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Kansas City Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla, First in 40 Years

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Kansas City Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla, First in 40 Years

Originally posted 05/28/2015 12:20 PM

In what is obviously, indisputably the most important birth of 2015, the Kansas City Zoo's 27-year-old gorilla, Makari, gave birth to a baby Western Lowland Gorilla on Monday. It marks the zoo's first gorilla birth in 40 years.

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VIDEO: Check Out Benny the Guilty Dog's 'Who Me?' Face

Originally posted 05/27/2015 04:40 PM

Benny is one of two rescue dogs owned by John O'Kelly (who, somewhat confusingly, goes by the name Mike Patton – but never mind that). Forget all your own shameful deeds and pay attention for one minute to Benny the Dog's mug. With nary a bark, this fido's face speaks a thousand words.

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Cowardly Lion Scared Up a Tree by Herd of Water Buffalo

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Cowardly Lion Scared Up a Tree by Herd of Water Buffalo

Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:50 PM

More like King of the Bungle. (This and other lion puns brought to you by LionPunz, our forthcoming app.)

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Owl Surprises Bride by Delivering Rings at Wedding Ceremony (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:50 PM

Deciding hoo to trust with your rings at your wedding is a big deal.

This couple chose an owl named Bilbo.

For his wedding last year, Shaun Palmer decided to surprise his bride Adele with an owl ring bearer – one reminiscent of Hedwig from the Harry Potter films – who flew down the aisle to deliver their rings to his best man. And, yes, there's video of the sweet exchange.

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Hop to It: Check Out Roux the Two-Legged 'Bunny Cat' on Instagram

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Hop to It: Check Out Roux the Two-Legged 'Bunny Cat' on Instagram

Originally posted 05/27/2015 09:30 AM

If you need some-bunny new to love on Instagram, then let us introduce you to Roux the cat.

The 1-year-old feline – who has more than 50,000 followers already – was born without front legs, but it doesn't hold her back one bit because she gets around by hopping like a bunny.

In an interview with Meowbox.com, the cat's owner Jackie Deak Akey says she rescued the cat last October after someone surrendered her to an animal shelter in New Orleans.

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Now You Can Hear How Spiders Tell Each Other They Want to Go All the Way Tonight

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This Is How Spiders Tell Each Other They Want to, Ahem, Make Love

Originally posted 05/26/2015 06:45 PM

Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love To You," Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," the faint purr of a wolf spider – as it turns out, these are all basically the same thing.

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Court to Decide Fate of Orangutan Deemed 'Non-Human Person'

Originally posted 05/26/2015 02:30 PM

She was deemed a "non-human person" by an Argentinian court in December, but more than five months later, Sandra the orangutan's freedom still hangs in the balance.

According to Reuters, a different court will soon decide the fate of the 29-year-old animal, who currently lives at the Buenos Aires Zoo.

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Dog Loses Eyesight, Dog Siblings Serve as Her Guide

Originally posted 05/26/2015 02:15 PM

Glaucoma may have stolen Kiaya's eyesight, but Cass and Keller have helped give the dog her life back.

When the akita lost her eyes to the condition, her doggy siblings, also rescued akitas, stepped up to help in the sweetest way possible. They're always by her side and help her get where she wants to go.

"They were kind of bookends to her," owner Jessica VanHusen, of Waterford, Michigan, told ABC News. "They're not fiercely protective but they're always touching her. They're really respectful of her."

The veterinary ophthalmologist who removed both of Kiaya's eyes says watching the trio in action warms the heart.

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