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Flap Your Wings For World Penguin Day!

(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th. Marking the start of the flightless birds’ annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarctica, penguins! — Global Animal

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Pet Peeves: Are Litter Boxes A Cat’s Safe Haven?

(PET CARE/CATS) Figuring out the idiosyncrasies of your companion can be difficult. For instance, why do cats play in their litter boxes? Behavior like this can give you clues as to how your pets are feeling in a particular situation. One would think a place where you dispose of your own waste would be the last […]

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African elephants can differentiate between gender and ethnicity based on human voices. (ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL SCIENCE/WILDLIFE)

25 Most Bizarre & Fascinating Animal Facts

(WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) The animal kingdom is full of wonder and amazement. There is so much we still don’t know about the world we live in and the different animals that inhabit it. For instance, did you know that a wolf can eat up to 20lbs of meat in just one sitting? That’s a […]

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Panda-monium! 15 Fun Panda Facts

(PANDAS/FUN ANIMAL FACTS) Pandas are adorable, gentle giants who are in dire need our help. Giant pandas have been on the endangered list since 1990, with habitat loss and poaching being the biggest threats to their population’s survival. With only 1,000 giant pandas left in the world, the species is now on the brink of […]

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7 Weird Cat Behaviors Explained

(CATS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR/PET CARE) All animals do some pretty strange things—human animals included—but cats take the prize for bizarre antics. From elevator butts and head bonks to kneading your lap, find out what your pet cat’s odd behavior means. — Global Animal

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Cool Or Cruel? Unusual Hybrid Animals (GALLERY)

(HYBRID SPECIES/ANIMAL PICTURES) Hybrid animals are unusual combinations of breeds not typically found in nature. The grolar bear, wholphin, and a liger are just a few of these rare creatures. Even though these breeds are so popular due to their unique blend, crossbreeds can be somewhat problematic due to the fact that most are artificially […]

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13 Fun & Furry Facts About Chinchillas

(FUN ANIMAL FACTS/PETS) Chinchillas are some of the world’s cutest and smallest rodents, but how much do you really know about these furry friends? Wild chinchillas are indigenous to Latin America where they live in colonies of up to 100 in the mountains. Check out more fascinating and fun facts about this adorable little furball. […]

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Holy Mackerel! Don’t Be Fooled By Fish Intelligence

(ANIMAL SCIENCE/FISH/OCEANS) A recent paper published in the Animal Cognition Journal titled, “Fish Intelligence, Sentience and Ethics,” uncovers some new facts about fish intelligence. Fish, a species commonly disregarded as lesser than other mammals, may actually be more intelligent than once thought. Read on to uncover some surprising fish facts that will have you thinking […]

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15 Fantastic Hedgehog Facts

(HEDGEHOGS/FUN ANIMAL FACTS) Who doesn’t love hedgehogs? From their little spikes to their cute beady eyes, there are many things to love about this adorable and loveable animal. Hedgehogs have been domesticated since 4 B.C and permanently immortalized in our culture through characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog. Scroll down for 15 more fun hedgehog […]

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Fun Animal Sounds Around The World (GALLERY)

(PETS/GALLERY) Ylvis’ smash hit “What Does The Fox Say?” has the world wondering, what does a fox actually sound like? Foxes are extremely vocal animals, whose sounds vary from barks to howl type noises. However, animals—much like humans—sound different throughout various countries around the world. For instance, a cat’s meow or a dog’s bark sounds different […]

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Dead Shark Rides NYC Subway

(SHARKS) The New York City subway travelers have seen a lot of bizarre things on their morning commute, but a dead shark is certainly a first. On Wednesday morning, passengers aboard a Queens-bound train were greeted by a one-and-a-half-foot deceased shark—still wet, and with blood on its mouth. Surprisingly enough, this is not an isolated incident as another […]

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Turtle Burger, Friend or Foe?

(ANIMAL WELFARE/TURTLES) When it comes to our pets, separation anxiety is normal. But for one man, the need to travel with his companion became a bit extreme after he placed his pet turtle inside a hamburger in a questionable attempt to smuggle the animal through airport security. What do you think? Was his love too […]

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Arachnophobes, Have No Fear!

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) If you dread spiders, you’ll be happy to hear that they don’t want anything to do with you either. Chris Buddle, an arachnologist at McGill University in Montreal, told LiveScience, “I’ve been handling spiders for almost 20 years, and I’ve never been bitten. You really have to work to get bitten by a spider, […]

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