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San Francisco Zoo Offering Cockroaches and More Creepy Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Ex

UpdatePosted 01/27/2015 08:25AM

San Francisco Zoo Offering Heartbroken Patrons a Chance to Gift Cockroaches to Their Exes for Valentine's Day

Originally posted 01/26/2015 12:40PM

Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

The zoo is highlighting two of its less-desirable inhabitants through the adopt-an-animal program that is usually used to raise money for the care of more cuddly or attractive creatures, such as penguins, lions and pandas.

The Valentine's special compares the creepy characteristics of Madagascar hissing cockroaches and the giant hairy scorpions to the ways of heart-breaking mammals with two legs.

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Scientists Reveal What Chimpanzees Are Actually Saying to Each Other

Scientists Reveal What Chimpanzees Are Actually Saying to Each Other

Originally posted 01/25/2015 07:45AM

What do chimpanzees talk about when they talk about love? (Or anything else, really?)

Scientists are finally getting to the root of that question. A new study published in Animal Behaviour details the efforts of scientists who studied chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast's Taï Forest for over 750 hours.

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UpdatePosted 01/22/2015 09:15AM

Watch This Totally SFW Video of Sloths About to Get Busy

Originally posted 01/21/2015 05:50PM

Full disclosure: To keep his video feed PG-13 and to protect the privacy of Mr. and Mrs. Sloth, the creator of this video stops just short of showing sloth-on-sloth action. But you'll get the idea.

Mark Rosenthal, who also narrates this video, claims that it's rare to glimpse sloths breeding, and perhaps one of the reasons why is that it takes … sloths … a … long … time … to … do … anything. In fact, you might not even be able to tell what these two sloths have in mind if you didn't have a narrator explaining it to you.

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See the Bears Celebrities Are Working to Save

UpdatePosted 01/22/2015 07:25AM

See the Bears that Stars Like Olivia Newton-John Are Working to Save

Originally posted 01/21/2015 05:00PM

We can hardly bear the cuteness of Vietnam's Halong Bay bears – and that's just one reason why celebrities around the world are joining Animals Asia's campaign to save them from suffering on bile farms.

In an effort to rescue Asia's furry friends, singer/actress Olivia Newton-John, actor/writer (and newlywed!) Stephen Fry and actress Ali MacGraw have lent their helping hands to remove these bears from dangerous conditions and place them into Animals Asia's care and rehabilitation at its Tam Dao bear sanctuary.

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VIDEO: Meet England's Newest Baby Pygmy Hippo

Originally posted 01/19/2015 01:45PM

He looks like a too-perfect special effects creation for a movie, but nope, he's real. Behold the pygmy hippo born to England's Whipsnade Zoo on December 26.

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Orphaned Kangaroos & Wallabies in Australian Bushfires Need 'Pouch Liners'

UpdatePosted 01/18/2015 08:45AM

Orphaned Kangaroos & Wallabies in Australian Bushfires Need 'Pouch Liners'

Originally posted 01/14/2015 03:30PM

Sew, here's the deal: Project Pouch needs you!

Koalas aren't the only animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. Orphaned or injured possums, kangaroos, and wallabies need to be kept warm in a pouch-like environment. To help, Project Pouch, a new campaign created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is asking for handmade "pouch liner" donations to comfort the traumatized animal babies, nine of which are being cared for by the Adelaide Zoo.

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New York's JFK Airport to Open State-of-the-Art Animal 'Ark'

New York's JFK Airport to Open State-of-the-Art Animal 'Ark'

Originally posted 01/14/2015 03:45PM

New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport is about to get truly zooey.

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UpdatePosted 01/08/2015 08:00AM

D.C.'s Panda Cub Bao Bao Melts Hearts Playing in First Snow

Originally posted 01/07/2015 12:45PM

A video of The National Zoo's panda cub playing in the cold snow for the first time is melting hearts around the globe.

The Washington, D.C., zoo released video of Bao Bao the panda cub rolling downhill in the snow as she played with a block of wood Tuesday – and not surprisingly, the clip immediately went viral.

After her moment of bliss, Bao Bao does a backward somersault and later pounces on her mother, Mei Xiang (seriously, you have to watch this).

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UpdatePosted 01/06/2015 07:35AM

The Daily Treat: Watch Lions Play with Old Christmas Trees (Best Belated Gift Ever!)

Originally posted 01/05/2015 07:35PM

Christmas came a little late for the lions at the Linton Zoological Gardens in Cambridgeshire, England.

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Baby Gorilla Born at the San Diego Zoo Refuses to Leave Mom's Side

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Baby Gorilla Born at the San Diego Zoo Refuses to Leave Mom's Side

Originally posted 01/03/2015 01:20PM

It's the mother-baby bond in action.

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