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07/06/2016
They roam the streets, scavenge for food and aren't the most trusting of humans. Although feral cats might not be ideal to adopt as household pets, the Little Rock Animal Village says they could be perfect workers for a business or rural property. The Animal Village recently started a "working cats" program, in which it captures, sterilizes, vaccinates and microchips feral felines and then adopts them out for free to businesses or farms in need of a solution to unwanted vermin. Tammy and Keith Langley live on 7 acres in England. They adopted five cats through the program Friday.
07/06/2016
A Sikh man has been praised after using his turban to save the life of a drowning dog. Sarwan Singh, 28, spotted a crowd of onlookers looking at the stricken animal as he was driving past an irrigation canal in India’s Punjab region. Mr Singh decided to act and used his holy garments to lower himself towards the canal and drag the dog out. Mr Singh said: “I stopped my car and went over to check what was happening. I was shocked to see that there was a dog drowning but no was actually helping.” “The moment I started taking off my turban, people watching around were shocked. They thought I was disrespecting my faith,” he added, “but what was important at that point was to save the animal’s life.”
06/06/2016
A male lion at a Japanese zoo has been filmed trying to pounce on a little boy with his back turned before crashing into a protective glass wall. The incident was captured by a visitor to Chiba Zoological park in the eastern part of Tokyo. With his back turned, the child does not notice the stalking 185kg lion until it collides with the glass. The glass display was introduced in April to allow visiters a closer look at the large predator. Animal rights campaigners have said the video highlights why keeping wild predators in such captivity is both cruel and dangerous.
06/06/2016
It was perhaps not the wisest of decisions to get so close to this cheeky snow monkey. The macaque was in a mischievous mood at the Jigokudani park in Japan and made off with an iPhone. Comical photos show the snow monkey swimming around in the water with the mobile in hand.  This macaque was in a mischievous mood at the Jigokudani park in Japan and made off with an iPhone The Japanese snow monkey then became disinterested and dropped the phone into the steamy pool It had made a grab for the smartphone with astonishing speed before jumping into the pool.
06/06/2016
An ancient canine skull unearthed in the mountains of Siberia suggests that modern domesticated dogs may have originated for multiple ancestors in various geographic locations rather than as the result of a single event in a single culture, a new study published in the journal PLoS One claims. According to BBC News Science Reporter Hamish Pritchard, a Russian-led team of archaeologists discovered the 33,000 year old specimen in the Altai Mountains. That fossil, combined with dog remains that are roughly the same age that were recovered from a cave in Belgium, suggests that the domestication of dogs did not happen at one single location. While the skull, which is from just before the peak of the most recent ice age, has a snout similar in size to fully domesticated Greenland dogs from about 1,000 years ago, the large teeth more closely resemble those of the 31,000-year-old wild European wolf, Pritchard added.
05/06/2016
Amber Heard is fighting to keep Johnny Depp away from her dog Pistol. A judge on Friday granted the 30-year-old actress' request for a restraining order against her estranged husband - but rejected Amber's plea to keep Johnny away from her tiny Yorkshire Terrier, saying there wasn't enough evidence the dog needs protection. The couple have two Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, who landed them in trouble with Australian customs last year.    Pistol was a gift to Amber from her ex-girlfriend, artist Tasya Van Ree. And Boo was owned by Johnny, which is why Amber's court papers only mention one dog.
05/06/2016
Pilot studies have shown that distinctive chemicals are found in the breath of people infected with malaria and dogs could be trained to identify these Distinctive chemicals found in the breath of people infected with malaria can be sniffed out by dogs, according to new research. The project, led by scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has been awarded a £70,000 grant by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further the research. It is also being supported by the University of Durham, the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Gambia and UK charity Medical Detection Dogs.
04/06/2016
Chocks away! Watch Shadow the dog fly a PLANE in a sneak peek clip from the finale of this weekend's Dog's Might Fly Dogs may be man's best friend, but you may not trust them to pilot a plane. However, a video clip proves they are capable of this incredible feat. Three rescue dogs, Shadow, Reggie and Alfie finished flight school and viewers of Sky 1’s series, Dogs Might Fly will see them attempt to take sole charge of a plane this coming weekend. Sky has now shared a clip with MailOnline that shows Shadow, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Collie cross, piloting a plane. Dogs may be man's best friend, but you may not trust them to pilot a plane. However, a video clip (screenshot shown) proves they are capable of this incredible feat. The barking mad aviation experiment is the climax of the show in which the courageous canines will tackle a figure-of-eight manoeuvre at 3,000ft (919 metres)
04/06/2016
Meet China's new addition, a one day old panda cub.  The adorable baby panda was born at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province earlier today.  Pictures of the newborn which weighs 145 grams (5oz) show the cub with its mother and also being cared for in an incubator by staff at the centre.  Welcome to the world: Mother Giant Panda Ai Bang is seen pictured with her newborn cub at the base in Chengdu Hello little one! The newborn cub is seen inside an incubator at Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Centre in south west Sichuan province The new arrival which was born at 6.06am has not yet been named. 
04/06/2016
Swedish restaurant adds a menu for DOGS so owners can bring their pets - and it even includes 'canine beer' Restaurant group in Sweden has created a dedicated menu for dogs Dog food served at three of Avenyfamiljens restaurants in Gothenburg The 50 SEK (£4.20) meals can be served with a non-alcoholic 'dog beer' A Swedish restaurant group is hoping to bring the whole family to the table after introducing a menu dedicated to dogs - complete with imitation beer.  Man's best friend can now dine on cod or organic beef at a number of Avenyfamiljen's eateries in the western city of Gothenburg.
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