These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
September 16, 2010 03:02 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Maggie Q, the star of the new CW show Nikita, says that her character could use a companion –a mutt. The actress has a passion for shelter animals: “We never bought dogs. We rescued.” –

In Taiwan, a pedestrian with five pairs of legs is being given the right of way. Authorities are urging motorists to yield to land crabs during mating season, and parts of a highway are being sealed off to protect the animals. –AFP

Once thought to be extinct, an endangered short-tailed albatross was caught on a cod fishing hook in Alaska. The bird died as a result. –

An “Asian unicorn,” a critically endangered mammal formally known as the saola, was captured in Laos and died in captivity shortly after. The last confirmed sighting of a saola happened in 1999. –Telegraph

Scientists prize bird vomit as a source of information about a species and its habits. They can monitor the birds’ environments and diets by examing what was regurgitated. –Discovery News