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Posted June 22, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

A new study, the first published on the paternity of southern right whales - no, not southern white males - gives hope to the species that was rendered nearly extinct by whaling off the Australia and New Zealand shores.

Posted June 22, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The residents of Rigolet,
a small coastal town in Labrador, Canada, have a new, gleaming white
neighbor. It is a beluga whale that they have named Bella. He arrived
last weekend and has been delighting the locals ever since, even letting
some of them pet him.

Posted June 22, 2012 by Amanda Dickens

The Olympics are a few weeks away, but are the farm animals ready??  Live animals are set to be part of a country farm scene at the beginning of the 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies. 

Posted June 22, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

A hedgehog in Minehead, Somerset, in England has grown to three times normal hedgehog size. Last year he was undersized and starving when a couple found him in their garage, pathetically wrapped up in an old Father Christmas jacket. He was so thin that he wasn't able to hibernate. The couple installed him in their conservatory on a heating pad and started feeding him.

Posted June 22, 2012 by Caitlin Devor

A team of data analysts from Oxford University may have taken a note out
of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's book when they developed a social network for a
population of great tits birds.

Posted June 21, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Last week, for the second time this spring, a lobster fishing boat pulled a rare blue lobster from the ocean in their nets from along the North American east coast. The crew of The Potluck could hardly believe their eyes at the sight of the bright blue crustacean. It was a one in two million chance 

Posted June 21, 2012 by Creature Features

Birdies, eagles and... goats? You'll find all three at Settlers' Ghost Golf Course near Barrie, Ontario, Canada now that Whipper and Snipper have been “hired” to keep the course well-trimmed and weed-free.

Posted June 20, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Think your dog's safety harness is really safe?  You may have to think again...