Animals

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Nesting Penguins Can’t Resist Lure of New Zealand Sushi Shop

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean. Wellington police described them as "waddling vagrant...

How to Keep Your Pet Safe on Fourth of July

Although it's a day of loud and joyful celebration for the human species, Independence Day is notoriously traumatizing for many pets. "The Fourth of July is probably the hardest holiday for all the pets in t...
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Adorable Wolf Pups Make Debut at Oakland Zoo

OAKLAND — Four new gray wolf pups have come out of their den at the Oakland Zoo. The pups were born on May 13. This month, the 6-week-old pups have started to explore the two-acre habitat. The pups were born on May 13. This month, the 6-week-old pups hav...
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Mexican Rescue Dog Frida Retires From Service

MEXICO CITY — A yellow Labrador retriever has retired from rescue work nearly two years after gaining international fame for searching for survivors in the rubble of a deadly 2017 earthquake in Mexico City. ...
Photo of two beluga whales touching down at Keflavik Airport in Iceland

Whales From Chinese Aquarium Starting Retirement in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A pair of seasoned performers received a warm welcome Wednesday in Iceland, where the two beluga whales that previously lived at an aquarium in China will help populate a sanctuary for formerly captive marine mammals. Conservationists c...
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Mama Bear Attacks Man in LA Suburb After Dog Goes After Cub

SIERRA MADRE — Authorities say a mother bear slashed and bit a man in a Los Angeles suburb after the man's dog tried to attack the bear's cub and the bear went after the dog. The homeowner kicked the bear to protect the dog and the bear attacked the man but...
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