Flossie, the world’s oldest living cat, is nearly 27 years old

Flossie, the world’s oldest living cat, is nearly 27 years old

CNN  —  Flossie, at the age of almost 27 – which is the feline equivalent of being 120 human years old, according to Guinness World Records – has been crowned the world’s oldest living cat. The British brown and black cat received official recognition from Guinness World Records on Thursday at the record-breaking age of … Read more

National Dog Show: French Bulldog wins top prize

National Dog Show: French Bulldog wins top prize

CNN  —  Who’s a good boy? This year, it’s Winston. Winston the French Bulldog won Best in Show, the top spot, at this year’s 21st Annual National Dog Show presented by Purina. Winston is the first French Bulldog to ever win the competition’s top prize. “They have cornered the market on energy, enthusiasm and just … Read more

Review: Four recently published books help take our anthropocentric arrogance down a notch

Review: Four recently published books help take our anthropocentric arrogance down a notch

Everyone knows that Gandhi line about a nation’s moral progress being equal to how it treats its animals. So how do we North Americans rate? On the one hand, it’s easier to get into most medical schools than to adopt a rescue dog. On the other, we seem to be okay with the non-stop house … Read more

’90s teen heartthrob revealed on ‘The Masked Singer’

’90s teen heartthrob revealed on ‘The Masked Singer’

’90s teen heartthrob revealed on ‘The Masked Singer’ “The Masked Singer” held a 90’s-themed night for its 100th episode, eliminating actor Joey Lawrence as the Walrus and former NFL player Le’Veon Bell as the Milkshake from the competition.

Stone Age child’s grave site in Finland reveals surprises

Stone Age child’s grave site in Finland reveals surprises

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The burial site of a young child who lived 8,000 years ago has been discovered in Eastern Finland, providing a rare glimpse into how Stone Age humans treated their deceased. The Majoonsuo grave … Read more

Olivia Wilde gets support after claim she abandoned rescue dog

Olivia Wilde gets support after claim she abandoned rescue dog

CNN  —  Olivia Wilde is a lot of things, including a director, an actor, a mom, and, supposedly, an excellent maker of salad dressing. One thing she is not, however, is a dog deserter. After a Daily Mail story suggested that Wilde allegedly gave away her dog in order to spend more time with boyfriend … Read more

Rats with backpacks could help rescue earthquake survivors

Rats with backpacks could help rescue earthquake survivors

CNN  —  Buildings don’t collapse very often – but when they do, it’s catastrophic for those trapped inside. Natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes can level entire towns, and for the search and rescue teams trying to find survivors, it’s a painstaking task. But an unlikely savior is being trained up to help out: rats. … Read more

Rats with backpacks could help rescue earthquake survivors

Rats with backpacks could help rescue earthquake survivors

CNN  —  Buildings don’t collapse very often – but when they do, it’s catastrophic for those trapped inside. Natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes can level entire towns, and for the search and rescue teams trying to find survivors, it’s a painstaking task. But an unlikely savior is being trained up to help out: rats. … Read more

Smithsonian Zoo mourns death of 17-year-old African lion

Smithsonian Zoo mourns death of 17-year-old African lion

CNN  —  Luke, the patriarch of the Smithsonian National Zoo’s pride of African lions, has died at age 17. The big cat was euthanized October 19, according to a news release from the zoo. He had experienced health problems for several years. “Luke was truly the ‘king’ of the Great Cats exhibit,” said Craig Saffoe, … Read more

DC’s one-time runaway red panda has died

DC’s one-time runaway red panda has died

CNN  —  Rusty, the red panda who made headlines in 2013 following his successful escape from the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC, has died. Rusty escaped his enclosure at the National Zoo in June of 2013, as CNN reported at the time. City residents spotted the small panda wandering through DC’s trendy Adams Morgan … Read more