Vetstreet Newsflash - Tuesday, September 27

Yosemite bear cubs

Bear Cubs Wrestle in Yosemite “Oh, please come to my car,” says one witness, while watching two “puppy-sized” cubs playing in Yosemite National Park. You probably don't want to get in between these bears and their mom, but you do want to see this video. — Watch it at Paw Nation

Where Is Hope the Bear?

In sadder bear news, researchers are worried that a hunter may have killed a black bear who turned into an Internet sensation last year when her birth was broadcast live on a “den cam” from northeastern Minnesota. It has been nearly two weeks since Hope, who does not have a radio collar, was last spotted. — Read it at the LA Times

He’ll Cast a Spell on You

Berry, the German shepherd who played Padfoot in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is looking for a new home. His stuntman owner says he spends a lot of time away from the house, and Berry and his other dog, Porridge, need more attention. “Both of us are a bit wobbly in our older years, but we still love life," Berry “writes” in a personal essay on his adoption agency’s website. — Read it at the Huffington Post

Need Some Exercise? Get a Dog

If you could use some motivation to get active, a dog could be the perfect fitness buddy. Studies show that dog owners not only walk more, but they walk faster. A recent survey also found that dogs are the reason why their owners take two-thirds of all walks each week. — Read it at Reuters

Siberian tiger cub

Siberian Tiger Cubs Debut at a Zoo A trio of Siberian tiger cubs, one of the world's rarest species, have made their first public appearance at a Russian zoo. Following the zoo’s tradition of giving tigers floral names, the cubs were christened Cactus, Jasmine, and Narcissus. — Read it at Today

A Gleeful Cast of Animal Lovers

There seems to be a second cast on the set of the hit musical comedy Glee — everyone’s pets. When they're not at work, some of the actors also take time to assist other animals: Lea Michele has appeared in a PETA campaign to help carriage horses in New York City, and Mark Salling has released a rehabilitated Great Horned Owl into the wild. — See the photos at People Pets

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