In Iraq, a small yellow puppy named Laia is just about to embark on the journey of a lifetime as she’s getting ready to make the long journey across half of the world to America, the home of her owner Major StevenHutchison.
"When Lake Eyre lizards copulate, the male bites the female's neck, climbs on top of her, wraps his tail around hers and inserts one of his two penises."
Sounds kind of like human copulation so far. Well, with the exception of the two penis thing. That would definitely change things....but for the female lizard, the bites on the neck are less like the hickeys you may remember from your teenage years and more like a predatory animal attacking you.
White Tiger attack
In New Zealand a white tiger attacked and killed a zoo keeper at the Zion Wildlife Gardens near Auckland. Apparently two zoo keepers were in the cage cleaning when the large cat attacked one of the keepers. The other keeper and more staff tried to pull the cat off but it was to no avail as the keeper later died from injuries. A group of tourists was watching the cat when it attacked. In keeping with some sort of barbaric us vs. the animals theme, the zoo killed the wild predator that it had caged for the bulk of its life. Seems cruel to keep one of Earths most raw killing machines in a cage, sending men in, then killing it when it does what comes natural. I suppose it couldn't survive on its own in the wild, plus with like 300 left, who cares about one more dead tiger, right? To top it off, local agencies had already shined the media light on the zoo for cramped and unsanitary conditions. Good job Zion Wildlife Gardens.
California K-9 Officer dies in backseat of warm SUV.
The study revealed that humans aren't alone in pursuing certain activities purely for pleasure, with no direct survival goals, and also highlight that many of our so called 'guilty pleasure' are natural tendencies which we share with the rest of the animal kingdom, whether they are healthy or not. Comfort eating, for example, is one such pleasure which may not be limited to the human race, as many animals eat for pure enjoyment, and will usually opt for foods that they prefer the taste of, rather than foods which offer a higher amount of nutrition.
That's exactly what fisherman do to sharks in the process of "finning." Finning involves slicing off a shark's fin--to use in a soup, of all things, because we all know that soup is important enough to condone amputating living creatures and using their appendages a nice, hot meal alongside a grilled cheese--and then tossing the finless shark back into the sea.
These fins are then used as an Asian delicacy, "shark fin soup," which sounds about as appetizing as monkey butt on a stick. The fin doesn't even have flavor on its own-it actually floats along in a bowl of chicken broth to make the soup look fancy. Chicken and shark-sounds like a Colonel Sanders special from hell.
Some baby elephants have been so desperately searching for water that they have lowered their trunks too far into wells and fallen in. The elephants then become trapped, and the distressed parents are unable to help them out.
Two sea otters in a tank at the Vancouver Aquarium, sleeping on their backs and holding hands. Too cute for words.