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Meet Naki’o, the First Dog With Four Prosthetic Paws [VIDEO]

Abandoned as a puppy when his owners fled their foreclosed-upon Nebraska home, Naki’o lost all four of his paws to severe frostbite after stepping into a freezing puddle in the home’s abandoned basement. He was rescued, but forced to crawl on his belly to get around. Happily, new owner and veterinary technician Christie Tomlinson successfully organized a fundraiser to have Naki’o’s two back legs fitted with OrthoPets prosthetics. When Naki’o enthusiastically took to his new hind-legs like they were the real deal, OrthoPets founder Martin Kaufmann decided to complete the set free of charge, making Naki’o is the first dog to ever be fitted with four prosthetic limbs.

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Klepto Cat Steals More Than 600 Items From Neighbors

A San Mateo, California feline with a thing for material items has been found guilty of stealing his neighbor’s goods.

In fact, the cat’s stolen over 600 items from around the neighborhood, including stuffed animals, clothing, hats and shoes.

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Baby Armadillo Gets Thirsty During Texas Drought [VIDEO]

With Texas experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years, most parts of the Lonestar State haven’t seen rain in months. It’s so dry, in fact, that one ordinarily shy baby armadillo came right up to this family’s walkway just to get a drink from their hose. With this adorable video racking up over 80,000 views since it was posted on Friday, we have to ask: Are baby armadillos the new kittens?

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Orangutan Rescues a Drowning Baby Chick in Heartwarming Video

A 12-year-old Bornean orangutan named Jorong became a viral sensation this week when video surfaced of him rescuing a seemingly injured moorhen chick from drowning in a pond inside his enclosure. The four-minute long, one-ape, one-leaf rescue effort took place at the Dublin Zoo in Ireland sometime before 2008 when Jorong was moved to a zoo in Western England as part of an international breeding program.

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Dog Tries to Play Fetch With Lazy Twin Babies [VIDEO]

When this dog was a puppy, he was playing fetch like it was his birth right. Meanwhile, all these babies want to do is sit by the pool on their weak, underdeveloped muscles, sucking on their fingers like they’re covered in Similac. Come on babies, doggie wants to play!

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Two Rescued Seals Get Released, Then Kiss Each Other [VIDEO]

If you spent the last few months living it up at a cushy rehab center in Laguna Beach, you’d probably kiss your loved ones too before going back into the deep, dark ocean too. But seriously guys, no tongue?

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Lion Tries to Eat Human Baby at Zoo – From Behind Glass! [VIDEO]

“Look at those cheeks! They’re so cute I could just eat them.” When grandma says it she only kinda means it. This lioness on the other hand, looks like she’d like nothing more than to smash through the glass and help herself to one heaping plate or adorable, clueless human. You can almost taste the cute.

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A Connecticut woman who was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee in 2009 underwent a face and hand transplant at a Boston Hospital.
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Woman Mauled by Chimp Gets New Face

A Connecticut woman who was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee in 2009 underwent a face and hand transplant at a Boston hospital, hospital officials announced last week. WARNING: Post contains graphic images.

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Man Jailed For Mailing Tarantulas
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Man Jailed For Mailing Tarantulas

Snail mail isn't for everyone. According to The Los Angeles Times, a German man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to shipping nearly 250 tarantulas by mail to the United States.

A federal prosecutor said 37-year-old Sven Koppler, who must also pay a $4,000 fine, is one of the "largest illegal importers of tarantulas."

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Man Tries to Smuggle Baby Animals Past Airport Security
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Man Tries to Smuggle Baby Animals Past Airport Security

In a bizarre twist, a first-class passenger was arrested this week after he was caught trying to smuggle two panthers, an Asiatic black bear, one macaque monkey and one marmoset in his luggage.

According to the Guardian, the suspect, Noor Mahmoodr, was charged with "possessing endangered wildlife and smuggling endangered wildlife." The animals were reportedly drugged at the time, and received immediate veterinary care after Mahmoodr was caught.

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Female Peacock Escapes From Bronx Zoo, Joins Twitter
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Female Peacock Escapes From Bronx Zoo, Joins Twitter

In a sign that the Bronx Zoo probably needs to improve its security, the NY Daily News is reporting that a female peacock (or peahen) has escaped from the zoo and is now making its way through the streets of New York.

Three Bronx Zoo staffers reportedly failed to rescue the peahen around noon on Tuesday before it flew off into the Manhattan wildlife

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Alligator Vandalizes Florida Cop Car

Law enforcement officials are trained to deal with most scenarios. But an alligator attacking a police car? That's a different story.

According to reports, a rascally 10-foot alligator took a bite out of an Alachua County sheriff deputy's vehicle in Florida. The creature was reportedly spotted attacking the patrol car near a country club in Gainesville. The deputy watched the carnage as he waited for an alligator trapper to show up. Naturally, the car's front bumper was heavily damaged.

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