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Cecil the Lion's Killing Prompts Actor Kirk Douglas to Recall 'Uncomfortable Memory' of Hunting in Kenya

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."

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Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread: The Acorn Woodpecker

Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread: The Acorn Woodpecker

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.

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Watch This Hummingbird Change Colors Every Second (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/04/2015 11:00AM

And you thought Blake Lively's wardrobe changes during the Age of Adaline press tour were crazy.

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.

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Interspecies Friendship of the Day: Chihuahua Puppy and Goats (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/03/2015 09:00AM

Welcome to Interspecies Friendship of the Day, a franchise in which we explore the world of animal friendships, mostly as an excuse to gawk and make all kinds of monosyllabic noises of affection.

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Jericho the Lion Is Alive – and There's a Photo to Prove It

UpdatePosted 08/02/2015 09:10AM

Jericho the Lion Is Alive – and There's a Photo to Prove It

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.

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Minnesota Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Has Contacted U.S. Authorities

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Minnesota Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Has Contacted U.S. Authorities

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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Look at This Baby Flying Fox Being Held Ever So Gently (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/31/2015 02:00PM

Most baby flying foxes are born between October and December. It's a rough time for mothers and children alike, because baby flying foxes have to cling to their mothers until they're able to fly. Baby flying foxes are orphaned by any number of things, like power lines cars, dogs, barb wire… the list goes on.

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Betty White Slams Cecil the Lion's Killer: 'How Can Somebody Do That?' | Betty White

Betty White Slams Cecil the Lion's Killer: 'How Can Somebody Do That?'

Originally posted 07/31/2015 01:30AM

Betty White is the latest celebrity to speak out about the killing of Cecil the lion earlier this month in Zimbabwe.

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Drunk Polish Badger Found on Beach is Our New Spirit Animal

Drunk Polish Badger Found on Beach is Our New Spirit Animal

Originally posted 07/30/2015 11:00AM

We've all been there.

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Kipenzi, the Dallas Zoo's Baby Giraffe Born Online, Has Died

Kipenzi, the Dallas Zoo's Baby Giraffe Born Online, Has Died

Originally posted 07/29/2015 12:00PM

Kipenzi, the Dallas Zoo's newest giraffe, whose birth was watched live across the world, has died.

The zoo announced on Facebook Tuesday evening that Kipenzi, whose name means "loved one" in Swahili, died after an accident in her enclosure.

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