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BELOGORSK - A zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival -- a "zebroid", or "zonkey", which was born after a lonesome zebra got intimate with a donkey. Credit: Ippo the zonkey in Florence. Getty Editorial Named Telegraph by keepers at the Taigan zoo park in southern Crimea, the foal's head and body are the solid brown of a donkey but his legs have the characteristic black stripes of a zebra. Born last week, "Telegraph is very popular with visitors" who can watch him romping around with his mother, according to zoo director Oleg Zubkov. Cross-breeding between zebras and other members of the equine family is not unheard of, although it is rare that the zebra...

Got a fat cat at home? Perhaps a cat exercise wheel is just what the veterinarian ordered. A Kickstarter campaign is making the stationary feline fitness product a reality, having already raised more than $280,000. The campaign's original goal was to raise $10,000, which it achieved in only seven hours. ‚ÄčOne Fast Cat allows indoor cats the chance to get some exercise from the safety of their home, according to Mashable. Created by Sean Farley, the patent-pending product is available for preorder in four different colors. It costs $199 with shipping included. The wheel's running surface is made from closed cell foam to protect your pet's claws from getting stuck in the device. The One...

The death of a pet can be traumatic. That little dog, cat, hamster, goldfish or (certainly in my case) rabbit was, to varying degrees, a part of the family. So it seems only fitting that a suitable send off should be chosen when our pets take their afternoon nap for the last time. Credit: Getty But you can forget digging a hole for for Nibbles, Chester or Fido in that ever-expanding back yard pet cemetery, there's a far grander idea that will get the neighbors talking: Launch your beloved pet into outer space. RELATED: SpaceX Giving Dearly Departed Ride to Final Frontier Celestis is a private spaceflight company with a difference. Since 1995 it has been sending payloads on suborbital and...

Pawparazzi Report July 2014

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SYDNEY - Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a terrifying 88-kilometre (54.5-mile) ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car. Credit: Thinkstock The four-year-old male, who survived with nothing more than a torn nail, was struck by the vehicle near Maryborough in Queensland state on Friday. The Australia Zoo wildlife hospital said it latched onto the bottom of the car as it sped away, with the family inside not knowing they had a marsupial on board. It was only when they stopped in Gympie after a high-speed freeway drive that they noticed it, and called the hospital for help. The maximum speed on the freeway is 110 kilometres per...