Animals

Warnings about exploding tennis balls are real, but they didn't appear to be tied to a specific threat or trend when they resurfaced in May 2017.

Satirical reports that an African pastor was eaten by a crocodile while trying to walk on water like Jesus have been mistaken for factual news.

Photos appear to show Jimmy John Liautuad, owner of Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches, posing next to hunted elephants and a leopard, but the photos have never been verified.

A satirical article about a woman being arrested for training squirrels to attacking her ex-boyfriend has been mistaken for a factual report.

Rumors that the first 90 kangaroos have been released in Wyoming are nothing more than a very successful April Fool's joke.

Claims that Congress has approved killing hibernating wolves and bears are technically true, but they're also misleading.

Congressman Steve King made controversial remarks about dogfighting in 2012, but he didn't necessarily say it should be legal.

Smartphone video shows a terrified German Shepherd being forced into a pool of rushing water during the filming of "A Dog's Purpose," sparking accusations of animal abuse.

The sugar substitute Xylitol is dangerous for dogs and can lead to death if left untreated.

Shark finning, in which fisherman cut off a shark's fin and dump the carcass back into the ocean, threatens shark populations and ocean ecosystems.