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Get Acquainted with the World's Tallest Cow

The Daily Treat: Get Acquainted with the World's Tallest Cow

Originally posted 10/15/2014 01:00PM

A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest.

Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot on Monday.

Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought the record after veterinarians and the cow's foot trimmer constantly noted the 2,000-lb. animal's large size, Hanson said.

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Exotic Animal Vet Dr. K on the Challenge of Giving a Ferret a Pacemaker

Exotic Animal Vet Dr. K Explains the Challenge of Giving a Ferret a Pacemaker

Originally posted 10/11/2014 07:00AM

The behavior of cats and dogs is confusing enough for most, but Dr. Susan Kelleher deals with a whole different set of animal issues.

How do you perform surgery on a fish? Give a tortoise a check-up? These are questions for which exotic animal veterinarian Dr. Kelleher has to find answers, and now she is giving animal lovers a peek into her wild and furry life.

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Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt

Miracle Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt

Originally posted 10/06/2014 07:10PM

Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a chemical meant to euthanize the dog no one had adopted. The animal moved a bit and was still and quiet by the time she left the shelter for home.

What Snell can't explain is how or why a mixed-breed dog that nobody wanted recovered overnight and has since bounced back fully from what should have been a lethal injection.

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See This Woman's Jealousy-Inspiring Friendship with a Cheetah

UpdatePosted 08/06/2014 07:45PM

Woman Has Jealousy-Inspiring Friendship with Cheetah (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/06/2014 04:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr When we call Goska Zdziechowska a "big cat lady," we're not referring to the size of her love for cats, but rather the size of the cats she loves.

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Pittsburgh Man Proposes to Girlfriend with the Help of  – Yes! – Penguins (VIDEO)

Penguin-Assisted Proposal Delights at Pittsburgh Zoo (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/05/2014 08:20AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr If only this were narrated by Morgan Freeman.

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Swan Does Not Approve of Man's Selfie, Goes on the Attack

Swan Does Not Approve of Man's Selfie, Goes on the Attack (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/04/2014 08:45AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr This is one swan lake you don't want to get too close to.

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UpdatePosted 07/14/2014 03:30PM

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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