The Media's Naming Him Knut…

This sunday, a mother rhino at Germany’s Munster Zoo gave birth. Zoo keepers, fearing the worst when Mom began diplaying signs of aggression, decided on hand-rearing the little guy. Media are already calling the newborn “Knut”, after his famous baby polar bear counterpart.

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The Media's Naming Him Knut…

This sunday, a mother rhino at Germany’s Munster Zoo gave birth. Zoo keepers, fearing the worst when Mom began diplaying signs of aggression, decided on hand-rearing the little guy. Media are already calling the newborn “Knut”, after his famous baby polar bear counterpart.

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Black Cats And Dogs Tend To Be Least Adopted

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Apparently, it is a problem experienced by shelters and rescue groups across the country — black cats and dogs always seem to be the last to be adopted. Tennessee-based animal rescue group A.A.R.F. (All About Rescue and Fixin’) held a special adoption event for black dogs and cats on Saturday, Sept. 12, to call attention to the issue and to find homes for some of these dark horses, er, animals.

So why are black animals so hard to place?There are many theories. Jennifer Farley, executive director of A.A.R.F., tells Paw Nation: “I have heard a variety of comments in regard to black or dark animals in general: ‘Spooky,’ ‘creepy,’ ‘scary,’ ‘I can’t see its eyes,’ or even ‘I don’t trust that dog.’”
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'Montauk Monster' Spotted In

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The beast’s hairless, rubbery body and revolting features have drawn comparisons with the Montauk Monster, the still-unidentified animal photographed on a New York beach last year.According to reports in Panama, the teenagers spotted the creature crawling out of a cave while playing in the town of Cerro Azul north of Panama City. Fearing for the safety as it moved towards them, the youths claim they attacked the beast with sticks before throwing its lifeless body into a pool of water.

They returned later to take pictures of the corpse which were then posted on the website of the Central American country’s Telemetro television station.The images have since bounced around various cryptozoology blogs, with several explanations suggested for what it might have been.

A hooked claw visible in one of the photos has been cited as evidence for the popular theory that the creature was a sloth that somehow lost its hair.The so-called Montauk Monster provoked intense speculation when photos allegedly taken at the Long Island resort where it was washed up were posted on Gawker, the US gossip website.It was variously identified as a dead dog, a disused film prop and a marketing stunt, but its remains have never been found.

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'Montauk Monster' Spotted In

monster @#$k

The beast’s hairless, rubbery body and revolting features have drawn comparisons with the Montauk Monster, the still-unidentified animal photographed on a New York beach last year.According to reports in Panama, the teenagers spotted the creature crawling out of a cave while playing in the town of Cerro Azul north of Panama City. Fearing for the safety as it moved towards them, the youths claim they attacked the beast with sticks before throwing its lifeless body into a pool of water.

They returned later to take pictures of the corpse which were then posted on the website of the Central American country’s Telemetro television station.The images have since bounced around various cryptozoology blogs, with several explanations suggested for what it might have been.

A hooked claw visible in one of the photos has been cited as evidence for the popular theory that the creature was a sloth that somehow lost its hair.The so-called Montauk Monster provoked intense speculation when photos allegedly taken at the Long Island resort where it was washed up were posted on Gawker, the US gossip website.It was variously identified as a dead dog, a disused film prop and a marketing stunt, but its remains have never been found.

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Dog Falls 180ft Down And Survives For Six Days

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A dog fell 180ft down a mineshaft and survived for six days without food and water before being rescued unharmed. Rebecca Lewis, 38, searched for days for Coco, her Patterdale Terrier, after it went missing on a walk.Miss Lewis, a self-employed artist and property developer, searched for specialist maps of mine shafts in the area and contacted dog charity Dog Lost! who put her in touch with a group of cavers who eventually pulled Coco out of the dry shaft.

A vet gave her a clean bill of health, aside from a small cut above her eye and a sore leg – and she did not require any treatment.

Miss Lewis took Coco for a walk with friends and family on the evening of September 4 when Coco disappeared at Little Brunnion, near Trencrom, Cornwall.Miss Lewis said that there were no warning signs or fenced off areas signifying open shafts in the densely overgrown area.”We had no idea they were there,” she said. “I had no cause for concern. It was busy – there were four children. Fifteen minutes down the footpath I realised she was gone.”
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