Everyone needs a haircut sometime – even donkeys

Animals
Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road. It runs beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute. The signs mark an area where turtles of various species are killed by vehicles. They are hit as they try to cross National Avenue on the northern edge... - Posted on November 25, 2014
What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat. Only it's cuter, some would say. Th... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Teacup-sized penguin chicks going to fish school Two African penguin chicks have recently hatched at the California Academy of Sciences. The academy is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The gray, fluffy chicks hatched just days apart on November 1 and November 4. They are nesting with their parents, a spokespers... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Seal deemed “too friendly” heading to Detroit A seal with a fondness for New Jersey beaches, and the food-sharing fishermen and beachgoers that come with them, is headed for Detroit after becoming a little too friendly. Since March, the 100-pound female gray seal had stopped on Long Island, New York, and New Jersey beac... - Posted on November 19, 2014
She spent $35,000 searching for her lost dog A District of Columbia woman has spent more than $35,000 in a year-long search for her beloved missing dog. Janet Mihalyfi, 39, of the Georgetown section of Washington has hired psychics and private investigators, posted thousands of fliers, installed cameras in the woods an... - Posted on November 19, 2014
Cat cafe is fun for fans of felines Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance to spend time with feline company at a cat cafe in Oakland. Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends while sipping coffee and nibbling on cat-themed cookies. The cafe ... - Posted on November 18, 2014
100-day-old panda cubs weigh 11 pounds each The world's only giant panda triplets were doing well. They turned 100 days old Wednesday. Each weighs more than 11 pounds, up from just over 100 grams at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each. The cubs were born on July 29 w... - Posted on November 11, 2014
Would you cook a meal for your dog? Is the way to a dog's heart is through its stomach? No one believes this more than Kris Rotonda and Denise Fernandez. The couple conceived the Doggy Cooking Network and founded online dating service YouMustLoveDogsDating.com. That's where pooch-loving singles can connect wit... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Two words: Baby hippo The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween. Their first baby hippopotamus in 26 years was born. The zoo says the baby was born Friday, Oct. 31. It was somewhat of a surprise, but staffers had noticed the mother hippo gained weight, which made them suspect sh... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Everyone needs a haircut sometime – even donkeys Mohamed Mustafa teaches his 5-year-old son the Egyptian family's trade, one shear at a time. Mohamed is one of Cairo's donkey barbers, an expert in trimming and styling horses, camels, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and donkeys. He is a third-generation qassasseen. That is the Eg... - Posted on November 7, 2014