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Posted December 27, 2016 by M Dee Dubroff

Meet Kiah, a Pit Bull, who is the first of her breed to become a New York State K-9 Officer.

Posted December 26, 2016 by Creature Features

A newly discovered species of spider has been formally named Eriovixia Gryffindori due to its 'uncanny' resemblance to the sorting hat from the Harry Potter films.

Posted December 26, 2016 by Ron Callari

I’ve been speculating over a year now, as to the next presidential pet to grace the White House? During the heated primaries, I reviewed each candidate’s pets on both sides of the aisle — and at the time it appeared that both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were the only two without a dog or cat — or horse for that matter.

Posted December 24, 2016 by Creature Features

A Boston bank robber thought he was smarter than the average bear when he did his dirty deed while wearing a polar bear hat.

Posted December 21, 2016 by Creature Features

A previously unknown rainbow-headed snake discovered in Laos by WWF researchers has been informally dubbed 'Ziggy Stardust', inspired by the late David Bowie.

Posted December 20, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

There are many myths and legends associated with Christmas. For some Christmas itself is a legend (or even a myth). One of the stranger myths of this holiday is that at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve animals of all sorts are endowed with the power of human speech. What they have to say is largely based on variations of the legend and, of course, the animal itself.

Posted December 20, 2016 by Creature Features

The Grim Reaper cut a swath through the ranks of society's artists, entertainers and celebrities in 2016, claiming a host of famous pets and animals as well.

Posted December 16, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

Illustrator Jenny Parks has managed to marry two of my favorite things -- cats and the world of geeks and nerds -- into a wonderful series of art. From Star Trek and Star Wars to Captain America and Harry Potter she has translated much of the science fiction and fantasy world into being populated by cats. And the results are delightful, entertaining, and more than just a little bit, well, catty.