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Jodi Westrick
Washington, D.C.
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A charter captain diving in the Golf of Mexico got quite the surprise when a great white shark snuck up on him. Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
Our jaws dropped when we first listened to this NPR report that seeks to capture the noises that whales hear, and how the loudness of humans could be bad news for the species. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In case you missed it, it's raining spiders in Australia ... lots and lots and LOTS of spiders. Here's the story behind the phenomena that captured so many people's (horrified) attention. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
We want to introduce you to a cat named Russell. Russell has been living and recovering at North Carolina's Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care after he was burned in a house fire a year and a half ago Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
It’s Monster Week at Animal Planet and this year is truly going to be a “hair-raising” event, thanks to a partnership with Great Clips salons! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In what is quite the discovery, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers found the first warm-blooded fish living deep in the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
British cat Merlin just broke the Guinness World Record for having the loudest purr. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
This West Highland Terrier named Boy couldn't help but rock out to a concert his owner happened to walk by. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
A helmet camera captured the perils firefighters face on a daily basis - and also captured the rescue of a dog suffering from complications from smoke and heat. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Mary Lee, a great white shark with her own Twitter account, has been traveling up and down the Eastern coast to the delight of fans and continues to send "pings" to let her followers know where she's at. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
Talk about having nine lives! An Australian cat named Pippa is miraculously alive after having spent 49 days in a shipping container. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In celebration of Mother's Day, the World Wildlife Fund has shared some adorable photos of babies and their moms in the wild. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
When filmmaker Dave Meinert rescued a sick, four-week-old Great Dane puppy, he did so because he wanted to be sure someone was looking out for her. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
Questions about the safety of fish in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River have been a topic of concern after a smallmouth bass caught last November tested positive for a large cancerous tumor. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
This koala apparently wanted to check out the emergency room at a hospital in Hamilton, Australia. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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After two back-to-back attacks on young children in villages only 15 kilometers (approx. 9.3 miles) apart, perplexed experts in Junnar, India, are beginning to wonder what might be causing the animal[s] to act this way. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
The Denver Zoo said goodbye to its longest living resident yesterday, a male hippo named Bertie. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
Los Angeles firefighters were on the scene after a tractor-trailer carrying farm animals crashed on the westbound 210 freeway in the northern area of the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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It was reported today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that $1.1 billion in revenues generated through the hunting and angling industry will be distributed to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies throughout the nation. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
This Indian man is being hailed as a hero after he singlehandedly warded off an attack by a leopard with just a stick Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
After discovering that a baby elephant had fallen into an abandoned well while traveling with its herd, Villagers in southern India worked together to rescue the animal. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
This fisherman will have boasting rights for years to come! Paul Easley managed to wrangle the biggest fish ever caught in Oklahoma history last Thursday. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
Canadian Charlene Fritz got the cuddle session of a lifetime when a 200-pound baby elephant seal snuggled up to her during an expedition to the Antarctic peninsula. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
A Goliath catch was made off the coast of Sanibel Island, Fla., last week. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
It's no secret that we love cats and Pecan the cat has basically stolen our hearts. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet