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Llamas on the Lloose in Phoenix? Twitterverse Has a Meltdown

Llamas on the Lloose in Phoenix Now Safely in Custody

Originally posted 02/26/2015 04:30PM

Citizens of Phoenix can now rest easy: two escaped llamas previously terrorizing (and most likely fertilizing) the streets have been captured.

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Protected Owl Terrorizing Dutch Town

Protected Owl Terrorizing Dutch Town

Originally posted 02/26/2015 01:30PM

Purmerend, an otherwise sleepy town in the Netherlands, has been haunted lately by a rogue European eagle owl, responsible for at least 15 attacks over the past three weeks.

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Couple Kicked Out of McDonald's for Bringing in Kangaroo

Couple Kicked Out of McDonald's for Bringing in Kangaroo

Originally posted 02/05/2015 02:45PM

McDonald's may say they are "lovin' it," but this slogan does not extend to kangaroos.

On Friday, Diana and Larry Moyer brought one of their five pet kangaroos to a McDonald's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, prompting a customer to call the police, reports WISN.

"He's just a little guy, but you can touch him and pet him," Larry says of Jimmy the kangaroo.

The couple often brings the smaller marsupial with them on errands to keep Diana, who is battling cancer, company. Jimmy isn't a licensed service animal, but the kangaroo is a therapy pet.

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Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Up on Philippines Beach

UpdatePosted 01/29/2015 04:50PM

Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Up on Philippines Beach

Originally posted 01/29/2015 12:50PM

Fishermen in the Philippines happened across a shocking discovery on Wednesday: a rare megamouth shark was found floating in the water near the beach, reports Business Insider.

The creature, which was found dead, was brought to the shore to be examined. This marks the 60th sighting of the species. At 15 feet, this specimen is larger than most estimates for male megamouths. Researchers also counted 50 sets of tiny teeth on the shark

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Scientists Reveal What Chimpanzees Are Actually Saying to Each Other

Scientists Reveal What Chimpanzees Are Actually Saying to Each Other

Originally posted 01/25/2015 07:45AM

What do chimpanzees talk about when they talk about love? (Or anything else, really?)

Scientists are finally getting to the root of that question. A new study published in Animal Behaviour details the efforts of scientists who studied chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast's Taï Forest for over 750 hours.

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UpdatePosted 01/20/2015 07:00AM

Heroic Pot-Bellied Pig Foils Attempted Robbery in England

Originally posted 01/19/2015 02:05PM

There are a lot of heroic pets in the world, but none more unlikely than Ludwig.

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Argentinian Orangutan Granted 'Non-Human Personhood'

UpdatePosted 12/23/2014 03:10PM

Argentinian Orangutan Granted 'Non-Human Personhood'

Originally posted 12/22/2014 04:20PM

In a precedent-setting ruling, an Argentinian court has ruled that an orangutan who has spent 20 years at the zoo in Buenos Aires should be recognized as a person.

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Rare Female 'Seadevil' Fish Caught on Film for the First Time (VIDEO)

Originally posted 11/24/2014 12:35PM

If Hieronymus Bosch and Jacques Cousteau ever collaborated, they'd probably dream up something like the female anglerfish.

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UpdatePosted 11/20/2014 02:45PM

The Story Behind That 'Grizzly Bear Photographer' Picture

Originally posted 11/20/2014 11:30AM

You may have seen the photo of a curious grizzly bear poised at a wildlife photographer's camera earlier this month – it was getting passed around fairly frequently.

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