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Baby rhino takes a snuggle break with sanctuary worker
Ben Hooper
POLOKWANE, South Africa, May 23 (UPI) -- A worker at a South African animal sanctuary shared video of a snuggle-minded baby rhinoceros using her as a pillow during cuddle time.

Watch: Gorilla with zero chill pounds on glass, moons zoo visitors
Ben Hooper
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 23 (UPI) -- A visitor to a Minnesota zoo captured footage of a particularly grumpy gorilla pounding on the glass before flashing his derriere toward the visitors.

Dive-bombing owl knocks long-legged buzzard out of its nest
Ben Hooper
JERUSALEM, May 23 (UPI) -- A nest cam set up to spy on a family of long-legged buzzards in Israel captured the moment a dive-bombing owl knocked one of the birds out of the nest.

Police: Escaped minimum-security inmate returned with SUV to pick up friends
Ben Hooper
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 23 (UPI) -- Alaska State Troopers said a man who escaped from a minimum-security facility returned three hours later with an SUV to pick up some of his fellow inmates.

Not-so-sneaky seagull struts into cafe, steals bag of potato chips
Ben Hooper
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- A brazen seagull was caught on camera walking casually into a cafe, grabbing a bag of potato chips with its beak and strutting out without paying.

Anaconda and dog make unlikely 'best friends'
Ben Hooper
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- A California pet owner shared video of his mismatched pets -- a small dog and an anaconda -- being introduced for the first time before becoming "best friends."

Taiwan zoo photographs panda with newspapers to disprove death rumors
Ben Hooper
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 23 (UPI) -- A zoo in Taiwan posted a photo of panda Tuan Tuan alive and well with a pile of newspapers after rumors of the beloved animal's death reached Chinese media.

Lizard turns cannibal on smaller rival in Indonesia
Ben Hooper
MAKASSAR, Indonesia, May 23 (UPI) -- A lizard in Indonesia was caught on camera turning cannibal by devouring a smaller, similarly colored lizard head-first.

Man demonstrates low-tech drone warfare with mid-air capture
Ben Hooper
MONTREAL, May 23 (UPI) -- A Quebec man took "drone warfare" to a new low-tech extreme by showing his method for using a quadcopter to snatch another drone out of the sky.

Horse hoisted from 12-foot-deep well at California ranch
Ben Hooper
AGUA DULCE, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California used a crane to rescue a horse that fell into a 12-foot-deep well at a famous ranch often used as a set for movies.