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Meet the 'Geep': Butterfly the Goat/Sheep Hybrid is Super Cute

Meet the 'Geep': Butterfly the Goat/Sheep Hybrid is Super Cute

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.

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Watch What Happens When a Kangaroo Holds Court at the PEOPLE Offices

The Daily Treat: Watch What Happens When a Kangaroo Holds Court at the PEOPLE Offices

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.

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'We Are the World' Feline Style: Internet Celebri-Cats Band Together to Save the Tigers (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/29/2014 03:00PM

It's International Tiger Day, and some very special Internet stars are here to meow all about it.

Lil Bub, Princess Monster Truck, Pudge and more famous web moggies recently joined up with Greenpeace to create the video "Cats Save Tigers." Think of it as a "We Are the World" with more yowling.

In the clip, the kitties explain (with a little help from captions) that while tigers are the largest felines in the world, their numbers are rapidly declining. There are only 3,000 tigers left on Earth today, a depressing figure these cats hope to change.

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Alligator Escapes from Michigan Zoo with Help from Tortoise Accomplice

Alligator Escapes from Michigan Zoo, Apparently with Help from Tortoise Accomplice

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.

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Wild Kratts Creatures Kick Back at the PEOPLE Offices

UpdatePosted 07/19/2014 03:25PM

The Daily Treat: Wild Kratts Creatures Kick Back at the PEOPLE Offices

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.

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Depressed Rhino Befriends Donkey at Zoo | Animals & Pets, Exotic Animals & Pets, Pet News, Unusual Pets

UpdatePosted 06/17/2014 09:20AM

The Daily Treat: Depressed Rhino Befriends Donkey at Zoo

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.

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TGIF! Start the Weekend Right with This Adorable Googly Eyed Bear Cub

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.

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Cheetah Cub & Puppy Become Best Friends at San Diego Zoo (VIDEO) | Animals & Pets, Cute Pets, Funny Pet Videos, Funny Pets, Pet News, Pet Videos, Unusual Pets, Zoo Animals

UpdatePosted 06/13/2014 11:25AM

The Daily Treat: Cheetah Cub & Puppy Become Best Friends at San Diego Zoo

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.)

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Sea Lion Shows Concern for Girl Who Trips During Game of Tag, Melts Hearts

WATCH: Sea Lion Shows Concern for Girl Who Trips During Game of Tag, Melts Hearts

Originally posted 05/30/2014 10:40AM

She is beauty. She is grace. Whoops, where did she go?

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UpdatePosted 05/27/2014 06:30PM

A Goat Ends His Hunger Strike After Reuniting with His Donkey Best Friend

Originally posted 05/27/2014 11:30AM

A goat named Mr. G received the surprise of his life recently when he was reunited with his best friend, a donkey named Jellybean.

The pair's inspiring friendship began when they lived together for years in the menagerie of a hoarder; after her brood was taken away from her, Mr. G and Jellybean were split up between two different sanctuaries.

Mr. G was taken to California's Animal Place, where the owners soon noted his emotional distress. The buck sat in his pen all day, refusing to eat or even move.

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