Current Pet News

December 29, 2015 - Issue 1112


These Animals May Seem As Smart As Humans, But Please Don't Keep Them As a Pet

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December 29, 2015

They're cute when small, and as coy and cognizant as a young child. But watch out... when they're large enough to thwack you but still have the intelligence of a 2-year-old, you'll wonder whatever compelled you to think they'd be a great pet.

First New Canine Species Discovered in 150 Years

First New Canine Species Discovered in 150 Years

December 29, 2015

The golden jackals thought to be living in Africa aren't jackals after all, according to a new genetic analysis. They're actually another species entirely, the first to be discovered in the canidae family in over a century.

First Time Since Puppyhood, Dog Sees Her Mom

First Time Since Puppyhood, Dog Sees Her Mom

December 29, 2015

Dogs have an inborn family connection, it seems, like this pup reunited with her mom.