America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift, shares her name with a 1-year-old Eastern bongo living at the Sacramento Zoo. The bongo, which is a type of antelope, was able to escape her enclosure. While the whole incident only lasted 15 minutes thanks to the Sacramento Zoo staff’s quick action, it gained national attention.
Pete Davidson, SNL cast member and fiancé to Ariana Grande, has gotten a new tattoo in honour of their pet piglet, Piggy Smallz. Davidson got engaged to Grande last June, following a whirlwind romance of about a month. While their dating history is pretty short, Davidson’s got some tattoos that will last forever.
PETA honours dreamboat Bradley Cooper for casting his pooch Charlie in his upcoming film A Star is Born. Cooper, 43, plays Jackson Maine alongside costar Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta aka Lady Gaga who plays Ally in A Star is Born. He cast his own labradoodle for the role of Charlie, the couple’s beloved dog. “There was no nepotism.
Two men in San Diego were charged over a million dollars for their black market sea cucumber smuggling ring. David Mayorquin and his father, Ramon Torres Mayorquin, were named in a 26-count federal indictment filed last year. From 2010 to 2012, they smuggled $17 million worth of sea cucumbers from Mexico to Asia.
Pablo Escobar may be long gone, but his hippos live on. The Colombian drug-lord was shot in 1993, leaving the government to take control of his northwestern Colombian estate. That estate included four of Escobar’s favourite hippopotamuses.
As part of a launch event for GoPro’s HERO7 camera, filmmaker Taiyo Masuda caught an incredibly funny freak event on camera. Musada’s friend and fellow kayaker Kyle Mulinder was slapped in the face with a live octopus by a seal. The friends were on a kayaking trip off the coast of New Zealand when it happened.
Some rescue missions are better than others. The coast guard rescued 10 beagles and four pit bulls from Hurricane Florence. Check out the video below posted by USA Today: Josephine Horne’s rescue almost had a tragic ending.
Tony Alsup’s school bus is making rounds just ahead of Hurricane Florence. And he’s picking up unadoptable, leftover dogs and cats from animal shelters along the way. Alsup’s a trucker from East Tennessee who sort of stumbled into his role as an animal-hero.
Bruno Bartlett is down with the thiccness. The 25lb cat was dropped off at a shelter. His needy ways and extra AF attitude made him a bad fit for his family.
If you’re as obsessed with Taylor Swift’s cats, Meredith and Olivia, as us then you noticed their cameo in Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2. Meredith and Olivia made an appearance on Reynolds’ shirt in the movie. The two kitties are shown together, with the words “Olivia & Meredith Best Friends Purrrr Ever” written across the front of the shirt.