Photo of the day: U.S. soldier showers earless puppy with cuddles
Sgt. Kelly Carmody of Fayetteville, N.C., cuddles the earless puppy while on patrol.
Unfortunately, dog fighting is a popular sport in Afghanistan, especially during the winter months. To prepare them for a life of dog fighting, puppies often have their ear flaps removed so that other dogs won’t latch onto them during a fight.
It’s International Polar Bear Day!
What’s it like to live among these beautiful animals? The people of Churchill say it involves helicopter patrols on Halloween, never locking your car doors and, of course, constant vigilance.
Why do cats love boxes so much?
Boxes aren’t just fun and games for your kitty. Those 4 cardboard walls offer safety and security — in addition to being a great place to swat at passersby.
The silly snow day antics of red pandas
A pair of red pandas wrestle during snow flurries at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio.
Slightly larger than a domestic house cat, these adorable arboreal creatures are native to southwestern China and the Eastern Himalayas, where snow and freezing temperatures are no big deal.