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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

You Need to See Inside This Retro Camper Where Rumer Willis's Dog Lives


Usually being in the doghouse is far from a good thing, but, if it’s a celebrity dog house like the ones seen in Quibi’s new show Barkitecture, we will gladly accept our fate. House Beautiful spoke to the co-hosts of the show, Bachelorette alumTyler Cameron and Brooklyn designer Delia Kenza, for the scoop on the exceptional dog houses created for this show, and it’s certainly not a *ruff* life for these lucky dogs. The celebrity clients on Barkitecture include Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Wilmer Valderrama, Teyana Taylor, Rumer Willis, Joel McHale, Lilly Singh, and Norbert the dog. Barkitecture premieres on Quibi today, May 11th.

To read more on this story, click here: You Need to See Inside This Retro Camper Where Rumer Willis's Dog Lives


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Bird With Deformed Feet Gets Tiny Casts Made By Veterinarians


A tiny Mockingbird that doesn’t even have a name recently ended up with the California Wildlife Center. They rescued him and took him in after they saw his feet were deformed.

The little bird had ‘knuckled feet’, meaning that they folded in on themselves so it was impossible for him to walk or even perch comfortably.

If the rescue group wouldn’t have stepped in, the little Mockingbird would probably have died.

In addition, the bird probably had to deal with painful sores constantly. Thankfully, a solution was only one creative decision away.

A team of veterinarians got busy creating a little set of shoes for the tiny bird. They made the shoes out of cardboard.

The shoes were designed to help realign the little bird’s feet so that they were back in shape again. It took only one week and his feet were fixed. He was then able to get back to life as normal.

They removed the little makeshift shoes and released the bird into the wild. I guess we could all use a little help sometimes.




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Man Finds Giant Bird-Eating Spider Guarding His Garage


Australia, The Land Down Under, is full of beautiful beaches, incredible landscapes…and scary things that can kill you.

Speaking of scary, meet Martha, the giant golden orb spider who made herself right at home in someone’s garage in Buderim, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Golden orb spiders typically eat flies, beetles, and moths – as well as small birds and bats.

To read more on this story, click here: Man Finds Giant Bird-Eating Spider Guarding His Garage


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Rottweilers Save Horses From Intruders Who Planned On Slaughtering Them


This is awful: authorities in Florida have recently been warning more owners about a statewide increase in horses being slaughtered and harvested for their meat.

Horse theft and slaughter cases in various counties across Florida have left owners reeling and searching desperately for solutions.

Brena Kramer of Zephyrhills knows about this horrific crime firsthand. She claims three intruders tried to slaughter her beloved horses for their meat.

If it weren’t for Brena’s two rottweilers, she says things would have ended much differently. She believes the dogs chased off the intruders.

Brena ran to their barn as quickly as she could and found one of the horses was left with a rope still tied around its neck.

The horses were left with cuts and scrapes all over their faces, especially near their eyes, along with rope burns near their mouths.

Brena is now sharing her story to warn other horse owners in her area and beyond.

“It is common down South. It’s something most horse owners know about, especially in Florida,” she told Fox13. “They will bleed them out and start butchering while the horse is bleeding.”

Thankfully, there are a couple of heroes who were watching over the horses during the incident.

Learn more in this video.



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Overweight Cat Is Going Viral After Passerby Shares Vet Clinic’s Hilarious Sign


A post-it and several sheets of paper were tapped to the door of a vet clinic – all to describe the resident cat.

A chunky cat named Fat Fred has captured people’s attention and apparently the clinic has received many inquires about him – so they decided to post a witty note.

Someone was strolling by the clinic when they noticed the note and snapped a photo to share online.

KneeAppallingTanIceCream posted the hilarious sign to Imgur with the caption, “Walking by a vet clinic when I saw this sign…” and it immediately went viral.

To read more on this story, click here: Overweight Cat Is Going Viral After Passerby Shares Vet Clinic’s Hilarious Sign

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Unicorns May Not Exist, But Did You Know That “Magical Rabbits” Do?


Unicorns may not exist, but did you know that “magical rabbits” do?

Okay, so they’re not really magical, but they’re certainly something special. “Magical rabbits” are also known as Ili Pika, and they are one of the most endangered species on the planet.

Pictures of them are exceptionally rare. In fact, the pictures seen in this post are the first images to surface of the elusive rabbits in 20 years.

Conservationist Weidong Li first discovered these cute animals in the 1980’s. The second time they were spotted was in the Tianshian mountains, located in the northwestern region of China.

The species was originally known as “Ochotona iliensis”, but Li changed its name in honor of his hometown. Sadly, the species population has plummeted even farther since they were first discovered.

Experts now estimate that there are fewer than 1,000 of these rabbits still alive.

Li feels a great responsibility to keep them safe, being as he was the person who discovered them in the first place. He’s said that he would feel very guilty if they went extinct on his watch. So he actually retired from his day job early in order to spend more of his time observing these creatures in their natural habitat.

But because of their rarity, it’s hard to establish any scientific data on them. What scientists do know definitively is that they are a member of the rabbit family, and there aren’t many of them left.

This is one of many issues that is blamed on global warming. Humans play a big part in the elimination of species in general, and this case is no different. We need to come together and make an effort to save the creatures of our planet.

Images of the Ili Pika have been released in order to raise some awareness about these special animals and their endangered status.








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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Pets in Prison: The Rescue Dogs Teaching Californian Inmates Trust and Responsibility


Bringing rescue dogs and prisoners together in a remarkable rehabilitation programme in California is helping inmates learn valuable lessons

On an idyllic sun-drenched day in California, I find myself in jail. But unlike the 5,000 or so inmates of North Kern State Prison, located 150 miles north of Los Angeles, I’m here voluntarily, accompanied by Zach Skow, a man on a mission to bring dogs into every US prison.

Skow is the founder of Pawsitive Change, a rehabilitation programme that pairs rescue dogs with inmates. He began a pilot programme at California City Correctional Facility in January 2016, teaching inmates to become dog trainers, and it’s now been rolled out to four more California state prisons and one female juvenile correction centre.

To read more on this story, click here: Pets in Prison: The Rescue Dogs Teaching Californian Inmates Trust and Responsibility

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Can Pets Get The Coronavirus, And Can We Catch It From Them? Here's The Science


Humans and animals share many diseases. And as dramatically shown by the tigers that tested positive in the Bronx Zoo, the coronavirus is one of them.

As three veterinary epidemiologists who study infectious disease, we have been asked a lot of questions about if and how the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 affects pets.

Can my pet get the coronavirus?

When talking about a virus, the words "get" or "catch" are vague. A more precise question is: Can my cat or dog become infected with SARS-CoV-2?

The answer is yes. There is evidence from real-world cases as well as laboratory experiments that both cats and dogs can become infected with coronavirus.

In Hong Kong, health officials have tested 17 dogs and eight cats living with COVID-19 patients for the coronavirus. They found evidence of the virus in two dogs: a Pomeranian and a German shepherd, though neither became sick.

None of the eight cats were infected or had been sick. However, there is a separate report of an infected cat from Hong Kong.

To read more on this story, click here: Can Pets Get The Coronavirus, And Can We Catch It From Them? Here's The Science


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Lisbon Business Donates 50,000 Pounds of Pet Food


Pet food is considered an essential item here in Ohio and in Pennsylvania, and it can get expensive

LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – We’ve seen thousands of people go through food donation lines here in the Valley, but one thing that often gets overlooked is the need for pet food.

Pet food for dogs and cats was one of the items we saw people panic buying in March. During that time period, dog food sales spiked almost 54 percent, which made finding it difficult.

Pet food is considered an essential item here in Ohio and in Pennsylvania, and it can get expensive. Buying dog food when you’re unemployed or furloughed can be tough as the average bag costs about $20 to $30.

To read more on this story, click here: Lisbon Business Donates 50,000 Pounds of Pet Food


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When Pet Owners Fall Ill With Coronavirus, What Happens Next?


Spain, which is enduring one of the world’s biggest and deadliest outbreaks, grapples with moral and practical questions on caring for animals when their owners are suddenly sick.

MADRID — The coronavirus strikes. The patient — at home, sometimes alone — becomes desperately ill. The ambulance finally arrives to take the person away.

Then, a second team, clad in hazmat gear, follows to rescue a household member abandoned in the chaos and suddenly in need of a new caregiver: the patient’s pet.

The teams, from the Madrid animal shelter El Refugio, end up placing the pets in foster homes with people who will care for them temporarily while Spain’s strict lockdown is in place and so much is in flux.

To read more on this story, click here: When Pet Owners Fall Ill With Coronavirus, What Happens Next?

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Pet Owners Note Behavioral changes in Their Cats and Dogs During the Coronavirus Pandemic


While the impact of this pandemic has ranged from absolute boredom to more serious things like job losses and health issues, some of our pets are coping in their own ways.

A local veterinarian who focuses on animal behavior and stress is not surprised to hear our pets are stressed, too.

Matt O'Donnell spoke with Dr. Carlo Siracusa of Penn's Ryan Veterinary Hospital about Bailey, his generally happy and spoiled 8-year-old Shichon.

To read more on this story, click here: Pet Owners Note Behavioral changes in Their Cats and Dogs During the Coronavirus Pandemic




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How Dogs Went From Wolves to Man’s Best Friend, According to Scientists


They loved us long before they looked domesticated.

By answering an age-old question about man’s best friend, scientists have figured out how wolves became the dogs we all know and love today. It’s pretty common knowledge that dogs are related to their wild canine cousins, but the new study lays out how the transformation occurred. Namely, it asserts that wolves became good boys behavior-wise before they started looking more like domesticated dogs than wolves.

To read more on this story, click here: How Dogs Went From Wolves to Man’s Best Friend, According to Scientists





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Proposed Law Would Give $125 Tax Credit To People Who Adopt Rescue Pets


If you have a pet that you’ve adopted, you know just how wonderful of an experience it was to give your little furbaby a second chance at life. There is nothing sweeter than seeing their faces light up when they realize that they’re leaving the shelter. And it makes you feel good knowing that you helped save a life and make a difference. But how much more of a good feeling would it be knowing that you’re being rewarded for choosing adoption? One state might soon be giving tax credits to those who adopt animals.


To read more on this story, click here: Proposed Law Would Give $125 Tax Credit To People Who Adopt Rescue Pets

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What Is It Like to Be a Bee?


You’re a honeybee. Despite being around 700,000 times smaller than the average human, you’ve got more of almost everything. Instead of four articulated limbs, you have six, each with six segments. (Your bee’s knees, sadly, don’t exist.) You’re exceptionally hairy. A shock of bristly setae covers your body and face to help you keep warm, collect pollen, and even detect movement. Your straw-like tongue stretches far beyond the end of your jaw, but has no taste buds on it. Instead, you “taste” with other, specialized hairs, called sensillae, that you use to sense the chemicals that brush against particular parts of your body.


To read more on this story, click here: What Is It Like to Be a Bee?


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ventilators Shipped from Veterinarians to Hospitals to Combat COVID-19 Shortage


The nation's hospitals, facing dire shortages of lifesaving ventilators as the coronavirus outbreak continues, are finding help from an unlikely source: animal doctors.

The country's largest veterinary schools, animal hospitals and even zoos are offering up ventilators to hospitals that are scrambling to care for a growing number of critically ill coronavirus patients. Similar efforts elsewhere could produce hundreds of machines and save countless lives.

"Every single one of these ventilators makes a difference," Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, chief executive officer of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, told ABC News.

To read on this story, click here: Ventilators shipped from veterinarians to hospitals to combat COVID-19 shortage


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Meet The Goliath Birdeater, The World’s Largest Tarantula That Eats Sparrows


The thought of being anywhere near a giant spider is terrifying to most of us. It’s easy to see why gigantic arachnids appear in books and films as villainous creatures — they just look like the stuff of nightmares.

Luckily, big bad spiders like Shelob in Lord of the Rings and Aragog in Harry Potter only exist in the fictional world.

However, there are scary spiders in this world that are very much real, like the Goliath Birdeater.

To read more on this story, click here: Meet The Goliath Birdeater, The World’s Largest Tarantula That Eats Sparrows



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The Chinese Wild-Animal Industry and Wet Markets Must Go


The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, in effect the executive committee of the Chinese Communist Party, in late February issued an edict banning the country’s “wet markets,” including those in Wuhan, the source of the current COVID-19 outbreak. The statement notes that “it is necessary to strengthen market supervision, resolutely ban and severely crack down on illegal wildlife markets and trade, and control major public health risks from the source.” The Straits Times of Singapore has reported that eight laws have been passed in the last week. We have no details on the contents of the legislation. It’s too soon to know, though, whether we have been down this road before.

To read more on this story, click here: The Chinese Wild-Animal Industry and Wet Markets Must Go


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Vet Says More Owners Have Been Seeing ‘Red Circles’ On Their Dog’s Stomachs


If you’ve ever noticed angry, red circles on your dog’s stomach, then your first reaction would be to rush them to the vet’s – and rightly so. However, it turns out that they may not be as bad as you might initially think.

A while back, the Morinville Veterinary Clinic based in Alberta, Canada, shared a message regarding a common affliction to their Facebook page in order to reassure worried pet owners.

To read more on this story, click here: Vet Says More Owners Have Been Seeing ‘Red Circles’ On Their Dog’s Stomachs



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People Are Sharing Photos Of Their Cats In Quarantine And Here Are 32 Of The Best Ones


For many of us, it's the coronavirus lockdown, and our entire daily routines are now contained within the comfort of our own homes. For our beloved pets, however, it's a day like any other. Well, with a few exceptions—pets that are freaking out over why the heck we're at home for so long.

But, other than that, business as usual. For the humans, however, it's more like dealing with our pets throughout our workdays. Or having fun with them. Or both.

Here is a list of how quarantined cats are spending their days with their owners during the lockdown.

To see these adorable kitties, click here: People Are Sharing Photos Of Their Cats In Quarantine And Here Are 32 Of The Best Ones




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Friday, March 20, 2020

Oldest Bird Fossil Discovered, Nicknamed 'Wonderchicken'


The oldest fossil of a modern bird, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been discovered, a new study reports.

The tiny fossil, nicknamed the "wonderchicken," includes a nearly complete skull hidden inside nondescript pieces of rock, and dates to more than 66 million years ago. 

That's less than 1 million years before the asteroid impact that killed off all the large dinosaurs.

"The moment I first saw what was beneath the rock was the most exciting moment of my scientific career," said study lead author Daniel Field of the University of Cambridge in the U.K. in a statement.

To read more on this story, click here: Oldest Bird Fossil Discovered, Nicknamed 'Wonderchicken'


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Save Teaism’s Koi!! – Please Share!


Longtime readers of the site know my affinity for fish so this one hits home – thanks to Patricia for passing on from Penn Quarter Teaism:


“Well friends… wanted to do a live video but wasn’t sure how to do it on Facebook and Instagram at the same time. If you’re stuck at home with kids who normally like to come watch the fish, you can entertain them with this.

To read more on this story, click here: Save Teaism’s Koi!!



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Thursday, March 19, 2020

How To Prevent Your Pets From Spreading Coronavirus


While there's no evidence that pets can catch coronavirus, some vets believe there's a way they can spread the virus through touching pet hair.


POTOMAC, Md. — Veterinarians are taking unprecedented precautions in the age of coronavirus, such as not allowing walk-in appointments and meeting pet owners outside. It's all in an effort to protect people from fomites. 

The Centers for Disease Control says there is no evidence that pets can catch coronavirus. But some veterinarians believe that pets can pass it on. If a person doesn't know they have coronavirus, but has a virus droplet on their hands and then pets a dog in someone’s backyard, the virus could end up on the pet’s hair.

To read more on this story, click here: How To Prevent Your Pets From Spreading Coronavirus

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As Italy Quarantines Over Coronavirus, Swans Appear in Venice Canals, Dolphins Swim Up Playfully


“Nature just hit the reset button” in the suddenly clear waters of Venice canals and off the coast of a locked-down Italy.

Story at a glance


  • Italy is under lockdown to fight the spread of COVID–19, which has killed thousands in the country.
  • With the canals in Venice empty of its usual boat traffic, photos on social media show clear waters and the return of wildlife.
  •  An Italian official says the water isn't necessarily less polluted, but the air has cleared up.
What would a world without humans look like? As countries go under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID–19, photos on social media suggest it might be a lot cleaner, for a start. As one observer put it, “Nature just hit the reset button.”

To read more on this story, click here: As Italy Quarantines Over Coronavirus, Swans Appear in Venice Canals, Dolphins Swim Up Playfully

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tickets For Tourist Attractions Keeping Captive Whales And Dolphins Will Be Banned From Travel Site TripAdvisor


Tickets for tourist attractions keeping captive whales and dolphins will be banned from travel site TripAdvisor, the latest animal rights reform from the booking giant.

This week, the website announced it would "no longer sell tickets to, or generate revenue from, any attraction that continues to contribute to the captivity of future generations of cetaceans," including whales, dolphins and porpoises.

"As a result, any commercial facility that either breeds or imports cetaceans for public display will be banned from sale on TripAdvisor and Viator," the website said.

The company made its decision following "extensive consultation" with animal marine biologists, zoologists and conservationists.

It follows a similar move made several years ago where TripAdvisor decided to stop supporting businesses offering elephant rides, swimming with dolphins, or tiger encounters.

"Whales and dolphins do not thrive in limited captive environments, and we hope to see a future where they live as they should -- free and in the wild," commented Dermot Halpin, President, TripAdvisor Experiences and Rentals.

"We believe the current generation of whales and dolphins in captivity should be the last, and we look forward to seeing this position adopted more widely throughout the travel industry."

Such products will be removed from the website by the end of 2019.

Conservation groups and animal welfare experts welcomed the move as an important step forward.

The company quoted Dr. Naomi Rose, of the Animal Welfare Institute, as saying "whales and dolphins cannot thrive in captivity and enlightened tourists no longer tolerate exploiting these intelligent and socially complex marine predators for human entertainment."

The reform will not apply to "seaside sanctuaries" which care for those animals already in captivity. It is believed few Australian facilities will be caught in the changes, but 10 daily understands Sea World -- on Queensland's Gold Coast -- is seeking clarification on whether it will be amongst the businesses to be banned from TripAdvisor's website.

"Sea World is proud of our global leadership in animal rescue, education, research and conservation, and our world-class facilities," a theme park spokesperson told 10 daily.

"Sea World encourages any travel agency considering its position to research the science and conservation-based evidence which supports zoos and aquariums and to reach out if they have any questions."

It is understood Sea World has no plans to abandon its current dolphin breeding program, which may see it fall under TripAdvisor's plan to ban facilities breeding or importing cetaceans for display.

"Sea World is an accredited zoological institution under the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and is also regulated by multiple State and Federal Government agencies. We have a long history of working with marine animals, with over 40 years of experience in animal care, research and rescue," the park spokesperson said.

"The health and wellbeing of our animals is of the utmost priority at Sea World and we have a strong reputation for caring for marine animals. The animals at Sea World live in world-class exhibits, with the dolphins living in some of the largest filtered natural sand bottom lagoon systems in the world."

TripAdvisor's policy change was welcomed by PETA Australia.

"TripAdvisor has officially rejected tourism to marine mammal prisons like Sea World, where sensitive, complex, far-ranging aquatic animals are kept in tiny tanks," said PETA’s Emily Rice.

"TripAdvisor is rightly rejecting animal-exploiting operations, and PETA is calling on tourists and all other travel companies to do the same."

TripAdvisor also quoted Nick Stewart, global head of wildlife at the World Animal Protection group.

"This sends a clear message to other travel companies that we must end this cruel industry once and for all," he said.

"Together we can ensure this is the last generation of dolphins held captive for entertainment."

                    Actress Tara Reid swims with dolphins at Sea World in 2007. Image: Getty








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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Self-Quarantining With His Donkey And Miniature Horse


He posted a video as a message to fans of what they should be doing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is hunkering down and quarantining in his home during the coronavirus pandemic, joined by his donkey and miniature horse.

In a video posted to Twitter, Schwarzenegger is hanging out in his kitchen with Lulu the donkey  and Whiskey the miniature horse.

To read more on this story, click here: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Self-Quarantining With His Donkey And Miniature Horse




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The Air Force Is Asking for People Military Members or Civilians Who Would Be Willing to Adopt Some of Their Retired Military Working Dogs


Sometimes we forget about our smallest veterans that need assistance too, after leaving active service. And those veterans I’m talking about, are retired military working dogs. They need people to adopt them after their service is up.

The Air Force is asking for people – military members or civilians – who would be willing to adopt some of their retired military working dogs.

I mean, it’s hard to say no to a face like that.

Air Force officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have released a news issue last month calling for adoptive parties to take their retired dogs. The Air Force has stated that while there is lots of demand to adopt the puppies that didn’t make the cut for active duty, there is significantly less interest in adopting the adult dogs – which are exceptionally trained by the way, and could easily rescue you from various dangerous situations or sniff out any nearby bombs.

If you are indeed interested, the Air Force has warned that the process for adopting a retired military dog can be long and could potentially take up to two years.

Interested potential dog owners are required to fill out paperwork and answer questions as to where the dog will live, and how it will be cared for.

And not anyone would be eligible to adopt the canine vets. In order to be deemed a good fit, applicants need to have a six-foot fence, no kids under the age of 5, and no more than 3 dogs already in the home. They also need to list their veterinarian on the application, provide to references, as well as be able to produce a transport crate.

Still interested in adopting a retired military working dog? You can get in contact with officials at mwd.adoptions@us.af.mil or call 210-671-6766.


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Brave Superhero Cats That Saved People’s Lives


Most of us would do anything for our pets: we adjust our homes for them, buy them their favorite foods, and pay for expensive vet bills. Some of us would even put our lives on the line for them without expecting the favor to be returned.

So, for all we do for them, it’s pretty amazing when our furry friends do make a sacrifice for us! And while it’s dogs that are often trained to be helpful and loyal, our feline family members are there for us, too! Just take a look at these incredible cats who saved their owners’ lives…

To read more on this story, click here: Brave Superhero Cats That Saved People’s Lives


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Scuba Diver’s Strange Encounter With Seal Pup Goes Viral


This Encounter Captured Millions Of Hearts
When a videographer unexpectedly encountered a group of seal pups while scuba diving in the sea, their behavior completely took him by surprise. 55-year-old Gary Grayson loves nothing more than taking a walk (or a swim) on the wild side. However, when he ended up bumping into a seal just off the south coast of England, nothing could prepare him for the response he would receive after posting a video of the strange encounter online…

To read more on this story, click here: Scuba Diver’s Strange Encounter With Seal Pup Goes Viral


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20 Famous Pets That Rake In Outrageous Amounts Of Money For Their Owners Each Year


Let’s be honest: most of us could probably use a bigger paycheck. We work the jobs we do to makes ends meet, but there aren’t many people out there who think they’re compensated exactly as they should be for the hard work they put into their day-to-day routine.

So what would you do if you found out there are certain animals who probably make more money than you do just for being animals? You’ve probably seen some of them in movies, on television, or online, and they bring in a hefty paycheck—even though they can’t even spend it!

To read more on this story, click here: 20 Famous Pets That Rake In Outrageous Amounts Of Money For Their Owners Each Year

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This Woman Takes Her Pet Alligator Shopping (Video)


How would you react seeing an alligator walking around a store?









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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Rare Video Captures The Incredible Moment A Baby Sloth Is Born


Each and every time a newborn sloth enters the world, it’s cause for celebration. But to witness such a rarely-seen event makes it even more so.

Recently, nature guide Steven Vela did just that — and he caught the whole thing on film.

Evidently, while trekking with a group through a forest in Costa Rica, Vela happened to notice a sloth high in the treetops. Though notoriously difficult to spot in the wild as it is, this particular sloth was seconds away from doing something few have ever observed.

As Vela looked on, the sloth gave birth to a beautiful baby.

To read more on this story, click here: Rare Video Captures The Incredible Moment A Baby Sloth Is Born

To learn more about sloths, click here: 10 facts about sloths, nature's slowest animals


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Clever Little Hummingbird Builds A Home With A Roof


Few constructions in nature evoke a sense of coziness and warmth quite like nests — treetop homes built with love and care by birds to raise their babies.

But this particular mom-to-be found a rather ingenious way of making her place even cozier.

Conservationist Bianca Caroline Soares is no stranger to seeing hummingbird nests perched on branches in the jungle near her home in Paraguay. But on a walk last Spring, she spotted one unlike any she’d seen before.

To read more on this story, click here: Clever Little Hummingbird Builds A Home With A Roof



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Columbus Zoo Releases New Photos Of Cheetah Cubs Born Through In Vitro Fertilization


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Zoo says two cheetah cubs born through in vitro fertilization are continuing to grow and do well.

The cubs are the first-ever born through in vitro fertilization.

According to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the cheetahs are now being reared by the zoo’s animal care team after checkups indicated the female cub was not gaining enough weight.

To read more on this story, click here: Columbus Zoo Releases New Photos Of Cheetah Cubs Born Through In Vitro Fertilization


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