Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

May 30, 2016

Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It’s hardly a dog’s life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama’s pets, Bo and Sunny. The pair of Portuguese water dogs — Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny — are canine ambassadors for the ...

May 28, 2016

Japanese panel OKs pig-to-human transplantation

A subgroup of a Japanese health ministry council on Friday approved a proposal to lift a ban on transplanting cells and organs from pigs to humans. Making the proposal to the subgroup, a ministry study team called for a revision to transplantation guidelines because ...

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

May 26, 2016

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

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Hanako, the oldest elephant in Japan, died Thursday afternoon at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, the metropolitan government said. The beloved female was 69 years old. According to the metropolitan government, Hanako was found lying on the floor of her cage at around 8:30 ...

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

May 26, 2016

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as television stations interviewed ...

May 22, 2016

Chile zoo kills lions to protect suicidal man in their cage

A zoo in Chile was forced to kill two lions on Saturday to protect a suicidal man who had entered their cage in front of aghast visitors. Security protocols kicked in immediately when staffers saw the man climb down with a rope into the ...