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funny goats news "Kid" Runs Away From Home Only to Be Arrested by Police for Refusing to Leave a Tim Hortons
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan ended up arresting a goat when the unruly cafe guest refused to leave a local Tim Hortons. Restaurant workers told police they tried to shoo him away but he just kept walking back inside. The goat had escaped from the University of Saskatchewan Rodeo and was probably just looking for a warm place to sleep.  Fortunately the goat was returned to his owner and didn't have to spend a night in the slammer. 

"Pet dogs" raised by Chinese man for 2 years turn out to be bears

How hard is it to distinguish between dogs and bears? It took a Chinese man two years to realize that the two "pet dogs" he'd raised are actually Asian black bears.

Posted by Xinhua News Agency on Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A Chinese man bought two puppies that he was told would grow up to become good watch dogs. For two years he took care of them as they grew and acted differently than other dogs. He finally discovered that they were not dogs, but protected Asian black bears when he visited a wildlife exhibit featuring the threatened species of bear. Fortunately he was able to contact the forestry police who found the bears a more suitable home.

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Seals, the dogs of the sea, trained by Russian officials to be ruthlessly adorable soldiers of fortune. That said, it's pretty hard to look like ruthless military operative when you're this adorable:



There's also a precedence for trained animals in the Russian special forces. At least, according to the historically sound documentary video game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2.



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cute cows boars A Herd of Cattle Adopted a Lonely Wild Boar Piglet
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This adorable little guy wandered into the midst of a cow family who started to care for him as one of their own.  The farmers who owned the cows named him Johann.

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The cows lick him clean and let him snuggle with them just like they would a baby of their own species. 


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When media caught on to this wild pig's foster situation the attention got to be too much for him and he relocated with a new group of cows in a different meadow nearby. Amazingly, his new foster family accepted him as well and now he happily forages for bugs and acorns near his new grass-eating moms. 

cute panda news Giant Panda Named Mei Xiang Just Had Twins at the Smithsonian National Zoo
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The panda team at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. was excited to greet their newest baby panda on the evening of August 22. They were surprised to see that a second cub was born around 10 P.M. that night. It's rare for giant pandas to have twins, in fact this is only the third time that a pair of panda cubs have been born in the United States. 

At the moment the zoo is working to alternate individual time with the panda mother for each cub to make sure she can devote enough attention to each of them. So far Mei Xiang has been adjusting to motherhood well, you can see her immediately picking up and cleaning her second cub in the video below. 

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