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Mama Cat Brings Her Baby Up To A Couple. But When They Look Closely, They See it…

Animals are quite intelligent, they don’t go to school and learn things – they just know how to do things. But what is amazing is that some animals …

Nine health benefits of turmeric tea

Turmeric is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the <i>Curcuma longa</i> plant.<p>Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the</i> …

Declawing cats? Veterinarian group has claws out for practice

An organization representing 3,800 U.S. veterinarians says it "strongly opposes" declawing for cats as an elective procedure.<p>The anti-declawing …

Two Cats Who Hold Guinness World Records for Height and Tail Length Live In the Same House

Two absolutely beautiful cats named Cygnus and Arcturus are the best of buddies who live in the same Michigan house with their humans and feline …

Pets

Cat Behaviorist Stresses the Importance of Starting Socialization When a Kitten Is Very Young

The wonderfully animated Simon’s Cat series “Simon’s Cat Care“, cat behaviorist Nicky Trevorrow explained what happens after one decides to bring a …

Pets

Congress: Michigan, Great Lakes wolves could lose federal protection

WASHINGTON — Legislation under committee consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives today would strip gray wolves in the western Great Lakes …

Wildlife

One was rejected by his mother, the other seized from smugglers: How two lonely tiger cubs became pals

The tiger cub confiscated at the Otay Mesa border crossing last month and currently living at the Safari Park in Escondido has a new playmate — a cub flown Monday from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.<p>The new arrival is a 9-week-old endangered male Sumatran tiger, whose mother was increasingly …

Fuzzy snow leopard kittens snuggle up for zoo debut

LOS ANGELES -- Brother and sister snow leopard kittens romped and rough-housed as they made their public debut at Los Angeles Zoo.<p>The fuzzy siblings, …

What dinosaur and bird skulls tell us about brains - Futurity

Research into the dinosaur-to-bird transition may have uncovered a connection between brain development and the shape of the skull.

Paleontology

Far from home, a pink bird drifts over to South Jersey, and the hurricanes may be to blame

The very minute Janet Crawford noticed on a birding website that a roseate spoonbill — a light-pink wading bird with a beak so dramatic, it looks …

Tanzania has seized a UK miner’s diamond shipment and spooked the global mining world—again

A British mining company has become the latest casualty of Tanzanian president John Magufuli’s nationalist drive to take on what he believes is corruption and international exploitation of its mining industry.<p>Late last month (Aug. 31), Tanzanian authorities seized $15 million worth of diamonds at …

Africa

Amanda Seyfried on Fostering Kittens: 'It’s Such a Truncated Version of What I’ve Gone Through with My Daughter'

Kittens, they grow up so fast.<p>New mom Amanda Seyfried is going through some growing pains with the kittens she and husband Thomas Sadoski are …

A Labrador adopted an abandoned five-week-old kitten and now they spend their days snuggling

You know the drill.<p>The weather’s dreary, the general happenings around the world are filling us with a deep sense of dread, it’s mid-week and the …

Maru the Cat Hilariously Tries to Fit His Big Body Into a Small Goldfish Bowl

Maru, the amazing cat who’s never met a box, bowl or small space he didn’t like, hilariously attempted to fit his big fluffy body into a small glass …

Small Spaces

Gigantic feline with ridiculously long legs is the tallest pet cat in the world

A gigantic feline from Michigan has set a new world record as the tallest domestic cat ever, standing at 48.4cm.<p>The cat, named Arcturus Aldebaran Powers, has entered the record books thanks to his ridiculously long legs.<p>A two-year-old Savannah cat, Arcturus has lived in Ann Arbor with his owners …

Indonesia's songbirds at risk as competitions drive illegal wildlife trade

The four low walls of the concrete competition ring are surrounded by young men, yelling in Bahasa.<p>It's like a boxing match, but this competition is …

Miracle bird gets a new ‘turn’ in life

Michelle Pearson of Second Chance Avian Rescue (SCAR) in KwaZulu-Natal is caring for three feathery patients – a juvenile dove, a hornbill, and a …

“Birdman of Gujarat” Has Been Feeding Around 3,000 Birds Every Day, for 17 Years

Harsukh Bhai Dobariya, of Gujarat, India, is very popular with birds. Every day, between 2,500 and 3,000 parrots and sparrows visit his 4-acre farm …

Birds

Purina, Petsmart Team For Promotion

Purina and Petsmart are joining for a partnership aimed at helping pet owners determine which flavors their cats might prefer.<p>Themed “Save a Fortune” …

WATCH: Japan's Tiny Cat Island Tries to Lure Ed Sheeran for VIP Visit

I’m in love with the shape of … <i>mew?</i><p>Much like his bestie Taylor Swift, ginger singer Ed Sheeran has a thing for cats. And, as it turns out, the …

Monday Cute: Blackberry the Adorable Kitten Is Here to Sing You a Song

A post shared by Cute Pet Club (@cutepetclub) on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:19pm PDT<p>Happy Monday! Are you ready to start the week off right, with your brain …

Cute

The World's First Cat Cafe Train Is the Commute of Your Dreams

This is one means of public transport we’re definitely on board with. First of all, it’s a train (convenient), secondly, it’s a café (read: delicious …

Pets

This Newly Discovered Ant Has a Metal Spike on Its Head And Was Probably a Vampire

We're glad that thing is trapped in amber.<p>Scientists have discovered a new type of 'hell ant' - a species with terrifying spiky mouthparts reinforced …

Insects

Freaky Deaky: Slow-Motion, Close-Up Video Of Hummingbirds Drinking

Proving that aliens are everywhere, this is a video produced by National Geographic of hummingbirds drinking, shaking and flying in slow motion. Who …

Jurassic Park

Bell Labs: Birdsong Contests

When improvising with another musician, don’t become distracted by wondering what’s going through his or her mind. This occurred to me repeatedly …

Coyote hit by car survives 30-minute drive trapped in front grate

Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An Alberta woman who struck a coyote on the road said she later discovered the animal was stuck inside the front of her car and …

Driverless Cars

Alec Baldwin Gives a Voice to the Sad Tigers Caught in Circus Captivity

After writing down his own story, Alec Baldwin is focusing on telling the story of Tyler the tiger.<p>In a new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment …

This Woman Wants Every Cat to Be a Circus Cat

The finale of the Acro-Cats cat circus is a performance by the “Rock Cats” that quickly devolves into complete chaos. A white cat stomps on a tiny electric piano. A Siamese bats at a tiny electric guitar. Yet another white cat flicks a lever that bangs a cowbell while a tortoiseshell reaches up to …

Bobcats in the suburbs? They are more common than we think

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> There have been articles in the newspaper recently about an injured bobcat who was found on the roadside in Crockett. The day before it …

Birds

9 incredible images from the world’s leading wildlife photographer, David Yarrow

Whether he is tracking bull elephants in the dustbowls of Kenya, or staring down a black leopard on the plains of South Africa, world-leading …

Nature Photography