06:33 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 12/05/2013 03:00PM
If you've ever wished Disney movies were real, then this is the story for you.
Tinni is a dog and Sniffer is a fox, and together, they're best friends. Much like the characters in the beloved animated film The Fox and the Hound, the pair have forged an unlikely friendship, which began when photographer Torgeir Berge and dog Tinni met the fox one day in the woods of Norway.
Berge's observation of the pair led him to realize "how similar foxes and dogs actually are," and inspired a book of adorable snapshots of the twosome frolicking outdoors, reports the Daily Mail.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 02:00PM
Planet of the chimpanzees?
An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment.
Nonhuman Rights Project, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Massachusetts lawyer Steven Wise, filed a second lawsuit Tuesday and plans to file a third Thursday that asks the courts to declare that the chimps are not things to be possessed and caged by people. It also asks that chimps should be released from "illegal detention."
Originally posted 12/02/2013 02:00PM
If only this feathery fella had an Instagram account.
A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 70-mile journey across the country's remote landscape.
Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberley region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper (watch above). The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens.
Originally posted 11/27/2013 02:50PM
By this time, you're probably catching a flight or hopping in your car, ready to get to celebrating tomorrow. But while you're doing that, this tortoise is way ahead of you – and he's dressed to impress.
In fact, we could all learn a thing or two from this little guy. Just because you were born a reptile and have no way of growing feathers doesn't mean turkeys get to have all the fun this Thanksgiving. For Thursday's festivities, this inventive fellow will be rocking a turkey-like shell cover, complete with beak and all.
Originally posted 11/25/2013 03:20PM
If you've checked Twitter recently, you've probably seen a lot of commotion about the American Music Awards. But among the chatter about Katy Perry's geisha costume and Justin Timberlake's many wins, there was an even more important event being live-Tweeted: the saga of #vendingmachinecat.
Late Sunday night, Twitter user June Murph posted a photo of a cat stuck in a vending machine at New Orleans's Tulane University.
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.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 12:30PM
Did you hear the one about the famous llama? Well if you haven't, you will soon, and the story we're talking about is no joke.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 02:30PM
Forget orange. Pink is the new black – among animals, that is.
A photographer recently snapped shots of a pale-hued hippo standing out like a sore thumb among its pack in Zambia, and it had us daydreaming about all the other animals that are naturally blushing beauties – and beasts, like Australia's giant fluorescent slugs! As you'll see, pink isn't always pretty.
Originally posted 11/05/2013 08:15AM
How do you say OMG in French?
Serge the llama was abducted by five drunk teens from a circus in Bordeaux, France, and taken for a wild ride on the local subway system.
The bizarre caper began on Thursday after a group of guys left a nightclub that morning, according to The Independent. They went to a nearby circus, which was closed for the night, and decided they'd take a zebra as a souvenir.
However, the animal was having none of it. So they settled on Serge.
"We went in and played with the animals," one of the five men, named Mathieu, told a local news station. "We ended up taking a llama with us."
Originally posted 10/29/2013 05:30PM
If your Facebook feed is starting to resemble a zoo registry, your friends have likely discovered – and failed at – the Great Giraffe Challenge, a new game that's stretching its long neck across the Internet.
Here's how it goes:
"It's 3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors. It's your parents and they are there for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?"
According to the riddle's rules, set forth by vlogger Andrew Strugnell via YouTube and Facebook last week, those who fail to answer correctly must replace their Facebook profile picture with a photo of a giraffe, accompanied by the following explanation: "I've changed my profile to a giraffe. I tried to answer a riddle and got it wrong. Try the great giraffe challenge!"
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