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Dog "Drives" Tractor On To Highway

It was quite a busy day yesterday on the M74 motorway in Scotland. It was the day a dog "drove" a tractor out of a field, through a fence, and in to traffic. Well, sort of. The sheepdog was waiting patiently in the passenger seat of what was really a John Deere utility vehicle called a Gator. Somehow the dog managed to hit the wrong control and the vehicle started rolling down the hill.

Earth Day 2015 Kicks Off With 'Monkey Kingdom' & Tina Fey

This year’s Earth Day not only gets the Disney treatment, it’s got one of Saturday Night Live’s leading comedy writers to do it justice. Hanging with a clan of macaque monkeys living in a Sri Lanka jungle, narrator Tina Fey follows the life and times of Maya, a female who’s low-ranking status excludes her from obtaining the finer things in (monkey) life. This is the basis for a full-length documentary, titled Monkey Kingdom.’

Science Proves Man’s Best Friend Falls In Love With Their Masters

While you might have thought your dog loved you. . . well, just because -- more recent studies by animal behaviorists point to something physical versus emotional. They have actually isolated what they are calling a “love hormone,” that’s shared by both masters and their dogs.

Polish “Nurse Cat” Comforts Fellow Shelter Critters

A very special black cat has become a good luck charm for injured dogs and cats at a Polish animal shelter. Rademenes, a nine-month-old feline, was treated at the shelter after being rescued and now appears to be paying it forward by comforting his four-footed fellows.

Three Blind (Bionic) Mice, See How They Run (With A Compass)

Actually our subjects totaled 11, and they were rats versus mice. Their task was to navigate that typical maze that scientists are known to design for these types of research studies. However the challenge for this particular group of rodents was to run the entire course blind.

Qantas Introduces Koala Class Seating For Four Furry Fliers

Koalas don't often fly but when they do, Qantas ensures they fly in style! The Australian commercial air carrier created the ultra-exclusive class complete with a special in-flight meals but only those meeting strict koala-fications could apply.

Cock Of The Walk, Or How Did The Chicken Cross The Sea?

The chickens of Hawaii are a very hardy breed, dissimilar to any that have made their way to your dining room table. While domestic chickens on the mainland no longer resemble their ancient ancestors, those that reside on the Hawaiian islands are a different story. The Red Junglefowl — the chicken's closest living relative — is believed to have been introduced to Hawaii by Polynesians centuries ago.

Pompous Albert: The Latest Internet Sensation?

It looks like Grumpy Cat has some new competition and Colonel Meow has a successor. Meet Pompous Albert, a cat from Salt Lake City, Utah, who also looks like he may have designs on taking over the world and enslaving us all. In addition to his permanent frown, he is blessed with somewhat curly, tufted fur that comes from being a Selkirk Rex breed of cat. It is because of his wild gray-white locks that he was named for Albert Einstein.

Invasive Species: But It's Just A Goldfish!

Invasive species are a serious threat to wildlife in the U.S. and easily a problem that you think of as being something that happens in other places, not where you live. That's why I was shocked to find that ponds in my hometown have been hit with a huge invasion -- of goldfish. Okay, we aren't talking about the little guys you keep in a bowl. These are the big ornamental koi that people buy for their home ponds.

Be Nice And Water Your Bees

The plight of bees is of concern to everyone on the planet. Without them we are likely to starve. There is a lot of talk around about planting bee-friendly plants and letting a few of your dandelions hang around for them. But bees do not live by plants alone. It is time to be making sure that the helpful little insects also have plenty of water to drink without them having to risk their lives to get it.