Amphibians, as every little kid knows, are born in water, as larvae, breathing water through gills. Later they undergo metamorphosis, and emerge from the water with (in most cases) air-breathing respiratory systems. Even after they’ve taken to land, though, they retain highly permeable skin that can act as a secondary…
The best underdog story at the Westminster Dog Show came to an abrupt end this morning when Fanucci the German Shepherd was pulled out of the competition due to “a hematoma on his left ear that caused it to flop.” Fanucci was a favorite to win his breed, and victory would have capped a tremendous comeback that began…
Today in news from Australia: A kangaroo leapt out of a bush and took out a cyclist, who was reportedly going about 18 mph. There’s video:
Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and their nestlings. But just before nightfall on one fateful evening, three of the birds flew out onto a short branch. They landed and tried stabilizing themselves... but the…
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A squirrel ran onto the field before today’s Manchester City-Wolves game. After the grounds crew chased it around for a while, they eventually managed to wrangle it.
WASHINGTON—Realizing with a shudder that he was being watched, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly picked up his pace while walking home Tuesday as hundreds of whooping cranes began silently perching around him. “Stay calm, Scott, they’re just birds,” said Pruitt, fumbling for his…
Who’s a good dog? Yours is! It can be a bit of a mess, though.
SAN FRANCISCO—Alabama Street runs north through the heart of the Mission, from Bernal Heights Park, past the city’s best burrito spot on 24th, all the way up to 16th Street, when its name changes, for one block, and it becomes Rescue Row. The bulk of the city’s animal outreach and rescue organizations are located on…
The Chicago White Sox are the worst team in the American League, and so the best part of September is going to be Dog Day. At the GarField tonight, fans got to see a bunch of good boys who unfortunately support a very bad team.
Wednesday’s NPB game between the Rakuten Golden Eagles and Seibu Lions ended after eight innings with an 8-8 tie, because a group of birds wouldn’t get off the damn field.
Those who chose to spend their Thursday night “enjoying” the delight of a newly unretired Jay Cutler got more than they bargained for—the actual delight, however fleeting, of a squirrel prancing across the field. Behold:
What’s better than baseball or dogs? Baseball and dogs. The Rockies held a Bark at the Park event last night, wherein canines barked at their park while the Rockies beat up on the Braves. I’m sure it was a good time for everyone, except maybe the Braves, who lost by 15 runs, but at least they got to hang out next to a…
Despite the efforts of two different people, the kitten that invaded Wednesday’s Cardinals game and battled a hapless team employee apparently could not be tamed. It’s on the loose.
In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.
What’s a cool thing to do in Turkey if you’re a dog? Check out some classical music, duh.
A pigeon briefly disrupted a Wimbledon qualifying match Tuesday between Amandine Hesse and Miyu Kato. Hesse swatted at the invader with her racket and a ball boy chased after it, trying to scare it off the court. Unperturbed, the pigeon alighted briefly on the net, before heading to a tree next to the court.
Golfer Greg Norman wanted to share the news of his horses trying to breed, so he uploaded this video of his horses actually committing the act for the world to see. The world would have taken The Shark at his word, but the transparency is appreciated.