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Watch a dog assist a basketball player with a textbook alley-oop

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/11202527/39166179-8653-447c-9f35-e053df4339df.pngA basketball trick shot is always good online fare, but when you add a dog into the equation it always takes it to the next level. Max Pearce, a 22-year-old student athlete, and dog Koa have teamed up for exactly that – performing a textbook alley-oop with teamwork and a header from a very good…

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A trio of giant dog siblings who can’t be separated are about to find a home

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/11141658/3675f7f8-ffca-421c-b2ec-4729cdba8428.jpgThree St Bernard brothers who quite literally can’t be without one another have prompted a mass response after a tweet went viral. Goliath, Gunther and Gasket arrived at the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) in Canada underweight but otherwise healthy – however, to get them adopted became a more difficult challenge when the extent of their…

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It’s snowing in Canada so here’s a classic ‘zoo animals in the snow’ montage

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/23a56bdd834222322f1d391e57aa1a96Y29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTM5MzQ1ODE2/2.16017257.jpgIf you live in Calgary, you’re going to see more than your fair share of snow over the course of a year. That’s as true for animals as it is for humans, and these ones at Calgary Zoo have been experiencing some pretty epic snow days. Snowy October in Eurasia The snow keeps coming down…

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More than 300 turtles have been rescued by a Florida zoo after Hurricane Leslie

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/10200908/b4bd5db0-eeb0-4ca0-ae1c-c6ff611dcb69.jpgHurricane Leslie has displaced hundreds of baby turtles in Florida this month, and Brevard Zoo has rescued over 300 of them and returned them to the wild. The zoo has been caring for green and loggerhead sea turtles that were pushed ashore when Hurricane Leslie disrupted their habitat, and released an adorable video of them…

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Watch as baby Gentoo penguin takes its first swim at London Aquarium

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/10173922/33bfc6c9-5665-4ab7-bb27-4f7d79d46dc7.jpgAn adorable baby Gentoo penguin has taken the plunge and gone for its first swim at Sea Life London Aquarium. Aquarists Charlotte Barcas and Rowena Kennedy carried out a health check on the baby chick before it was reintroduced to the rest of the penguin flock at the aquarium. Parents Juno and Loki, as well…

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This baby sloth eating breakfast is all kinds of adorable

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/10120305/04e88e0f-6c94-4909-aa02-6cc7bc06c039.jpgIt’s time for a daily dose of cuteness – and cute doesn’t get much cuter than a baby sloth. This little charmer was born to mum Lily, a Linne’s two-toed sloth, at Minnesota Zoo last month. We thought your day could use a baby sloth. Lily and the baby are doing well behind the scenes…

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Gecko accidentally makes ‘a bazillion’ phone calls from Hawaii animal hospital

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/10092755/06c27135-ddca-4398-a06d-d79c5344db31.jpgA gecko has proved that even the littlest creatures can cause a whole lot of havoc. The debacle all began when Claire Simeone, director of animal hospital The Marine Mammal Center: Ke Kai Ola in Hawaii, received a phone call. So yesterday I started getting calls at our hospital, #KeKaiOla @TMMC. I was getting lunch,…

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This guy did a crucial study into which of his cats likes being petted most

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/09212756/0c56debe-5dcb-47c3-9eb5-ebd4c77502d5.jpgPets are so mysterious – it’s impossible to know what goes on in their little animal brains. One pet owner tried to understand his three cats a little better by undertaking an important and highly scientific study – to see which of them likes being petted more. (Kyle Stark) Kyle Stark, from Phoenix, Arizona, kept…

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Why Indian authorities are turning to Calvin Klein aftershave to hunt a tiger

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/09182318/df0f7799-b4d8-4c57-929b-d67facba0c13.jpgA deadly tiger is on the loose in central India and authorities are resorting to unusual methods to try to catch it. The predator, a female known as T1, is believed to have killed up to 14 people over the last two years around the town of Pandharkawada. The tragic turn of events has left…

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People have taken to social media to document October’s ladybird infestations

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/10/09110359/f0fa658d-b9a1-4fe6-838b-b20fbb59bacd.jpgOctober in the UK can mean many things – crunchy leaves, chilly air… and the beginning of a ladybird invasion. Ladybirds begin their season between September and October, finding warm spots in houses to hibernate over the cold months of winter. 2018’s hot summer is likely to have boosted the insect’s numbers, with the Harlequin…

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