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Posted June 8, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

On the evening of May 8, 2012, residents in Sadiya, Upper Assam, in India experienced an event that could have been the stuff of science fiction. Most of the inhabitants of one neighborhood had attended a program, after which they were engulfed by a hoard of spiders that started biting them.

Posted June 8, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

These animals are not your typical zoo inhabitants, but the South Forest Park Zoo in Khan Younis in the embattled and impoverished Gaza Strip is not your average zoo. When animals die here their zoo duty is not over, they are stuffed in a somewhat crude fashion and returned to their cages.

Posted June 8, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

When we think of bears we might imagine a
big brown bear that might come lumbering around a camp site, or a white
polar bear lumbering around the Arctic ice, or a big papa panda bear
sitting in a 'natural' zoo environment munching on some bamboo.  Seldom
does a red panda bear come to mind; maybe because it looks more like a raccoon than a bear, and maybe because they are so rare...

Posted June 7, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Zoo animals are being treated with alternative methods when traditional veterinary medicine fails them. Zoos are turning to alternative healing methods such as acupuncture, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and herbal remedies. The results have been positive.

Posted June 7, 2012 by Creature Features

A pair of British fishermen hooked a lot more than they bargained for when a Porbeagle shark they estimated to be 10ft (3m) long and weighing 550lbs (250kg) grabbed the line and took them for a 90-minute, mile-long Nantucket Sleighride.

Posted June 6, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Freemantle Media, producers of the X Factor, American Idol, and America's Got Talent, among other hit TV shows, says everything's moving to YouTube now. And, not to be late for the party, Freemantle is producing 20 hours of programming on its YouTube channel "The Pet Collective," and that's just for the first three months!  The apparent winner, so far is...

Posted June 6, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Few folks are brave enough to get between a bull and a cow while they
are mating, but someone had to try the other day when, in the middle of
an intersection in rural Pennsylvania, a bull and a cow were 'having

Posted June 6, 2012 by Ron Callari

It's highly likely if Hemingway were alive today, he would be exceedingly
proud to know his cats' descendants are as feisty as he was back in the
day. There's a continuous line of DNA that's descended down through the
years to the current felines that now take up residence at the Ernest
Hemingway Home & Museum. And that peculiar genetic makeup has to do
with their toes. They have six and they and Michael Morawski, the
Museum's owner and CEO are digging their heels in for a court battle that's