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King cobra on the lam in Orlando

A word of advice to the people of Orlando: Before you step outside Thursday or send your pet out into the backyard, take a little extra time to look around…

King cobra

Trappers try to lure king cobra with dead snakes

It takes a snake to catch a snake. At least to catch a king cobra.

Brown bear cub (file)

Yellowstone grizzly cubs arrive at new home

Two orphaned grizzly cubs have found a new home at the Toledo Zoo.

The twin females were orphaned soon after their mother killed a hiker in Yellowstone…

Miss Babe Ruth chasing ball

After 649 consecutive games, Minor League bat dog to retire

Miss Babe Ruth, a bat dog for the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor league baseball team, is retiring

Overweight pup gets 2nd chance

Overweight pup gets second chance at life

Obese, unhealthy and mourning the loss of his owner, Vincent was surrendered to a county animal shelter in Houston two weeks ago. His prospects didn't look…

Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this…

Baby Knut, March 2007

Mystery of Knut the polar bear's death solved

More than four years ago, Knut the polar bear suffered a seizure and drowned in his enclosure in Germany as horrified zoo visitors watched.

Lots of questions…

blue macaw parrot

Obscenity-uttering parrot detained by police

A parrot in the Indian city of Rajura has been taken from its owner after police determined it was harassing an 85-year-old woman.

Mei Xiang Panda

National Zoo panda gives birth

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo announced. It was relatively quick: About an hour after her water broke.

"Mei Xiang…

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