Cecil the lion‘s oldest son, six-year-old Xanda, has been killed by a trophy hunter. According to The Guardian, Xanda was shot down outside the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe by trophy hunters not far from where Cecil perished. This tragic death comes just two years after Cecil was lured out of the same animal reserve and killed by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer as part of a game hunt, causing global outrage that led to the temporary shut down of Dr. Palmer’s office.
The Grecian rescue pup was on a walk in Ymittos with his owner, when he caught the scent of something (or somethings!) cute and in need of a hero. Following his nose, altruistic Aragon sniffed out a box of little black-and-white kittens abandoned and left to fend for themselves, reports Laughing Squid. It was love at first lick for Aragon, who instantly fell muzzle over paws for the mewing orphans the moment he saw them. Thankfully, the dog didn’t have to part with the pussycats.
Track has gone to the dogs! Or at least the cross-country track team at Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, Florida, seems to have a surprising number of canine runners. These light-footed pups aren’t permanent members of the team, but instead visiting talent from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. According to the shelter, the high school athletes make a point of swinging by the rescue before their early morning training runs to pick up pooches eager to stretch their legs.
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Selecting a term
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