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Polar Bear Breaks into Home in Alaskan Village

UpdatePosted 10/16/2014 12:45AM

Polar Bear Breaks into Home in Alaskan Village

Originally posted 10/15/2014 11:30AM

Ruby Kaleak's part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.

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Taylor Swift Surrounded by Lots and Lots of Cats in New Diet Coke Ad

Originally posted 10/15/2014 06:30PM

When you're done aimlessly dissecting Taylor Swift's latest hit for hints about her exes – pro tip: You're better off focusing on the confession she rearranged her furniture for a dance party – redirect your attention to the true loves of her life.

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Get Acquainted with the World's Tallest Cow

The Daily Treat: Get Acquainted with the World's Tallest Cow

Originally posted 10/15/2014 01:00PM

A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest.

Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot on Monday.

Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought the record after veterinarians and the cow's foot trimmer constantly noted the 2,000-lb. animal's large size, Hanson said.

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Funny Video: Squirrel Surprises Giant Panda During a Nap, Which Is Not Polite

Originally posted 10/14/2014 06:00PM

It's that time of year again. You know, when people use Halloween as a blanket excuse to scare the, uh, bamboo out of everyone.

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Dog of Dallas Nurse with Ebola to Be Cared for in a Comfortable, Undisclosed Location

Dog of Dallas Nurse with Ebola to Be Cared for in a Comfortable, Undisclosed Location

Originally posted 10/14/2014 12:30PM

Officials say a year-old King Charles Spaniel has been taken from the Dallas apartment of an Ebola-infected nurse and will be cared for at an undisclosed location.

Nurse Nina Pham's apartment is being thoroughly cleaned after tests over the weekend confirmed she is infected.

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Parrot Missing for 4 Years Returns Speaking Spanish

Parrot Missing for 4 Years Returns Speaking Spanish

Originally posted 10/13/2014 04:00PM

A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner – and the bird returned with some new knowledge.

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Flamingos Die in Fraternity Prank Gone Wrong

Flamingos Die in Fraternity Prank Gone Wrong

Originally posted 10/11/2014 06:15PM

The Hattiesburg Zoo of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is mourning the lost of two flamingos after a fraternity prank took a sad turn.

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Exotic Animal Vet Dr. K on the Challenge of Giving a Ferret a Pacemaker

Exotic Animal Vet Dr. K Explains the Challenge of Giving a Ferret a Pacemaker

Originally posted 10/11/2014 07:00AM

The behavior of cats and dogs is confusing enough for most, but Dr. Susan Kelleher deals with a whole different set of animal issues.

How do you perform surgery on a fish? Give a tortoise a check-up? These are questions for which exotic animal veterinarian Dr. Kelleher has to find answers, and now she is giving animal lovers a peek into her wild and furry life.

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Raffia the Camel Becomes First Animal Employed by Google Maps

Originally posted 10/10/2014 06:15PM

Google Maps is one step closer to capturing the entire world on camera thanks to Raffia the camel.

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The Daily Treat: Baby Deer & Kitten Strike Up a Friendship

Originally posted 10/10/2014 04:15PM



Some friendships are fleeting.

That person you bonded with in the never-ending post office line, that guy you shared a knowing glance with on an overcrowded train – those friendships are there when you need them then gone tomorrow, but you're a slightly different person because of them.

One day, an adorable rescued fawn and a neighborhood kitten struck up such a friendship, and it was all captured in a YouTube video by TheLightHouseLady.

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