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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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Filed Under: Cute Pets, Unusual Pets
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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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Filed Under: Cute Pets, Unusual Pets

90-Year-Old Tortoise on Wheels Is Faster than Ever After Rat Attack

Originally posted 04/28/2015 01:30PM

Meet Mrs. T. She pities the fool who doesn't believe in second chances.

This 90-year-old tortoise from Pembroke, West Wales, was recently the victim of a savage rat attack, but now she is back on her feet, or wheels in this case, reports The Telegraph.

Mrs. T lost her front feet during hibernation, when a rat chewed them off, leaving the reptile immobile. Mrs. T's owner, Jude Ryder, rushed the tortoise to the vet as soon she discovered what happened. Doctors stressed to Ryder that the animal need to get moving again to stay alive.

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We Need to Talk About the Latest Dog Grooming Craze in Taiwan

We Need to Talk About the Latest Dog Grooming Craze in Taiwan

Originally posted 04/24/2015 11:00AM

Taiwan is at the forefront of a major trend in pet care.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Unusual Pets
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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Expand Their Brood – with a Coop of Chickens!

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Are Raising a Brood of Chickens

Originally posted 04/23/2015 01:15PM

They already took the (polar) plunge: Now Lady Gaga and fiancé Taylor Kinney are expanding their brood – with a peep of chickens.

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How Atchoum, the Unusually Furry Feline, Became Famous

How Atchoum, the Unusually Furry Feline, Became an Online Star

Originally posted 03/07/2015 09:05AM

Atchoum the cat now has tens of thousands of Instagram followers, and his owner, Nathalie Côté, had a feeling he'd be an Internet sensation.

Atchoum's rise to fame began with a dare from Côté's kids to post a photo of the unusually hairy Persian kitty on Facebook. The kids thought that no more than 100 people would like the snap, but mom knew he would make a splash.

"Atchoum was so cute!" Côté tells PEOPLE. She received the feline as a gift last July from a coworker at the Quebec veterinary hospital where she works as a groomer. "Differences are beautiful in living things."

Atchoum, who was born with hypertrichosis (a rare condition that causes excess hair), is otherwise healthy, says Côté – but he requires a lot of care, including regular brushing to prevent matting of his hirsute coat.

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Protected Owl Terrorizing Dutch Town

Protected Owl Terrorizing Dutch Town

Originally posted 02/26/2015 01:30PM

Purmerend, an otherwise sleepy town in the Netherlands, has been haunted lately by a rogue European eagle owl, responsible for at least 15 attacks over the past three weeks.

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UpdatePosted 01/20/2015 07:00AM

Heroic Pot-Bellied Pig Foils Attempted Robbery in England

Originally posted 01/19/2015 02:05PM

There are a lot of heroic pets in the world, but none more unlikely than Ludwig.

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The Daily Treat: Dog with Two Legs Thinks She's a Kangaroo

Originally posted 01/19/2015 07:40PM

Had she been left on the streets of Romania, she probably wouldn't have survived with just two legs.

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