Cat Born With Wings

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Someone should tell the birds to look out – now cats are growing wings.At least, this cat in the Chinese city of Chongqing in China appears to be.Animal experts have been left baffled by the fluffy white moggy, who was born normal – but began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine when he was just a year old.

Some experts believe the bony ‘wings’ are in fact a freak mutation – a Siamese twin growing inside the kitty.
Others think the mutation may be genetic, caused by chemicals during his mother’s pregnancy.Whatever the answer is, the cat does not seem to mind – with his owners even claiming he enjoys all the attention.

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"Dog-Kangaroos" Turn Heads In The Philippines

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Hop to it! Meet Cute and Bambi, two pooches who’ve become celebrities in Quezon City, Philippines. The dogs are known by locals as “dog-kangaroos,” thanks to their missing limbs and ability to hop on their hind legs like the marsupials, according to The Los Angeles Times. Owned by street vendor Lope Tulipas, the pups are the talk of the town – and some passersbys have even offered to buy them. But Tulipas, who reportedly earns the equivalent of less than $3 a day, refuses to sell. We can understand why!

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Earthquake Kits For Cats And Dogs

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It’s the latest thing for the paranoid pet owner: an earthquake survival kit for cats and dogs.Animal lovers living in earthquake-prone regions can now buy special kits to ensure the survival of their most cherished pets should the earth begin the tremble.

Manufacturers Oyagokoro, from Japan, have released three types of earthquake packs for dogs and cats of different sizes.

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In the case of an emergency, pet-owners can relax. The kit contains a padded jacket and rain hat, special boots to protect paws, and aromatherapy oil to soothe stressed out cats and dogs.

Also included in the pack – which doubles as a carry case for smaller pets – is a waterproof ID capsule with the animal’s details and a bell should they become lost in rubble.

Food, water and bowls for feeding and a muzzle to prevent spooked pets from biting rescuers also feature.

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Meerkat Quadruplets Born In Bristol Zoo

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The animals weighed just 30 grams each when they were born but are now strong enough to venture outside for the first time.They have begun digging like their parents – but frequently fall over as they try to find their feet.Matt Webb, the Zoo’s overseer of small mammals, said: “The babies were tiny when they were born, with very little fur and eyes tightly closed.

“They are still too small to sex, but we should know if they are males or females in another month or two.

“They are still feeding from the adult females, but have recently started eating solid food and will become fully weaned in the next few weeks.”

The meerkat is a member of the mongoose family that inhabits all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and South Africa.A meerkat group, called a ‘clan’, ‘mob’, or a ‘gang’, often contains about 20 meerkats at a time, but some superfamilies have had 50 or more.They have an average life span of 12 to 14 years.

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