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Ohio Calls Off Search for Missing Monkey

It was probably eaten, sheriff says

(Newser) - The slaughter of dozens of escaped exotic animals in Ohio was horrific but it was the only way to prevent human deaths, animal expert Jack Hanna says. "I’ve been out all over the world tranquilizing animals," and it's not as easy as many people think, especially...

Exotic Animals Escape Ohio Farm, Owner Found Dead

Police have shot 25 of the creatures

(Newser) - Schools in Zanesville, Ohio, won't have class today because of lions, tigers, and bears. Dozens of exotic animals, including big cats, bears, wolves, camels, and giraffes, have escaped from a local animal sanctuary, and 25 have already been shot dead by local police officers, CBS reports. After some of...

UK Pizza Joint's New Topping: Zebra
 UK Pizza Joint's 
 New Topping: Zebra 
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UK Pizza Joint's New Topping: Zebra

It's legit, says owner, but animal-rights types dislike

(Newser) - A pizza joint in northwest Britain is the country’s first to offer zebra meat as a topping—and not only is it legit, it’s on menu that also includes buffalo, kangaroo, and crocodile. “The main thing I get from customers now is that they don’t believe...

House Sealed After Pet Cobra Vanishes

Baby snake becomes most expensive missing pet in history

(Newser) - A German house has been sealed off for two months while authorities wait for a missing cobra to starve. The house was ripped apart last week when an amateur snake handler, 19, reported his pet missing. Authorities found no trace of the cobra, despite installing cameras and trying to trap...

Horny Lesbian Koalas Upstage Andy Roddick
 Horny Lesbian Koalas 
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Horny Lesbian Koalas Upstage Andy Roddick

Marsupial web sensations sneak into tennis star's TV appearance

(Newser) - The week's hot viral video is an interview with tennis star Andy Roddick in which the background activity becomes so compelling that it quickly turns into a video of the tennis star's left shoulder. Yes, those are koalas, getting busy in a tree. The video was a sensation—Roddick, not...

Giant Rat Found in 'Lost Volcano'

Fanged toads, mini 'Ewoks' among species discovered in New Guinea jungle

(Newser) - A new species of giant rat with no fear of humans has been discovered in a volcanic crater deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. It's the same kind of rat "you find in city sewers"—except it's 32 inches long, said a scientist traveling with a...

Chimps, Lions Saved From Calif. Inferno

Volunteers help evacuate exotic animals from threatened Wildlife Waystation

(Newser) - Volunteers leaped to the rescue yesterday as the gigantic Station fire approached a home for exotic animals north of Los Angeles. Rescuers drove trucks, horse trailers, and an 18-wheeler Budweiser truck to the Wildlife Waystation to help evacuate its tigers, lions, bears, ostriches and other animals to the Los Angeles...

'Gay' Elephant Gets Polish Pol Riled Up

(Newser) - A Polish lawmaker is incensed over a local zoo's acquisition of an elephant that might be gay, Reuters reports. “We were supposed to have a herd, but as Ninio prefers male friends over females how will he produce offspring?” the flustered lawmaker said. Zoo officials said the 10-year-old elephant...

Cops Tase, Kill Renegade Emu
 Cops Tase, Kill Renegade Emu 

Cops Tase, Kill Renegade Emu

Bird dies after state troopers are forced to tase it

(Newser) - An Emu ran wild on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for two hours Monday and died after state troopers used a taser on it, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Motorists said the bird ran up and down the shoulder of the road until getting stuck in traffic lanes with high barriers on either...

Berlin Zoo Accused of Selling Animals for Slaughter

Politician says director sold hippo, bear family

(Newser) - A German politician has filed a criminal complaint against the director of the Berlin Zoo, accusing him of selling animals for slaughter, Der Spiegel reports. The complaint cites examples of a hippopotamus and a family of bears allegedly sold in Belgium. Bernhard Blaszkiewitz vehemently denied the accusations, which he described...

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