A rescued sun bear that was orphaned by poachers has been situated in a new recreational environment, courtesy of an Asia-based animal rights group.
Murphy, as the adorable bear is called, joyously plays about his new place, which bears (no pun intended) a strong resemblance to a child's playground.
According to Animals Asia, Murphy was initially destined for a far less pleasant fate following the death of his mother. more >>
Is there anything cuter than a group of furry little baby otters?
That's what newscasters at ABC Channel 15 in Arizona get to see up-close when the Wildlife World Zoo brings four of the little creatures for a visit.
"We are really cranking up the cute factor," says one anchor, whose words are likely the understatement of the day. more >>
Never underestimate the determination of a man and his cat. Not even water can stand in the way of this feline who intends to retrieve a treat stolen by some thieving geese.
When Aaron and his pet cat Prince Michael realize their bag of goldfish has been stolen by a group a geese, the duo try to save it.
After their initial attempts are unsuccessful, Aaron comes up with a brilliant idea: He improvises a jet ski. more >>
The search is on for a dissapeared South African pastor who authorities accuse of "abusing" the faith of his congregants by having them eat live snakes and rats as a way of showing their trust in the Lord.
According to ECNA, self-styled prophet Penuel Mnguni of the End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve is now wanted by South Africa's Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities after photos emerged online showing him feeding members of his congregation live snakes as a test of their faith.
The commission is probing abusive and exploitive religious practices and has been searching for Mnguni. The CLR, however, has had no luck in its search for him since the pastor does not have a home address and the tent that his ministry used to hold its services was burned down in August by a group that was angered by his unconventional worship style. more >>
Every dog may have his day, but not every dog gets to attack a helpless cluster of water balloons gathered onto a trampoline.
Such an honor is bestowed upon Spaz, an innocent-looking pooch that — during a recent summer party —tears through a cluster of balloons.
Like a wolf that has hunted down a herd of brightly-colored liquid-filled sheep, Spaz descends upon his prey and rips them to shreds! more >>
They grow up so fast, don't they? That is especially true for one baby elephant struggling to bathe in a water-filled container.
A resident of the Elephant Nature Park, 1-year-old Navann recently attempted to bathe himself in a container.
Although he gets to the point of standing inside the plastic basin, immersing himself becomes quite a struggle. more >>