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Nurses helped sneak dog of dying man into the hospital to say goodbye

"For the first time that day he moved his arm in attempts to pet his Lil Fee," she says. "It was a moment I’ll never forget."

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Photographer captures cats midair in ninja poses

Hisakata Hiroyuki, a talented photographer from Japan, has managed to snap a group of mortal tomcats in a variety of high-flying kung fu poses. Using his own rapid-fire reactions, he photographs the lovable cats flying through the air, their legs and paw

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Photos: The Supreme Cat Show

The one-day Supreme Cat Show is one of the largest cat fancy competitions in Europe with over one thousand cats being exhibited. Exhibitors travel from all over to enter their cats into categories including Persian, Semi-Longhair, British, Foreign, Burmes

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Wild Badger Sneaks Into Home, Impersonates Family Cat

“He didn’t seem too happy when I tried to move him," a woman said of the critter, which ate the cat's food.

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Scientists film fish at deepest-ever depth (8,178 meters!) in Mariana Trench [Video]

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Jamstec) recently released incredible footage (filmed on May 18, 2017) which captured a snailfish in the Mariana Trench at a depth of 8,178 meters - considered to be the deepest point ever for film

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Biggest Ocean Sunfish Found in New Zealand Is the First Species of Its Kind Discovered in 130 Years

Updated | Marianne Nyegaard, a postdoctoral student at Australia’s Murdoch University, had been searching for evidence of a fourth ocean sunfish species for nearly five years. In 2014, the researcher finally found one washed up on the shore in New Zeala

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After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains.

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Giant panda born in Tokyo zoo, survival uncertain

TOKYO (AP) — A giant panda cub was born in a Tokyo zoo Monday, but its gender, weight and even whether it will survive are uncertain.

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Stubborn vocal cat refuses to go inside

Timo must be hanging out with some huskies lately because that is one stubborn cat! Just listen!

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Grumpy cat scolds raccoon for stealing cat food [Video]

This plotting raccoon thought he could grab a few bites of cat food while no one was looking, but not under this grumpy cat's watch! After a few smacks to the face and much to the angry cat's surprise, the mischievous outsider remains unphased and continu

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Scientists hunt down super rare T. Rex ant and are shocked at what they find

In nature, creatures that look ferocious and intimidating oftentimes have personalities to match. So, when researchers finally managed to find an active colony of an ant species with a frightening appearance and a name that literally means "tyrant an

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Columbus Zoo shows off first of three polar bear cubs

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's polar bears gave birth to the only captive cubs in the country last year. And after spending months in a den and behind the scenes, one has finally emerged to public view on Wednesday.  New mother Anana and her 5-month-ol

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Squirrel served daily ice cream mini-cones at North Carolina shop

A North Carolina squirrel is living the dream: two special mini cones of ice cream per day served up by her human friends.Putter the squirrel lives in a tree above Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf in Holden Beach and has gotten quite comfo

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These fisherman caught a manta ray on camera that’s so big, it’s making us wonder if the Loch Ness Monster might be

If you’re not familiar with manta rays, they’re super cool sea creatures who look like a cross between a shark and an…

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Trusty pet squirrel foils burglary

No guard dog here: An Idaho man said his pet squirrel foiled a home invasion burglary in between jumping across the furniture and wolfing down snacks.

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Baby Hippo, Born Prematurely, Takes Her First Steps

The Cincinnati Zoo asked the public to send "positive vibes" to Fiona, who was born six weeks early and has required around-the-clock intensive care.

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Deep-Sea Ghost Shark Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time

The odd-looking fish, which sports a retractable sex organ on its head, was also spotted in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time.

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Newfound spider species masquerades as a dried-up leaf

In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to pretend to be something you're not — either to ambush unsuspecting prey or to convince predators that you're not very tasty

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Heartwarming Video Shows Polar Bear Petting Eskimo Dog in Canada

A guide for Northstar Tours in Canada recently captured heartwarming video of a friendly polar bear petting an Eskimo dog in Churchill, Manitoba. David de Muelles told ABC News today he stumbled upon the "beautiful moment" on Nov. 12

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Love Is Patient: Rare Snail Finally Meets Mate Willing to Accept His Differences

To the human eye, Jeremy doesn’t look that different from most snails, but to other snails he is rather unique. Due to a genetic mutation, Jeremy’s shell swirls counterclockwise and his sex organs are located on the left side of his head, the opposite

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Adorable red fox is too friendly to live in the wild. Instead, she moves in with her human family

Not all animals are fit to live in the wild. Actually, some do better living along side humans. Here’s a story about Pudding, a fox cub, who was too tame to release back into the wild. Due to her special circumstances, the friendly cub wouldn’t make i

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Googly-eyed Stubby Squid | Nautilus Live - YouTube

The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet). The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross b...

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Cat bullies man out of living room - Holy Kaw!

You can take the cat out of the street, but you can’t take the street out of the cat. Watch as this formerly-stray cat bullies a man out of its living room.

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This girl and her dog are both deaf, so she’s teaching him sign language

Julia and Walter were made for each other. They were both born deaf, and when they saw each other at Pasadena Humane…

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Adorable Baby Goat Thinks a German Shepherd is Her Mommy

This adorable baby goat can't get enough cuddles from her German shepherd.

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Huge sea sponge discovered off Hawaii

Scientists in Hawaii discover a huge underwater sea sponge the size of a minivan, and it may be a new species.

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Great white shark explodes out of water after diver’s shrewd move

Diver captures amazing footage of a massive great white shark breaching off Gansbaai, South Africa, thanks to timely decision to keep camera rolling.

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Scientists Have Grown ‘Dinosaur Legs’ On A Chicken For The Very First Time

Genetic scientists have successfully grown ‘dinosaur legs’ on chicken embryos for the very time. “These studies are not aimed at producing dinosaurs for commercial or non-scientific purposes, as in the Jurassic Park series,” the s

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Fish-eating spider dolomedes briangreenei discovered | BGR

Well hello there, friend! Who's a cute little aquatic arachnid? Yes, the creature you see above is a spider that can actually surf on top of waves and hunt for a wide variety of animals including not only insects but also fish and toads.

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Pretty in Pink: Rare Pink Hippo Photographed in Kenya

A French couple spotted a rare pink hippo in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. As noted in the New York Post, the unusual rose-colored hippo was photographed by a French couple in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. This hippo’s pink hue, with s

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Divers capture fascinating footage of a giant squid in Japan

A massive (technically "giant") squid was found swimming among the boats in Toyama Bay, Japan, earlier this week, and some very brave humans jumped in the water to get these stunning views of the beast.

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Join the Wolf Pack at Shadowland Foundation

Do you know where the wild things are? This pack of wild and friendly wolves is just an 90 minutes outside the city, and would love to have you join their pack!

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The Truth Behind Your Cat's Behavior Is Weirder Than You Think.

Cats aren't quite as expressive as dogs when it comes to letting their owners know how they feel about them, but that doesn't mean they don't love you.

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Shared Table Where People Can Work and Cats Can Wander - My Modern Met

Wait a minute. Is that a cat inside a table? Created by Ruan Hao for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS, CATable is a functional wood table t…

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How a swarm of honeybees cook a giant hornet alive - Vox

The little Japanese honeybee and the Japanese giant hornet are the David and Goliath of nature.

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Fisherman nets great white shark so massive it could 'have ate me like an aspirin' | GrindTV.com

Vince McKaney says the great white shark he snagged and freed might have been the famous Mary Lee. "It was massive. I could have jumped in his mouth."

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This Is Why Cats Are Scared Of Cucumbers (And Why You Shouldn't Join In)

It turns out that the chink in the feline armour is the humble cucumber, and the internet is awash with videos of people’s cats leaping out of their skins as they turn from their food bowls to find the ominous green vegetable has been p

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15 Rare And Interesting Dog Breeds You Didn’t Know Existed

There are hundreds of dog breeds that exist, and more are being created and discovered every day. Some, such as chihuahuas and labradors, are pretty much universally known thanks to their popularity as family-friendly dogs. However, there are many other d

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Floating Ant Islands Seen After Floods In South Carolina

As South Carolina recovers from heavy rain and flooding, one insect is showing off its clever strategy for survival.

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'Living fossil' fish sports a lung

The coelacanth, an elusive deep-sea dweller long thought extinct, had another item added Tuesday to an already-long list of unusual physical traits: an obsolete lung lurking in its abdomen. Similar to the human appendix, the organ was lik

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Australia spider may be new species of deadly funnel-web

Australian scientists have discovered what could be a new species of the deadly funnel-web spider, after finding a large specimen living in a national park. The 50-millimetre (two-inch) spider found in Booderee National Park near Jervis B

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Genes Confirm: Octopuses Are Brainy and Weird

Octopuses are known to be brainiacs — they can mimic flounder in a flash, unscrew themselves out of a sealed jar and even use coconut shells to build a mobile home. Determining how octopuses' brains and bodies evolved "represents

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Stunning wildlife photographs

View the Stunning wildlife photographs photo gallery on Yahoo News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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Giant Burmese python captured in Everglades National Park | GrindTV.com

A Burmese python measuring 18 feet, 3 inches was caught by a permitted python researcher. It is believed to be the second-largest snake taken in Florida.

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Elusive snow leopards captured in photos | GrindTV.com

Inger Vandyke describes her experience photographing endangered snow leopards in northern India as being "almost spiritual." Cats are masters of camouflage.

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Amazing footage of sharks swimming in boiling water around a volcano is completely baffling scientists

Brennan Phillips and some colleagues were recently on an expedition to Kavachi volcano, an active...

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Giant, snake-eating centipede spotted in Texas | MNN - Mother Nature Network

This fanged monster bug provides proof that everything really is bigger in Texas.

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Say Cheese: Rare Striped Rabbit Photographed

A rare striped rabbit, seen only a handful of times, has peeked out of its tropical forest home, and a graduate student got the chance of a lifetime, holding and photographing the little guy on the first day of a three-month expedition to study the animal

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10 Cat Household Poisons

Learn about ten common items that may be found in or around your house that can make your cat very ill, many are toxic. By veterinarian Dr. Eva Evans.

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New Research Says Cats Can See Things That Are Invisible To Us

Cats apparently see psychedelic stripes on flowers and patterns on the wings of birds that are completely invisible to the human eye. According to this study, cats, dogs, and some other animals are able to see types of light, like UV light, that we don’t see at all.

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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

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Mystery Of Bee Colony Collapse May Have Been Solved

A team of scientists looked into the collapse of bee colonies and it was found that a number of reasons led to the collapse.

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Government to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly

The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. ...

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Stars Pitch In After Famous Beverly Hills Dog Allegedly Kidnapped

A celebrity-backed dog hunt is on in Beverly Hills after one of the city’s most well-known pooches was allegedly snatched on the street. Surveillance video shows the dog, a White Maltese named Charlie, walking down the street followed by a woman and a c

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It’s Panda-monium as Pandas Let Loose

Maybe we can call it panda-monium.That was the scene in at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China.Video posted to YouTube on Wednesday shows a playful brawl inside a panda enclosure. Five cute troublemakers--who ap

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Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Cat

Unlike dogs, cats are at best semi-domesticated—and we love them for that.

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California Fisherman Catches, Befriends, Releases Giant Lobster

From Yahoo: A fisherman in California recently made a giant find – a nearly 12-pound lobster.“It’s an unbelievable cockroach,” Forrest Galante said in a video showcasing the crustacean. Galante slapped the lobster to his torso like it was a chest

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Fisherman catches ‘alien’ sea creature - GrindTV.com

A fisherman reeled in a bizarre sea creature that was described as a cross between a starfish, an octopus, and an alien monster. But it was a basket star.

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No, A 'Dog Year' Isn't Equivalent To 7 Human Years

From Yahoo Finance: Dogs age at different rates compared to humans...

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Manatee Keeps Watch Over Dog Before Rescue

From Yahoo: The Manatee Was Photographed Behind the Stuck Dog

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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinn

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World's tallest dog from Otsego dies at age 5 - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: OTSEGO, Mich. (AP) — The Great Dane from Michigan that held the title of world's tallest dog has died at age 5.

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On the Frontlines of the Rhino 'Genocide': Saving A Species on the Brink

In the debut episode of "A Broad Abroad" Yahoo Travel Editor-in-Chief Paula Froelich traveled to South Africa to spend time with the men and women fighting to stop rhino poaching.

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Oversized Alien-Like 'Shrimp' Caught Off Florida Is ID'ed

It's not every day that an ordinary fishing trip turns into an encounter with an oversized alien-like sea creature, but that's what happened recently to one Florida fisherman. Steve Bargeron was fishing off a dock in Fort Pierce, Florida, last w

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Ham-Size African Snails Seized at LAX a 'Serious Threat' - NBC News.com

Customs officials seized 67 humongous live African snails masquerading as escargot at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Customs & Border Protection...

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Ancient Toothless Pterosaurs Once Dominated the World's Skies

From Yahoo News: Giant toothless pterosaurs with wingspans stretching 39 feet (12 meters) across ruled the skies 60 million years ago, and new research suggests that these ancient flying creatures once had a worldwide presence, and likely played an import

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Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video

With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs. A certain grouper clearly didn't think so. In t

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Giant Rat Attacks Reporter Filming It On NYC Subway Platform

A New York City rat with New York City attitude chased down a man who was filming it on a subway platform. Josiah Ryan, a reporter for the TheBlaze, had trained his camera on the giant rodent Friday night while waiting for a subway with a colleagu...

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Chihuahua Rescued by Rottweiler From the Jaws of a Coyote

This dramatic video shows a chihuahua being rescued by a rottweiler from the mouth of a hungry coyote was posted in 2010 but only went viral in the past couple days. According to the owner of the CCTV footage, Trixxie, the chihuahua, was tied up outside w

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Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia

From Yahoo News: Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head -- a massive saltwater crocodile wrestling with a bull shark in its jaws. Andrew Paice was on an hour-long wildlife cruise on the Adelaide Rive

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Curious Things - Exotic Animals You Can Legally Own

Move aside dogs, cats, and fish! Now a days zoos aren’t the only place you will find wild and exotic animals. You may be able to find one in your own neighb

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This Adorable Armadillo Will Roll His Way Into Your Heart

Southern three-banded armadillos. They're just the cutest. Especially this one. His name's Rollie, and man does he live up to his name. Just watch him go. Rollie lives at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo in Green Bay. He rolls around a lot. ...

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Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

Scientists hoping to record vultures at a carcass in the Amazon jungle of Peru captured on video a glimpse of a super-rare wild dog.

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5 truly weird fish caught off Baja

Baja California waters serve up more than their share of bizarre-looking denizens. Here are five truly weird fish caught off Baja.

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'Vicious' New Praying Mantis Discovered in Rwanda

On a cool and rainy night in a dense, mountainous forest in Rwanda, insect-surveying scientists discovered a new species of praying mantis, one whose wingless females are

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    100 Years Later: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon

    Though once one of the most abundant birds on Earth, the passenger pigeon went extinct due to overhunting in 1914.

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      30 hilarious struggles only cat owners will understand. The #4 really made my day LOL!

      You may like cats or not, but one thing is clear to everybody: they are incredibly complex creatures and they often do the exact opposite of what you would expect. The following 30 images depict so...

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        If It Fits, I Sits: These 21 Cats Prove That No Space Is Too Tight

        Cats never fail to amaze us with their determination to fit into tight spaces, but the cats in these photos are the best of their best. Although it might look like some of them might not fit – where there's a will, there's a way. We may never be 100% su

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