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Hunt for New Mother for Rescued Orangutans
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, orangutans )

Ray
- 3 hours ago - m.bbc.co.uk
They have spent their short lives being looked after by humans, but now these Sumatran orangutans are looking for new families.
Hopes Are High' to Save Remaining NZ Whales
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Whales, wildlife, New Zealand )

Ray
- 15 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Hopes are high that over 60 stranded pilot whales have survived after they were refloated by whale conservation workers and volunteers.
Florida 'Zombie Cat' Crawls Out of Grave
Offbeat  (tags: animal, domestic cat, zombie cat, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 33 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
A cat in Florida has had surgery after apparently clawing its way out of his grave following a collision with a car.
Dog Abandoned at Ayr Station With Belongings in Suitcase
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Dog, abandoned, Scottish SPCA, Scotland, UK )

Ray
- 52 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An animal charity is attempting to trace the owner of a dog that was abandoned at a railway station with its belongings in a suitcase. The male Shar-Pei crossbreed was discovered tied to a railing outside Ayr station on 2 January.
Earth: Blind Tiger Shows True Grit
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Tiger Cubs, Zoo )

Ray
- 54 days ago - bbc.com
Zoo keepers preparing hand-reared tiger cubs for adult life face the added challenge of helping one cub overcome virtual blindness
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Animal, Biology, Death, Hospital )

Ray
- 78 days ago - bbc.com
Extreme emotion can be a killer, says Jason G Goldman. So why did it take doctors so long to see the evidence hiding in plain sight?
Will We Ever... Eliminate Animal Experimentation?
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Biology, Disease. Genetics )

Ray
- 78 days ago - bbc.com
Arguably one of the most heated debates in science, efforts to reduce the number of animals used in studies face many barriers, says Alla Katsnelson.
The Tiger Who Flew Halfway Across the World for a Better Life
Offbeat  (tags: Greece's economic crisis, Animal, Tiger, Phevos, USA )

Ray
- 81 days ago - bbc.co.uk
He weighs 260kg, has a bone-crushing bite and paws the size of dinner plates, but Phevos the tiger is the latest victim of Greece's economic crisis - and this week he left the country for a new home on other side of the world.
Why Do Animals Adopt?
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Biology, Evolution Nature )

Ray
- 83 days ago - bbc.com
In the animal kingdom, parents adopt babies that aren't their own, and even other species, says Jason G Goldman. Why do they do it?
US Chimpanzee Tommy 'Has No Human Rights' - Court
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Chimpanzee, Human Rights, Court, USA )

Ray
- 86 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.
Should We Engineer Animals to Be Smart Like Humans?
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Brain, Evolution )

Ray
- 87 days ago - bbc.com
What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.
'Twelve Years a Stray' Braintree Cat Returned to Owner
Offbeat  (tags: Pet, Animal, Cat, Essex, England )

Ray
- 89 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A cat which was missing for more than a decade has been reunited with its owner.
Gay Stud Bull Faces Slaughterhouse for His Disinterest in Opposite Sex
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre news, wierd news, Animal, Animal Welfare, Gay breeding bull, Gay Bull in Ireland, Gay bull faces slaughterhouse, County Mayo, Ireland, off-beat )

Nina
- 112 days ago - mirror.co.uk
A gay breeding bull who shows no interest in mating with fertile cows is facing slaughter. Benjy shows more interest in the other bulls at the farm in County Mayo, Ireland, where he was purchased to impregnate the heifers. You could save him by voting YES
My Other Children, the Orphan Gorillas of Virunga
Offbeat  (tags: Orphaned, Animal, Humans, Africa )

Ray
- 114 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Park ranger Andre Bauma has been taking care of orphaned mountain gorillas at Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, for the past seven years, and he says he loves them as if they were his own children.
Escaped Bird Out Smarts 5 State Troopers
Offbeat  (tags: animal, bird, rhea, state troopers, Indiana )

Stephen
- 125 days ago - wishtv.com
A 5-foot tall bird sent Indiana State Police on a chase on U.S. 24, Monday morning as they tried to apprehend it. Four lanes of U.S. 24 were closed after motorists reported seeing a bird running in the road.
 

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