12:04 PM EDT 04/01/2015
Exotic Animals & Pets
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.
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
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.
Originally posted 01/19/2015 02:05PM
There are a lot of heroic pets in the world, but none more unlikely than Ludwig.
Originally posted 01/15/2015 07:40PM
Perhaps they were big fans of The Dead Milkmen.
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.
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.
Originally posted 11/20/2014 11:30AM
Originally posted 11/19/2014 08:00AM
Djalta and Bimms are Western Lowland gorillas. They were born at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, U.K., and released into the forest in Gabon, West Africa in 2003.
Originally posted 11/18/2014 11:20AM
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