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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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Credit: Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit/AP
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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Tiny Baby Skunk Just Hangs out in Man's Pocket (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/28/2015 10:05AM

Meet Sweet William. Sweet William is a baby skunk who this gentleman, Farmer Bob, found sick and orphaned on the side of the road.

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Watch Footage from a Six-Hour Orca Rescue in British Columbia (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/27/2015 09:00AM

On July 22, a female orca became stranded on the rocks of British Columbia's Hartley Bay during low tide. But thankfully, there's an organization called "Guardians from Hartley Bay," who lived up to their name, coming to the animal's aid as it lay helpless on the rocks.



The group documented their six-hour rescue of the orca on Facebook.

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Brave Floridians Wade into Surf to Rescue Shark (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/24/2015 03:15PM

It's not every day you see people wade into the Atlantic Ocean to save the life of an animal that would otherwise be very pleased to consume them. The ocean, after all, is the shark's house.

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