These stories are worth a click

These stories are worth a click:

It’s Groundhog Day, and the forecast from Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow is that spring will come early this year. Phil’s rival groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, had the same prediction. –AP

In April of last year, a Canadian theme park called Outdoor Adventures at Whistler staged a mass slaughter of 100 dogs following a dip in tourism following the Winter Olympics. Over a two-day period, the sled dogs were shot and put into a mass grave. –New York Times

New Caledonian crows can use sticks and strings, among other objects, as tools to find food and make other tools. They have these skills, researchers suggest, because of the way they are nurtured in the nest. –New York Times

Socially monogamous females throughout the animal kingdom usually end up with less attractive male partners. –Discovery News

A photo story out of China depicts a yellow weasel trying to move a dead companion out of the street. Instead, the weasel gets picked up by a man, possibly for the value of its fur, and taken away. –chinaSMACK