Lost and found: noisy, tame and very active, Argentina delights in giant otter’s return | Endangered species

“This really is a big animal,” says Sebastián Di Martino, conservation director of Rewilding Argentina, emphasizing the “giant” in giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). “It can be 1.7 meters long … the biggest otter in the world.” Until its recent rediscovery, the giant otter was feared extinct in the country as a result of habitat loss … Read more

Beloved giant panda given to Taiwan by China dies aged 18 after seizures | Giant pandas

A panda given to Taiwan by China 14 years ago as a symbol of what were then warmer ties died on Saturday, after suffering seizures, Taipei zoo said. Tuan Tuan and his breeding mate Yuan Yuan were given to Taiwan by Beijing in late 2008, at a time when relations between the two were more … Read more

Lost and found: how two dead giant bees on eBay sparked the hunt to find one alive | Endangered species

or “flying bulldog” is how conservation photographer Clay Bolt described it, while local people call it king ofu, or the king of bees. Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto) is certainly a bee-hemoth. The world’s largest species of bee, it can grow to four times the size of a honeybee, with a wingspan of 64mm (2.5in). … Read more

‘Emus can break bones’: stop buying giant birds on a whim, farmers warn Birds

Tammy Shull, the owner of Moonlight Valley Farms in Aspers, Pennsylvania, makes a living selling emu chicks across the country. The flightless birds, native to Australia, cost about $200 for “standard” black and brown colors, while the rarer white variety can cost up to $850. Emus are a big part of Shull’s life. But hear … Read more

Giant rabbits ‘bred for meat’ looking for new homes after Northumberland rescue | Animals

Dozens of giant rabbits – one of which weighs as much as a jack russell terrier – are looking for new homes after being “bred for their meat” on an allotment. The RSPCA rescued 42 Flemish giant rabbits in Ashington, Northumberland, which were found living in “dreadful conditions in cramped hutches, where they had been … Read more

Dad Asks Which Dog Made The ‘Giant Mess’, Gets Hilarious ‘Straightforward’ Answer

Dogs will be dogs, and no amount of spoiling can make them perfect. They may get bored with the same old thing all the time, even if we provide them with a lot of attention. Whether they want to look for another meal, have a game session with one of your shoes, or just go … Read more

Kaley Cuoco Adopts Giant Senior Dog After Losing Her Best Friend

At actress Kaley Cuoco’s home, there’s always room for more rescue dogs! She and her husband Karl Cook have more pets than they’d care to admit, but this past year hasn’t been easy. They recently said goodbye to Norman, their long-term companion, and Petunia, their recently adopted senior dog. For most families, that would deter … Read more