World Nov 1, 2019

Indiana woman who kept snakes found dead with python around her neck

An Indiana woman found with an 8-foot-long (2.4-meter) python wrapped around her neck had apparently kept snakes at the residence, which was filled with snakes and outfitted for a collection of the reptiles, police said Thursday. Laura Hurst, 36, was found unresponsive Wednesday night on ...

Puppies related to late Thai king's dog shown off

Asia Pacific Oct 14, 2019

Puppies related to late Thai king's dog shown off

As Thailand marks the third anniversary of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, officials showed off eight puppies related to the pet dog of the late monarch. The black, brown and white puppies were born from two royal dogs artificially inseminated with semen from two male ...

Copycat: Chinese firm creates the first cloned kitten

World / Science & Health Sep 5, 2019

Copycat: Chinese firm creates the first cloned kitten

Seven months after Huang Yu's pet cat Garlic died, the British shorthair was given a 10th life. Born on July 21, the new Garlic was created by the Chinese firm Sinogene, becoming the Beijing-based company's first successfully copied cat. The pet-cloning outfit has made more than ...

Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for costumed canines

World / Offbeat Aug 18, 2019

Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for costumed canines

Atlanta's scorching August heat didn't stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con, a pet convention for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con. Doggy Con drew hundreds of ...