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Leopard Attacks and Injures 11 People in India [VIDEO]
11 people in India were mauled by a leopard after the animal wandered into a village in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, ‘Today‘ reports.
Six villagers, a policeman and four forest officials were hurt as they attempted to drive the animal into a wildlife sanctuary.
Meet Naki’o, the First Dog With Four Prosthetic Paws [VIDEO]
Abandoned as a puppy when his owners fled their foreclosed-upon Nebraska home, Naki’o lost all four of his paws to severe frostbite after stepping into a freezing puddle in the home’s abandoned basement. He was rescued, but forced to crawl on his belly to get around. Happily, new owner and veterinar…
Baby Armadillo Gets Thirsty During Texas Drought [VIDEO]
With Texas experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years, most parts of the Lonestar State haven’t seen rain in months. It’s so dry, in fact, that one ordinarily shy baby armadillo came right up to this family’s walkway just to get a drink from their hose. With this adorable video racking up over…
Woman Mauled by Chimp Gets New Face
A Connecticut woman who was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee in 2009 underwent a face and hand transplant at a Boston hospital, hospital officials announced last week. WARNING: Post contains graphic images.
Man Jailed For Mailing Tarantulas
Snail mail isn't for everyone. According to The Los Angeles Times, a German man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to shipping nearly 250 tarantulas by mail to the United States.
A federal prosecutor said 37-year-old Sven Koppler, who must also pay a $4,000 fine, …
Man Tries to Smuggle Baby Animals Past Airport Security

In a bizarre twist, a first-class passenger was arrested this week after he was caught trying to smuggle two panthers, an Asiatic black bear, one macaque monkey and one marmoset in his luggage.
According to the Guardian, the suspect, Noor Mahmoodr, was charged with "possessing endangered wildlif…
Female Peacock Escapes From Bronx Zoo, Joins Twitter
In a sign that the Bronx Zoo probably needs to improve its security, the NY Daily News is reporting that a female peacock (or peahen) has escaped from the zoo and is now making its way through the streets of New York.
Three Bronx Zoo staffers reportedly failed to rescue the peahen around noon on Tues…
Alligator Vandalizes Florida Cop Car
Law enforcement officials are trained to deal with most scenarios. But an alligator attacking a police car? That's a different story.
According to reports, a rascally 10-foot alligator took a bite out of an Alachua County sheriff deputy's vehicle in Florida. The creature was reportedly spotted attack…

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