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Officers seize 3 king cobras, 300 other reptiles from home

State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home.

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ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions.

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Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddy

A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear.

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Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.

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Watch: Prague Zoo Celebrates Birth of Baby Gibbon

Eight days after its birth in captivity, a rare newborn Silvery Gibbon has gone on public display at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic. (Aug. 14)

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Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

London’s famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream.

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Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.

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Watch: Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.

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Watch: Rare Week-Old Rhino Frolicks at British Zoo

Baby rhino Malindi, born last week at Chester Zoo in the UK, was seen playing outside on Wednesday for the first time since his birth. (Aug. 10)

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Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills house cat

A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.

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Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he’s giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation’s most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

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Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary

A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckle-faced Archie is now greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends.

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India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. His demand: More funds for the development of his state in southern India.

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Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state’s Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian.

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2 lives down, 7 to go: Cat survives being hit twice by cars

A cat named Harley has used up two of its nine lives after surviving being hit by two vehicles on an upstate New York road.

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Missy Elliott praises woman’s karaoke version of ‘Work It’

A Rhode Island woman’s karaoke version of Missy Elliott’s hit song “Work It” has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott.

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Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company.

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Deputies: Arrest made in lemonade stand stickup

MONROE, N.C. — North Carolina authorities arrested a juvenile Wednesday they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint, a stickup that prompted an outpouring of sympathy and donations for the young entrepreneur.

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Holy cow! Bovine herd helps police corral suspect in Florida

A herd of 16 cows helped police officers in Florida corral a fleeing suspect who bailed out of a car and ran through a pasture.

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Vermont city employs goats to get rid of poison ivy

Vermont’s capital city is trying a natural way to get rid of poison ivy — grazing goats.

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Feline and hen become fast fire friends

A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as it awaited rescue from the heat and flames.

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Arizona man who jumped out of freezer and died was cold-case suspect

A man who jumped out of a freezer and threatened employees with a knife at a New York City brunch spot and then died was a suspected cold-case killer who had just been released from jail in Boston, authorities revealed on Monday.

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Watch: Atlanta police rescue passenger from burning car

Body camera video shows police rescuing a trapped passenger from a fiery car crash in Atlanta. (Aug. 6)

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No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Idaho neighborhood

About 100 escaped goats munched on manicured lawns in Idaho’s capital city before being rounded up and hauled away Friday morning.

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