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Squirrel Surprises Giant Panda

The Toronto Zoo's giant panda isn't sure how to feel about an unexpected visitor, but there's no need to worry. The squirrel is already gone. Now Er Shun can get back to doing what she loves best: sleeping. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Horse Knows How to Keep the Beat Bulldog Puppy Tries to Howl Rabbit Has No Problem Escaping Through Fence...

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...

Frisky Donkey Couple: 1, Prudes: 0

WARSAW - A pair of amorous Polish donkeys have recovered their right to make love in public after a local official sought to keep them apart. Credit: Associated Press The scandal erupted earlier this week when zoo-goers saw the animals, which have already produced six offspring over their decade together, coupling in plain view. Two appalled mothers expressed outrage over the act at the zoo in the western city of Poznan, complaining that the scene was unsuitable for young eyes. They found a sympathetic ear in local councillor Lidia Dudziak, from the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party, who wasted no time in tackling the issue. Persuaded by her arguments, zoo management rapidly put up...

NEW YORK - Politics can sometimes be unpredictable, as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio learned following reports that a groundhog he dropped during a photo session died last February. Credit: Getty Editorial The groundhog, named Chuck, squirmed out of the six-foot-three mayor's arms while he was posing for photos on February 2 -- Groundhog Day -- and plummeted to the floor, the New York Post reported Thursday. The rodent died a week later from "acute internal injuries," the newspaper reported. According to popular folklore, if a groundhog emerges from its cage and sees its own shadow, winter will continue for another six weeks. If the day is cloudy and the groundhog does not cast a shadow,...

White Tiger Kills Youth at New Delhi Zoo

NEW DELHI - A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently jumped into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital. Credit: Getty Editorial Witnesses said the tiger grabbed the young man by the neck as horrified onlookers at the National Zoological Park in New Delhi screamed and threw sticks and stones to try to save him. One witness said he raced to the enclosure after hearing screams to see the victim locked in the tiger's jaws, "writhing badly in pain". "He kept suffering for the next 10-15 minutes, but nobody helped him," Himanshu, who only gave one name, told the CNN-IBN news channel. The head of the zoo told AFP that a guard posted at the enclosure raised the...