Aug 1, 2014 — The truck was carrying two blindfolded giraffes on a busy highway. The journey captured the attention of drivers but came to a tragic end.
Jul 23, 2014 — Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.
Jul 2, 2014 — A plastic jar of animal crackers was too enticing for a young bear in New Jersey, which got its head irretrievably wedged
Jun 23, 2014 — Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo after the exhibit was shuttered due to budget issues.
Jun 15, 2014 — Animals are smarter than you think and our place in the world is not as secure as you might imagine. In fact, authors Karen Joy Fowler and Jeff VanderMeer say we're living on an alien planet.
Jun 5, 2014 — A team from Utah State University has developed a smartphone application so "citizen scientists" can help track animal-vehicle collisions.
May 27, 2014 — As part of the zoo's animal enrichment program, otters and orangutans take up musical instruments.
Apr 18, 2014 — When a box was opened in Southern California, two little fur balls were inside. Now named Mouse and Wifi, the kittens survived a long trip. Their story's a nice change from the week's heavier news.
Apr 16, 2014 — You've swum with dolphins, ridden camels, stalked tigers. Now, try taking a memory test with a chimp — and losing. It's fun, humbling and mind-boggling.
Apr 3, 2014 — There it is: a wild animal, lurking. Here's Andrew, darting so fast, using his bare hands — and bingo! Suddenly, he's holding the animal. He doesn't use weapons — just his lightning-quick reflexes.