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Today’s News: Adorable animal smuggling, odd mothering habits, and more

May 13, 2011

Here are some fascinating articles that the humans (and animals ) at Current Instincts are reading today. Did we miss something major? Let us know below or send us an email.

  1. Man tries to smuggle adorable baby animals in luggageWe at Current Instincts firmly believe that animal trafficking of any kind is just plain wrong. But when we read about this man who got caught with baby leopards, panthers, monkeys and a bear in his suitcase at Bangkok’s international airport, well, we couldn’t help but think the whole ordeal was also a little adorable. (The Huffington Post)

    baby bear in a suitcase

    Animal trafficking is horrible! But I mean seriously, look at this baby bear in a suitcase. Aww...

  2. Want bees to buzz off? Use your cell phone Along with the impending summer season comes the influx of bees buzzing in your ear. If you want to scare them off, simply make a call using your cell phone, according to new research from the U.K. Apparently, cell phone signals drive honey bees crazy. (Seattle P-I)
  3. Stolen koala found in parking lot Banjo, a koala abducted from an Australian zoo, was found in a plastic waste bin north of Sydney. Other than being dehydrated, Banjo is expected to make a full recovery, according to a zookeeper. (MSNBC)
  4. Monkey research leads to potential H.I.V. vaccine Well this sounds promising. New research conducted by a team at Oregon Health & Science University’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute has created a vaccine candidate that has successfully treated the virus in non-human primates, which could potentially pave the way for a vaccine that is usable for humans. (Science Daily)
  5. Odd mothering habits in the animal world Next time you decide to complain about your mom being weird, first check out this list of behaviors found among animals, including mother ants who suck blood from their young. (MSNBC)
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2011 1:49 am

    So happy they found that baby koala. I had heard about this and wondered what happened. Thanks for the updates as usual, they are great.

  2. May 14, 2011 8:27 pm

    omg – you’re so right about the baby bear. My blood was boiling reading about the idiot who had them in his suitcase, but then my heart melted when I saw the cutie.

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