Lie Back and Relax: Orangutan submits to exam after shooting

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A staff member conducts a medical exam on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun pellets embedded in his body at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Center in Indonesia on Wednesday.

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Cheer up! Zoo builds park for depressed panda

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Staff members at a China zoo built an amusement park complete with a television set to cheer up a giant panda who has become depressed since her pal left last month.

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Oklahoma Zoo giraffe faces risky surgery as last chance

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Kyah, a 6-month-old giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo, will undergo a risky surgery never before performed on a giraffe this week in a bid to save her life.

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Muddy search dog rests after hard day’s work in Oso recovery effort

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A search dog waits by the feet of Washington National Guardsmen to be washed after working the debris field created by the Oso mudslide. 

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Welcome to America! Displaced Sochi pups get new life

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A Washington, D.C., shelter partnered with Humane Society International to bring 10 stray dogs from Sochi and to find them homes in the U.S.

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A final goodbye: Dying zoo worker gets a kiss from giraffe

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The moment of a giraffe saying a special goodbye to a dying zoo worker is touching the hearts of viewers worldwide.

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Pricey puppy: Meet the world’s most expensive dog

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Puppy love has a price — nearly $2 million.

That’s how much a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy has reportedly been sold for in China, potentially making it the world’s most expensive dog.

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Snake battles, ultimately eats crocodile in epic Australian duel

A python snake strangles and ultimately eats a crocodile in an epic duel that shocked onlookers at Lake Moondarra, near Mount Isa, northwestern Queensland, Australia, on March 2, 2014.

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Color my world: Cats and dogs may see in ultraviolet

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A housecat’s bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may see things you can’t. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing they see things invisible to us could explain a few things.

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Another Danish giraffe named Marius could be killed by zoo

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A zoo in Denmark might euthanize one its giraffes, media reported Thursday, days after another Danish zoo slaughtered an ‘unwanted’ giraffe and fed its carcass to the lions.

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Zoo staff gets death threats after giraffe killing

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Officials at a zoo in Denmark say they received death threats after the zoo killed a young giraffe and fed its carcass to lions because the animal was “unwanted.”

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Zoo Kills ‘Unwanted’ Giraffe Marius, Feeds Carcass To Lions

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A zoo in Denmark killed a young giraffe with a bolt gun and fed its meat to the lions Sunday, saying the animal was “unwanted.”

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Giant Jellyfish Previously Unknown To Science Washes Up In Australia

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An Australian family went to the beach to collect sea shells, but instead stumbled across a gigantic jellyfish that has piqued the interest of scientists.

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18-Foot Burmese Python Caught in Florida

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Florida officials say they’ve bagged one of the biggest Burmese pythons ever found in the state: an 18.2-foot-long (5.5 meters) female weighing some 150 pounds (68 kilograms).

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Mystery of 400 dead dolphins found on north Peru coast

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