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Black Ivory Coffee: Pooped By Pachyderms, Priced for Princes

Coffee snobs who rave about ridiculously expensive “pre-digested” Kopi Luwak civet coffee now have something new to turn their noses up at: Black Ivory coffee! Costing upwards of $1,100 per kilo, this exceptionally rare brew is made from coffee beans eaten and excreted by elephants.

Golden Retrievers Comfort The Grieving In Newtown

A group of golden retrievers from the Chicago area are now in Newtown, Connecticut to the soothe the souls of townspeople suffering in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. These canines are part of a "comfort dog" program run by Lutheran Church Charities. The idea behind the program is that the dogs can provide a gentle, healing presence that makes it easier for people to open up and talk about their feelings.

Costa Rica Bans All Sport Hunting

Last week the government in Costa Rica took an historic step in conservation by banning all sport hunting in the country. It is the first Latin American country to create such legislation. This is good news for ecology in the country with the most biodiversity on earth, especially for the many rare and endangered species living there.

Canines Motor Minis: From Shelters To The Streets, Meet World's First Driving Dogs [Videos]

Shelter dogs are often overlooked when folks are in the market for purchasing a pet. Dogs that have been abused, abandoned or just forgotten are often overlooked. However for those living in New Zealand, a few of these pooches have had a second chance at not only living the good life, but also one where they can be recognized for a whole new skill set.

Bobcat Involved In Road Kill Ressurection

It's not a great idea to pick up hitchhikers. It's an even worse idea to pick up road kill, especially something you yourself just hit on the highway. One woman in Bangor, Maine learned this lesson the hard way on Wednesday night after she hit a cat with her car. She put the animal in her car thinking she would get help if there was chance that it was still alive.

3 Most Popular Pets in U.S. Homes - The Latest Demographics

Which pets are the most popular ones in the United States?  Dogs and cats, of course, but Number Three on the list just might surprise you.  And, of all of the various pets we have in our homes, which one reigns as Number One?   

Animals Pair Up For Noah's Arcs' Mayan Apocalypse?

Anyone who's ever read the bible knows that Noah paired up each species so post-flood they would be able re-populate the planet. Well, what goes around - comes around. Except this time, there's two would-be Noahs: Johan Huibers from the Netherlands and Liu Qiyuan who resides in Qiantun, China (south of Beijing).

Sea Turtles Beaching In Record Numbers

'Tis the season for Christmas lights, Hanukkah candles, and sea turtles beaching in Cape Cod. The annual phenomenon has its own web of rescuers trained to help the endangered reptiles. The rescuers have had their hands full this year as more of the turtles have washed ashore than normal.

Don't Cry Over Spoiled Milk, Just Add Frogs!

If a frog jumps into a bucket of fresh milk, the milk won't go sour according to a Russian old wives' tale. Silly, huh? Maybe not: new research just published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Proteome Research indicates those old Russian wives were on to something.

A New Meaning For The Term "Road Hog"

If you are going to steal a car it is probably a good idea to check the backseat first or you may find that you've stolen more than you bargained for. Such was the case for a pair of car thieves in Ohio this week when they were surprised by Penelope the pot-bellied pig sticking her snout in the front seat to see what they were doing.

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