These stories are worth a click

August 27, 2012 04:45 PM

These stories are worth a click:

As climate change continues to affect the natural habitats of ocean dwellers and various animals, many zoos and aquariums are torn about the ways in which employees educate visitors about global warming. Some managers worry about upsetting zoo-goers while others hope to inspire a new generation to be proactive about the environment. – New York Times

A zoo director in western Germany shot and killed a tiger Saturday after the animal escaped its enclosure and killed a female keeper. According to police, the 4-year-old tiger, Altai, made his way through a passage between his enclosure and an adjacent storage building, where he fatally attacked the 43-year-old zookeeper. –Associated Press

About two dozen people supporting Dogs Against Romney were among the Republican National Convention protesters who braved a looming storm with their self-proclaimed Democrat dogs on Sunday. The group hoped to remind voters of the presidential hopeful’s 1983 family vacation, in which his family’s Irish Setter, Seamus, rode in a crate atop their station wagon for a 12-hour drive. –Tampa Bay Times

The term “man’s best friend” takes on a special meaning for one Austin, Texas, professor and playwright, who tells the story of his rescue dog Dusty (a.k.a. Danger). The two share a bond that involves pizza crust, Friday nights staying in watching movies – and lots of snuggling. –New York Times

After he was bit by a cobra snake last Tuesday, a Nepali man sought revenge on the reptile attacker by fatally biting it back. “I could have killed it with a stick but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry,” the 55-year-old told a local newspaper. –

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