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WOJCIECHOW - A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. Credit: Getty Editorial Parys was born last week at the small zoo in the eastern town of Wojciechow to a mother who showed no interest in nursing him, and a father who gave him one lick and then walked off. "Animals sometimes abandon their young, as do humans from time to time," zoo owner Krzysztof Zerdzicki told AFP. "When I picked up the little guy, the lioness came over to me and tapped me with her head as if to say, 'take care of him'. And then she left." Zerdzicki entrusted the black-spotted cub to his pet dog Carmen, an...

NEW YORK - A dead baby bear found dumped in New York's Central Park was killed by being run over, an autopsy concluded Tuesday. Credit: Getty Creative The mysterious discovery of the six-month-old female cub in a grassy area in Manhattan's largest park on Monday baffled conservationists and police who are investigating where the cub came from. The New York state department of environmental conservation, which on Tuesday performed a necropsy, said that the cause of death was "blunt force trauma consistent with a motor vehicle collision." The department said it was investigating criminal offenses including "illegal possession, transport and disposal of an untagged bear." The female cub...

"I'm not dead yet!" That's no doubt what a Black Labrador mix thought when he woke up from being euthanized -- twice -- at an animal shelter in Helena, Alabama. Lazarus with new owner, Jane Holston. Credit: Associated Press The 4-year-old lab was christened "Lazarus" by the woman who found him alive the morning after a vet gave him two shots that should have killed him. The first one wasn't enough to stop his heart, apparently. VIDEO: Are Some Dog Breeds More Aggressive? "When the staff arrived in the morning, to their shock the dog was looking at them. He had even eaten his left over food from the day before. Though scared and wobbly, he was sitting in his cage alive!" Sonya King, of...

A gathering of some 35,000 walruses has been spotted in Northwest Alaska, near Point Lay. Credit: Associated Press "It's a good-sized aggregation, definitely," ecologist Chadwick Jay, leader of the U.S. Geological Survey's Pacific walrus research program, told Alaska Dispatch News. He noted that a similar collection of walruses was observed there in 2011. And in 2013 as well, scientists documented 10,000 walruses coming onshore in the area. VIDEO: Ice Disappears, Walruses Head for Land The walruses, which reside in the Chukchi Sea, came ashore to rest, which they will do between dives for food. Walruses typically use sheets of floating ice as rest areas between swims, but such ice...