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Great Dane Eats 44 Socks, Wins 3rd Place in Contest

Vets at Northwest Portland’s the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital removed nearly 44 socks from a 3-year old Great Dane’s stomach. After repeatedly vomiting and retching, the Great Dane’s owner took him to the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. They took X-rays and found what was described as “a lot of foreign material in his stomach,” said Shawna Harch, the hospital’s... 

Giant Panda in China, Ai Lin Faked Pregnancy to Improve Quality of Life

A giant Panda in China faked her own pregnancy to gain extra care and improve her lifestyle. “After showing prenatal signs, the ‘mothers-to-be’ are moved into single rooms with air conditioning and around-the-clock care,” Panda expert Wu Kongju told Xinhua. “They also receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve... 

Reward Offered in Shooting of Bald Eagle

A reward is being offered for information on a bald eagle being shot and later leading to it’s death. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for this information, adding to an existing $2,500 reward from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. According to the USFWS,... 

Teen Arrested in Ohio for Cat-Kicking Viral Video

An Ohio teenager was arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video showing him kicking a cat went viral. Police say 18-year-old Tre’vonte Mitchell admitted to assaulting the stray cat August 6 while he and a friend, Roy Hill walked along Buchtel Avenue in Northeast Ohio. Hill recorded Mitchell kicking the cat and put it on Facebook. The video showed the cat being kicked into the air about... 

Arapaima, Largest Fish in the Amazon River Basin Going Extinct

The largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extinct in some areas, according to a new study. The arapaima measures 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighs more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms) and with their ability to breathe air, it makes them that much easier to catch. Commonly known as pirarucu, arapaima (Arapaima gigas) are the largest freshwater fish in South America. They’re unique... 

Wang the Polar Bear Died, Africa’s Last Polar Bear

Africa’s last polar bear had to be put down by chief veterinarian Dr Brett Gardener due to liver and heart failure, spokeswoman Jenny Moodley said in a statement. Wang the bear, 28, suffered from chronic arthritis and liver failure. He spent his last days mourning for GeeBee, his polar bear partner of 28 years, who died of a heart attack in January. After GeeBee’s death, keepers had given... 

Brutus the Crocodile Snacks on Shark in Adelaide River

A family taking a trip around Australia’s Top End saw Brutus, Adelaide River’s most famous croc during the regular 11am cruise on Tuesday August 5. What they didn’t expect to see was Brutus chowing down on a shark. The moment was captured by Andrew Paice, who was travelling with his wife Nikki Beaumont and their daughter Madison, 6. “We’d fed Brutus on the bank earlier and were coming... 

Black Bears Make a Comeback in North Carolina

Black Bear population in North Carolina is on the rise, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. As the weather continues to heat up, more people are encountering black bears. Summer, particularly July and August, is when bears are on the move, according to wildlife officials. Mature males seek females during this breeding period and mother bears drive off juvenile males who must seek... 

Kendall Jones Facebook Pictures of African Animal Hunting Sparks Outrage

Kendall Jones, a cheerleader from Texas has caused an uproar on Facebook after she posted pictures of animals she hunted and killed during a trip to Africa. The 19-year old shared several photos of her posing next to dead or tranquilized lions, antelope, leopards, hippos and zebras during a recent hunting excursion. Kendall Jones, from Cleburne, Texas, has been uploading these controversial pictures... 

Climate Change Could be to Blame for Smaller Salamanders

Scientists suggest climate change could be the reason salamanders in the Appalachian Mountains are getting smaller. In a study earlier this year in the journal Global Change Biology, researchers compared museum specimens of salamanders collected in the course of a half-century beginning in 1957 with those measured at the same sites in 2011 and 2012. They measured almost 9,500 adult salamanders and... 
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