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The Water Bowl: European Debt Crisis Delays Panda Delivery

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The urgency of the Greek debt crisis had a ripple effect … on pandas. Two animals headed for France’s Beauval zoo had to stay in China a little longer because discussions about their arrival had to be delayed during the G20 summit. –AFP

Some Occupy Wall Street protesters brought their dogs and cats to camp with them in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, and veterinarians are giving the pets check-ups in a makeshift clinic at the park. –New York Daily News

Talk about a dramatic rescue! A kitten stuck in a storm drain near the L.A. River could have drowned, but was saved by a team of animal control officers who rappelled into the river to get the kitten out of the drain. –NBC Los Angeles

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation has launched a new event that allows exotic pet owners to give up their animals – including leopards, pythons and giant chameleons – without facing any consequences. The event hopes to prevent people from releasing the animals into the wild when they become too unwieldy. –ABC News