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January 23, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
No one is exactly sure how old Uncle Chichi, a Toy Poodle who lived in New York, really was, but his owner believes the pooch was between 24 and 26 years old. Uncle Chichi, who died last week following a battle with cancer, was adopted from a South Carolina shelter by his owner, Frank Pavich, 24 years ago. At the time, shelter workers thought the dog was between 1 and 2 years old.
Although Pavich looked into getting Uncle Chichi a Guinness Book of World Records title a couple of years ago, he found that the necessary proof of his dog’s age had been lost. The last official Guinness title-holder for the oldest dog, Pusuke, died last month at 26. — Read it at The New York Times
If you know anything about Labrador Retrievers, you know that they’ll eat just about anything. Take Vincent, who swallowed a 7-inch spoon — and somehow survived. "It's amazing he's alive,” said his veterinarian, who removed the spoon from the 9-year-old dog’s stomach. Vincent’s owner suspects that the spoon “had food on it and he must have been in a hurry and swallowed it down fast." — Read it at People Pets
Researchers report that the number of snowy owls who've been visiting the U.S. from the Arctic this winter is unusually high. The reason remains a mystery, but the sightings are a boon for avid birdwatchers because the birds are the same species as Harry Potter’s owl companion, Hedwig. — Read it at The New York Times
Authorities pulled a man and his dog from a New Hampshire lake on Sunday night. The 8-year-old dog, Rusty, was walking on the icy lake when he fell through — and his owner fell in trying to save him. Luckily, both are expected to recover. — Read it at WCVB
According to a new study, storing fat may be necessary to help some animals avoid starving, but packing on too much slows them down, making it easier for a predator to catch them. The study examines how animals find the right balance. — Read it at Live Science
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