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Kansas City Zoo Chimps Stage 'Madagascar' Style Escape

By Meera Dolasia on April 23, 2014
Kansas City Zoo Chimps Stage 'Madagascar' Style Escape

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.

Overweight Aquarium Turtle Is Placed On A Diet!

By Meera Dolasia on April 19, 2014
Overweight Aquarium Turtle Is Placed On A Diet!

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.

Grumpy Cat's Purr . . . fect 2nd Birthday!

By Kavi Dolasia on April 18, 2014
Grumpy Cat's Purr . . . fect 2nd Birthday!

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.

Ever Wonder Why Zebras Have Stripes?

By Shira Shans on April 11, 2014
Ever Wonder Why Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? This question has been stumping both animal experts and zebra fans all over the world for centuries. But now it appears that some researchers in California may have finally solved the age-old mystery!

The Virtually Indestructible Water Bear

By Allegra Staples on April 5, 2014
The Virtually Indestructible Water Bear

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.

Surprise! Giant Pandas Love Sweets Too!

By Meera Dolasia on April 2, 2014
Surprise! Giant Pandas Love Sweets Too!

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.

Charlie The Macaw Appointed 'Parrot in Residence' At Legoland Windsor Resort

By Meera Dolasia on March 26, 2014
Charlie The Macaw Appointed 'Parrot in Residence' At Legoland Windsor Resort

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'.

Introducing . . . The Speedy Ladybugs!

By Allegra Staples on March 24, 2014
Introducing . . . The Speedy Ladybugs!

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.

British Girl Dedicates Her Life To Saving Orphan Elephants In Zambia

By Meera Dolasia on March 22, 2014
British Girl Dedicates Her Life To Saving Orphan Elephants In Zambia

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.

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