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February 2013 Newsbytes archive

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Last month’s contributors include crossaffliction, dronon, earthfurst, Equivamp, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, Kakurady, mwalimu, Rakuen Growlithe, RingtailedFox, Sonious and Vector.

Rakuen Growlithe: Animals escape Tokyo zoo! Or do they

Equivamp: Man dressed as zebra escapes Tokyo zoo; requires tranquilization.

Equivamp: Whoops! Rakuen beat me.

RingtailedFox: Huge marlin sinks fishing boat near Panama!

Higgs Raccoon: Kia explains to us where babies come from.

GreenReaper: Con gopher defrauds Department of Interior.

Higgs Raccoon: Anthro animals features in the music video for "Tourniquet" by folk band Hem.

Higgs Raccoon: It's Groundhog Day 2013, and Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring.

GreenReaper: U-18Chan may pick a new name - but few users desire change. [tip: EarthFurst]

crossaffliction: Really, FNN, you don’t have to syndicate everything we write.

crossaffliction: Count it! Wreck-It Ralph takes the Annie! Hello, Oscar!

crossaffliction: IDW’s TMNT series will get another character-based Micro-Series, this time spotlighting villains. Furries should check out the Old Hob and Alopex issues especially, as they are brand new furry mutants created for the series.

GreenReaper: FNN is on life support. Their Twitter feed broke in October. Yet they're still 1.5% of our visits!

Rakuen Growlithe: When FNN first arrived I thought it might be nice competition for Flyarah but then they just started mirroring Flayrah and it became pointless to watch it for itself. Half the time I look there it seems like comments are locked as well.

Higgs Raccoon: @RingtailedFox: Snopes is listing the marlin story as part-truth, part-fiction.

GreenReaper: Hey - we're back! Did you miss us? Flayrah is now using CloudFlare. Please report any issues.

Kakurady: Migrant workers in Beijing dressed in cartoon costumes to protest unpaid wages. [via Kotaku]

Equivamp: Tom Broadbent photographs fursuiters doing mundane tasks.

GreenReaper: Longcat, 8, loses battle with cancer.

Higgs Raccoon: UK news: Sammy’s Great Escape gets its cinema release on February 15.

Fred: Moles smell in stereo.

Fred: Dognition, new company, measures how smart dogs are.

GreenReaper: Furry crabs may slow disease afflicting Great Barrier Reef.

Sonious: Animals further their monopoly over the Monopoly tokens as the cat comes in and the iron goes bankrupt. Piano to play off the players defeated by said token not included.

crossaffliction: Not a big fan of the movie (and it isn’t very original), but these “I wroted Avatar and James Cameron stoleded it!” jerks are annoying even me.

earthfurst: Axe is holding a contest for sending someone into space. Camo Rovak has asked people to vote for him and says that if he wins he will go to space in fursuit.

Fred: How did hurricane Sandy affect NYC's rats?

GreenReaper: Teddy bears: not just for kids.

GreenReaper: Extinction: not the end of the world?

GreenReaper: Distressed ant pupae call for help.

GreenReaper: Your ancestor was likely a shrew.

Fred: 33,000 foxes in British cities.

Rakuen Growlithe: Hasbro shuts down MLP: Fighting is Magic game.

Fred: Thousands of spiders are falling from the skies in Brazil.

RingtailedFox: Dog with a suprisingly human-like face is up for adoption!

Higgs Racccoon: Miss Piggy is getting married.

crossaffliction: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic … minus the ponies? My bet: elaborate April Fools joke that got leaked a bit early.

Fred:They only live on Lombok Island.

GreenReaper: . . . for now! Owls have ways of getting around.

Fred: Valentine's Day, animal-style.

GreenReaper: Weasyl now allows uninvited signups.

Fred: The creature with a disposable penis.

Fred: The Strandbeest: artificial animals that really walk.

Vector: Eurofurence 18 unofficial highlights video released.

GreenReaper: If you kick a cat, don't report it to the police.

mwalimu: According to a Facebook post by BJ Buttons, MammaLlamaDevil (Kerry O'Day), owner of Merchandise Maven, passed away overnight from cancer.

GreenReaper: Scientists use hyrax pee to study climate change. [Ars Technica/Wired]

Higgs Raccoon: Author Katherine Applegate talks about her book The One and Only Ivan.

Fred: They've got a million of 'em -- photos of reclusive animals and birds, in camera-traps.

dronon: Shane Acker may be directing a CGI adaptation of the Beasts of Burden comics.

Fred: Penis size matters to female Hottentot golden moles.

Fred: Is duck hunting good for the ducks?

dronon: iOS game: Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin.

Higgs Raccoon: Furry fury: Cheer parent angry over overlapping convention at hotel.

Fred: Owls, owls, owls!

Higgs Raccoon: One Million Moms claims GEICO anthro pig commercial is "offensive and promotes bestiality".

crossaffliction: After a Shout! Factory DVD featuring Pinkie Pie (review forthcoming) comes a DVD featuring Twilight Sparkle. Warning: the cover and even title of the new DVD is spoileriffic, though admittedly, if you care, you probably already know, and if you don’t care, well, duh.

crossaffliction: Just when you thought the Michael Bay TMNT reboot could not get any worse

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a reporter and Red Fox from Hooker, Oklahoma, interested in movies, horror, stand up comedy

Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.