06:47 AM EDT 07/22/2014
Originally posted 06/12/2014 06:00PM
Here's some more definitive proof we can all, indeed, get along: A 6-week-old cheetah cub named Ruuxa has befriended a 7-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy named Raina.
After the cheetah, born at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, was rejected by his mother, the keepers helped nurse the youngster. And then they found him a friend.
"Because the cheetah was by himself and did not have any siblings, we wanted him to have a companion immediately,” animal training manager Susie Ekard said in the zoo's blog. "They definitely like to play, and when they take naps together, they often will snuggle up together for that warmth and closeness." (See them in action in the video below.)
Originally posted 06/06/2014 10:00AM
Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? Already need more coffee? Does the thought of your next meeting make you want to curl up under your desk and listen to Adele?
Originally posted 06/01/2014 11:20AM
Originally posted 05/31/2014 08:30AM
Originally posted 05/30/2014 10:30AM
Jessica Gamboa grew up hearing you should play dead during a bear attack, and she put that knowledge to the ultimate test when she ran into a brown bear on the grounds of a military base in Alaska.
Originally posted 05/30/2014 10:40AM
She is beauty. She is grace. Whoops, where did she go?
Originally posted 05/30/2014 09:20AM
We won't ever tell your boss just how much of your workday is devoted to watching cat videos on the Internet.
Anyway, we embrace the fact that the Internet was basically invented for the sole purpose of watching animals do adorable, hilarious and all-around awesome things.
That's why we're looking to honor the best viral video as part of our first-ever PEOPLE Pets Awards, which will celebrate the finest and furriest in an upcoming issue of PEOPLE. We've tirelessly culled through the world of box-loving cats and dogs who will do anything for a treat when the cameras are rolling. (Research, right?)
We've picked our five favorites below, and now we need your help choosing a winner!
Originally posted 05/27/2014 11:30AM
Originally posted 05/25/2014 12:35PM
The dog who attacked a 4-year-old boy – which lead to a heroic encounter with a cat named Tara – has been euthanized.
Sources at an Bakersfield, California, animal shelter confirm that Scrappy died on Saturday, reports TMZ.
Meanwhile, the brave and stunning Tara has been thrust into the spotlight since the video of the vicious dog attack went viral earlier this month. Just last week, she threw the first pitch at a minor league baseball game (or so she tried) alongside the boy she saved, Jeremy Triantafilo.
Originally posted 05/23/2014 12:00PM
Hero Cat, meet Stoner Cat.
A New Zealand woman was shocked on Sunday when she discovered her beloved pet was celebrating 4-tabby: The cat had left her a small bag of marijuana right outside her front door.
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