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'Edward Snowden' Of The Animal Kingdom Also Found On The Lam

When "Snowden-and-Rusty" turned into a Twitter meme over night, folks quickly thought that Edward Snowden might have had an accomplice. As the former government contractor charged with leaking top secret national security information, Snowden was the perfect foil for Rusty the red panda who escaped from the National Zoo in Washington, DC on June 24.

$600,000 Grant Given To University, Learned Why Chimps Throw Poo

Actually, the grant for $592,527 was presented to Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center in 2011 to learn exactly why chimpanzees fling feces at others…

Macaque Goes Ape In Arkansas Animal Clinic!

Joey the macaque was going to temporarily stay at an animal clinic while his owner was away, but he made a daring, yet brief escape from his cage…

Don't Mistake The Yawn Of Animals As A Sign Of Not Catching Enough Z's [Videos]

"Yawn" derives from the Old English words 'Ginian' and 'Gionian' meaning to "open the mouth wide, as if to gape." It is a reflex action of simultaneous inhalation of air and stretching of the eardrums, followed by exhalation of breath. In man, it's commonly associated with tiredness, stress, overwork, lack of stimulation and boredom, though recent studies show it may be linked to the cooling of the brain. However in animals, there are a number of reasons why certain animals take to yawning.

The World’s Largest Crocodile Turns 110, Celebrates With Meat Cake!

Happy 100th Birthday, Cassius! As the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, this mammoth reptile truly deserves to have his cake and eat it too!

A Fox In Need Is A Fox With His Head In A Jar Indeed

A fox cub somehow managed to get its head stuck in a jar. Perhaps there was something tasty left to be licked from the inside. Perhaps it was just a wild streak of curiosity. Whatever it was the little fox had gotten his head stuck in the jar and was faced with a serious problem. It needed help. So he asked for it.

Tiger Sneaks Into Couple's Wedding Photo

When Tim and Karma Madgwick of Devon in England decided that they would hold their wedding reception at the zoo they knew it was a bold choice and that things could get a bit "wild." They hadn't planned on the unexpected guest that suddenly turned up to be included in the formal photos -- Banda, a Sumatran tiger.

Raccoons Cause Problems For Florida Residents

Raccoons are native to a wide range of North America, and if you don’t have deal with the striped scavengers, consider yourself lucky. Raccoons are jerks!

Animal Heroes: Mila The Beluga Whale

Beluga whales are one of the few species of whale still kept in captivity in aquariums and water parks. They are a big draw for these venues as visitors clamor to see the gentle giants. Working as a trainer with whales can be a dangerous business as in 2010 when a Sea World employee was killed by a killer whale. That is not always the way it goes. One young woman in China owes her life to a captive Beluga whale.

Olly The Airport Cat

Not every airport is out there adopting a cat, but back in 2007 a stray tabby cat was seen wandering near Olympic House, the main administration building at the Manchester Airport in England. Office staff and flight attendants fell in love with the scruffy guy with the torn ear. They dubbed the ginger and white cat "Olly" for Olympic House and took up a collection to buy him is own "executive lounge" (luxury cat box).