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The Hot Seat: Animals Cope With Climate Change (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PICTURES) Climate change, the age old topic of debate, returns. Well, it's real and it's happening. And even more telling is the effect the steady rise in temperature has had on some of our fondest wildlife species. Ice caps are melting and the world is becoming increasingly hotter. It's no surprise then to learn who struggles and who perseveres. But do we really want to see the extinction of species like the beloved emperor penguin and the cuddly polar bear in the coming years? The gallery below features a variety of winners and losers facing the hot seat. How will these creatures stand against changing conditions? — Global Animal

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 in France than it does in the U.S. Check out this gallery of images by artist James Chapman to learn a variety of different animal sounds in msny languages throughout the world. — Global Animal

Wild Horse Auctions Spur Controversy

(ANIMAL WELFARE) The Bureau of Land Management says the wild horse population is out of control. In 2004, Montana Republican Senator Conrad Burns added an additional provision into an appropriations bill allowing for the sale of older or unadoptable horses. The law was signed by former President George W. Bush, which opened the floodgates for horse slaughter. Congress has been working on correcting this legislative loophole, yet many wild horses are still unprotected. Mustang auctions have now become common practice with both kill buyers and animal activists attending the inhumane events. The animal activists' goal is to save the wild horses by outbidding the kill buyers, who are scouting product to ship to slaughterhouses. Read the article below for more on mustang auctions and a touching tale involving 23 wild horses. — Global Animal

14 Animals To Watch For In 2013 (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) The New Year is just around the corner—so what better way to celebrate than with cute animal pictures? Check out these up-and-coming stars of the next generation of adorable. — Global Animal

This Year’s Best Wildlife Photography

(WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY)—The Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is an international showcase for the very best nature photography. The contest wonderfully draws together the best animal and nature photography from across the globe. The 100 image winners, from now until March, are exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London. These amazing photos give viewers the opportunity to experience beautiful moments in time that would otherwise be unknown. — Global Animal

Go For Gold: Olympic Winners Of The Natural World

(OLYMPIC GAMES) With the 2012 London Olympics coming to an end, the world has seen some of the best athletes in the world win awards for their amazing feats. But humans aren't always the best athletes. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt might be known as the fastest man, but he still can't outrun a cheetah! Read on for the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of the gold medallists in the animal kingdom. — Global Animal

Global Animal Visits Animal Acres (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) Global Animal recently visited Animal Acres Farm Sanctuary in Acton, CA where we were able to meet and greet the numerous farm animals and learn about their plight. Having locations in New York, Northern California, and Los Angeles, Farm Sanctuary is currently the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. The Southern California shelter in itself is 26 acres and houses more than 100 farm animals. The sanctuary works to protect animals from the abuses of factory farming and encourages a new awareness in the way society views and treats farm animals. Check out the memorable photos from our life-changing visit! — Global Animal

Chimp Adopted By Mama Mastiff (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) When a Russian zoo employee took an orphaned baby chimpanzee home, she did not expect that her mastiff, who recently gave birth to a litter of puppies, would raise the primate as her own. Scroll down for photos of the heartwarming story of this unlikely family. — Global Animal

A Tiger Cub, A Puppy, And A Cat (GALLERY)

CUTE ANIMALS (RUSSIA) — A lesson in acceptance is never a bad thing, but when it comes in the form of a bunch of baby animals playing together, it's just that much better. Check out these photos of tiger cubs playing with puppies, cats and, yes, a human baby. Precious alert! — Global Animal

Unicorns: Truth Behind The Myth (GALLERY)

(WEIRD ANIMALS) Whether or not unicorns truly exist depends greatly on your definition of the word "unicorn." Is anything with one horn a unicorn? Should it be a horse? Something vaguely equine in shape? Take a look at these real animals that could be considered types of unicorns, and may have even inspired the myth. — Global Animal

If Animals Could Talk (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) We all wish at some point that we knew what our friends in the animal kingdom were thinking. Look on for a hilarious take on some dramatic animal actors and their would-be thoughts! — Global Animal

You Mean It’s Real? Six Animals We Thought Were Hoaxes (GALLERY)

(WEIRD ANIMALS) There are many mythical beasts that exist only in our imagination. People swear to their friends and to the media that they've seen Bigfoot, or a living dinosaur. Many of these accounts can be and are discounted as far-fetched. However, what if some animals that we thought were too incredible to be real, really do exist? Read on for six animals that once seemed too unlikely to be real. — Global Animal

Albino Deer, Black Panthers And More Mutants

(ANIMAL KINGDOM) There are many coat mutations that affect animals that can make them black, white, or other colors. Explore the world of coat mutations, how they are formed, and the rare colors of the animals that are effected by these mutations. The genetic abnormalities included are albinos, melanistic, piebald, abundism, and erythristic. — Global Animal

Adorable Animal Bandits (GALLERY)

(ANIMALS PICTURES) Everyone loves food, and it's way better when it's free. Animals, just like us, sometimes can't resist nabbing a quick and easy meal. They even steal from each other! Check out the too-cute collection of animal thieves getting their paws on a free meal. — Global Animal