Remember when the worst thing that happened during the government shutdown was we lost our precious panda cam??
That was totes the worst!
During the government shutdown the Smithsonian's National Zoo had to close its gates! And it lead to the saddest photo we've ever seen!
Well the zoo is now back open! Huzzah!
While it was closed, some inneresting shiz went down: there was a departure, two deaths and some SEX!
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We previously mentioned that animal rights groups were incensed over the deaths of 27 animals on the set of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.
Though apparently that may not exactly be true.
That actually is completely false according to some Hobbit high-ups.
The producers of The Hobbit released a statement, saying:
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Sad….it might just be best to LEAVE ANIMALS OUT OF FILMS!
The animal wranglers employed by The Hobbit trilogy's production company state that the company is responsible for 27 animal deaths.
The workers claim that their animals were kept on a farm full of death traps, including
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Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have discovered 20 dead sea lions in the past two months, with most of them suffering from gunshot wounds.
They believe that the sea lion deaths are due to
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Loosen your pants and get out the peanut butter!!
Peta has joined the colorful business of adult entertainment. But before all you nastyass beastly cra cras get too excited, will have you know this is porbs NOT the kind of thing you were looking for.
The site at peta.xxx and it will be “a pornography site that draws attention to the plight of animals,” PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt said.
We don't know a whole lot about the site right now - but we're guessing this is might be PETA's answer to the horrible disgusting porn (like the "Crush Videos") that feature brutal animal deaths.
We're just hoping they'll have amateur videos like this turtle having an orgasm!!
[Image via WENN.]
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Yay!!! We mean… oh, darn it!
Signals from mobile phones could be partly to blame for the mysterious deaths of honeybees, new research shows.
In the first experiment of its kind, a bee expert placed a mobile phone underneath a hive and then carefully monitored the reaction of the workers.
The bees were able to tell when the handsets were making and receiving calls, and responded by making the high pitched squeaks that usually signal the start of swarming.
Some experts say the latest generation of pesticides may disrupt the nervous systems of bees, causing them to get lost and confused.
And most bee experts say the creatures are suffering from the loss of wild flowers, meadows, rough pasture and untidy gardens.
However, a handful of experts say mobile phones could also be partly to blame.
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When giant squid washed up ashore along Spain's Asturias province in the early 2000s, the events occurred suspiciously close to when ships had used air guns to conduct low-frequency sound-pulse exercises in the region, Ocean Leadership reports.
While the noises were a possible cause for the squids' deaths, it was not confirmed until a recent study completed by a marine bioacoustician at Barcelona's Technical University of Catalonia and his team.
We have known for some time that whales and other marine mammals which rely on sound for communication and navigation have been harmed by the noise pollution in the ocean — either by not being able to hear, and therefore find, one another, or by being so blasted by loud sounds that they beach themselves or are killed by the trauma caused inside their skulls.
The study showed that among specimens of two species of squid, one species of octopus and one species of cuttelfish exposed to low-frequency sound for two hours, all showed signs of damage to their statocyst tissue, with the damage becoming worse the longer after exposure the animals lived.
[Image via wikipedia.]
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