Animal of the Week: Raju the Captive Elephant Cried When He Was Freed

Meet Raju. Fifty years ago, awful human beings known as poachers stole Raju from his mother. His owners in the Uttar Pradesh area of India chained, beat, and starved him. Raju fed on scraps of food tossed to him by tourists and even ate plastic and paper to survive. Spiked chains around his legs made moving an excruciating experience and left permanent scars. This month, Wildlife SOS staged a rescue to give this majestic animal a shot at the abuse-free life he deserves.

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Animal of the Week: Badass Stray Cat Befriends Lynx at Russia's Leningrad Zoo

Despite their reputation for eating, sleeping, and peeing everywhere, cats can be audacious creatures –especially when food is at stake. After a calico cat slipped into Russia’s Leningrad Zoo in search of dinner, she ran into a lynx.

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Animals of the Week: The Philadelphia Zoo’s African Black-Footed Cat Kittens

If you’re anywhere near Philly right now, know that a crazy cat lady in the OneTravel office is unreasonably jealous of you (as in, me). This past April, the Philadelphia Zoo got its paws on a litter of African Black-Footed Cat kittens.

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World Cup? Nah. We’re Barking Mad Over the World Pup

Whether you’re a sports fanatic or can’t sit through a game without snoring, we all can agree that everything is infinitely better when puppies are involved.

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Chloe Luella is Not Impressed With This Animal of the Week Nonsense

You might have a million reasons to look up, but Chloe Luella is absolutely not impressed. Oh, and when’s dinner?

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