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Not All Heroes Are Human -- The Memorial Day Animal Video Of The Day!!!

Fallen heroes do not always have two legs.

Red Nose Day Goes To The Dogs In The USA!

Over the years, Red Nose Day has earned a solid and well-deserved reputation for having “fun” while “fund” raising for children and the disadvantaged globally. Organized by Comic Relief the event takes over the U.K. every two years for a few days in March, where tomfoolery of all sorts becomes the goal of tens of thousands. So much so, that more than a billion pounds has been raised over the last 30 years.

Chinese Sichuan Bush Warbler Sings Out As New Bird Species

Even though it’s distinctive song tipped researchers off back in May, 1992, the elusive Sichuan bush warbler has hid its identity for over two decades. This shy bird also known by its’ breed name of ‘Locustella chengi’ (honoring the late Chinese ornithologist Cheng Tso-hsin) has been successful in hiding from the gazing eyes of humans.

Cock Of The Walk, Or How Did The Chicken Cross The Sea?

The chickens of Hawaii are a very hardy breed, dissimilar to any that have made their way to your dining room table. While domestic chickens on the mainland no longer resemble their ancient ancestors, those that reside on the Hawaiian islands are a different story. The Red Junglefowl — the chicken's closest living relative — is believed to have been introduced to Hawaii by Polynesians centuries ago.

It’s The Year Of The Sheep, erh Goat, erh Ram, erh Yang?

The Chinese bid farewell to the Year of the Horse this past week when they ushered in the Year of Sheep on February 19, 2015. Or maybe it was the Goat. Or perhaps the Ram! But what's up with that Yang?

Everyone In This Bar Knows Mr. Wu

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a lot of pets were left homeless. It was a massive undertaking to round up the animals and find their old homes or provide them with new homes. Some particularly enterprising pets were able to find their own way into a new situation. Such was the case with Mr. Wu, a tabby cat that showed up at a bar in the French Quarter during the storm and made himself to home.

A New Year's Animal Video Of The Day!!!

This beautiful New Year's tale comes to us from China.  I'm not sure how I would do in a race involving such creatures as a tiger and a dragon.  But if they were behind me, you can rest assured that fear would increase my speed...