Mustafa the mountain lion spent the first twenty years of his life 'working' in a circus. He was chained up and forced to perform. Treated badly, underfed and not stimulated, it was no life at all. But he's since been rescued and now lives in the Taricaya Ecological Reserve, a...
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...
If you or any of your friends go fishing, you'll no doubt be aware of some of the big fish that it's possible to land. But unless you live deep in the South American rainforest, it's unlikely that you're ever going to come across a fish as enormous as...
Kruger National Park. A safari park in South Africa that's home to such a wide array of some of the most exotic and dangerous animals on the planet. But with so many of the animals you might encounter on a safari trek across the park, you'll see them from...
Dogs. We all love dogs, don't we? Whether they're rescue dogs, pit bulls, or trusty ol' black labradors. In fact, we never fully trust anyone that says they 'hate dogs'. It's just weird, isn't it?! They're so loyal and loving and cute. And we've perhaps the best example ever...
A woman finds a starving, beaten and dying dog by the side of the road. It's a pit bull and it's in a very bad way. She takes it into Dr. Andy Mathis at the Granite Hills Animal Center. He considers putting the poor thing down - it's been abused...
9/11. The worst terrorist atrocity in US history. More than 3,000 people lost their lives. It was a devastating event like no other. We'll never see anything like it again in our lifetimes. It changed New York and America forever. But as depressing as it was, the September 11th attacks...
White tigers should never be bred. Animal conservationists have preached this for many years. Their litters are always deformed. Inbreeding causes physical deformities and afflictions that are just cruel to inflict knowingly on an animal. Unscrupulous private breeders might cherish the idea of albino animals, but when they're born with Down...
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...
Middletown, New Jersey. The last time you'll have seen Jon Stewart, he'll have been saying his goodbyes to his adoring fans on The Daily Show. The hotseat's since been filled by South African comic Trevor Noah, but what's Jon been up to since then? Well, not much in entertainment...
When Harper the puppy was born, she had a condition which can really badly affect a dog's life and health. She could barely move. And couldn't walk. Instead of taking little Harper to the veterinarian's, the callous owner just disposed of her. Literally. He put her straight into a...
Jay Clarke and his heavily pregnant partner decided to go for a day out at the zoo. While they were walking around Colchester Zoo, in Essex, England - they decided to stop by the primates for a little while. And it was there they met Rajang the orangutan. Rajang was...
We think it's pretty safe to say that Luis Antonio Caballero likes his job. In fact, we'd go one further and say that he LOVES it. And why not, eh? He has what is, to some, the greatest job ever. He pets dogs for a living. Well, okay, he grooms...
Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. Now, we all know that that country is madness when it comes to nature. We brought you a snake eating another snake recently and thought that was crazy. But it gets more insane, apparently... Here we see a snake eating a fully-grown WALLABY! Worse still? The wallaby...
Berg Bay, Alaska. Mary Maley is taking a lunch break in a cabin during a solo kayaking trip around Alaska, when she notices a black bear out the window. Instead of just staying in the cabin, marveling at the majesty of such a creature, Mary decided to go outside...