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6d ago

Venomous viper bites worker at San Diego Zoo

The worker was taken to a hospital for evaluation and medical care, the zoo said. The employee's condition has not been released.
Image: Bush Viper
Image: Bush Viper
6d ago

Police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet goes missing

2010 Guinness world record holder Darius was taken from a garden enclosure in central England, police say.
Image: Breeder Annette Edwards from Stoulton in Worcestershire holds Darius, a giant rabbit
Image: Breeder Annette Edwards from Stoulton in Worcestershire holds Darius, a giant rabbit

'Mad Men' star January Jones 'forced to bludgeon' a rattlesnake after one bit her dog

"I'm sorry snake family, this house is taken," she wrote Friday in a post to her 1.1 million Instagram followers.
BUILD Speaker Series Presents January Jones Discussing \"The Last Man On Earth\"
BUILD Speaker Series Presents January Jones Discussing \"The Last Man On Earth\"
9d ago

4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days

One of them was hit by a ship, and experts are trying to determine how the other three died.
Image: Gray whales
Image: Gray whales

Giant lizard climbs store shelves in Thailand 7-Eleven

A store employee called the police who then brought reptile handlers to catch the Godzilla-esque creature.
Image: Monitor lizard wanders into store
Image: Monitor lizard wanders into store

Beloved animal expert Jack Hanna has dementia, steps away from public life

Hanna, the 74-year-old director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, made frequent TV appearances with live animals.
Image: Jack Hanna
Image: Jack Hanna
13d ago

Wisconsin woman sentenced to jail after dragging a puppy to its death

Rebecca Schroederus, 48, was sentenced in Waukesha County Circuit Court on March 24.
Image: Rebecca Schroederus
Image: Rebecca Schroederus

April the giraffe, who went viral with 2017 birth, dies at 20

The 20-year-old giraffe was euthanized because of arthritis. "The severity of her condition has been outpacing our ability to control April's comfort," veterinary staff said.
Image: April the Giraffe
Image: April the Giraffe

Wild video shows deer crashing through school bus, landing on sleeping student

“He’s laying there asleep and the deer comes in, lays on top of him and rolls off onto the floor,” a Virginia school official said.
17d ago

'Angriest octopus' lashes out at man on Australia beach in viral clash

"The octopus lashed out at us, which was a real shock," geologist and author Lance Karlson said.
Image: An octopus spreads its tentacles under water near the shore in Dunsborough
Image: An octopus spreads its tentacles under water near the shore in Dunsborough
19d ago

Russia registers world's first Covid-19 vaccine for animals

Moscow's agricultural regulator said the vaccine would be able to protect vulnerable species and thwart viral mutations.
Image: Specialists working on the development of a coronavirus vaccine for animals at a laboratory of the Federal center for animal health in Russia.
Image: Specialists working on the development of a coronavirus vaccine for animals at a laboratory of the Federal center for animal health in Russia.