Pranksters parade for Kansas park's cougar cameras

Nov 30, 2016

Pranksters parade for Kansas park's cougar cameras

Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus. Police said they found the images on the two cameras at the park in Gardner on Monday. Interspersed ...

Sydney zoo gets rare echidna births

Nov 24, 2016

Sydney zoo gets rare echidna births

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful echidna births in 30 years with three healthy babies, known as puggles, from three moms hatching within days of each other. Echidnas, or spiny anteaters, are notoriously difficult to breed in human care, but keepers at ...

Nov 19, 2016

Dogs get in on internet's 'mannequin challenge' craze

The “mannequin challenge” has gone to the dogs. Canines are getting in on the internet craze that has featured videos of athletes, students and celebrities frozen in various poses. Kansas college student Ryan Thomas has garnered nearly 200,000 retweets for his video of a ...

Pheasant-elect: Bird with Trump's quiff draws crowds in China

Nov 19, 2016

Pheasant-elect: Bird with Trump's quiff draws crowds in China

A pheasant has become a star attraction at a Chinese safari park after visitors said its golden head feathers resembled U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s famous blond quiff. A picture of a 5-year-old golden pheasant called “Little Red” went viral this week after a journalist ...

Nov 6, 2016

Backpacker survives 'body slamming' Australia croc

A Danish backpacker survived a close encounter with a crocodile after “body slamming” the creature while trying to take a photo of it in Western Australia, a report said. Johnny Bonde, 27, said he was at Lake Kununurra in Australia’s tropical north late Friday ...