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Photobombing ‘Shark’ Actually A Dolphin, Expert Says

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When is a shark not a shark? When it’s (likely) a dolphin. Last Friday, June Emerson of California took a picture of her 12-year-old boy and a friend at Manhattan Beach. It was a typical fun-in-the-sun shot, except for a scary looking, shadowy figure in the surf, just behind the boys. It immediately went viral as a “shark photobomb.” Read more from the experts on Huffngton Post …

Glow-In-The-Dark Piglets Created In China Using Jellyfish DNA

Glow-In-The-Dark Piglets Created In China Using Jellyfish DNA

Just in time for Christmas, a team of scientists in China were able to create 10 little piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights, thanks to a technique developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine.

Scientists, however, are not creating glowing farm animals for seasonal décor. The goal of the research is to have an efficient and cheap way of getting a beneficial gene into humans that could help treat many genetic disorders. Read more on Huffington Post …

5 Animal Rights Campaigns That Managed To Screw Over Animals

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Let’s face it: If good intentions were all it took to accomplish anything, we’d have fixed the world centuries ago. But a poorly thought out good idea can do just as much harm as a well-executed terrible one, and if you don’t know what we mean, just look at the animal welfare movement. Sometimes, in their single-minded efforts to make the world a better place for animals, self-proclaimed animal-rights activists actually make things a whole lot worse. Read five examples of animal rights campaigns gone wrong on Cracked…

Poor Patch The Puppy Has To Go Around Looking Like Adolf Hitler All The Time

Patch the puppy looks just like Hitler

Not cute: Hitler. So cute it should be condemned: Patch, the puppy who bears an irrefutable, if unfortunate, resemblance to the Nazi leader. With his black “mustache” and a large dark area covering the left side of his head, the French bulldog/shih tzu cross could almost be mistaken for the dictator, if he weren’t a member of a different species and also not a war criminal. Regrettably, Patch’s mom/owner Lynda Whitehead reports that none of her family members call him by his real name anymore, instead referring to the innocent pup as “Adolf” or “Hitler.” Noooooo! That said, Patch likely doesn’t have much of a say in the matter … though we imagine, equipped with fully functioning vocal cords, he’d be an extraordinarily charismatic speaker. Keep doing what you’re doing, Patch. Just don’t get any grandiose ideas about racial hegemony. [Telegraph]

This Is A Video Of A Dolphin Masturbating With A Dead Fish

No, Dolphin, No!

OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. I have no idea why this video, which is almost a year old, has just begun making the mass rounds on the internet, but it is NOT TO BE MISSED. It’s 44 seconds of a DOLPHIN IN AN AQUARIUM MASTURBATING WITH A BEHEADED FISH, why would you ever not want to watch that? I can’t look away!!!! (Included: one palate cleanser, after the jump.) [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

I Don’t Really Understand The Appeal Of Japan’s New Owl Cafes

A scene from a Japanese owl cafe

Is it just me, or does the concept of an owl cafe not quite possess the same appeal as their predecessor, cat cafes? A bird of prey is not exactly my ideal coffee ‘n’ crumb cake companion … but as Japan would have it, “fukurou” cafes offering owl-themed food and drink are all the rage, with certain establishments even permitting patrons to pet the owls in residence. I’m interested in hearing what Amelia has to say about this. The owls are not what they seem. [Worst. Nightmare. No. That is all. -- Amelia] [via Refinery29[Photo: Lonely Planet]

Giant George, Former Guinness World’s Tallest Dog, Has Died

A gentle giant has gone to doggy heaven.

Giant George was formerly the world’s tallest dog, according to Guinness World Records. With a staggering height of 43 inches, Giant George towered above most living things he came into contact with. Read more at Huffington Post…

Rihanna Brings Some Serious Style To The Johannesburg Zoo

Rihanna gets a lot done in a day, regardless of whether or not a proper pair of pants is involved. Her trip to South Africa this week yielded not only a history-making performance as the youngest ever female artist to sell out the Johannesburg stadium, but also — more importantly — plenty of opportunities to pose awesomely alongside animals while hitting the local zoo with her fam. Without further ado, check out Rihanna, dressed to kill, hangin’ out with baby tigers, giraffes, giant crabs, and more … [Instagram]

It’s Tuesday, So Watch This Baby White Lion Cub Try To Roar

Baby white lion cub tries to roar
Rrrrrow!

Who needs breaking news and celebrity coverage when there’s a baby white lion cub to be watched? Especially one that’s trying to roar for the very first time? The cub, who has yet to be named, was just born last Thursday at Belgrade Zoo in Serbia. That is one fresh cub! White lions, by the way, are traditionally believed to be messengers of the divine. I wonder what message this new baby has for us? An open letter to Miley, perhaps? [Gawker]

Animal-Control Officer Hid 850 Snakes Worth $500,000 In His Home

An animal-control officer had hundreds of snakes, including two 6-foot Burmese pythons, at his home, where he ran an illegal side business selling them, authorities said Thursday.

There were 850 snakes worth half a million dollars in a detached garage at the Shirley home of Richard Parrinello, including the Burmese pythons, which are illegal in New York state, officials said. Read more at Huffington Post…

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