Some parents feel an immediate, loving connection when meeting their child for the first time. Zawadi, a male lion at the Oregon Zoo, is not that kind of parent. Since their birth last fall, lion cubs Kamali, Zalika and Angalia have been cared for primarily by their mother and zoo staff.
Cats are cute. Kids are cute. But kids reading to cats? That’s off-the-charts adorable. At the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Birdsboro, Pa., schoolchildren are improving their literacy skills by reading books to cats during the Book Buddies program.