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Lions, Tigers and Bears Help Pre-Distress Denim at Japanese Zoo

Originally posted 07/14/2014 02:00PM

Allowing consumers to make bold new fashion statements such as "I was mauled by a wild tiger," the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City, Japan, has elected to raise money by auctioning off Zoo Jeans, which have been stylishly ripped by its own four-legged residents.

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It's a Frog, It's a Gorilla? No, It's Pig the Dog (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/24/2014 11:00AM

It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog, Pig.

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A Bicycle Built for Two: Watch a Man and His Goat Cruise the Streets

Originally posted 05/31/2014 08:30AM

Going for a leisurely bike ride? Don't leave your goat at home!

If your piggybacks are strong enough, any bicycle can be a tandem for you and your farm animal of choice, as the cyclist in this clip proves.

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This Might Be the Most Well-Dressed Kangaroo We've Ever Seen

The Daily Treat: This Might Be the Most Well-Dressed Kangaroo We've Ever Seen

Originally posted 04/02/2014 03:15PM

She may not be on any official best dressed lists, but we'd take style advice from this kangaroo any day.

Boomeroo – who was adopted by Virginia resident Julia Heckathorn at just 3 weeks old – boasts an entire wardrobe of human clothing. Among the duds filling her closet: shirts, sweaters and dresses, all purchased from baby shops.

"When we first got Boomeroo, she was wearing a little shirt, and she's worn clothes ever since," Heckathorn, 28, told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "She loves her tops, and when I have to take her top off to clean it, she puts her arms out and waits for me to dress her again."

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VIDEO: New Cat Breed Looks Like a Tiny, Adorable Werewolf

Originally posted 02/14/2014 09:00AM

Full moons just got a little fluffier with a new breed of cat called the Lykois, also known as "the Werecat."

These cuties are the result of a natural genetic mutation in domestic shorthair cats that restricts fur growth. The result is a feline missing hair around the eyes, nose and ears, giving the animal a werewolf-ish appearance.

Breeders have dubbed the kitties Lykois, which is Greek for wolf. But don't worry, this breed isn't known for its bite. According to Opposing Views, werecats have very dog-like personalities.

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Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

UpdatePosted 01/07/2014 09:45AM

Thin-spiration 2014: Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

Originally posted 01/06/2014 09:00AM

The start of a New Year often means one familiar resolution: to get in shape. This year, PEOPLE is honoring five individuals who managed to lose half of their weight, but they're not the only ones worthy of some applause – or should we say ap-paws.

Over the past year, these three overweight animals also decided to get back on track (with a little help from their human friends) and shed their excess weight. Much like with their owners, obesity in pets can lead to a variety of health issues and complications, some of which were at fault for for the death of 33-lb. cat Sponge Bob in August 2012. Check out how this trio turned things around:

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The Daily Treat: Two-Headed Turtle Is Named Thor and Loki

Originally posted 11/13/2013 01:35PM

They don't have Chris Hemsworth's golden locks or Tom Hiddleston's smooth moves, but this Thor and Loki combo are still quite the package deal. The turtle duo, named after the popular comic book characters, are inseparable – literally.

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How Sweet! A Boy and a Miniature Horse Became BFFs Over Shared Disability

UpdatePosted 10/07/2013 07:30PM

The Daily Treat: Boy and Miniature Horse Became Best Friends Over Shared Disability

Originally posted 10/07/2013 01:15PM

Nothing brings two individuals together like common ground – and that's exactly what happened in the case of miniature horse Judd and Tyler Cribbs.

Judd was born at the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association in Grantville, Pa., two months ago with a condition that prevents him from supporting his own weight without splints. The association offers horseback riding as therapy to patients with disabilities, but in the case of Judd, the organization was faced with an opportunity to do the opposite.

"It's our turn to give therapy back," CATRA's Ben Nolt told local station WHTM, adding, "There are horses who have had this in the past and recovered normally. We're sort of a wait and see."

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The Daily Treat: Kitten Dressed as Mushroom Is What You've Been Missing

The Daily Treat: Kitten Dressed as Mushroom Is What You've Been Missing

Originally posted 07/13/2013 02:30PM

Who says couture can't be fashionable and practical?

A rescue kitten named Wasabi-chan is proving that statement true after photos of the itty-bitty furball went viral showing her dressed as a mushroom and in other adorable crocheted ensembles.

But the stylish kitty's purr-recious sartorial selection stemmed from necessity more than vanity. Wasabi-chan was attacked by a crow on June 2, reports Mashable, and suffered a fractured upper jaw and split tongue. She required a catheter to feed, but kept wiggling the tube out of her mouth. Thus, her owner, who goes by the Twitter handle @jessiepon, crafted a series of costumes to keep Wasabi-chan still during feedings.

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Justin Bieber's Monkey Leaves Quarantine – For a Zoo

Justin Bieber's Monkey Leaves Quarantine – For a Zoo

Originally posted 06/27/2013 03:00PM

No Bieber? No problem!

Justin's capuchin monkey, Mally, has found a new home after spending the past few months in quarantine at a Munich, Germany, animal shelter.

In May, he was transferred to the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen. Now, he's living with his new family – six other capuchin monkeys – in a new area dubbed "Mally-bu," zoo spokeswoman Juliane Gunkel tells CNN. "He is very clever and he's the right age."

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