In a move that may prompt a new meaning to the phrase "monkey trial," a New York appeals court has set the date for arguments in a lawsuit where the plaintiff is a chimpanzee.
The Nonhuman Rights Project will get to argue its case on behalf of Tommy, a chimpanzee in New York state who supporters argue is being unlawfully held against his will.
Oral arguments in the lawsuit, which seeks to established legal rights for an animal, will be heard Wednesday, October 8 before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department. more >>
A very unique combination of animals became best friends for life. Only a true friend would let you jump on his back and carry you to where you need to go. These unlikely animal friendships are more than just cute -- they will have you smiling from beginning to end and watching it over and over again.
Along with being super adorable, these animal friends are actually very clever. Watch how they use their friends to get around! God's creatures will have you happy all day after this video.
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This group of firefighters from Sakhalin, Russia, did all that they could to help rescue this trapped kitten after getting stuck in a car's coil spring. The driver of the car, Vitaliy Bouranin, actually had no idea that this was happening until he got out of his car and heard meowing.
Instead of trying to force the kitten out, these brave men gently use their car skills to help this cat get out of this predicament. You will be jumping in joy at the end of this video!
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There is an island in Japan called Okunoshima where the population of rabbits is happily overwhelming. They are not only completely adorable, but also very friendly towards humans -- especially if you have some food to give them.
Nicknamed Usagi Jima ("Rabbit Island"), this island's inhabitants surround any of those who bring tasty treats. This man gets right in the middle and this rabbits suddenly become his best friend. If these furry cuddle bunnies don't put a smile on your face then I don't know what will.
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This two-week old baby elephant is sitting next to her mother when she begins to play at the Reid Park Zoo in Tuscon, Arizona. It's actually pretty amazing to see this baby elephant be playful and enjoy blowing bubbles in the water.
On average, it takes about six to eight months for an elephant to use their trunks to eat and drink. This little one is obviously way ahead of the game with learning on how to eat and blow bubbles!
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Charlotte and Zoe are best friends and nothing can come in between their play time together. Zoe is a rescue Basset hound and Charlotte is the little girl who giggles at everything her little furry friend does.
It almost seems like these two are having a dance recital together and Zoe has some great moves. You will be giggling from start to finish when you see Zoe and Charlotte playing.
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