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Family: Snake Bit Boy at Disney Park, Grandma Died

Disney says incident is being 'mischaracterized'

(Newser) - An Alabama family says an escaped snake at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando dropped from a tree and bit a boy, which led to the death of the boy's grandmother. The family's attorney, Matt Morgan, said Thursday that the family plans to sue Disney World, the AP... More »

Going to Disneyland? It Just Got Pricier

What measles outbreak?

(Newser) - Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive. The Walt Disney Co. raised ticket prices to attend Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and the rest of its US theme parks, effective yesterday. A one-day ticket for either Disneyland or California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., is now $99 for anyone 10 or... More »

Mushroom-Shaped Critter in Deep Sea Vexes Biologists

Animal found in 1986, only now being scientifically described

(Newser) - From afar, the deep-sea animal species Dendrogramma enigmatica resembles a chanterelle mushroom. Upon closer inspection, though, the creatures seem to belong to the animal, not fungi, kingdom. And yet they cannot be classified under any existing animal group, perhaps necessitating an entire rewriting of the early tree of life, not... More »

Some Male Marsupials Die After Marathon Mating

14-hour sessions take everything out of them: Study

(Newser) - Some male marsupials have quite the end-of-life experience: They "mate themselves to death," explains the lead author of a new study in the journal PNAS . Researchers found that in some insect-eating species, the males buck themselves up for one grand finale, then mate with as many partners as... More »

No Triple Crown: Shackleford Wins Preakness

Animal Kingdom comes up short after late charge

(Newser) - No Triple Crown again this year: Shackleford won today's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. He fended off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who finished just a half-length behind, ahead of third-place finisher Astrology. Shackleford also ran in the Derby, but he finished fourth after leading most... More »

Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Nehro is second and Mucho Macho Man third

(Newser) - Animal Kingdom sped past the leaders in the turn at Churchill Downs today and roared down the middle of the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby. Jockey John Velazquez guided the 3-year-old colt, who finished ahead of Nehro and Mucho Macho Man. Favorite Dialed In was never a factor. More »

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