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February 1, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
This is a woman who really likes sloths. While appearing on Ellen this week, Kristen Bell described her 31st birthday present from her fiancé, Dax Shepard — a sloth in her house.
When Shepard told her that he had a surprise for her, she somehow knew that there was a sloth in her home — and had a complete meltdown. “I immediately was overcome and I thought, 'There’s a sloth here . . . it’s gonna happen,' ” she told Ellen DeGeneres. “My entire life had been waiting for this moment.” She even shared a home video of herself freaking out to prove it. — Watch it on YouTube
Mitt Romney hasn’t been able to run away from the fact that he took a road trip to Canada in 1983, while his Irish Setter, Seamus, hung out in a cage strapped to the roof of the family’s car. Politicker NY now reports that two of Romney’s sons told reporters in an off-the-record conversation that Seamus ran away once the Romney clan got to Canada. — Read it at Politicker NY
New research has found that there's been a sharp decline in the number of raccoons, opossums and white-tailed deer inhabiting areas of the Everglades where Giant Burmese pythons have proliferated. — Read it at USA Today
The Duke and Duchess Get a Dog
After weeks of rumors, a spokeswoman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed that the royal couple does indeed have a new bundle of joy: a male Cocker Spaniel. The puppy, whose name hasn't been revealed, came from a “family connection." — Read it at Today and watch it at E! Online
Researchers discovered that it would take 24 million generations for an animal the size of a mouse to evolve into one the size of an elephant. — Read it at Science Daily
There's no place like home, right, Toto? A Kansas state legislator introduced a bill that would make the Cairn Terrier, the same breed as Toto from The Wizard of Oz, the state’s top dog. — Read it at ABC News
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