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Man stuck waist-deep in mud while rescuing pet parrot freed by firefighters

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/14100943/d6bf9f10-5666-4f53-9bb8-de135eff4d93.jpgA man who went into thick mud to save his pet parrot had to be rescued by firefighters after he also got stuck. The rescue from a dredged lake was caught on film by Belleville Fire Department in Illinois in the US. The situation unfolded on August 12 when the brightly coloured parrot inadvertently flew…

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This daft pupper’s crisp-related accident will make you chuckle

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/13193857/3990bf00-c40b-4692-a3b9-7d5b81d8f3c8.jpgA golden retriever puppy is having a taste of internet fame after an accident involving a small flight of stairs and a packet of crisps. Champ, who is 14 weeks old, was filmed with his head trapped in a crisp packet, taking a tumble down some steps. Don’t worry, he was totally fine after the…

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Watch police race against time to save 60 animals from a shelter

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/13174806/22aa1efa-9041-4484-b716-83161433c658.jpgPolice took part in the rescue of 60 animals from a shelter under threat from a fire in California on Saturday. In body camera footage released by Vacaville Police Department, officers can be seen running to and from the Solano County SPCA building, collecting animals from their cages. Smoke from the fire looms in the…

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Elephants in Auckland celebrate World Elephant Day with colourful ice cakes

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/12170427/2a7ed038-1d69-4eaa-9cc4-28b277b4f307.jpgTwo Asian elephants at Auckland Zoo celebrated World Elephant Day with some of the fanciest-looking ice cakes you’ve ever seen. Burma and Anjalee were the grateful recipients of two jumbo ice block cakes created by the team at Auckland Zoo, who also encouraged people to wear grey for the day, Sunday August 12. There’s nothing…

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This cute baby rhino playing in the sand at Chester Zoo will make your day

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/10172250/ff0d621a-2c3a-47b3-883f-1f034a524746.jpgA one-week-old rhino calf, who was born in front of onlookers at Chester Zoo, has ventured outside to play for the first time under the watchful eye of mum Malindi. The zoo posted adorable footage of the baby rolling in the sand and playing around, before heading off for a nap, on social media. Posting…

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Here’s what happens when one dog wants to swim and one really doesn’t

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/10153837/e152d725-5a6b-452d-8f4a-9793328568ac.jpgWhen you picture two dogs playing by the water you probably imagine both of them splashing around, but not every pooch is keen on the wet stuff. That much was abundantly clear when one man and his girlfriend went for a walk with their pets, only for there to be a seemingly irreconcilable difference of…

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World Lion Day: Which Lion King lion are you?

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/10131536/a0311cea-54c4-4742-a798-33884f3af52c.jpgIt’s World Lion Day and unless you’re a zookeeper or spend a lot of time on the savannah the most contact you’ve had with the big cat is probably through Disney. What better way is there than to celebrate the king of the jungle then than by finding out which Lion King lion you are?…

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Bear plane: Koala takes own seat in cabin in flight to new home

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/10130919/627627e5-13c1-4a8d-94d0-fd8b7b46df7e.jpegPlane passengers flying to Edinburgh had a surprise Antipodean traveller in their cabin – a koala heading for the city’s zoo. The 19-month-old Queensland koala had his own seat on the flight as the sensitive animals cannot be placed in the hold. Tanami travelled more than 700 miles from Duisburg Zoo in Germany to join…

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These doggos made it on to their company website by being good girls

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/10121720/89bb7ee0-bd14-4459-9bbd-3917d7c74e5d.jpgTwo hard-working dogs are getting the praise they deserve after their owner shared their office portraits online. Luna, a six-year-old black Labrador, and Sola, a three-year-old red fox English Labrador, regularly go to work with Hallee Smith’s dad. “Luna and Sola love coming into work because they get all kinds of attention and treats,” said Hallee,…

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This park in New York wants you to de-stress with donkeys

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/7eb3c4650219d7bb824c1a50c6ecf6d3Y29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTMzOTMyNDAx/2.37938172.jpgFor much of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared residents of Donkey Park in New York state is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse groups of people who find comfort in their company. Donkey Park, located 80 miles north of New York City, is the creation…

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