The Week in Animals News: Mass Animal Escape, Sweaters for Penguins, and More (Slideshow)


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Residents of Muskingum County in Ohio got quite a shock this week after dozens of exotic animals broke free from an area wildlife farm and took to the streets and highways.

We also have a project dedicated to knitting sweaters for penguins threatened by the New Zealand oil spill, Siberian tigers and Arctic seals suffering from disease, camels killed to cut carbon, an adorable baby gorilla saved from poachers, and more in the Week in Animal News.

Past Weeks in Animal News:
The Week in Animal News: Man Kills Entire Pelican Colony, Sharks at Golf Course, and More
The Week in Animal News: Surfers Save Shark, Skinned Alive for Fake Uggs, and More
The Week in Animal News: Melting Zombie Caterpillars, Self-Cloning Jellyfish, and More

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