Obama defends legal authority…to pardon turkeys

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President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions – to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys…

Eight-month-old burro gets prosthetic legs

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Eight-month-old Zoe only has two good legs. Her adopted family hopes the double-amputee donkey can some day…

Panda recovering well after surgery

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The injured wild panda rescued by southwest China’s Tangjiahe Nature Reserve staff is recovering well…

Feds accuse lab of putting live rabbit in freezer

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Inspectors say a Northern California testing laboratory violated federal law when a rabbit that was presumed dead was…

Child in foster care attacked by dog

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A child is attacked by a dog while in foster care…now, one Oklahoma family demands answers….

Panda recuperates from surgery after marten attack

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A three year-old giant panda was recovering from surgery on Monday after a marten attack in China…

Pennsylvania Great Dane gives birth to 19 puppies

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Pennsylvania residents Brandon and Aimie Terry’s Great Dane recently gave birth to 19 puppies…

Thai elephant tramples man, runs off with tourists

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An elephant trampled its handler to death and ran off with two Russian tourists in southern Thailand…

California zoo works to save endangered frogs

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The Oakland Zoo has acquired the required state and federal permits to help save the mountain yellow-legged frog…

France: Wild cat on the prowl is not a tiger

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French authorities said a wild animal roaming through French towns isn’t a tiger…

Man who slashed dog’s throat pleads guilty

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A Santa Rosa man who admitted he tried to euthanize his dog by cutting its throat has pleaded guilty…

Dog in teddy bear costume goes viral online

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A tiny dog dressed as a bear, is making people laugh all over the Internet….

Los Angeles Zoo sees first hippo birth in 26 years

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The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween ?the birth of its first hippopotamus in 26 years…

NorCal duck farm faces animal cruelty allegation

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Sonoma County Poultry’s Liberty Duck farm in Petaluma faces allegations about animal cruelty by Mercy for Animals organization…

China Siberian tiger quadruplets doing well

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The first Siberian tiger quadruplets born in northwest China’s Qinghai Province are growing well…

Bear bites boy’s arm off in Chinese zoo

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A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage…

Spider gets trapped under man’s skin

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A man in Australia has been dubbed “spider man” after a bizarre turn of events during a trip to Bali….

Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

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A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited…

Ca man attacked by pit bulls dies

The man who was mauled along with his 77-year-old mother by a pack of pit bulls in central California has died…

Spiders force family from of upscale Missouri home

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Thousands of venomous brown recluse spiders forced a suburban St. Louis family from their nearly half-million-dollar home…

Mountain lion hangs out in San Jose neighborhood

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Surveillance footage captured a mountain lion lounging on top of a car in a South Bay home’s driveway…

A pair of kangaroos get into a street battle

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Two boomers came to blows in the middle of a suburban australian street…

Thousands of bees kill landscaper in Arizona

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Thousands of swarming bees have left one landscaper dead and another critically injured after the men were stung in southern Arizona…

Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia

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A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia…

Over 900 California chickens killed with golf club

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Authorities in central California are searching for those who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch…

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

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About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought…

Pet goldfish has brain surgery

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A tiny patient has taken micro-surgery to a new extreme, an Australian couple spent hundreds of dollars…

Taiwan giant rabbit damaged in fire

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A giant rabbit created by Dutch artist Florentijin Hofman was damaged in a fire…

Mountain lion suspected in fatal attack of 6-year-old

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A 65-pound male mountain lion thought to be responsible for an attack on a 6-year-old boy in Cupertino earlier this week was shot and killed…

Shark kills man in Australia despite rescue attempt

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A shark killed a man Tuesday at eastern Australia’s popular Byron Bay despite a beachgoer’s brave rescue attempt…