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Originally posted 08/17/2015 01:00PM
Andrew Wright, an "energy healer" whose work can be seen at the top of this post, was apparently chanting and beating his chest at the zoo's largest gorilla, angering the animal so much that it charged the glass at the front of its enclosure to get at him.
Originally posted 08/17/2015 09:00AM
This is the third installment of Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread, and so I'd like to think we've reached a casual, sort of easygoing relationship.
Originally posted 08/13/2015 10:00AM
That's us with this bear today. We could watch this guy clumsily clomp around in the stream for salmon forever, and not just because he reminds us of ourselves at Old Country Buffet.
Originally posted 08/11/2015 04:00PM
Siri is a nine-week-old female cheetah cub who lives at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. She's in good hands there: The zoo is one of the only ones in the world to successfully breed cheetahs.
Cecil the Lion's Killing Prompts Actor Kirk Douglas to Recall 'Uncomfortable Memory' of Hunting in Kenya
Originally posted 08/07/2015 11:35PM
Cecil the lion's death has sparked worldwide outrage, but for Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, it's prompted him to recall memories of what he calls "the most stupid thing I've ever done."
Originally posted 08/05/2015 08:00AM
Welcome to Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread, a new daily column here at PEOPLE Pets.
Originally posted 08/04/2015 11:00AM
This hummingbird, called an "Anna's hummingbird" – which, fine, Anna, take everything – seems to change colors with each sassy turn of its head. "Throwing shade with our coloration" is a skill we've pined for for quite some time, so we're jealous, even though this bird – as with all birds – works its apparent magic with deception, and not good all-American hard work.
Originally posted 08/03/2015 09:00AM
Originally posted 08/01/2015 03:45PM
Jericho the lion, who was originally reported to be Cecil the lion's borther, is indeed alive despite initial reports that he had been illegally killed by a hunter on Saturday, Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit has confirmed. They have also clarified that he was not the brother of Cecil.
Originally posted 08/01/2015 11:45AM
A representative of Dr. Walter Palmer – the Minnesota dentist who ignited international controversy after killing the Zimbabwe lion Cecil by allegedly baiting him out of a national park one night in July – contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement late Thursday afternoon, PEOPLE has confirmed.
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