Last week, the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska—a very distinguished cat by the name of Stubbs—passed away. Stubbs, age 20, took his leave peacefully on Thursday night, after settling down to sleep.
Animals, they’re just like us: they breathe, they eat, they like rubbing their genitals on things, they look cool in sunglasses, they die. But sometimes before that, they go through a period of adolescence that has a few things in common with what we associate with human adolescence. Aside from the sexual activity and…
What an evening, eh pals? I think we need a palate cleanser, and so I offer you this baby rhinoceros falling asleep to a lullaby.
The Fort Worth Zoo now has 185 pounds, 6 feet of baby giraffe, and I bet you anything that Stefano Gabbana is sitting in a shadowy wing of an Italian villa cackling “spots! Precious spots” while he sketches out the design for the next Melania Trump statement coat.
Dolphins frankly terrify me a little because I think they’re too smart for their own good. Perhaps I was traumatized by a viewing of that Simpsons episode where the dolphins take over Springfield and beat everybody up. Or maybe I’m a big old baby. All of my (possibly) unfounded fears are irrelevant now in the face of…
Mike Epps brought A KANGAROO on stage during a comedy show in Detroit over the weekend and had to issue an apology for it after video footage got out. No one told him it was a bad idea.
What are you looking at? Oh, I’m sorry, are you not used to seeing a chicken this size? This is me. Get used to it.
According to zoologists, armadillos are mammals with tough leather hides classified in the Exafroplacentalia clade and Xenarthra superorder, two categories that also include sloths and anteaters. According to me, however, armadillos are pokéballs with freakin’ muskrats living inside them.
Gustavito was a hippo living in a zoo in El Salvador, where he’d lived for 13 years after being born and raised in Guatemala. Gustavito died on Sunday following a vicious attack in his enclosure sometime on Tuesday night.
Like most people who spend their lives sitting in chairs and occasionally walking to different chairs, I’m a big fan of nature documentaries, and harbor acute feelings of jealousy for those involved in making them. Planet Earth II, the long-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking David Attenborough-narrated series, …
The Ayam Cemani, an all-black bird indigenous to Indonesia, is the most sought-after chicken on the market right now, but not for its taste. In fact, no one would dare eat these Sith Lord birds.
The zoos and aquariums of America know what’s up. They know you and I are starving for cute content, so there is a war of sorts happening on Twitter. The National Zoo kicked off the so-called cute animal “tweet-off” with a photo (above) of a seal giving puppy eyes right into your soul. Ok, cute. Nice fur. There’ve…
Donald Trump’s transition team has been making everyone extremely nervous with its inquiries into employees who believe in climate change, “gender-related” programs, and the money spent on aid to Africa. Now, GOP lawmakers are picking up their cues and are beginning to push hard on legislation that will likely be…
Wolf pups (and, eventually, wolves) are perfect. They are loyal to their buddies and killers to anyone else—like me, when trying to get my squad onto the last flume ride of the day at Soak City Water Park, or a good table at a hot tapas restaurant at happy hour.
“Can’t a good thing happen, world??” you have likely wailed at the sky at some point over the past month. The world’s response, evidently, is “No, sorry. Say goodbye to giraffes, the best animal!”
The mannequin challenge may be “funny” or “cute” or a “brief respite from despairing about humanity’s insistence on exterminating itself,” but one thing that it is not is impressive. There is nothing extraordinary about watching a bunch of people stand around, seemingly frozen in time if only because this is something…
The good people at National Geographic host a program called “Animal Fight Night.” Reader, it is exactly what you’d expect.
Jia Jia the giant panda died on Sunday at the age of 38, having broken a world record for captive giant panda longevity when she turned 37 in 2015.