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A wildfire in Shasta County, California left two baby fawns orphaned, but local firefighters came to the rescue. If we can’t watch burly, soot-covered firefighters hand-feed baby fawns, then what’s the point of living? Luckily, the Shasta County Fire Dept has got you covered.

A killdeer bird, known for its distinctive “kill deer” cry, is holding up a major music festival in Canada. While not endangered, the killdeer is a protected species, with a new mother killdeer and her nest discovered directly where the main stage will go for Bluesfest in Ottawa, one of Canada’s biggest music festivals. Unlike what we expect of most birds, Killdeer spend a lot of their time on the ground, where they also build their nests, instead of in trees.

The Alaskan police force has been outsmarted by a donut-loving squirrel. The squirrel brazenly stole a donut from an officer in Anchorage, Alaska – and is still at large. ” Seriously.

Now in its 30th year of celebrating the unique beauty of some strange-looking dogs from across the country, the 2018 Ugliest Dog Contest has declared a winner. The champ is Zsa Zsa, a rescued English bulldog hailing from Anoka, Minnesota. This 9-year-old stands out with an extra-long, Looney Tunes-style tongue.

Falkor the bearded dragon traveled from China to America via bicycle. Granted, he did do it via post inside the box that was delivering the bike. Al Brummett and his wife ordered a bicycle for their granddaughter off of Walmart’s online site.

Five circus tigers finally get to hang up their stripes. The laws in the EU regarding circus animals have been getting more strict. Right now, 23 European Union Member States, including Ireland, Scotland, and England in the U.K., “have introduced or announced a ban or severe restriction of wild animals in circuses,” according to the Animal Advocacy and Protection’s press release.

A kind man in Minnesota heard a kitten crying one night and investigated, finding her alone in a parking lot. After taking her home, he started to notice a few things that made her different from the average kitty: She had really big paws for her size and a strange meow… He suspected she might not be a regular domestic cat and turned her into the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.

This good girl has joined the Vancouver Fire Department but not to put out fires. Lola, a 2.5-year-old golden retriever, will work as a trauma dog to help firefighters with their mental health. Today we welcomed Lola to VFRS and to the mental health team.

This squirrel looked like something straight out of a museum – or an Ice Age movie. Bucky is your average gray tree squirrel with one exception. Before good-samaritan Jannet Lee Talbott got ahold of him, he had massive saber-tooth tusks growing out of his mouth.

Trevor, a dachshund living in England had a pretty normal four years of life as a normal-sized sausage dog. Until one morning his human’s mom commented that Trevor looked like he was gaining weight. They didn’t think much of it at first, but as they ate breakfast, he seemed to keep getting bigger.