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Meet the Adorable Six-Inch-Tall Deer Born at a New York Zoo

Six-Inch-Tall Deer Born at Queens Zoo Raises the Nation's Cuteness Quotient

Originally posted 06/10/2015 12:30AM

Good things come in small packages, and this deer fawn proves that cuteness absolutely thrives in miniature form.

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Vines of the Week: Funny Pets Edition! This Tiger Really, Really Wants to Balance on a Ball

Originally posted 06/09/2015 12:25PM

Need a quick break from the monotony of work, the daily grind or the boredom of whatever routine you're trapped in? Welcome to Vine Time, where we take a look at three Vines that, for a brief moment (six seconds to be exact), make us smile, laugh or say, "What did we just watch?"

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Rare, 15-Ft. 'Sea Serpent' Washes Up on Shore of Catalina Island

Rare, 15-Ft. 'Sea Serpent' Washes Up on Shore of Catalina Island

Originally posted 06/04/2015 04:00PM

Earlier this week the body of a 15-ft. oarfish – a creature casually known as a sea serpent – washed up on the shore of Santa Catalina Island in California, reports CBS News.

Oarfish are a rare sight on land or at sea, because the swimmers live in the depths of the ocean, spending time 3,000 ft. below the water's surface. It's not known what caused the death of this specimen, or what made it wash up on the island.

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This Band's Lead Singer Is a Parrot. Yep, You Read That Right. Listen to Hatebeak's Single

Hear the Single by the Death Metal Band With a Parrot Lead Singer

Originally posted 06/04/2015 01:30AM

Yeah, we realize how that headline sounds, but the reality of this story is every bit as weird.

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Kansas City Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla, First in 40 Years

Kansas City Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla, First in 40 Years

Originally posted 05/28/2015 12:20PM

In what is obviously, indisputably the most important birth of 2015, the Kansas City Zoo's 27-year-old gorilla, Makari, gave birth to a baby Western Lowland Gorilla on Monday. It marks the zoo's first gorilla birth in 40 years.

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Cowardly Lion Scared Up a Tree by Herd of Water Buffalo

Cowardly Lion Scared Up a Tree by Herd of Water Buffalo

Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:50PM

More like King of the Bungle. (This and other lion puns brought to you by LionPunz, our forthcoming app.)

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Neighbor Complains That Profane Parrot Says 'Prostitute' in Spanish

Originally posted 05/15/2015 04:00PM



Does this parrot have a potty mouth?

A neighbor in Tracy, California, says yes – and she's pretty upset about it. Jennifer Baca told NBC affiliate KCRA that the bird, named Rula, is repeating the Spanish curse word for "prostitute" and that her grandchildren have started using the R-rated phrase.

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Here's 4 Minutes of Being Entirely Too Close to a Great White Shark (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/12/2015 10:40AM

Zach Spurlock was out scuba diving in the waters around Port Canaveral, Florida, fishing for lionfish for his friend's restaurant, when he happened to notice a great white shark calmly swimming in the water nearby.

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Rare and Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered Swimming in the Deep Ocean

Rare and Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered Swimming in the Deep Ocean

Originally posted 04/29/2015 12:10PM

This tiny shark is one of the newest species to be found rolling in the deep waters off a U.S. coast.

The rare pocket shark was discovered in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico on a government research trip in 2010, according to the Associated Press, but wasn't identified until recently.

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This Baby Elephant Seal Is All About Warm Welcomes

Originally posted 04/27/2015 04:10PM

That's 200 lbs. of goodwill ambassador right there.

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