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Zoo's lion cub is five ridiculously adorable weeks old

Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s African lion cub is busy exploring his enclosure, playing with mother Kiki (there are no siblings to play with) and slowly being introduced, behind a protective screen, to his sister Zamaya. The lion cub is the first to be born at the zoo since 1968. A naming contest is underway.

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Your cat wants to be outdoors. Here’s how to keep it from losing its mind indoors

There are downsides to the indoor feline lifestyle. Cats can get bored, become aggressive, causing them to view your ankles as enticing scratching posts. They can get lazy and fat, like the majority of American cats. Or they can develop idiopathic cystitis, or Pandora Syndrome. The symptoms are bloody or painful urination, frequently outside a litter box, and other gastrointestinal, dermatological and neurological ailments.

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Even mountain lions enjoy the weather in California wine country

Even mountain lions love hanging out among the vines on Kenwood Vineyards property. The winery's camera at its Jack London Vineyard at Jack London State Historic Park near Glen Ellen, California caught these wild, four-legged friends taking their own interest in the art of winemaking this week in Sonoma County.

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Zoo's lion cub is five ridiculously adorable weeks old

Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s African lion cub is busy exploring his enclosure, playing with mother Kiki (there are no siblings to play with) and slowly being introduced, behind a protective screen, to his sister Zamaya. The lion cub is the first to be born at the zoo since 1968. A naming contest is underway.
John Walker/The Fresno Bee
Zoo's lion cub is five ridiculously adorable weeks old 2:42

Zoo's lion cub is five ridiculously adorable weeks old

Dog rescued after being buried alive in Italian earthquake 1:24

Dog rescued after being buried alive in Italian earthquake

Endangered eastern black rhino born in Iowa zoo 1:50

Endangered eastern black rhino born in Iowa zoo

This 'Little Brown Dog' followed an animal control truck until it stopped 1:41

This 'Little Brown Dog' followed an animal control truck until it stopped