After a comprehensive study of their DNA and genetic make-up, scientists are now saying that octopuses (it's not 'octopi', okay?) are basically aliens... Yep, really. Mapping of the cephalopod genome sequence for the very first time shows that the eight-legged sea creatures have 33,000 protein-coding genes. That's a huge number...
We recently told you about the fantastic dog rescue work being done by the Second Rescue Center in Georgia, where dogs are rescued and nursed back to health. Well, it looks as though the state has a wealth of awesome rescue centers, because we've got a great tale to tell...
The Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Lockwood Valley, California. It's a very special place indeed. We've told you recently about some pretty special rescue centers. Like the place in Georgia that saved a dachshund/pit bull cross. And the center that helped a pit bull rescue called Remi. But Lockwood's a...
There is little more heartwarming than a tale of a rescued and rehabilitated stray dog. The transformation from frail creature to energetic companion is the perfect rag to riches story. Here is one such anecdote. This is Kelsey. Kelsey was found abandoned, covered in filth, mange, and scabs. She had...
Lions are one of the most beautiful animals in nature. Stay out of their way and watch them from afar, and wow! What a creature to behold. But get too close? And you might be wishing you didn't... Just ask the two zookeepers in this clip. Big cats like tigers...
They say that dogs are a man's best friend. And while that may be true, it appears as thought they could well be ELEPHANTS' best friends too. A little pachyderm arrived at the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa after it had been rejected by its herd. The poor thing....
Second Chance Rescue out of Cairo, Georgia are a dog rescue center dedicated to saving and caring for unwanted, abandoned and badly treated animals. Their lives' work revolves around, as their name suggests, giving these poor pets 'a second chance'. Far too many animals are thrown out like trash each and every...
Sulphur, Louisiana. Local man Glen Taylor Bonin is drunk. He'd have to be pretty well oiled to do what he did. And what was that? Well, attempt to move a hungry alligator from the road, that's what. And what do you know? The stunt backfired and Bonin was bitten pretty badly... With...
You see quite a lot of high quality HD videos shot by amateurs on the internet these days. Mostly this rise in homemade clips in brilliant resolution is down to new cameras like the ones you get from GoPro. Extreme sports types affix their portable GoPros to their helmets...
Primorsky Safari Park, Russia. An unlikely friendship has developed between a tiger and a goat. Timur the goat was originally released into the park to serve as a 'live feed' for Amur, the Siberian tiger. As you can imagine, zookeepers were expecting Amur to stalk and pounce on his...
What do cats like? Sleeping, fish, pretending to like humans and then scratching us... Plenty of things. But there's one thing we didn't know they liked until we saw this video clip here... Street musicians! Or at least this one singer-songwriter, at least. He's playing on the streets of Malaysia...
Punjab, India. A pair of sensational photographs have emerged which have taken the internet by storm. The snaps show a couple of puppies which have seemingly fallen down a well. But the well appears to double as a SNAKE PIT. Two tiny dogs down there with what appears to...
Greenville, Delaware. Firefighters from Elsmere and Cranston Heights fire departments were called out to an extraordinary situation. 13 year-old neighborhood favorite Little Boo the dog had run out onto a patch of ice on a frozen lake and was in some big trouble. He was screaming out for help and...
Who knew that honey badgers were so darn clever, huh? Well, certainly not zookeeper Brian. A lion attack at his zoo had seen the need for the honey badgers to be kept strictly under control and monitored. They had to be caged in for their safety. But it turns...
With medical marijuana now legal in a few states and Colorado even decriminalizing weed entirely, the numbers of animals accidentally eating the stuff is on the rise. Don't worry too much, it's extremely unlikely that your domestic pet will become ill or have any lasting damage if they've got...