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Not every dog will be satisfied with a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood block. Many dog breeds, including the Border Collie, need intense exercise and lots of it. Bryan Gregory took this to heart when he hit the mountain bike trails with his Border Collie, Kaia, in tow. Gregory, a competitive mountain bike racer, had already been filming his biking with pal Jonathan Kang. He decided to include Kaia in his next adventure to see if she could keep up with him on the trails of Bert Flinn Park in Port Moody, Vancouver, Canada. "We thought it would be cool," Kang said. The video took four hours to shoot and another two hours to edit. The footage shows Kaia completely outpacing...

150 Ponies Make Annual Swim

Every year, around 150 ponies make their way to the water, swimming from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island in Virginia. The annual ritual is for an auction supporting a local volunteer fire company. This year's pony swim was the 88th, and is part of a week-long series of events on the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague. The reasoning behind the swim is to thin out the herd of wild ponies. All the ponies made it across the water safely, even though there was huge storm taking place. There has never been a storm like this before during the annual swim. Nonetheless, the ponies made their way through the mucky water and onto land....

A new species of hero shrew, recently found in Africa, is now known to be one of the strongest, sturdiest mammals in the animal kingdom. The shrew, Scutisorex thori, measures less than a foot long and weighs only 1.7 ounces, and yet it can lift heavy logs. The appropriately named new "hero," found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and described in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, can also often survive attempted squishing. PHOTOS: Animals Caught Doping Show No Remorse Lead author William Stanley, of the Field Museum of Natural History, explained to Discovery News that locals used to demonstrate the sturdiness of these tiny mammals to scientists. When researchers first...

Rapper Snoop Lion tells TV host Chelsea Handler about his new dog food that can be eaten by both dogs and humans. The new product he's releasing is called Dog for Dog. Every time a bag of the dog food is purchased, a bag of the same food is sent to an animal shelter in need. Snoop Lion has been involved with many charitable projects over the years, and we're happy to see he's extending his charity work to needy pets. Good going, Snoop!...

"Grumpy Cat" may reign as the feline Internet sensation of the moment, but Sable, a black cat owned by Tamara Morrison in the town of West Richland, Wash., is getting a lot of attention of his own. In the past few weeks, his story has been featured on local news channels and in local news print, as well as on The Huffington Post, ABC News, and The New York Daily News. Why? Because Sable has appointed himself school crossing guard at Enterprise Middle School. So while most children across the country are surely happy to be on their winter breaks, there may be one feline in Washington state that is a little sad about it. According to this story on Huffington Post, Morrison was quite afraid...

Archaeologists digging in Israel say they have made an unexpected find: the feet of an Egyptian sphinx linked to a pyramid-building pharaoh. The fragment of the statue's front legs was found in Hazor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just north of the Sea of Galilee. Between the paws is a hieroglyphic inscription with the name of king Menkaure, sometimes called Mycerinus, who ruled Egypt during the Old Kingdom more than 4,000 years ago and built one of the great Giza pyramids. Researchers don't believe Egypt had a relationship with Israel during Menkaure's reign. They think it's more likely that the sphinx was brought to Israel later on, during the second millennium B.C. (Images: Glitzy...