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Aardvark killed and four meerkats presumed dead after fire at London zoo

Zoo to reopen on Christmas Eve despite blaze at Regents Park site, which left some staff requiring treatment for smoke inhalation An aardvark has died and four meerkat brothers are presumed dead after a large fire broke out at ZSL London zoo in the early hours of Saturday morning. A number of ZSL London staff have been treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze in the Animal Adventure section, which spread to an adjacent shop. Sadly our vets have confirmed the death of our nine-year-old aardvark, Misha,

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Fiona the Hippo celebrates the holidays with a special gift

Fiona the Hippo’s had a big year. In fact, she’s not even one year old yet. But 2017’s perfect baby hippo is growing up. Born six weeks premature at only 29 pounds at Cincinnati Zoo in January, Fiona has garnered quite the online fanbase (including us) — just watch her engagement photobomb to know why. SEE ALSO: Fiona the hippo’s best moments of 2017 Now, Fiona is sitting pretty at 622 pounds, according to the zoo. Plus, Fiona’s zoo team has transitioned her to an all solid food diet —…

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Magpie edges out white ibis and kookaburra as Australian bird of the year

Top three birds all backed by more than 10,000 votes in Guardian Australia and BirdLife Australia poll that attracted 150,000 votes The Australian magpie has been crowned Australian bird of the year for 2017, upsetting the early favourite, the white ibis, and winning 13.3% of the vote. The magpie received 19,926 votes, followed by the Australian white ibis with 19,083 votes and the laughing kookaburra with 10,953 votes. They were the only three species to win more than 10,000 votes, to the chagrin of fairywren supporters who feel the chubby…

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4 Big Frogs You Can Store A Few Hot Wheels In

If you’re in the market for a huge-ass frog to put a couple Hot Wheels in, look no further. Here are four monster frogs that could store a ton. 1. This big-ass frog Right off the bat, we’re starting with this giant-ass frog. Jesus Christ, would you get a load of this big honkin’ dipshit? One look at this bad boy and you just know he could hold five or six Hot Wheels, easy, and still have room in his fat belly to eat some other cool shit if he…

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