Wildlife

Watch Lily the baby elephant romp around in the snow

We've seen sea lions and polar bears romp around in the snow, but no one embraces a slushy day quite like Lily the elephant calf.<p>Lily is having the absolute best time running, rolling around and splashing about on what looks like the greatest day ever.<p>Have you ever seen an animal having more fun? …

Humor

11 Wholesome Facts About Goats

*Goat scream*<p>1. Goats were the first animals to be domesticated.<p>2. Goats can learn their names.<p>3. Goats usually live 15-18 years. The oldest goat on record lived to 24.<p>4. A goats’ gestation period is five months, roughly half the time of humans’. It’s not uncommon for them to be pregnant twice in …

Animals

'World's bravest duck' plays with tiger at Australian zoo

A wild duck plays with a Sumatran tiger for fun at Symbio Wildlife Park, Australia.<p>The duck appears to be enjoying the pool in the tiger sanctuary far too much to be worried about Jular, the 126kg male tiger.<p>Just when Jular thinks he's in for a tasty meal, the duck dips under the surface adn swims …

Animals

5 fast facts about sloths

1. Sloths house moths in their algae-covered fur<p>Sloths are an ecosystem in and of themselves, and they have a mutually beneficial relationship with …

Animals

Injured red panda cub comforted by toy which looks just like her

Maiya the red panda cub was accidentally injured by her mother as she was being carried.<p>Her neck was hurt, so she has been hand-reared as she recovers.<p>The little animal from Taronga Zoo has been cuddling up to a toy red panda, which she uses for company until she is well enough to be re-introduced …

Animals

Thousands mourn the death of Colo, the world’s oldest zoo gorilla

Since the moment she was born, Colo defied the odds. Through the mid-1950s, zookeepers did not believe it possible for a gorilla to be born and raised in captivity.<p>She wasn’t even supposed to have been conceived. But in 1956, Colo made history, becoming the world’s first gorilla born in a zoo. She …

Animals

Cats may need to be fed a lot more often than we thought, research reveals

It sounds like a lot but it's actually more natural...<p>Pet owners tend to feed <b>their beloved cats</b> just twice a day, but now it looks like our poor …

Animals

Emergency Surgery Saves Life of Kitty Who Swallowed Cat-Shaped Toy

Kitty the cat was quite full of herself — and we mean that in the most literal sense.<p>The cat from Denton, England, nearly died recently after she …

Animals

25 Animals Who Have Mastered the Art of Taking the Perfect Selfie

Photo credit: David J. Slater<br>Read more: Judge Rules That Monkey Does Not Own Copyright of Famous Selfie<p>The term <i>selfie</i> hasn’t been around for that long, but it’s already deeply ingrained into our society. A selfie is one way to show off your impeccable fashion, as well as proof that you did …

Photography

Videos of starving sun bears in a zoo begging for food spark outrage

<i>Warning: This post contains graphic and upsetting videos.</i><p>Gaunt sun bears in an Indonesia zoo, so hungry they've taken to begging visitors for food and eating their own faeces, have been captured on video by animal rights activists.<p>Footage shot by the Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group showed …

Animals

Newswire: A Dog’s Purpose accused of animal cruelty after disturbing footage emerges

Based on the trailer, director Lasse Hallström’s <i>A Dog’s Purpose</i> looks even more emotionally manipulative than the average dog movie. It stars Josh Gad as the inner monologue of an animal who lives, dies, and is reincarnated as a new dog multiple times, learning and teaching heartwarming lessons …

Animals

A Dog's Purpose Set Video Shows Dog Being Forced Into Rough Water

A behind-the-scenes video from the set of <i>A Dog's Purpose</i> has people questioning the treatment of the dog in the scene and calling for a boycott of the movie. TMZ first obtained the controversial clip, apparently filmed by a crew member, that shows a German Shepherd being forced into rapidly moving …

Dogs

WATCH: You will long for a pet otter after watching this footage from BBC’s enchanting Spy In The World

<b>Forget dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs and capybaras — no cuddly animal is hotter than the sea otter right now.</b><p>The BBC want to make Planet …

Animals

50 Circus Animals Need New Homes When Ringling Bros. Shuts Down

Dozens of performing animals need new homes after the owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced the looming end of the famed …

Animals

Bobcat incident reminder of what not to do with wildlife

A bobcat attacked four people in separate incidents in the Sedona area this past week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reported. The attacks …

Animals

Elephant Herd Tramples One Poacher To Death, Injures Another

Earlier this month, a herd of Indian elephants fought back against a gang of poachers unfortunate enough to cross their path.<p>A herd of wild elephants …

Cool Stuff

Readers share stories of pleasant scent spots on dogs

<b>Dear Dr. Fox:</b><p>I was very surprised to see your mention in a recent column of fragrant scent spots on dogs.<p>I have a 5-year-old miniature black-and-tan dachshund, and several years ago, my kids and I discovered a spot on her that we later came to describe as her “sweet spot.’’ It is on her breastbone, …

Dogs

Goodnight, Colo! Oldest gorilla in the US dies in sleep

The world's oldest known gorilla has died peacefully in her sleep, just a month after celebrating her 60th birthday. Her death was announced on Tuesday.<p>At her death, Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, had outlived the average gorilla by 20 to 30 years, according to her keepers.<p>In her …

Animals

Cobra fang club: The rising popularity of Kenyan snake farms

<b>When Makau Kioko crouches down to grab an Egyptian cobra the visiting audience always watches on with trepidation.</b><p>If the 53-year-old gets his timing wrong - and he is playing with split seconds - he is going to get bitten by one of Africa's most venomous snakes.<p>Mr Kioko wears protective gloves for …

Animals

Wild versus Captive Birds in Photography – Keeping it Real, Keeping it Honest

Goose the Peregrine Falcon – A HawkWatch International education bird – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/13, ISO 2000, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 200mm, natural …

Animals

Scientists think they can bring back this tiger from extinction

Giant 300-pound tigers that went extinct years ago may soon live again.<p>The Caspian tiger, one of the largest cats to ever live, used to roam through …

Animals

We Destroyed Their Habitat, So Brazilian Vampire Bats Have Started Drinking Our Blood

The idea that vampire bats attacked humans used to be a myth. Not anymore.<p>Brazilian vampire bats are now feasting on human victims in the night. Historically, these hairy-legged vampire bats don't go anywhere near people, dinner-wise at least. Even more unusual is the fact that their bodies aren't …

Nature

Josephine, the Grandma of Harambe, Is Dead at 49

Candles out for Granrambe.<p>We all know that 2016 did Harambe, and now, 2017 has done Granrambe.<p>Josephine, a nearly 50-year-old "matriarch gorilla" at Zoo Miami in Florida, passed away on Wednesday afternoon due to numerous terminal health issues. She was "humanely euthanized" after she could hardly …

Animals

DeVos suggests guns in school to protect kids from grizzlies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids in remote schools in grizzly bear territory might need protection from the animals, so Donald Trump's choice to run the Education Department thinks it could be appropriate for teachers and administrators there to carry guns.<p>Betsy DeVos has told senators considering her …

Politics

Heartbreaking Video Shows Monkeys Accidentally Killing A Robot Monkey And Then Mourning For It

When BBC show ‘Spy In The Wild’ infiltrated a robot monkey among a tribe of Langurs, the fake animal got accidentally ‘killed’. This allowed the …

Animals

Missouri Dog Survives 18 Hours in Animal Trap During Ice Storm

Dillon chose one of the worst nights imaginable to wander away from home, and people who know him are calling it a “miracle” that the dog managed to …

Animals

Touching Pictures of Animals in Vintage Zoos at Photofairs San Francisco

As part of the Photofairs in San Francisco, which will take place from January 27 to the 29th, the French photographer Eric Pillot will display some …

Northern California

Cincinnati Zoo's First Baby of 2017 is a Colobus Monkey... A Unique Monkey Species Known for Having No Thumbs

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's first baby of 2017 is a guereza colobus, a type of monkey once thought to be abnormal because it has no thumbs, or only a stub where the digit would usually be. Born last week to first-time-mom Adanna and dad Tiberius, the still-unnamed little one is strong, …

Animals

Landry’s Restaurants Heads to Court Over Alleged Mistreatment of Tigers - Eater Houston

Back in September, we learned that massive Houston-based restaurant group Landry’s and its billionaire owner Tilman Fertitta were threatened with a lawsuit over the treatment of white tigers housed at its Downtown Aquarium restaurant. Now, Landry’s is fighting back.<p>Texas Lawyer reports that …

Houston

How You Can Help Save These 4 Animals On The Brink Of Extinction

We are currently embroiled in a mass-extinction event and, by 2025, up to a fifth of our known wildlife species will be lost. Don't worry, this post …

Animals