Click here to learn more.
Jan. 7, 2013: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
You’ve heard of a nail file in a cake, but a cat with a drill? That’s what prison guards in Brazil's northeast Alagoas state say they found when they spotted the black and white feline trying to enter the jail. Also taped to the cat were two saws, assorted batteries and a cell phone. Officials believe the items were to be used for a prison break, but they have not yet discovered which of the 250 inmates the cat was supposed to be aiding. The investigation is ongoing and the cat is in the possession of animal control. — Read it at CNN
The long-beaked echidna, thought to be extinct in Australia since the last Ice Age, may still exist there, according to experts. Scientists at the Natural History Museum discovered a specimen of the egg-laying mammal shot and stuffed and lying in a drawer, neatly tagged with the year it had been found, 1901, and the location, Australia. Until this “re-discovery,” the 20-pound critically endangered creature was thought to only exist in the rain forests of New Guinea, but experts say this finding raises the possibility that it still lives in Australia as well. — Read it at Live Science
The baby aardvark born October 8 at Omaha, Nebraska’s Henry Doorly Zoo has made its first public appearance, making it one of only 30 aardvarks that currently live in North American zoos – but it doesn’t yet have a name! When guests visit her at the zoo, they’re invited to enter a contest to help give the 16-pound pink mammal a moniker. — Read it at Zooborns
The pop star, who lost her beloved Yorkie Lila just weeks ago, has welcomed a new pup into her life: a Chihuahua mix named Bean. That makes a total of five four-footed friends for Cyrus, who also has a Rottweiler-Beagle mix, a German Shepherd, an Alaskan Klee Kai and a rescue mutt. "Bean is a little girl :) she is a chihuahua mix of some type :) she brought so much sunshine!!!" Cyrus Tweeted, with a picture of herself kissing her “little burritto.” — Read it at People Pets
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
A pair of eagles, who made headlines
for protecting their snow-covered eggs,
welcomed two eaglets.
A 10-month-old cat turned himself in at
the New York Police Department's 34th
precinct in the Bronx this week.
Going out of town with your cat or dog?
Here’s our checklist for accommodations,
ID, carriers, medications and much…
For those of you who aren't feline fans,
we bet we can convince you that they are
fantastic pets who deserve your…
Sharing your bed with your cat or dog is a
nice way to bond, but is it a good idea?
Our expert has the answer.
How can you tell which pet food is best for your cat or dog? Learning how to decipher the label is a great place to…
In his home country of Thailand, the intelligent and attention-loving Korat is a living symbol of luck and prosperity.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.