These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
Updated October 21, 2009 04:57 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Kelly Ann Walz, 37, of Saylorsburg, Pa., the owner of Teddy a 350-lb. pet bear she had raised since birth nine years ago, was killed by the animal on Sunday as she entered it’s 15-by-15 cage to clean it. A neighbor shot and killed the bear, but Walz died of her injuries at the scene.–Associated Press

Josephine a nearly blind gorilla living at the Miami MetroZoo, underwent successful cataract surgery on Saturday and is “doing great.” Following the surgery, the animal was fascinated by all she could see, communications director Ron Magill said.–

A new study in the Journal of Zoology finds that bats that are born under bridges over busy highways are bigger and grow faster than those born in natural caves.–BBC

Fifteen miniature horses that were rescued last month from the home of a San Gregorio, Calif., couple who were overwhelmed with their herd, have found new homes. Local residents and two non-profit groups adopted the animals.–