Rescued Chimp Helps Out on Flight over Africa

Mussa, a baby chimpanzee rescued from poachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appeared to be making the most of his flight to his new home, a primate rehabilitation center in another part of the country. (March 1) The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased…

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Chihuahua Won’t Leave Owner’s Gravesite

Theresa and Mike Morini took in a dog named Dita after Theresa’s mother passed away last September. The loyal 5-year-old Chihuahua mix refuses to leave her former master’s gravesite in New York State. “It broke my heart. Dita and my mother were inseparable, wherever my mother went, Dita followed,” she…

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Are huskies Russian? Depends who you ask.

What I learned when I trained sled dogs for a day. I spoke with my friend Sasha, who works in Barentsburg training Arctic sled dog teams. Dog breeds like the Husky or Samoyed were traditionally bred in Siberia, but in the 1920s when international dog standards were developing, the Soviet…

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Meet the designer cats with wild blood

Bengals, Savannahs, and Toygers, explained. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. By breeding house cats with wild…

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How wildlife films warp time

Slow motion and timelapse can reveal the wonders of the natural world. Check back next Monday for the next episode in this mini-series. Planet Earth II is airing Saturdays on BBC America. http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/planet-earth-ii/where-to-watch And many more on BBC’s mobile app: Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life http://www.bbc.com/earth/storyoflife /// Vox.com is…

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Chubby Siberian Tigers Hunt Electronic Bird of Prey

What happens when you combine ferocious Siberian tigers with modern technology? Bouncing, pouncing, and even a bit of trouncing. Video footage of a habitat for these rare felines in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province shows them meandering about until they catch sight of a drone with a camera buzzing around. The…

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