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Quasi Modo, Hunchbacked Mutt, Crowned 2015 World's Ugliest Dog

Quasi Modo, Hunchbacked Mutt, Crowned 2015 World's Ugliest Dog

Originally posted 06/27/2015 12:50PM

The world's ugliest dog is pretty adorable.

Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix, so-named for his hunchback (the result of birth defects), was honored for his so-called ugliness at the annual contest on Friday.

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Watch This Bear Steal Hot Sauce for Her Cubs From a Fridge

Originally posted 06/16/2015 02:50PM

Just call her chef mama bear! While searching for food for her cubs, a mother bear found just what she was looking for in an outdoor patio refrigerator: Frank's RedHot Sauce.

The bear was caught on a cell phone video rummaging for a treat while her two cubs patiently looked on at a family's backyard in Kinnelon, New Jersey. When the mama bear was content with her find, she carried the hot sauce in her mouth and left for the nearby woods with the two youngsters – perhaps looking to add a little spice to her latest kill!

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Here's An Octopus So Cute They're Thinking of Naming It 'Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/16/2015 12:10PM

The annals of science are filled with oddly named animals. For instance, did you know there's a kind of chewing louse named after Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson, and a species of fly named after Beyoncé?

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Meet Bon-Chan, the 150-Pound Celebrity Tortoise Who Loves Being Walked Like a Dog

Originally posted 06/12/2015 11:05AM

Godzilla may be an official Japanese citizen now, but Bon-chan is the latest reptile to steal the nation's heart.

The 150-lb. African spurred tortoise can often be spotted taking lumbering, leisurely strolls with his owner Hisao Mitani through Tokyo's Tsukishima district, reports WFSB.

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Meet Justin and Jen – The Chickens

Meet Justin and Jen – The Chickens

Originally posted 06/10/2015 02:00PM

Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux are the proud parents of 17 adorable chickens.

The actress, 46, chatted with PEOPLE about her unusual collection of clucking pets, including why it's so hard to name chickens.

"We attempted to do that, but there are 17 of them now," Aniston said about trying to remember which chick is which.

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Barry the Tricycle-Riding Terrier Is an Inspiration to Us All

Originally posted 06/10/2015 12:00PM

Remind us to never give up on our dreams.

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Look at this Presidential Red-Tailed Hawk Just Hanging Out at the White House

Look at this Presidential Red-Tailed Hawk Just Hanging Out at the White House

Originally posted 06/04/2015 05:00PM

Look at this hawk. Really look at it. Doesn't it look ... commanding? Regal, even?

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Your Perfectly Ugly Dog Could Take Home This Prestigious Honor

Your Perfectly Ugly Dog Could Take Home This Prestigious Honor

Originally posted 06/04/2015 04:55PM

Calling all ye underbited, all ye crooked-faced, all ye bulgy-eyed – your time to shine has come.

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Meet Rylai, the Snow White Red Fox Captivating the Internet

Meet Rylai, the Snow White Red Fox Captivating the Internet

Originally posted 05/13/2015 02:00PM

There's a foxy lady burning up the Internet, and (surprise!) her last name isn't Kardashian.

Rylai, a pet white marble red fox, is fanning a viral forest fire with her cuteness – clocking more than 63,000 followers on Instagram so far.

The young pet – whose name is pronounced Rye-Lie – comes from generations of pet lines, according to her Facebook page, and would never survive in the wild. Her account includes adorable images of her yawns, cuddly naps and yummy meals, but as she grows, she will be more difficult to keep as an indoor pet and may require an outdoor enclosure.

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