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Jodi Westrick
Washington, D.C.
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In a moving tribute to the bond created between police offices and their canine counterparts, funeral services were held for 3-year-old Kye, an Oklahoma City K-9 officer, after he was killed apprehending a suspect Aug. 24. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Two divers went on the dive of a lifetime and were able to help a manta ray after the creature swam up to them in Costa Rican waters. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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PitbullrescueWe're used to seeing touching pit bull stories on Pit Bulls and Parolees quite often. But that doesn't mean we don't find ourself requiring a tissue or two after watching each one. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Meet King Leo. He's a Maine Coon weighing in at a whopping 23 pounds. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Tune in this Sunday at 9:30PM E/P as the Beaver Brothers solve a variety of issues around Nova Scotia - and celebrate Charlie's 65th birthday. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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We couldn't contain our laughter when we saw this video of (giant) men meeting tiny kittens for the first time. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Lions are supposed to be the kings of the jungle, but apparently no one told this mongoose. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
When this kitten was rejected by its mother, a superhero came to save the day. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A rare blue lobster that was caught last week off the coast of Maine has now been given a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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We can't help but laugh and cheer Spike the umbrella cockatoo on as he sends Milkbone treat after Milkbone treat down to his great dane friends. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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This week's season finale of Treehouse Masters is one you can't afford to miss. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Shark Week returned to Discovery Channel earlier this week, with 14 hours of brand new programs combined with a live talk show each night gives this year's Shark Week the highest number of programs and premiere hours ever featured in this event's 27-year history. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Are you a cat lover that unfortunately won't be in Minneapolis tonight? You're in luck because Animal Planet will be live streaming the event starting at 7 PM ET, so you won't miss a moment! Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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This summer Animal Planet is partnering with the Bronx Zoo! Families are encouraged to visit the Optimum & Animal Planet Too Cute! Craft Zone at the Bronx Zoo now through Labor Day. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Rollie is a southern three-banded armadillo who truly lives up to his name. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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This Sunday, August 3rd, the wait is finally over! The Gator Boys are back for an all new season and it's all being kicked off with a special two part season premiere beginning at 8PM E/P! Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Zoo keepers and researchers are faced with a very big problem. African elephants in captivity are reportedly becoming obese, which could have serious consequences for the species. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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S'mores, spooky stories and a campfire make up a typical, safe, night of camping. For a group of teens in Texarkana, TX, things became truly spooky when a large guest decided to join the fun. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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You may not realize how much you want your own treehouse until you’ve been exposed to the tons of beautiful pictures and building inspiration in Pete Nelson's new book, Be in a Treehouse. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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You may have heard about Dukey the dog who had an amazing last day on Earth. You may have wanted to avoid it because of the threat of tears. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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The National Zoo in Washington, D.C. has welcomed four new litters of red panda cubs! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In the spring of 2013, a one-year-old pit bull was found tied to a tree by an Oakland animal control officer. She was underweight and had no fur due to a condition called Demodex, a form of mange. She was bright pink, hot to the touch, and starving with no owner in sight when she was brought to Oakland Animal Services, the local animal shelter. Due to the extent of her condition and a lack of shelter resources, there wasn’t much they could do for her. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
Our friends over at Discovery Fit & Health shared this crazy video with us from Untold Stories of the ER. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A dog was left behind at the Glastonbury Festival, but it looks like she will be getting a happy ending. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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On June 2, 2014, the Highland Wildlife Park in the Scotland was very excited to announce the arrival of a new baby muskox calf. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet