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Chimpanzee Escaped from Athens Zoo, Shot Dead

A male chimpanzee was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at the Attica Zoological Park, which is located just outside of Athens, on Saturday. The killing of the animal, as well as the details surrounding its escape from the...

Love Story of Greek Swans Ends Tragically in Death, Heartbreak

The love story of two swans in Kastoria, Greece has ended, with the female swan's death and a heartbreaking display, as the male swan was left reeling her loss on Tuesday. For the past week, Kastoria residents have been enchanted...

New Crocodile Species Discovered — and Its Last Meal Was a Dinosaur

Scientists in Australia have discovered a new species of crocodile, CNN reported on Monday. The new crocodile species dates back to the Cretaceous period, when most of the commonly known dinosaurs were roaming the Earth. And its last meal was...

The Female Greek Shepherd Taking TikTok By Storm

Maria Retsa, a 20-year-old shepherd from Greece, has gone viral on TikTok after showing her daily life managing livestock in the Greek countryside. Retsa is the only woman in her small town of Gavala on the island of Evia who...

Flock of Birds Fall Out of Sky, Die in Mexico

A video showing a massive flock of birds suddenly dropping out of the sky and dying in Mexico has gone viral on social media. The yellow-headed blackbirds went from flying in a swarm in Cuauhtémoc city, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to...

Same-Sex Penguin Couple Become Dads at New York Zoo

A same-sex penguin couple recently became adoptive dads at a zoo in New York after the egg they were fostering hatched successfully. The two Humboldt penguins Elmer and Lima, both male, hatched the egg on New Year's day at the...

Volunteers Fight to Save Stranded Whale in Greece

The story of a stranded beaked whale, which is ill and has been injured by a boat propeller, continues in Greece as volunteers are fighting to save its life. The whale first appeared in the shallows of a beach in...

Fans Honor Greek-American Animal Lover in “Betty White Challenge”

On January 17, what would have been her 100th birthday, tens of thousands of fans of beloved Greek-American actress and animal lover Betty White each donated $5 to their favorite animal-related charity as part of the "Betty White Challenge." Soon...

Snakes Were Used to Heal the Sick in Ancient Greece

Snakes have held significant roles in the mythology of many ancient cultures, including in ancient Greece, where they were even used to heal the sick. Around the world, the reptiles are often seen as symbols of healing, transformation, or fertility....

Iconic White Sperm Whale Spotted Off Jamaica

A white sperm whale was spotted off the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday in an extremely rare sighting. Sperm whales are typically grey or black, and a white sperm whale is exceedingly rare to come across. Hal Whitehead, who studies...