April 20, 2009 02:55 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Okaloosa Island off Florida has become Bunny Island. The fluffy, abandoned pets have multiplied in the mild climate. While some residents enjoy the fairy tale scene, others are annoyed and trapping and relocating them. – New York Times

Dogs understand humans better than chimps. – ZooToo

Bone professor Grover Krantz gets his dying wish: the skeletons of Grover Krantz and his beloved Irish wolfhound – hugging and smiling –are on display at the Smithsonian.–Washington Post

New York City utility workers try to dissuade monk parrots from building a nest around a transformer by mounting a motion-activated owl.–New York Times

April is Heartworm Awareness Month! (About 40% of dogs and half of cats aren’t protected.) – Steve Dale’s Pet World, Chicago Tribune

Animals are getting blocked by the new border fence with Mexico. The International League of Conservation Photographers documented wildlife such as mountain lions near the wall.–National Geographic

Mother and son barred from owning animals after found guilty of cruelty. Their puppy had been allowed to grow into a body harness. – Peta

Animals like cow and deer navigate using the north-south lines of the earth’s magnetic fields, but power lines which emit their own magnetism re-orient the animals. – Corbis

Share a playdate with your kitty with these interactive cat toys. – Petside.com

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