Foie Gras Ban Upheld In California; Court Says The Fancy Food Is Cruel

By | Sat, 08/31/2013 - 17:52

A federal court upheld a California law that prohibits the sale and production of foie gras because force-feeding birds to produce the delicacy is deemed animal cruelty.


Llamas, Friendship: Certified Animal Therapists Fight Loneliness At Wash. Rehabilitation Center [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 17:51

Meet Marisco and N.H. Flight of the Eagle, two certified llama therapists at Bellingham Health and Rehabilitation Center.


Empathy Across Species: Abused Puppies, Children Tug Heartstrings More Than Battered Adults

By | Sat, 08/10/2013 - 12:48

Age trumps species in a study of human empathy, in which researchers find that people feel for the plight of dogs more than adults.

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Bear Mauls Man At Church Picnic: Man Bloodied With Puncture Wounds May Face Charges For Provoking Bear

By | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 09:08

A black bear mauls a man in Alaska after he fed it two pieces of meat from a church barbecue.

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Baby Sharks Detect Electrical Fields of Predators, Freeze in Response

By | Thu, 01/10/2013 - 10:41

Baby sharks, while still in egg cases, can sense electric field of the predators and stay still to avoid being eaten.

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"Monster" Squid Captured Live on Camera in the Deep Pacific Ocean for the First Time

By | Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:47

Japanese scientists managed to capture for the first time footage of a 26 ft giant squid drifting in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.


Bonobos Share Food With Strangers in Exchange for Company

By | Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:18

Bonobos will give up their own meal for the company of strangers.


Brains and Brawn Really Don't Go Together: Why Brainy Fish Are Smarter, but Smaller and Have Less Offspring

By | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:56

New study proves that you really can't have the brains and the brawn, after researchers found that a boost in brain size and cognitive ability comes at an expensive price.


Male Peacocks Think About Getting With Other Females Even as They're Mating

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 12:15

Male peacocks are already thinking about getting future conquests right before they're about to mate with their current peahen.


Parrots Have Personal Preferences in Music, but All Despise Dance Music

By | Mon, 12/31/2012 - 14:43

Parrots, known for their uncanny ability to mimic sounds, also have personal musical tastes.

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Spider That Builds Larger-Than-Life Decoy "Spiders" Discovered in Amazon

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 10:35

Scientists exploring the Peruvian Amazon have discovered a spider that builds giant decoy "spiders" to hang in its web.


Killer Elephant Hunted After Beast Kills 4 in Nepal

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:17

Soldiers are hunting a wild elephant that strayed into villages in Nepal and killed four people in the span of three months.


Dogs Are Able to Learn How to Drive

By | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:49

The Auckland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals has turned three dogs from their shelter into the cutest chauffeurs ever.


Overpopulation, Climate Change, Nighttime Is Turning Lobsters Into Cannibals

By | Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:10

The study was the first time that lobsters were seen cannibalizing in the wild.


Wife of China's Top Animal Trainer Reveals Secret to His Success: She Breastfeeds Her Husband's Monkeys

By | Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:38

The wife of one of China's top monkey trainers has revealed what she believes to be the key to his success: she breastfeeds his student monkeys to keep them happy.