Here’s the science behind why some people love animals and others couldn’t care less

(Source: The recent popularity of “designer” dogs, cats, micro-pigs and other pets may seem to suggest that pet keeping is no more than a fad. Indeed, it is often assumed that pets are a Western affectation, a weird relic of the working animals kept by communities of the past. About half of the households […]

Zoo Didn’t Know Gorilla Was Pregnant Until She Gave Birth — TIME

The Prague Zoo had no idea its female gorilla was pregnant until she gave birth on Saturday. Zoo officials are calling the newborn a “miracle” because the 24-year-old Shinda previously had trouble conceiving. The zoo claims that her keepers did not notice she was pregnant because of “her appetite.” The baby does not have a… via […]