NASA confirmed on its Instagram account the ‘airborne’ frog is real, captured in a single frame by a remote camera documenting the launch
Spider-Man. Batman. Rhino. Black Panther. What do these character have in common? They are superheroes and villains whose personas are based on animals, bugs and other creatures that are legitimately dangerous. But not all comic characters have chosen …
This summer’s kids’ movies are full of weird animal characters, from Turbo the snail to Azrael in The Smurfs II. But Hollywood would have to try a lot harder to match the weirdness of its classic funny-animal films. Here are the weirdest animal movie s…
Plenty of superheroes and supervillains are animal themed, taking on the grace of a cat or the strength of a spider. But there are animals who are super in their own right, with abilities perfectly suited to saving the day.Read more…  …
More than 100 cats were rescued from a Halton Hills home and examined by veterinarians on Thursday after an anonymous complaint to the local humane society. Investigators were at the home for most of the day and continued to catch … Continue Reading
Over a seven-month period, a large, stray dog was seen skulking around an Etobicoke car wash and a nearby industrial site littered with shredded metal. He’d forage through garbage and would run away if approached. Word went out through the … Continue Reading
LEWISTON, Maine – An American who was dragged from his tent and attacked by a polar bear in Labrador has a broken jaw and neck injuries but is improving in a Montreal hospital, his wife said. Matthew Dyer was attacked … Continue Reading
Assiniboine Park Zoo added two spotted bundles of joy to their animal family. Two baby snow leopards were born on June 29 to Batu (female) and James (male), Zoo officials announced on Friday. For now, the cubs are not available … Continue Reading
OCEANSIDE, Calif. – For the second time in less than a week, a ‘sea serpent’ has attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach. This time the rare, snakelike oarfish washed up Friday afternoon in Oceanside. The newspaper U-T San Diego … Continue Reading
Kate and Pippin (CAN, JP, US, INT) Written by: Martin SpringettPhotography by: Isobel SpringettPublished by: Puffin CanadaPuffin CanadaPuffin CanadaPublished on: February 28, 2012Ages: 3+This story of an unlikely animal friendship is all about the awww…
The ant-decapitating fly burrows into ants, mind-controls them, and eventually severs their heads from the inside.
The B.C. SPCA is calling for a ban on leg-hold traps after two raccoons caught in the devices on Vancouver Island had to be euthanized. According to the SPCA, one raccoon was discovered Aug. 28 in Cadboro Bay, while the … Continue Reading
‘The votes are in, so let the pant hooting begin!’ the Humane Society said on its website after 37-year-old Brent the chimp won the contest
Taipei City Zoo released video on Tuesday showing the tender moment when a giant panda was reunited with her cub after a month apart. The mother, Yuan Yuan, takes a few moments to warm up to her cub but ultimately […]
You may think it’s hot out there, but imagine being covered in fur, or not having the luxury of central air conditioning to ward off that intense heat. Check out this gallery of how our furry counterparts stay cool during … Continue Reading
What animals probably do when we aren’t looking.
BY: Unknown LOCATION: The Humber River, at Bloor Street PHOTOS BY: Ben Roffelsen FIELD NOTES: On days like today, the idea of riding a bike right into a river is very tempting. Do not give in to that temptation! Don’t let the heat wave cloud your mind! These are not real animals on real bicycles [...]
You will want to dive into your computer when you see these coral reef panoramas, some of which have been rendered as 360-degree interactive images.
Two one-month-old kittens survived with no food or water a five-day trek from Chicago in a rail car bound for Edmonton. The animals were turned into the Edmonton Humane Society Sept. 10 by a person who works for an Edmonton … Continue Reading
BRANTFORD, Ont. — A southern Ontario couple has been charged with animal cruelty after 40 ball python snakes and five eggs were found in a motel room. The reptiles, some of them more than a metre long, were found last […]
To avert the looming global food crisis, all we’ve to do is stop eating animal products, according to a new study by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota.
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Getting rid of one rat can be a huge headache. Imagine then, trying to kill millions of the rodents. It wasn’t easy. The cull, on a remote island in the South Atlantic, was two years in planning and involved four … Continue Reading
Every now and then, Mother Nature does something so lovely and improbable as to make you wonder, “Did that really just happen? And how?” Such is the case with the courtship rituals of male Paradisaeidae, the bird-of-paradise family. Found only … …
HANOI, Vietnam – One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on Earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species, an international conservation group said … Continue Reading
Princess Irina Walker, the daughter of the last king of Romania, is accused of staging at least 10 cockfighting derbies, bringing in as much as $2,000 a day
Dogs. I love dogs. I’d have a dozen of them, if I could. But dogs are as different in personality as we are. Not all dogs are a good fit with other dogs, or even with people. Or with cats. And I love cats as much, if not more, than dogs. Still, I tend to have [...]
Monkeys share many of the traits that make experiments on chimps and other great apes so ethically troubling, yet their use in research elicits barely a whisper of public concern. That says less about the ability of monkeys to think, … &nb…
Starting today, you can go to Toronto’s new aquarium if you want to. (As long as you’ve got 30 bucks.)
The most exciting parts of any aquarium visit are the close encounters with giant, dimension-x-looking sea creatures with weird faces, and Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium, which had its grand opening this morning, provides plenty of those. A wall-sized tank near the entrance contains a dizzying array of great lakes fish, including weird ones like the longnose [...]
The Windsor-Essex County Humane Society is holding a Black Friday sale of their own. In what is fast becoming an annual tradition, the shelter is offering a 60 per cent discount on adoption fees for black animals, including cats, dogs … Continue Reading
A seal decided to take up residence in a newlywed U.K couple’s boat, which prevented them from returning to the mainland. The couple, Eddie Stebbings and Bee Bueche, decided to spend their honeymoon on Skomer Island, but ended up getting trapped […]
CALGARY – Spike the elephant is on his way from the Calgary Zoo to his new home in Florida. Animal handlers carefully loaded the 31-year-old Asian pachyderm into a special transport crate Tuesday for the trip by truck to Busch … Continue Reading
Florida’s governor and legislature are finally taking an active interest in the demise of the Indian River Lagoon, which runs for 156 miles along the state’s Atlantic coast. The lagoon, once prided for hosting more species of marine life than … …
At its best, Shark Week educates people about the most misunderstood animals on our planet while inspiring them to protect the ocean. At its worst, it perpetuates fear and misunderstanding. And as you might expect, this year was a mixed … …
TORONTO – Officials are warning vacationers to take precautions in cottage country this summer, with six massasauga rattlesnake bites reported so far this year. The eastern massasauga rattlesnake, which lives in areas around Georgian Bay and the Bruce Peninsula, is … Continue Reading
VANCOUVER – They are the stuff of Halloween horror stories, the alter-ego of vampires, the frightful beasts that foreshadow the macabre. Bats strike fear in many hearts, but it is these nocturnal mammals that are in danger, decimated by a … Continue Reading
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – For $349, your dog can learn to fly. Security checks and bumpy air are all in a day’s training at a Hollywood film studio to prepare your dog for a safe and calm flight. The Air […]
The video shows the driver’s view as he accelerates from zero to more than 140 kilometres per hour in a matter of seconds, until a bear enters the frame