When one hears about animals escaping from their zoo enclosures, it is usually because the door has been inadvertently left open. However, what happened at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri on April 9th, was an orchestrated escape, conjured up by one smart chimpanzee.
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The fact that humans have a tendency to overindulge is no secret. However, it is very rare to hear about animals doing the same. But that certainly appears to be the case with nine-year-old Ernie, a loggerhead sea turtle that resides at the Manchester Sea Life aquarium.
While walking around with a sorrowful look may not work for everyone, it sure has for Tardar Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat. For how else can you explain the fact that in 2012, she was named both Most Influential Cat by MSNBC and Most Important Meme, by social media news site Mashable. It is therefore not surprising that this popular feline's second birthday, which fell on Friday, April 4th 2014, is being celebrated with such fanfare.
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It's 1943 and WW II is raging. To escape the Blitz, 10 yr old Wesley and 14 yr old Charles were evacuated from England. After a treacherous ocean crossing, they arrive in America and are staying with the large and rowdy Ratcliff family on their farm near Richmond, Virginia. Suffering from both culture shock and the trauma of traveling across the U-boat-infested Atlantic, the brothers search for ways to adjust to the rural South, get the hang of American slang, and deal with being cut off from their parents. Author L. M. Elliott brings to light this meticulously-researched story of World War II on U.S. soil.
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Want to be a superhero? Then you may want to pick up some skills from the segmented microscopic Tardigrades (slow steppers). Popularly known as water bears or moss piglets because of their slow gait, these tiny creatures can survive anything - From boiling to sub-zero temperatures, radiation, and even the vacuum of outer space. It is no wonder that this virtually indestructible animal has had the scientific community buzzing with excitement, for years.
Though giant pandas may appear perfectly happy chewing bamboo, scientists recently discovered that just like the rest of us, they would rather have something a tad sweeter. This 'surprising' fact was disclosed to the world on March 26th, in the online scientific journal PLOS One by Danielle R. Reed, a behavioral geneticist at Philadelphia's Monell Chemical Senses Center.
On February 24th, 2014, the managers at UK's Legoland Windsor Resort sent out an unusual casting call across the nation. They were seeking a parrot that would 'shiver their timbers' for their new Pirate Shores attraction. Pet owners were asked to apply by sending a photo and a short convincing essay on why their bird was the 'Ultimate Parrot Pirate'.
When one thinks of ladybugs or ladybirds as the British like to call them, the images that come to mind are those of a super cute insect that can barely hop, leave alone zoom at high speeds and soaring heights. Turns out that the aphid lovers that are considered by many as a sign of good luck, have been hiding this unexpected talent from us, all this time.
Though elephant poaching is banned throughout Africa, unscrupulous hunters continue to slaughter the mighty beasts in large numbers. While that is sad enough, what is even worse is what happens to orphaned baby elephants. Unable to feed themselves, they become weak and are often abandoned by their herds for fear that they will attract lions. Now thanks to one British girl, there is hope, at least for the orphaned calves in Zambia.