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Dog owners in San Francisco — where canines now outnumber kids — have formed a political action committee, DogPAC, to push the interests of man’s best friend. "We expect the dog vote to be a game-changer," said the group's president. And the city's candidates are taking DogPAC's members seriously. — Watch the video at USA Today, and read it at Fox News
They're known for being pretty lazy, but during the mating season, male koalas apparently have a lot to say. According to scientists, the marsupials holler to boast about their size and attract females. Larger koalas have the deepest calls, but even the smallest males can roar so loudly that they sound larger than a bison — an animal that's 100 times their size. — Read it at Science Daily
It's common knowledge that dogs can communicate with humans. But do they use their skills to try and tell us something we don’t know — Lassie-style? — Read it at Science 2.0
In a house with three dogs, it might be hard to figure out which potential culprit tipped over the trash can. This time, however, it looks like there's a clear-cut case against Tank, an English Mastiff who was caught wearing the lid like a collar. — Watch the video at the Huffington Post
Quadruplet Indochinese tigers, born on September 10, made their first appearance last week at a Berlin zoo. For their big introduction, the siblings posed in a wicker basket. — Read it at Today
The makers of Beneful dog food have devised a clever way to get the attention of their target audience: A European TV commercial for the brand includes a high-pitched sound that only canines can hear, like a dog whistle. So when your pup starts barking at the TV, you’ll know why. — Read it at AdWeek
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