Patch, a Great Dane, has a memo for you.
March 30, 2012 Do you think you'd be less stressed out if you took your dog to work with you? Science agrees. Employees with dogs were less stressed out than their coworkers, new research finds. But it works only if the dog is polite.
March 30, 2012 This mystery has plagued arachnologists for decades. William Eberhard and Daniel Briceno untangle the web question in a paper in the journal Naturwissenschaften. The answer has to do with spiders' oily, hairy legs.
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March 30, 2012 Customers at a coffee shop in Cork, Ireland, looked outside and saw a 2.5 ton elephant standing there. The animal, named Baby, escaped from a traveling circus. Circus employees got Baby back within minutes.
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A rescued bobcat waits to be fed at a wild animal sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colo.
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March 29, 2012 A Colorado animal protection group has created a website and smartphone application designed to help someone who's found an injured animal, lost or found a pet or wants to report animal cruelty. Animal Watch hopes to expand the program nationally in the future.
March 29, 2012 The owner of an African grey parrot says he believes the thieves will soon return the bird that was taken recently in England. It seems Chico loves to squawk a song by Queen. The parrot's owner says the thieves will soon tire of hearing "We are the Champions."
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March 28, 2012 Here's a handy guide to the amorphous and vibrant mimic octopus, courtesy of the webcomic xkcd.
March 28, 2012 Beyonce was born in an animal shelter in Northern California. She's tinier than a tea cup, and at birth fit into a spoon. Since making the news, the shelter says adoption offers have poured in for the dog.
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March 28, 2012 Police in Britain received a call to their emergency number and all they could hear was heavy breathing. Officers rushed to the home and found George, a two-year-old Basset Hound. The dog was panicking because his neck was tangled in a phone cord.
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This hickory shad is fun to catch, but its cousin the American shad is the tastiest.
March 27, 2012 For centuries, the shad run signaled that spring had arrived. But pollution, dams and overfishing decimated the once-mighty American shad. Now young chefs are working to rekindle a taste for this seasonal, local treat.
March 26, 2012 It's Meryl Streep in octopus form: The mimic octopus can take the shape and color of an incredible variety of sea creatures. It can look and act like sea snakes, lion fish, giant crabs, shells and stingrays.
2012 Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey's team climbs a hill. Seavy has guest riders on his sled for the ceremonial start of the race.
March 20, 2012 Dallas Seavey won 2012's Iditarod, beating his father and grandfather in the process. The grueling dog sled race took off from Willow, Alaska, on March 4, Seavey's 25th birthday. Nine days, 4 hours and 29 minutes later, he crossed the finish line in Nome as the youngest musher to win the race.
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A bald eagle in flight. The Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming has won an unprecedented permit to hunt two bald eagles for use in religious ceremonies.
March 19, 2012 The Northern Arapaho tribe in Wyoming has won a permit to hunt two bald eagles for religious purposes. It's the first time federal authorities have granted such approval for bald eagles. The move comes in the wake of a lawsuit that alleged that refusing such permits violated tribe members' religious freedom.
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March 18, 2012 What if foxes could be trained and domesticated, much the way dogs were domesticated thousands of years ago? A nearly 50-year experiment in Russia is aiming at just that.
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This giant squid was caught about 10 miles off the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, in 1981. The pupil of its eye measured more than 3.5 inches across.
March 15, 2012 Huge. And large enough to see a massive approaching predator, like a sperm whale. But finding this out was no easy task; giant squids are mysterious creatures and it's hard to get accurate measurements.
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March 14, 2012 In October of 2011, Terry Thompson opened the cages of dozens of wild animals on his farm in Ohio — lions, bears, leopards, tigers, monkeys and wolves — and then shot himself in the head. The nearby city of Zanesville was put on lockdown as police tracked and killed many of the escaped animals.
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