One brave little puppy was left for dead in a canal; his incredible recovery will make your day

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

Hope For Paws, a non-profit animal rescue organization, received an emergency call for help about a puppy who had been abused and then thrown 9 metres down into a canal of the L.A. river. On the way to the animal hospital the puppy was named Jordan, and his inspiring road to recovery began from there. 

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Rooney is so ashamed he broke his owner’s glasses, he can’t look her in the eye

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

There’s something dog owners never tell you before you go and grab a puppy for keeps. It’s that most of them (unless you’re Cesar Milan) will rip, shred, tear, break, soil, chew, and even swallow some of your most prized possessions. Rooney is one of those dogs.

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All this slow loris wants to do is pole dance (and he’s pretty good at it)

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

Dogs can fetch. Birds can mimic their owners. And slow lorises… well, in some cases, they pole dance. This adorable slow loris is fully trained and belongs to Irina Goncharova, a Russian Instagram personality.

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Maymo the beagle is in enthralled by carrots flying around the room

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 21 March 2015

Maymo the beagle loves carrots. So what do you think he does when he sees a whole bunch of them hanging from the ceiling, then flying around the room? Oh, he gets excited.

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Overly excited otters greet their favourite zoo keeper with so much cuteness

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Thursday 19 March 2015

When your dog greets you, he wags his tail. Maybe he jumps up and licks you a few times. And when otters see their favourite zoo keeper? Well, the excitement is just as adorable.

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Tiny cockatiel frightens a giant Great Dane and his goofy reaction is hilarious

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Cockatiels are known for their melodious tweets. And Great Danes are known for their goofiness. So put them both together in a home video and you’ve got gold. As the cockatiel moves in closer toward its four-legged friend, he lets out a screeching tweet. The dog’s reaction?

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175-pound pit bull named Hulk is just 18 months old and a 3-year-old’s best friend

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 9 March 2015

Pit bulls have got a bad rap over the past few years, but one very energetic pit bull named Hulk is the complete opposite of all your negative perceptions. Hulk is only 18 months old (and therefore still growing) but he’s one of the biggest pit bulls in the world!

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Dolly the dog gets chased by Sheldon the tortoise… Dolly wins, of course

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 7 March 2015

Sheldon, an eight-year-old sulfate tortoise, and Dolly, a three-year-old American pit bull terrier, have apparently become the best of friends. And they love nothing more than a game of tag.

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Adorable cat keeps everyone awake at night snoring like a freight train

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 5 March 2015

This cat has no idea he’s keeping the whole house up at night. To him, it’s just another evening cuddling up in bed, dreaming about mice and climbing cat towers. To his human family, it’s a night of tossing and turning as their moggie snores away like a locomotive.

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Photographer beautifully documents her pitbull’s last family vacation

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By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Tuesday 24 February 2015

After watching their American Staffordshire Terrier, Mr Dukes, fight mast cell cancer for two years, photographer Zhenia Bulawka and her boyfriend Christian decided to give their courageous four-legged companion a special vacation. Zhenia then shared photos of the special vacation and her family’s touching story.

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These images of parenting in the animal kingdom will make you feel warm and loving

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 2 January 2015

Animals, both docile and ferocious, love their offspring as much as their human equivalents do and will protect them with the best of their abilities. Do you know that a baby elephant will have an entire herd of mommies to look after it? And when a meerkat mom leaves the den to hunt, she will […]

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The scale and beauty of these animals’ mass migration will stop you in your tracks

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Sunday 14 December 2014

While we are talking about mass movement in migration here, these awesome pics will literally stop you in your tracks. And it’s not surprising when you think it’s thousands and thousands of each animal type we’re talking about. Be it for the changing of seasons, the foraging of food or the reproduction of their young, […]

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This artist created a beautiful forest of animals made entirely from paper

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Wolfram Kampffmeyer from Germany studies Computer Animation and according to her, ‘if you are sitting in front of the computer all day watching your virtual models, you start wishing to hold them in your hands’. So she put her thoughts to action and began creating a series of ultra lovely animals made of paper.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: The mimic octopus tastes with its suckers, sees with its skin, and can take on the shape of just about anything!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 10 November 2014

Listen up-if you thought dolphins, sea lions or even otters were the most intelligent creatures under the sea, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Let me introduce you to the mimic octopus. Just over half a metre long, the mimic octopus is capable of impersonating other sea creatures (such as poisonous fish, jellyfish and sea snakes) in order to avoid danger. In fact, most of the creatures the mimic octopus imitates are poisonous.

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The portable dog potty that folds out like a suitcase

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 1 November 2014

If you live in an apartment with dogs, you don’t have the luxury of opening the door for them to do their business on the back lawn. And if you live in a city where it either snows in the winter or fries in the summer, you’ll know how frustrating it can be to take your dog outside every few hours. That’s why there’s a new design on the market that makes toilet trips a breeze.

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