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Orphaned orangutan babies learn survival skills at 'Forest School'
Ben Hooper
KETAPANG, Indonesia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- An animal rescue group in Indonesia is teaching motherless baby orangutans how to survive in the wild with a "school" designed to help them teach one another.

Big purr-motion for cat living at British train station
Ben Hooper
HUDDERSFIELD, England, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A mouse-catching cat at a British train station was awarded a "promotion" to management, complete with a reflective vest and a name badge.

Astronaut shares photo of Super Bowl from 249 miles up
Ben Hooper
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- An astronaut shared a photo he snapped of his brief time being able to see the Super Bowl "in person," from 249 miles up in the sky.

'Dalai Lemur' meditates in the sun at British zoo
Ben Hooper
WINCHESTER, England, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A visitor to a British zoo captured video of a lemur attaining oneness with nature by appearing to meditate in the sun.

Scottish charity seeks home for dog-sized rabbit
Ben Hooper
GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Scottish animal rescue is seeking a home for an unusual pet -- a "larger than life" rabbit the size of a small dog.

No reports of injuries, tears from spilled milk on Texas highway
Ben Hooper
HOUSTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas said there were no reports of injuries -- or tears -- when a truck lost part of its load of milk cartons onto the roadway.

Businessman selling jars of British air to the Chinese
Ben Hooper
DORSET, England, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A British entrepreneur said he is raking in the cash by selling 20-ounce jars of British countryside air to pollution-stricken Chinese customers for $155 each.

Florida man frees iguana trapped in chain-link fence
Ben Hooper
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida man who saw an iguana get itself stuck in a chain-link fence recorded his two-minute attempt to rescue the distressed lizard.

15 vehicles parked on ice fall through into Wisconsin lake
Ben Hooper
LAKE GENEVA, Wis., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin snow sculpting competition featured a spectacle of another kind when 15 cars parked on the ice fell through into the waters of Lake Geneva.

Woman helps sloth cross the road in Northern Brazil
Ben Hooper
SAO PAULO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A woman traveling in Northern Brazil with her family discovered a sloth slowly crossing the road and escorted him to the other side.