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Ireland's new goat-sheep hybrid is as adorable as you'd expect (VIDEO)

What's brown, woolly and runs fast as hell? This fuzzy Irish geep.

It's National Elephant Day in Thailand!

In Thailand, National Elephant Day is a time to show respect for the pachyderms and learn about how elephant conservation is coming along. Elsewhere, it's time to look at elephant picturesand come up with witty captions!

Billionaire Richard Branson has turned his private Caribbean island into a rare animal sanctuary

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, is super rich - so rich that he owns a 72-acre private island, called Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands. Among Branson's guests there are some 300 different species of rare and endangered animals, including Galapagos tortoises and six species of lemur that are native to Madagascar and nearly extinct.

Indians pulled this baby elephant out of a sinkhole

Accidents happen. In India, accidents involving elephants happen. This poor baby pachyderm slipped next to a railway embankment in Assam, in northeastern India, and got stuck in a sinkhole.

Watch this chimp celebrate her new freedom with a goodbye hug for Jane Goodall, the primatologist who saved her life

Jane Goodall is among the world's foremost experts on chimpanzees. She's written dozens of books, won dozens of awards, and now runs the Jane Goodall Institute, an international wildlife and environmental conservation NGO. She turns 80 in April and is amazing. Wounda the chimp doesn't know any of that. But she does know how to give a great big goodbye hug to the woman who helped saved her life.

12 animal mating rituals that prove love is about good dance moves

YouTube/Screenshot Jazz great Louis Armstrong once sang about animals that like to “do it.” The surprisingly detailed list included:

Three wolves shot after escaping from UK zoo

Three wolves have been shot dead after they escaped from a zoo in the UK, prompting an eight hour search throughout the region.

Elephant crushes Missouri zookeeper to death

A Missouri zookeeper was killed by an elephant at a Springfield zoo on Friday, after the enormous animal lunged forward and crushed him in a narrow chute.

12 countries that have cooler national animals than the United States

Okay, the bald eagle is majestic. It's awesome. But it's no unicorn.
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