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Originally posted 11/07/2013 02:30PM
Forget orange. Pink is the new black – among animals, that is.
A photographer recently snapped shots of a pale-hued hippo standing out like a sore thumb among its pack in Zambia, and it had us daydreaming about all the other animals that are naturally blushing beauties – and beasts, like Australia's giant fluorescent slugs! As you'll see, pink isn't always pretty.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 03:00PM
So what if you have to go to your job and work really hard all week? This baby Sumatran tiger was rejected by its mother for having a bum leg. (Perspective people, perspective!)
We all should be in awe of the work scientists are doing at this orphan sanctuary in Sumatra, Indonesia, where orangutans and other abandoned and endangered animals are being given a second chance. Thanks to the tireless work of their caretakers – who try to mimic the creatures' mothers by sleeping beside them – they are thriving and hopefully will one day return to the wild.
Originally posted 11/01/2013 06:00AM
Here at PEOPLE Pets, we've been celebrating Halloween for some time now. We've shared the best pet costumes to come from our readers and provided instructions on how to get your own felines in on the action.
But while we've been marveling at one creative New Yorker's interpretation of Barksy, née Banksy, the animal kingdom has been getting in on the Halloween fun without us – until now.
Originally posted 10/18/2013 03:05PM
Play nice, girls!
Five weeks after their arrival, the Oregon Zoo's lion cubs are starting to form sisterly bonds, enjoying some requisite roughhousing and palling around. But there's another milestone the trio is also about to hit: being named.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 10:00AM
A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish.
Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature with eyes the size of half dollars to shore on Sunday. Staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime.
"We've never seen a fish this big," said Mark Waddington, senior captain of the Tole Mour, CIMI's sail training ship. "The last oarfish we saw was three feet long."
Originally posted 10/15/2013 03:15PM
Kristen Bell, consider this a warning: Sloth-lovers like yourself might explode while witnessing the cuteness of this sleepy singing mammal, who does a bang-up lip synch of Whitney Houston's 1992 classic "I Will Always Love You."
Notorious for being slow-moving, sloths tend to hang out in trees, but this one? He is quite content doing his thing underneath a cozy blanket. But we think it's better that way; it puts the focus solely on the music.
Originally posted 10/14/2013 03:45PM
What prepares you for a performance for more than 67,000 people? If you're Rihanna, it's a cuddle with a cute lion cub!
Before stepping on stage for her "Diamonds" world tour at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, the singer opted for some downtime with some very special fans.
Originally posted 09/25/2013 07:00PM
This leggy lady is the newest addition to Adirondack Animal Land in Gloversville, N.Y., and was fittingly named for the season in which she was born.
The 6-foot-tall giraffe hasn't wasted any time since her arrival on Sunday, the first day of fall: she was standing within an hour of her birth, according to local station News10.
In this clip from CNN, you can see she's a bit wobbly on her feet but as her wiggly ears show, she seems comfortable with the people and cameras surrounding her. She'll be sashaying around her pen in no time!
Originally posted 09/24/2013 03:10PM
And the entire world said: Aww!
It was panda-monium – well, the kind you can sleep through – at the Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding on Monday, when 14 artificially bred cubs were placed together in a crib for the first time since their birth a few months ago.
While the fluffy babies weren't particularly into posing for pictures, they managed to make a memorable debut nonetheless, adorably snoozing through their time in the spotlight. Other times, keepers held up the tiny black and white cubs, whose eyesight is not yet fully developed.
Originally posted 09/24/2013 01:35PM
If you thought any of Miley Cyrus's antics were crazy before, you might say she's officially gone bananas.
Less than a month after her scandalous performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, the recently single "Wrecking Ball" singer, 20, Tweeted out a new image showing off her wild side – with a monkey.
"#Twerkinwithadayummonkeyonmyback," she captioned the photo, which shows the immaculately dressed critter (and scantily clad Cyrus) getting down in Las Vegas (where she returned to the stage last weekend for the first time since calling off her engagement to Liam Hemsworth).
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