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Giant African Pouched Rats Trained To Save Lives

Giant African Pouched Rats are being trained to save lives with their super sniffers. With one of the most sensitive noses in the entire animal kingdom, these furry creatures are rehabilitating the species in the eyes of the public. Find out more about them here and which disease they've been trained to detect. (VIDEO)

The Paradogs of D-Day -- A Historic Tale

People have partnered with dogs in times of war for thousands of years. No one is quite sure exactly when we took dogs from being soldiers to parachuting dogs or "paradogs," but this shift happened at some point early in the 20th Century. When it came to the invasion of Normandy in World War II, three dogs were dropped in France along with the British 13th Parachute Battalion.

Gorillas In Our Midst, From Fiction To Reality

Last year Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones published an illustrated children’s book titled, “Gorillas In Our Midst.” It’s a tale that's sure to become a classic with all age groups, but especially with our little ones. In stark reality, current events have provided us with a snapshot at how meaningful these magnificent animals are to us, and how our engagements with gorillas don’t always end happy, especially when a child is involved.

askPETMD App Making It Easier For Pet Owners To Recognize Emergencies

Have you ever worried whether or not your pet needs urgent care but you’re wondering if you’re over reacting and don’t want to appear foolish at the vet’s? If you have, you’re not alone. Now, there's an app from PetMD called askPETMD that you can download on your smart device to help you make informed decisions regarding your pets. Find out here what it includes and where to get it.

No Kill Reptile Sanctuary In Phoenix Accepts Surrendered Pets

When bringing home an exotic animal to keep as a pet, it's important to know what you're getting into. Not all of them are low maintenance. Many people learn this the hard way, especially with reptiles. The worst thing you can do is dump them outside. Now, there's a place that accepts creatures like this at their no kill reptile shelter. Find out who it is.

Saudi Cleric Declares Ban On Selfies With Cats

The trend of people taking selfies has become ubiquitous around the world it seems, especially if you can get your dog, cat, or other animal to join in. Even in Middle Eastern countries the practice is everywhere. A prominent Saudi Muslim cleric has issued a pronouncement saying the taking of selfies with cats  -- or any other animal -- must be banned.

Meet The Royal Hamster, HRH Marvin, The Adorable Fashion Dish

Who is HRH Marvin, what was his inspiration and who's the illustrator behind him? Meet the newest royal member who's come to paper for the whole world to enjoy and find out which social media platform allows you to follow his progress right here.

The Life And Times Of Elsie The Cow

One of the most iconic advertising figures of the 20th Century was Elsie the Cow, the "spokes-bovine" for the Borden Dairy. She was created back in 1936 as a mascot to represent the perfect dairy product. That means she is turning 80 this year. The udderly charming queen of the dairy scene has been known for her charm, wit, and bits of wisdom shared through her "Elsie-isms."

Who Let The Dogs Out In California?

Dogs left in cars is nothing short of animal cruelty, particularly during the summertime. Dogs can incur critical health issues due to heat prostration. PETA has determined that canines can sustain brain damage or even suffer from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is very difficult for our pooches, because they can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paw pads.

New Cat Grooming Tool 'Licki Brush' Lets You Lick Your Cat Clean (Seriously)

Want to take part in grooming your cat orally? Now you can with a device called the Licki Brush. What's the Licki Brush and how does it work? Find out here and how you can become part of the change in the cat grooming landscape. (VIDEO)