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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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Credit: Courtesy Nina Pham Family
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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Credit: Mike Ruiz
Hot Guys Pose with Puppies for Animal Rights – What's Not to Love?

The Daily Treat: Hot Guys Pose with Puppies for Animal Rights

Originally posted 10/10/2014 06:30AM

Ice cream and chocolate sauce, peanut butter and jelly, rest and relaxation – some combos are just meant to be together.

Much like hot guys and adorable dogs.

N.Y.C.-based animal rescue, Louie's Legacy, has brought the two together for its new calendar, appropriately named "Hunks and Hounds."

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Credit: Courtesy Battleford's Humane Society/Facebook
20 Puppies Abandoned in Canadian Wilderness Inspire Outpouring of Help

Small Shelter Receives Outpouring of Help for 20 Puppies Abandoned in Canadian Wilderness

Originally posted 10/09/2014 06:00PM

It's an unthinkable sight: 20 tiny puppies left for dead in the harsh temperatures of Saskatchewan, Canada.

But that is what Greg Zubiak came across on Friday while hunting moose in the woods.

Zubiak told the CBC he found the animals huddled together in the cold weather with no help in sight. The hunter quickly stripped off his sweaters and bundled up the puppies before putting them in his truck and driving to Battleford's Humane Society.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy of Arabella Carter-Johnson
5-Year-Old Girl's Therapy Cat Makes Painting – and Bath Time – More Fun

5-Year-Old Girl's Therapy Cat Makes Painting – and Bath Time – More Fun

Originally posted 10/08/2014 04:15PM

Who needs a rubber ducky? Not Iris Grace Halmshaw, a 5-year-old British girl – and art prodigy – who was diagnosed with autism in 2011. She and her therapy cat, Thula, have become inseparable, with the friendly feline tagging along for painting sessions, bike rides, and, yes, bath time.

"Their connection was evident on the first day that Thula arrived [about a year ago], and they have been best friends ever since," says Iris's mom, Arabella Carter-Johnson. "She joins in with all the activities."

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