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Chunky Malaysian Orangutan Goes On Diet

Jackie, an extremely obese 22-year-old female orangutan, is starting a new diet after spending 20 years pigging out on unhealthy snacks fed to her by tourists.

Dear Lorde, What's With The Dog, Snake & Rat?

No, we're not referring to the Chinese New Year, but sometimes auspicious images can add to the mystique of a budding career, particularly in this digital age of viral-over-night-sensations. We've all seen them blossom out of no-where, ignited by a cyberventilating YouTube video. Logically, they're unlikely rags-to-riches tales, the likes of a pubescent 12 year-old or a middle-aged Scottish volunteer church worker.

Find Bigfoot, Win Ten Million Bucks From Spike TV!

Spike TV is challenging nine cryptozoology crews into North America’s Pacific Northwest to retrieve proof that sasquatches exist. The team that succeeds wins a grand prize of $10,000,000!

Unexpected Pets: Gary The Capybara

Some people really enjoy having exotic pets and there are many wild animals out there that people have made into pets with varying degrees of success. One of the more unusual choices is that of the capybara -- the world's largest rodent and native of the swamps of Venezuela. After a trip to the South American country Melanie Typaldos was so taken with the creatures that she went in search of how to make one part of her family.

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.