Posted June 23, 2012 by Curt Miller

The Guinness Book of Records has a category listing the world's most fearless animal.  The ferocious carnivore that holds the title has no problem with running up to a lion or leopard on a kill and driving it away.  It also has a taste for snakes and routinely enjoys a cobra or other deadly serpent for lunch.  Can you guess what it is?

Posted June 22, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

A new study, the first published on the paternity of southern right whales - no, not southern white males - gives hope to the species that was rendered nearly extinct by whaling off the Australia and New Zealand shores.

Posted June 22, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The residents of Rigolet,
a small coastal town in Labrador, Canada, have a new, gleaming white
neighbor. It is a beluga whale that they have named Bella. He arrived
last weekend and has been delighting the locals ever since, even letting
some of them pet him.

Posted June 22, 2012 by Amanda Dickens

The Olympics are a few weeks away, but are the farm animals ready??  Live animals are set to be part of a country farm scene at the beginning of the 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies. 

Posted June 22, 2012 by Lady Bug

For our Fugly Friday post, we have chosen the Star Nosed Mole. The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States.

Posted June 22, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

A hedgehog in Minehead, Somerset, in England has grown to three times normal hedgehog size. Last year he was undersized and starving when a couple found him in their garage, pathetically wrapped up in an old Father Christmas jacket. He was so thin that he wasn't able to hibernate. The couple installed him in their conservatory on a heating pad and started feeding him.

Posted June 20, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The current law in Arkansas is that you can capture up to six deer and
keep them as pets. As of July 1, 2012, that will no longer be the case
as a new law banning keeping deer as pets takes effect. People who
already have deer as pets will be grandfathered into the new law. Only
animals captured after the effective date will be subject to the law.

Posted June 20, 2012 by Amanda Dickens

Australian Parliament introduces new legislation to restrict hunters from inflicting unreasonable pain on the dugong. Here's more about the dugong and this legislation.