animals

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, …
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 wildlif…
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 Tues…
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 attack…
Goose and Deer Become Friends at Graveyard [VIDEO]
Interspecies relationships induce so many genuine "Awww!" moments, it's no wonder people have taken notice to the springtime friendship that's blossomed between a goose and deer at a Buffalo, NY cemetery.
Over the past week, the unusual pair has spent loads of quality time together. The mat…
Horrifying Taxidermy Fails
Not everyone can be a professional taxidermist — actually, it's a trade that requires an extensive amount of study. But that's not stopping whoever is responsible for these taxidermilogical disasters. A Danish Facebook user brings us "Dårligt udstoppede dyr"…