May 01, 2009 02:32 PM

These stories are worth a click:

* Grooving parrot proves to scientists: Animals can “dance” to music. – AP

* Go ahead and serve Mighty Dog at your next party! A blind taste test shows people can’t tell the difference between dog food and pate or spam. – LATimes

* Michelle Obama has set a playdate for Bo and another Portuguese Water Dog named Austin, whose parents are an academic and White House staffer who are moving to D.C. from Chicago. – Women’s Wear Daily

* Mr. Clucky, a rescued rooster who has become a Miami Beach celeb, rides a bike’s handlebars and spreads the word on animal welfare issues. He’s particularly annoyed with KFC. – ZooToo

* With the Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, the horse industry is remarkably silent on drug use, even though it tries to reform. That’s why the United States has the worst mortality rate for thoroughbreds, experts say. – New York Times

* Australia is mulling allowing crocodile hunting safaris in its Northern Territory. Tourists would pay thousands of dollars to hunt saltwater crocodiles, which were once almost wiped out. – IFAW

* Can you give a cat Benadryl to cut her nails? – Petside.com

* The Baghdad Zoo is going to kill its wild boars despite the fact that swine flu is caught from other people, not pigs. – Huffington Post

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