Animals

Dramatic beluga whale birth caught on video

Dramatic beluga whale birth caught on video

Mavis the whale, a resident of the Georgia Aquarium, gave birth to the beluga calf on Mother's Day
Yes, now there's a micro pig cafe

Yes, now there's a micro pig cafe

East London's scenesters can hang out with pocket-sized porkers at weekend "pignic" event in May
Dog abandoned with suitcase at train station

Dog abandoned with suitcase at train station

Heart-tugging photos of forlorn dog with case of belongings attracts deluge of online sympathy and outrage
10 of the best safaris for 2015

10 of the best safaris for 2015

From horse and camel adventures to treks through tiger territory, the safari industry Oscars recognize the best wildlife encounters
Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Different year, same pictures. But still very cute
The snake man of Bangladesh

The snake man of Bangladesh

Bare hands, a level head and hope for the future help the king of the snake catchers keep body and soul together
Animal attractions at Dubai shopping malls

Animal attractions at Dubai shopping malls

In the Middle East, animals in malls are not uncommon. Giant squid, crocodiles and lions are all on show for shoppers
8 greatest city mascots around the world

8 greatest city mascots around the world

Where to pay homage to the cutest local celebrities you'll ever stalk
Hungary's 'Wild East': Exotic cowboys, exotic livestock

Hungary's 'Wild East': Exotic cowboys, exotic livestock

Stock herders and csikos horsemen -- Hungarian cowboys -- corral unusual beasts in Europe's largest natural grassland
9 of the world’s most controversial foods

9 of the world’s most controversial foods

For some they’re delicacies, for others species in need of protection. Some of the more divisive dishes travelers may encounter
Wild Wellington: World's best city for animal lovers?

Wild Wellington: World's best city for animal lovers?

Where you can swim with a hundred dolphins, have a close encounter with a "living dinosaur" and abide by little blue penguin traffic rules
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