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Mystery Solved? Why Zebra's Have Stripes

There has been a debate raging between scientists for decades -- why do zebras have stripes. Are they meant to blend with the tall grasses to confuse lions? Are they meant to attract just the right mate? Maybe even some way to regulate body temperature? The real answer came out this week in the journal Nature Communications -- and it does have to do with a sense of confusion, but not for the lions.

Real Animals Miss The Boat In Movie Epic "Noah" [Videos]

It's ironic that the biblical tale about saving animals during the Great Flood hasn't cast any animal actors to be featured in the film. While PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] was most pleased with the decision, at first blush it does seem somewhat disingenuous that real animals weren't used to recreate about saving the planet's animals.

Cross Between Adams & Liebovitz, Photographer Captures Praying Mantis In Nature & Under Microscope

Internationally acclaimed photographers the likes of Ansel Adams and Annie Liebovitz have produced iconic photography while influencing others who are just beginning to make their mark. While capturing raw and majestic landscapes or portraits of celebrities under the spotlight might seem like juxtaposed imagery -- in the very capable hands of Igor Siwanowic. . .

Sad Farewell Visit From Giraffe At Friend's Deathbed [Video]

After a full career at Rotterdams's Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo, Mario, a 54-year old grounds keeper asked to be transported back to see his beloved giraffes one more time. Suffering from terminal cancer, it was his dying wish that he reconnect with his friends before passing on.

Animal Love: Giraffe Kisses Dying Handler Goodbye

A 54-year-old man named Mario had one last wish in life as he faces the end with terminal cancer. He wanted one more trip to the Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to say goodbye to all of his friends there. He had spent most of his life there cleaning up the giraffe enclosure. He wanted to see the gentle animals he knew so well one last time.

Oreo, The Hotel Mascot, Stolen In Brazen Robbery

Last Saturday night an inexplicable crime shocked the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. Oreo, the popular cat that is the mascot of the Armstrong Hotel was purr-loined by catnappers. The brazen crime was caught on surveillance and the entire population of the city was on the lookout for their favorite feline.

Well, This Would Probably Ruin Your Dinner -- The Animal Video of the Day!!!

I've actually wondered what it would look like if this incident happened in a restaurant.  Would it explode, like when Riggs shoots the fish tank in Lethal Weapon 2?  Would it just start with a micro-fracture and squirt a stream of water out (only to hit some poor diner in the face)?  Actually--neither of these...

When Snakes, Owls, Frogs & A Parrot Were Human [Video]

Sometimes in life, you have to look very closely at images as they are not always what they seem. Such is the case with several artists who has devoted their life's work to utilizing the human body as their canvas. Turning the human body into dynamic images has grown rapidly in popularity over the past 20 years. .  .

Hank The K9 Becomes Number #1 Team Member Of Milwaukee Brewers [Videos]

This year when Milwaukee fans root for their team, they'll also be rooting for an adopted stray that's slowly winning the hearts and minds of a legion of fans. This season's Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Camp was the scene of team members meeting an unexpected free agent player for the first time. When a Bishon Frise pup by the name of Hank (in honor of legendary Hank Aaron) wandered into the Maryvale Baseball Park. . .

Ukrainian Animals Who Don't Have A Political Bone In Their Bodies

With Russia usurping its will on Ukraine it's not difficult to begin to understand how the populace is torn between its pro-Russia past and its desire for independence. Many have criticized the West for painting a bleak picture of Ukrainians being forced to return to their communist roots as its neighbor's ominous control. . .


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