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Animated film to spotlight Polish bear that served in WWII

World Jan 13, 2019

Animated film to spotlight Polish bear that served in WWII

During World War II, Wojciech Narebski and his fellow Polish servicemen had to lift crate after heavy metal crate of artillery. Fortunately for them, one of the soldiers had superhuman strength: Cpl. Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear. "When he saw that we were struggling, he'd ...

Can insect pet food slash canines' carbon paw print?

World Jan 13, 2019

Can insect pet food slash canines' carbon paw print?

Love your dog, but worried about the environmental impact of its meat-heavy diet? Now one British company is offering a solution — feed your pooch insects instead. It launched a dry dog food on Thursday made from black soldier fly larvae in a bid to ...

Huge lizard that terrified Florida neighborhood caught

World / Offbeat Nov 9, 2018

Huge lizard that terrified Florida neighborhood caught

Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) long. The lizard is an escaped pet. It ...

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

National Sep 23, 2018

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

Many cat owners in Hokkaido are desperately looking for their missing pets, fearing they have gotten lost after fleeing their homes in the turmoil created by the level 7 earthquake on Sept. 6. The animal management center in Sapporo, the capital, has been contacted about ...

English bulldog crowned world's ugliest dog

World / Offbeat Jun 24, 2018

English bulldog crowned world's ugliest dog

A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog's owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for ...