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Lascivious Tortoise Nearly Single-Handedly Saves His Species by Fathering 800 Kids

Diego is 100 years old. He’s a giant hooded tortoise from Española, one of the Galapagos Islands, and he’s got 800 children.

That makes the amorous Diego, or “Super Diego,” as he’s known to islanders, the reason we still have giant hooded tortoises. 236 more words

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WATCH: What Transpires at a Tiger Cub and Rescue Dog Playdate

Make new friends, keep the old.

Moka the dog was rescued from outside a building two weeks ago by The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation in Mexico and already he’s making some amazing new friends along the way. 73 more words

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Bowie the Koala with Different-Colored Eyes Reintroduced into the Wild

Bowie is a very special koala. She’s got different-colored eyes (one blue, one brown), and her name is a nod to David Bowie’s own set of peepers, one of which had a permanently dilated pupil thanks to a childhood injury. 195 more words

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Government Suggests Killing 45,000 Wild Horses to Help Beef Farms

Animal lovers are appalled by a recent suggestion from a federal advisory committee.

According to The Verge, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board of the… 256 more words

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Woman Bitten by Injured Bobcat She Thought Was a Domestic Cat

A good deed caused a California woman to get bitten by a bobcat on Tuesday night.

ABC 10 News reports that a woman driving on El Camino road in Carmel Valley, San Diego, stopped to help what she thought was a domestic cat laying by the side of the road. 108 more words

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Georgia Sanctuary Provides Lab Chimps with a Luxurious and Loving Place to Retire

Over the years there has been a shift in how chimpanzees are viewed in a research setting. Originally the animals were used in laboratory testing because of their similarity to humans, but over time scientists have found these close relations do not benefit research in the way they thought they would. 602 more words

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