Blind Doggie Has Guide Dog as Best Friend

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Life has been ruff for blind Great Dane Lily who has been looking for a new home since July.  But the adorable pooch needs a new owner with a heart big enough to take on her and her guide dog Maddison.  The pair have been furm friends for five years, ever since Lily lost her eyes to an incurable condition which caused her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs.

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Mountain Lion Sighted in Washington DC

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A mountain lion was allegedly sighted last week in the northern end of Glover-Archbold Park, according to a posting on Cleveland Park’s online message board.

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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.

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Culture in Humans and Apes Has Same Evolutionary Roots

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Culture is not a trait that is unique to humans. By studying orangutan populations, a team of researchers headed by anthropologist Michael Krützen from the University of Zurich has demonstrated that great apes also have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through a great many generations.

http://tinyurl.com/3byyxuy

Six Exotic Animals Saved from Ohio Tragedy

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A young grizzly bear, three leopards and two monkeys rescued this week from a backyard farm are adjusting to their new homes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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Video: Red Pandas Can’t Stop Kissing

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We all know the feeling.  You’ve just started a relationship and the butterflies take over. No matter where you are, you can’t seem to keep your hands off each other, despite the judgmental looks and demands to “Get a room!”  Surprisingly enough, it seems like these two pandas at a Japanese zoo know the feeling.

http://tinyurl.com/4ye39c4

Video: Albino Cyclops Shark

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The ‘Cyclops shark’ that went viral on the net a few months ago appears to be a legitimate one-eyed dusky shark fetus, according to LiveScience and numerous other media reports.

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Video: Two-Headed Snake Shocks Wildlife Experts

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When Paul Carver saw what looked like a baby king snake crawling around in the backyard of his Clarksville, TN, home, he did a slight double take.  But he was twice as shocked when he saw it had two heads.

http://tinyurl.com/6dpz33b

Amazing Images of Animal Eyes Close-Up

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We’ve seen our share of super-magnified awesome images, but sometimes a good old-fashioned camera close-up can blow your mind.  There’s also something to be said for the awe-inspiring beauty of nature.

http://tinyurl.com/3za2htw

Roselle Named Hero Dog of the Year

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Roselle, a dog who guided her blind owner down 78 flights of stairs at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, was named American Hero Dog of 2011 at the inaugural American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

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