Posted July 15, 2013 by Creature Features

A Japanese marine park is offering visitors a rare chance to literally “shake hands” with their resident Asian Small-clawed Otters through specially designed portholes in the exhibit's glass walls.

Posted July 5, 2013 by Creature Features

Dogs and cats, traveling together! Mass hysteria! OK, maybe “hysterical” is a better word to describe this high-riding kitten and his noble canine steed. As for the Old West angle, it's been updated with the dog rocking a pair of very cool shades and packing a mobile phone taped (yes, taped) to his right front leg. Hey Fido, who ya gonna call?

Posted July 1, 2013 by Creature Features

Those who love Japan's plethora of animal-themed cafes can add a new creature eatery to their list: Owl Store (Fukurou-no-Mise) in Osaka.

Posted June 12, 2013 by Creature Features

Is it lupus? Motorcyclist Tim Bartlett doesn't like being tailgated, especially when the tailgater HAS a tail... and a mouthful of wickedly sharp teeth! Figuring if he told his experience to anyone he'd be accused of, er, crying wolf, Bartlett snapped a photo of the loping lupine before it could snap him back.

Posted May 21, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

A cemetery may not seem like the greatest tourist attraction to some people, but the Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques in Paris is the largest pet cemetery in the world. It is not something out of a Stephen King novel either, but a charming combination of natural beauty and monuments honoring the dearly departed. It is a place where history resides, as well as a number of live cats.

Posted May 20, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

If you ever find yourself in a place called Cottonwood, Idaho, you have to check out this place -- the Dog Bark Park Inn. If you are a dog fanatic you may want to make the journey just to stay in this fabulously fun bed and breakfast built in the shape of a giant beagle. Oh, and about that fire hydrant nearby -- it's an outhouse. A touch of irony to go with the fun.

Posted May 17, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

If you find yourself heading down to Key West on vacation there is something you have just got to see -- The Catman and his Flying House Cats. They perform for the crowds each night at sunset. Contrary to what just about everyone will tell you about cats, they CAN be trained to do all sorts of things. For Dominique LeFort they will literally jump through hoops -- even if the hoops are on fire.

Posted May 14, 2013 by Arnold Carreiro

Seventeen years ago, Paul Templer, a guide taking some tourists through
the Zambezi river was attacked, bitten, battered and nearly eaten by an
angry bull hippopotamus. Your job doesn’t seem too bad now, does it?