10 wonderful lists of pet names which may put your own to shame

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/22152045/1909b823-3ad8-4b59-9089-b26a30672912.jpgTalking to your pet is a personal and often very highly-pitched interaction, utilising more nonsensical words than it’s possible to count. Despite this, the denizens of social media have decided to try to list the fantastical, pining names they have for their beloved balls of fluff – in a trend which has actually become rather…

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This cat makes the long journey for cuddles whenever its owners get home

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/19085521/fbf0cb86-c950-467d-b10c-1e1815e069c2.jpgMany cat owners are all too aware of how aloof kitties can be, so it was refreshing to see one mog greet its owners as if it were a forlorn Labrador. Bean is an almost one-year-old rescue cat, adopted by Marnie, 32, from Cat Rescue Dunedin in New Zealand. “She is gentle, playful and never…

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Oregon Zoo posted some spooky animal X-rays and the chameleon stole the show

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/17214604/cc3b03fd-02a4-490e-99f8-6e07661d228b.jpgYou’ll be familiar with most animals one finds in a zoo, from the lizards to the birds, but have you ever seen one X-rayed before? If not, Oregon Zoo was here to help with a Twitter thread comprised of X-rays taken during health checks at their veterinary centre. The photos prompted much chin-stroking from the…

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Watch this enormous alligator surprise golfers at a course in Florida

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/16201850/50652361-e27f-4327-9146-90262bb4d9c0.jpgA couple of golfers in America were given a fright during their round at the weekend when a huge alligator crossed their path. Sage Stryczny, 21, and his father were about to tee off on a par three at Buffalo Creek golf course in Palmetto, Florida, when they noticed the beast lying on a green.…

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Sea Life Sydney’s same-sex penguin couple have been given an egg to incubate

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/16170745/a5662788-2535-4d0e-8a7f-d0b4e57eae96.jpgA same-sex couple that have formed an inseparable bond among a Sydney aquarium’s penguin exhibit have captured the hearts of animal lovers worldwide. According to Sea Life Sydney, gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic became attached before breeding season and “are constantly seen waddling around and going for swims together”. The couple, who have been given…

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Meet the newborn zebra foal who is boosting her endangered species

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/d0dd945c073f666aa4fbf8545060a3e5Y29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTM5NzcwNzk3/2.39149507.jpgZookeepers are celebrating after a healthy endangered Grevy’s zebra was born in Hampshire. Mother Imogen gave birth to the female foal at Marwell Zoo in the early hours of Friday, October 12, at the Wild Explorers exhibit. Keepers say both mother and the yet-to-be-named foal are doing “very well”. Imogen keeps watch on her new…

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What links this 90s alt-rock band and an eastern black rhino?

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/15210005/ea8e3c2a-7371-4697-9c0d-fdac1eb61802.jpgBack in the 1990s in Chicago, the words Smashing Pumpkins meant only one thing. But while the Illinois alt-rock band, famous for songs like Tonight Tonight and 1979, are enjoying a second wind in 2018, the people of Chicago may be starting to associate the phrase with actual pumpkins. That’s because of videos like this…

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Pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ lured back home with Doritos

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/15191542/2b538bf9-0285-4f7b-a8ef-2bcd74022177.jpgDeputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig “the size of a mini horse” back home. The pig was running around a neighbourhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office received a call. One of the deputies had Doritos in her lunch bag and video shows the deputy leaving a trail of the…

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US embassy apologises for mistakenly emailing Cookie Monster cat picture

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/15111645/533bd860-a197-4325-a336-a66788b3cc2a.jpgThe American embassy in Canberra, Australia, has apologised after the US State Department mistakenly sent an email invitation with a picture of a cat dressed in Cookie Monster pyjamas. The email was titled “Meeting”, the Australian Associated Press reported, and featured a tabby cat wearing the blue pyjamas with a plate of chocolate-chip cookies on…

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8 versions of the fluffiest, roundest dog you’ve ever laid eyes upon

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/12151438/7be0569b-1379-43b8-8581-701f9d7c076b.jpgYou’ll have seen wholesome, lovely-looking dogs out and about from time to time, but have you ever seen a rounder dog than this? A salon in Japan is responsible for the furball you’re about to witness, with each picture seemingly more spherical than the last. Strap in, it’s about to get circular… 1. Floral ball…

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