June 25, 2012 03:30 PM

These stories are worth a click:

An 18-month-old girl is recovering at an Illinois hospital after the tip of her finger was bitten off by one of the family’s pet piranhas. While her parents originally thought she sustained a dog bite from their 85-lb. pit bull, part of her finger was later recovered from inside the fish. –Chicago Tribune

The Mets’ newly-acquired mascot, a chicken named Little Jerry Seinfeld, has already found a new home. Bought over the weekend by pitcher Tim Byrdak as a good luck charm in its series against the rival New York Yankees, the bird was given to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after the Mets lost all three games. –New York Post

An English bulldog in Alabama began nursing 6-week-old kittens after their mother was killed. The dog, Molly, had given birth to a litter of puppies a day earlier, and has now adopted the kittens as her own. –Daily Mail

A 450-lb. statue depicting a firefighter and his arson dog is making its way to Washington, D.C., where it will reside permanently. Created by Jerry Means, an arson investigator from Colorado, the statue brings “recognition to these dogs who are so important in finding out who or what is responsible for fires,” Means said. –The Pantagraph

A new study finds it’s not just primates that have brains that closely resembling human brains – dolphins, dogs and elephants do also. A dog has the ability to follow human pointing, done with either the hand or foot, whereas chimps are unable to. –AP

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