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This Is Why You Don't Try to Talk While a Lion Is Talking (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/11/2014 05:25PM

Wildlife expert Kevin Richardson just wanted to tell the world about lions.

Turns out the lions wanted to, too.

As the self-proclaimed "Lion Whisperer" was recording a PSA for Sunday's World Lion Day, he was interrupted by the majestic roars of Tau, a lion he has known since it was just a cub.

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Credit: Discovery
Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions

Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions

Originally posted 08/10/2014 06:30PM

Squid guts, puns about fins, nightmares – we can only be talking about one thing.

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Monkey's Smiling 'Selfie' Sparks Intense Copyright Dispute

Monkey's Smiling 'Selfie' Sparks Intense Copyright Dispute

Originally posted 08/08/2014 12:20PM

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?

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Texas Bear Escapes Zoo Enclosure to Swim with Seals

The Daily Treat: Texas Bear Escapes Zoo Enclosure to Swim with Seals

Originally posted 08/06/2014 02:15PM

A 220-pound black bear who managed to climb out of a South Texas zoo exhibit took a dip in a pond with some harbor seals before staffers tranquilized him.

No one was hurt in the incident Monday at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Zoo spokeswoman Cynthia Galvan said Tuesday that the male bear, named Oscar, is staying in his sleeping quarters, out of public view, until repairs are made to cracks in the concrete wall of his bear grotto.

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Employee of the Fluff: Shiba Inu Works as Adorable Greeter at Japanese Bodega

Originally posted 08/06/2014 10:45AM

Here's what "working like a dog" really looks like.

A tiny cigarette store in Japan is receiving international attention thanks to one panting, four-pawed staff member. The owners of Musashi-Koganei, a hole-in-the-wall tobacco shop, have "employed" a Shiba Inu to work the front of the house.

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Pittsburgh Man Proposes to Girlfriend with the Help of  – Yes! – Penguins (VIDEO)

Penguin-Assisted Proposal Delights at Pittsburgh Zoo (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/05/2014 08:20AM

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The Daily Treat: Farmer Serenades Cows with 'Royals' Trombone Cover, Everyone Is Moo-ved

Originally posted 08/04/2014 01:25PM

They've probably never seen a diamond in the flesh, and they prefer to cut their teeth on, uh, grass. As for their address, they call the Klingenberg Farms home – how's that for postcode envy?

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This Is Just a Video of a Chipmunk Eating a Peanut While Dangling from a String

Originally posted 08/01/2014 07:00PM

A few weeks ago, the Internet marveled at the impressive upper-body strength of American Ninja Warrior's Kacy Catanzaro, a woman who performed a series of increasingly hazardous physical stunts while handing from a variety of bars and rings.

This video is kind of like that, except for one major difference. It's with a chipmunk.

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Watch What Happens When a Kangaroo Holds Court at the PEOPLE Offices

The Daily Treat: Watch What Happens When a Kangaroo Holds Court at the PEOPLE Offices

Originally posted 08/01/2014 02:00PM



They may not be king of the jungle, but to us, kangaroos have a certain mystical quality – like that of Kanye, Kim or any K-named celeb for that matter.

So, when National Geographic asked us if they could bring a gray kangaroo to our New York City offices to promote their new special Urban Jungle (airing Aug. 3 at 9 p.m.), we were more than happy (hoppy?) to oblige.

Her name was Ingrid and she definitely stole our hearts – and any ounce of remaining productivity we had on a Thursday morning. As she hopped down our halls with a GoPro camera, hordes of people gathered to catch a glimpse, a selfie, or any other evidence that the Australian native was actually on the 29th floor of our usually quiet office building.

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Credit: Portsmouth Herald/Deb Cram/AP
Man Finds Rare Calico Lobster, Gives It to New Hampshire Aquarium (PHOTOS)

Man Finds Rare Calico Lobster, Gives It to New Hampshire Aquarium (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 07/31/2014 02:30PM

A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots.

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