10:15 PM EDT 08/01/2014
Originally posted 08/01/2014 03:45PM
What do you get when you cross a goat and a sheep? (This isn't a trick question.)
Meet Butterfly the "geep," she's the offspring of a female sheep named Momma and male pygmy goat named Michael, and she was born at MyPettingZoo.com's facility in Arizona.
"We were not even aware that [Momma] was pregnant because we don't have a male [sheep]," Priscilla Motola, owner of the petting zoo, told Azcentral.com of the surprise arrival, which is believed to have happened on Sunday.
Originally posted 08/01/2014 02:00PM
They may not be king of the jungle, but to us, kangaroos have a certain mystical quality – like that of Kanye, Kim or any K-named celeb for that matter.
So, when National Geographic asked us if they could bring a gray kangaroo to our New York City offices to promote their new special Urban Jungle (airing Aug. 3 at 9 p.m.), we were more than happy (hoppy?) to oblige.
Her name was Ingrid and she definitely stole our hearts – and any ounce of remaining productivity we had on a Thursday morning. As she hopped down our halls with a GoPro camera, hordes of people gathered to catch a glimpse, a selfie, or any other evidence that the Australian native was actually on the 29th floor of our usually quiet office building.
Originally posted 07/29/2014 03:00PM
Originally posted 07/25/2014 06:15PM
An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.
MLive.com reports the alligator named Carlos got out of an enclosure over the weekend at the GarLyn Zoo near Naubinway. He was spotted by people nearby, who called police, but he wasn't caught.
Originally posted 07/18/2014 03:15PM
We're used to celebrities dropping by our offices – but when a fox and an alligator paid us a visit recently, we all went a little wild!
The visit was courtesy of Martin and Chris Kratt, the brothers who star in PBS's Wild Kratts, an animated children's series about animals who live in places like jungles and swamplands.
Originally posted 06/16/2014 12:20PM
Zoo animals in Georgia's capital are not allowed to be lonely, even if it means they end up with rather unusual companions.
Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:45PM
It's almost the weekend! You just need a few bear necessities to get through the rest of the work day, namely a good attitude. Let Smudge show you how it's done.
Originally posted 06/12/2014 06:00PM
Here's some more definitive proof we can all, indeed, get along: A 6-week-old cheetah cub named Ruuxa has befriended a 7-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy named Raina.
After the cheetah, born at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, was rejected by his mother, the keepers helped nurse the youngster. And then they found him a friend.
"Because the cheetah was by himself and did not have any siblings, we wanted him to have a companion immediately,” animal training manager Susie Ekard said in the zoo's blog. "They definitely like to play, and when they take naps together, they often will snuggle up together for that warmth and closeness." (See them in action in the video below.)
Originally posted 05/30/2014 10:40AM
She is beauty. She is grace. Whoops, where did she go?
Originally posted 05/27/2014 11:30AM
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