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Mystery of Knut the polar bear's death solved

More than four years ago, Knut the polar bear suffered a seizure and drowned in his enclosure in Germany as horrified zoo visitors watched.

Lots of questions and theories followed on what killed the beloved polar bear-- only to be discounted later.…

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Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long…

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National Dog Day: 8 reasons to adopt one

It's National Dog Day, and with some help from our friends at the Michigan Humane Society, here are eight reasons to adopt a dog at MHS.

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Pet of the Week: Cooper

Cooper is a shepherd mix. Adoption information: Detroit Dog Rescue 313-458-8014

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MHS promotes adoption with 'Cat Tank' video

With five cats to impress, one family bravely presents their adoption proposal in the new hit adoption show, “Cat Tank.”

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Obscenity-uttering parrot detained by police

A parrot in the Indian city of Rajura has been taken from its owner after police determined it was harassing an 85-year-old woman.

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National Zoo panda gives birth

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo announced. It was relatively quick: About an hour after her water broke.

"Mei Xiang reacted to the cub by picking it up. The panda team began preparing for a birth when they…

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Alligator removed from behind Detroit home

Animal Control officers removed a relatively small alligator Friday afternoon from the backyard of a home in the 1600 block of South Ethel Street in southwest Detroit.

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'Klepto Kitty' rockets to Internet fame

An orange tabby cat named Snorri is rocketing to Internet fame thanks to an adorable (exasperating?) habit of stealing the shoes of neighbors.

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40 Chihuahuas headed to new homes

Forty Chihuahuas are taking the flight of their lives to potential new homes in Idaho.

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New database uses facial recognition to find lost dogs

A facial database in Oakland County is using facial recognition to help owners find lost dogs.

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Pet of the Week: John

John is a lab and collie mix. Call Fidy and Fluffy's Rescue at 586-530-2221.

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