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Mystery of Knut the polar bear's death solved

More than four years ago, Knut the polar bear suffered a seizure and drowned in his enclosure in Germany as horrified zoo visitors watched.

Lots of questions and theories followed on what killed the beloved polar bear-- only to be discounted later.…

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Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long…

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2 exposed to rabid fox in Glynn County

One Glynn County resident was bitten and another was exposed to a fox that has tested positive for rabies, Glynn County officials announce Thursday. 

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Firefighters rescue kitten from car's engine

An attempt to catch a kitten that was loose on an interstate exit ramp Monday turned into an hour-long effort to rescue the kitten after it became stuck in a car's engine.

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Obscenity-uttering parrot detained by police

A parrot in the Indian city of Rajura has been taken from its owner after police determined it was harassing an 85-year-old woman.

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National Zoo panda gives birth

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo announced. It was relatively quick: About an hour after her water broke.

"Mei Xiang reacted to the cub by picking it up. The panda team began preparing for a birth when they…

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'Klepto Kitty' rockets to Internet fame

An orange tabby cat named Snorri is rocketing to Internet fame thanks to an adorable (exasperating?) habit of stealing the shoes of neighbors.

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40 Chihuahuas headed to new homes

Forty Chihuahuas are taking the flight of their lives to potential new homes in Idaho.

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Good Samaritan rescues injured puppy from side of road

A puppy is getting a chance at a full life following one family’s decision to pull over on the side of the road Sunday.

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Police: Man puts cat in refrigerator

A Miami man is facing charges after putting his family's 4-month-old kitten inside a refrigerator after having an argument with his wife, police say.

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Bear cub tries to sneak into home via cat door

It could have been much worse, Douglas Harder says.

A bear broke into his Sandpoint, Idaho, home on Wednesday while Harder was out. The bear entered through the sliding door on Harder's second-floor deck and ransacked his condo.

It took two hours to…

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