Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

A mountain gorilla whose picture went viral after she photobombed a park ranger’s selfie has died at 14.Ndakazi “took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma,” a statement from the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday.

Shopper comes face-to-face with 10-foot python in supermarket spice aisle

Shopper comes face-to-face with 10-foot python in supermarket spice aisle

Alati said she used her phone to video the snake as it extended its body from the shelf into the aisle before reporting the intruder to supermarket staff.“I said: ‘I’ll go get my snake bag.’ I think they thought I was a bit crazy to be honest.

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Jack Hanna, the director emeritus of Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, has been diagnosed with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease , his family announced Wednesday on Twitter."Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease.

Lady Gaga issues plea to help find stolen dogs: 'My heart is sick'

Lady Gaga issues plea to help find stolen dogs: 'My heart is sick'

Next to a gallery of pictures of the missing dogs, whose names are Koji and Gustav, she posted Friday on , Gaga reiterated her offer of a $500,000 reward for their safe return.

When doves cry: Prince's original pet dove Divinity dies at 28

When doves cry: Prince's original pet dove Divinity dies at 28

Divinity, a white female dove once owned by Prince, has died, according to the late singer’s Paisley Park estate.“One of the original doves Prince kept at his iconic Paisley Park complex, Divinity was an ever-present fixture for countless Paisley Park tours, events, and productions,” the estate said in a statement.

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

In a statement, the RSPCA said: ‘We’re aware of this programme and are concerned that it is extremely irresponsible to encourage and glamorise breeding as a “get rich quick” scheme which, in turn, could lead to serious dog welfare issues and fuel the illegal puppy trade.

Westminster dog show ditches Madison Square Garden for 1st time in a century

Westminster dog show ditches Madison Square Garden for 1st time in a century

Breed and group judging will be held both days, and best in show will be chosen June 13 and televised by Fox. The 67-acre Lyndhurst site has hosted dog shows over the years.“The Lyndhurst estate is absolutely gorgeous and even with the show moving outside, I think it keeps with the prestige of being Westminster, if not even adds to it,” said Clint Livingston, who has handled dogs at Westminster every year since 1983.

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

The unnamed victim, from a hospital bed, told the department that she was "surprised to notice the deer following her and then shocked when it attacked, knocking her down and thrashing her with its antlers.".

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

The dog was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3 after showing signs of respiratory distress earlier that day, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

15-month-old girl fatally mauled by family dog in Rhode Island, police say

15-month-old girl fatally mauled by family dog in Rhode Island, police say

A 15-month-old girl was fatally mauled by a family dog, police in East Providence, Rhode Island, said Friday.East Providence Police Department Chief William Nebus told the station that the attack happened in a backyard at lunchtime.

Police forced to smash window to save dog trapped in car in 40C heat

Police forced to smash window to save dog trapped in car in 40C heat

The dog was seen cowering below the steering wheel (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla) The dog was taken to a vet for treatment (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla) Police said the dog has been removed from the owner’s care (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla) Police believe temperatures surpassed 40C inside the car (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla)When contacted by police the owner, a 49-year-old woman, did not see any issue with leaving the dog inside.

A dog 'drove' in circles for over an hour — see the video

A dog 'drove' in circles for over an hour — see the video

Max accidentally hit the gear stick into reverse, locking the owner out of the car and causing the vehicle to circle the cul-de-sac for nearly an hour.

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have adopted a rescue German shepherd named Major from a Delaware animal adoption center.

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, a gorilla who became famous for her ability to communicate through sign language, has died in her sleep at the age of 46, according to The Gorilla Foundation. Koko, in 1972 with her lifelong friend, animal psychologist Francine ''Penny'' Patterson, who taught the gorilla sign language.

Dinklage urges GoT fans to stop buying huskies

Dinklage urges GoT fans to stop buying huskies

“To all Game Of Thrones many wonderful fans, we under stand that due to the direwolves' huge popularity , many folks are go ing out and buying huskies,“ the US actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister, said in a statement issued by an an imal rights group.

Dog food recall: Advance Dermocare tied to deaths, illness

Dog food recall: Advance Dermocare tied to deaths, illness

Mars Petcare Australia has voluntarily recalled Advance Dermocare dry food, after learning a number of dogs have been affected by megaesophagus, a condition not usually linked to food.Nine police dog squad members, including one who was euthanased, have been struck down by the condition — an enlargement of the oesophagus.