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World’s Oldest Captive Manatee Just Turned 65!

“Snooty” is the world’s oldest captive manatee, and this senior sea life just celebrated his 65th birthday in Manatee County’s South Florida Museum.

'Ponies Gone Wild' At Annual Firemen's Island Ritual

While Joe Francis of the infamous "Girls Gone Wild" fame is known to be interested in the animal kingdom (see "Sea Lions Gone Wild (Hopefully Humanely)") thankfully he has nothing to do with the "wild ponies" of Virginia and their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague.

The Buzz On A Beekeeping Dog

There are many kinds of working dogs in this world. We tend to think of them as helping herd cows and sheep, sniffing out drugs along the border, or even being parachuted into Osama Bin Laden's compound. One of the lesser known dog jobs is that of beekeeper -- or more exactly, a beekeeping assistant. A dog, like any other beekeeper, needs the proper gear to prevent being stung.

It's A Zebra! No, It's A Donkey! It's Really A Zonkey?

The new Prince George isn't the only baby making a remarkable appearance in the world in the last week. Little Ippo was born on Saturday on the Aglietti family farm in Italy. He is the love child of a very different kind of affair of the heart. His daddy is a zebra and his mummy is a donkey. This makes him Italy's only zonkey and, for the moment at least, a star on the world stage.

Mountain Gorilla Gives Man A Surprise Birthday Smooch! (Video!)

A California man went to Uganda to visit their native mountain gorillas as part of his 60th birthday celebration, and they were just as thrilled to see him!

US Bans Importing Canadian Polar Bear Trophies

The June 18th ruling by the United States Court of Appeals is sure to be a huge hammer to border hopping big game hunters, as polar bear pelts, paws and other taxidermy trophies can no longer be imported from Canada.

Fire Fighter Captures Kitten Rescue On Helmet Camera

For fire fighter Cory Kalanick it was just another day on the job in Fresno, California. With the rest of his team he responded to a home on fire. Once the fire was beaten back, Kalanick was ordered to check the home for anything salvageable. As he was walking through the remains of the home something caught his eye as the flashlight from his helmet crossed the floor: the tiny, limp form of a gray kitten. He picked up the animal and took it outside.

Will America’s Captive Chimpanzees Become Relisted As “Endangered?” (Video)

While the common chimpanzee is classified as an endangered species in its native Africa, chimps living in the United States are currently listed as “threatened.” The federal wildlife agency recently proposed cataloging all chimps to be endangered species. But why?

'Hounds On The Hudson' Serves As Dogs' Home Away From Home & Then Some

While it sounds like it could be the title of a best-selling crime novel, 'Hounds on the Hudson' is not a sequel to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles. No, HOTH is actually what one might think of as a five-star doggie hotel, inclusive of spa treatments.

Malaysian Zumba Fans Shake It For Rare Sun Bears!

Over 300 people paid RM50 (Malaysian ringgits) to participate in a giant Zumba event to raise money for the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. How much honey can you buy with over RM7,000?