Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died. She died Tuesday in her sleep at age 46, The Gorilla Foundation said in a statement. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the release said. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” The western lowland gorilla was born at the San Francisco Zoo in 1971 and began to learn […]

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LSU’s Mike the Tiger shows off his stalking skills on unsuspecting visitor

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU’s Mike the Tiger has grown into a beautiful creature with all the cat-like traits you would see in the wild. He showed off those skills over the weekend by stalking an unassuming person who was standing with his back to the cage. The moral of the story? For Kevin Felder Jr., it’s “don’t turn your back on a tiger.” His viral video has been shared thousands of time and has over 2 million views.

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Dog that survived in woods alone for 3 years reunited with long-lost family

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After three years of wondering if their family dog, Ginger,  was alive, the George family from Ucross, Wyoming got the answer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Wednesday. It all began in August of 2015 in Burlington, Iowa. In a hotel room in Sioux Falls nearly seven hours away from Burlington, is where we found Kandi Glick, her boyfriend Grant and a dog Glick rescued. “We started getting a lot of calls saying there was a […]

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Woman says snake slithered into her mother’s nursing home room

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A Mississippi woman wants someone to be held accountable for a snake showing up in her mother’s nursing home room. The nursing home disputes the account – saying the snake only slithered through the hallway. Mary Robins’s mother Bettie has been in Diversicare of Southaven for four years. She picked the facility because it’s close to home and she can visit almost every day. “There has been a few challenges and they’ve been corrected more or less. […]

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Wylie animal sanctuary gets big helping hand for big teeth

WYLIE — Lions, and tigers, and…dentists?  Oh my, indeed!  Several big cats at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center are having their bites beautified this weekend thanks to help from another charitable endeavor. Dr. Peter Emily is one of the founding fathers of veterinary dentistry–his clients have included Siegfried and Roy’s animals–and in 2005 he used his own retirement money to create what would become the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation.  The organization provides free care to […]

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12-year-old faces charges after torturing cat, threatening homeowners with knife

CLINTON, Iowa – “He was having fun. He was calling out he was going to stab us in the chest, and he was all smiles; staring my wife in the face four inches away in the face. That’s not right.” It all started when Clinton homeowner Wayne Miller heard a horn blow. “I told my wife something wasn’t right. I’m gonna check it out,” Miller told WQAD. He soon found out that horn was from his boat parked out back. “The […]

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Yikes! Man captures 6-inch spider at work

ELKHART, Ind. – It’s something no one wants to come across: a six-inch spider. An employee at Godfrey Marine encountered it while building a boat at work. Jacob Collins, who shared photos of the spider on Facebook, didn’t know what to think at first. He later found out it was a fishing spider—something the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said is relatively harmless despite its terrifying look. The spider’s three-inch leg span allows it to walk on water. It’s often […]

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New study says dogs like your “baby voice”

YORK, ENGLAND — Don’t lie, we’ve all talked to dogs like a baby, and science says keep doing it! According to a study published in Animal Cognition, 37 pet pooches were tested to see how dogs responded when humans used “dog-directed speech,” or what we know as “baby voice,” and turns out, your furry friend actually likes it when you talk to them all child like! “If you talk to them in a baby tone or a soft tone, you can pretty […]

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