11/04/2013 03:00 PM

So what if you have to go to your job and work really hard all week? This baby Sumatran tiger was rejected by its mother for having a bum leg. (Perspective people, perspective!)

We all should be in awe of the work scientists are doing at this orphan sanctuary in Sumatra, Indonesia, where orangutans and other abandoned and endangered animals are being given a second chance. Thanks to the tireless work of their caretakers – who try to mimic the creatures' mothers by sleeping beside them – they are thriving and hopefully will one day return to the wild.

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The Daily Treat: Here Are Four Furry Friends Celebrating Howl-oween with Pumpkins

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PHOTOS: Zoo Animals with Pumpkins!

Originally posted 11/01/2013 06:00 AM

Here at PEOPLE Pets, we've been celebrating Halloween for some time now. We've shared the best pet costumes to come from our readers and provided instructions on how to get your own felines in on the action.

But while we've been marveling at one creative New Yorker's interpretation of Barksy, née Banksy, the animal kingdom has been getting in on the Halloween fun without us – until now.

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Zoo Atlanta's Twin Pandas Celebrate Their New Names – by Sleeping!

They're Cub A and Cub B no more!

Meet Mei Lun and Mei Huan, twin male giant pandas born at Zoo Atlanta in July, who, as part of Chinese tradition, finally received their official names on Wednesday, their 100th day of life. The names – pronounced May Loon and May Hwaan – were chosen after an online vote, and couldn't be more fitting. They translate to: "indescribably beautiful and magnificent."

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The Daily Treat: Bob Barker Pays Nearly $1 Million to Transport Elephants

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Bob Barker Pays Nearly $1 Million to Transport Elephants

Originally posted 10/23/2013 01:15 PM

One million dollars was the right price for Bob Barker.

The former The Price Is Right host gave nearly that much to transport three elephants from a zoo in Canada to the Performing Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS) sanctuary in San Andreas, Calif. On Monday, he was there to see them roam around in their new digs – all 2,000 acres of it.

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VIDEO: Watch the Oregon Zoo's Lion Cubs at Play

See the Oregon Zoo's Lion Cubs at Play

Update 10/19/2013 02:45 PM Originally posted 10/18/2013 03:05 PM

Play nice, girls!

Five weeks after their arrival, the Oregon Zoo's lion cubs are starting to form sisterly bonds, enjoying some requisite roughhousing and palling around. But there's another milestone the trio is also about to hit: being named.

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Caught on Camera: Kangaroo Hops Around Australian Airport

Caught on Camera: Kangaroo Hops Around Australian Airport

Update 10/16/2013 04:15 PM Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30 PM

Qantas airlines's check-in area was hopping on Tuesday at Melbourne Airport – with a real kangaroo!

In this video from Australia's Seven Network, the creature can be seen causing a commotion as he skids, slides and tumbles across the airlines's domestic check-in area – leading some to believe it was a stunt.

The injured animal, who has been named Cyrus by Wildlife Victoria volunteers, made his way to a nearby pharmacy, where he was eventually sedated and taken out of the building.

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