These stories are worth a click

These stories are worth a click:

A 16-year-old teen from Colorado is on a mission to take a picture with every species of mammal, reptile, bird and amphibian on the planet. He’s already taken 840 photos and has about 25,000 to go. Among the creatures he’s struck poses with: a camel, a black bear and a zebra. –Denver Post

Should Mali the elephant leave the Manila Zoo to live in a Thai sanctuary? The elephant, believed to be the only one in the Philippines, has spent the past year in the global spotlight because of animal advocates and interest groups who worry she’s not receiving proper care. Zoo officials, however, are concerned she would not survive the move. –New York Times

Researchers in France are working on a device that could eventually replace bomb-sniffer dogs, who can become easily distracted and require extensive training. The sensor would detect vapors of TNT, along with other explosives. –New York Times

Does your pooch need to hit the gym? With dogs’ health increasingly at risk, fitness companies are marketing equipment and classes to those four-legged friends who need to get moving. Options include canine-specialized treadmills and puppy pedometers. –Fox News

A San Antonio, Texas, couple says a police officer erroneously shot their pit bull in the jaw early Sunday morning. The officer was responding to a call from a family who, as it turns out, lives at a different house. –KSAT San Antonio