Heidi the cross-eyed possum was orphaned, probably by a car, then raised at the NC Zoo in Asheboro before heading to 3 European zoos and fame.
Keep reading Asheboro, NC, rescuer unaware they saved Heidi the cross-eyed possum
The animal behavior professor got wolves to study in his Indiana yard, but the public pestered him till he opened Wolf Park. It was one of the first wolf sanctuaries and probably inspired many more.
Keep reading Erich Klinghammer, pioneer of wolf watching, dies
Dublin blames real estate crash for fox glut. The foxes seem to be exploiting the lots developers left in rough shape.
Keep reading Dublin blames real estate bust for fox population boom
Chris Balcombe, a BBC props expert, enticed a gray squirrel to put on a Dr. Who dalek custume by putting some nuts inside it.
Keep reading Miniature Daleks take on UK’s gray squirrels
Puffins just won’t breed this year in parts of Iceland. Biologists say the population is always tied to temperatures, but this warming period is the worst.
Keep reading Puffin breeding falls as temperature rises
With a lack of nest cavities, urban birds are turning to outdoor ashtray boxes, post boxes, poles, lights and air conditioners
Keep reading City birds love to live in mailboxes
Suffolk County closed Long Island beaches because basking sharks were sighted. They’re big tourist draws in the UK–like manatees but with a scary name.
Keep reading Did Hamptons beaches close for basking sharks’ scary name?
Police in Hampshire, UK, responded to reports of a white tiger in a field by sending in armored officers and a helicopter, only to find out it was a toy. My beagles are looking smarter.
Keep reading Stuffed animals fools my dogs, Hampshire police
London and southeast England have growing populations of feral green birds, rose-ringed parakeets, that roost in some of London’s biggest parks.
Keep reading Where to see feral parrots in London and the UK
The post-rapture service industry is booming thanks to a dire prediction that Saturday, May 21, is Judgment Day. The leading post-Armageddon pet care company, Eternal Earthbound Pets, has been deluged.
Keep reading Saturday’s Apocalypse boosts post-rapture pet care industry