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Jodi Westrick
Washington, D.C.
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We're following Ty's lead and saluting our veterans today. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Enjoy awwing at the cuteness of Otter 681, who just arrived at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium as part of a joint rescue effort with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the United States Fish and Wildlife Services. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Photographers from 96 countries contributed over 42,000 submissions for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition - and the winners have now been announced! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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What do dogs love almost as much as their best friend? We're guessing probably long car rides with their heads out the window, with the wind blowing through their fur. Photographer Lara Jo Regan captured these extreme moments of happiness in her new book Dogs in Cars Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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National Cat Day might just be our favorite day here at Animal Planet (there are a lot of cat people here) and we're so excited to help you celebrate as well! Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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While we're in the midst of all things terrifying and beastly with the live zombie cam and Beastly Nights, we thought it would be good to take a break and feature something cute. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In addition to being animal lovers, most of us here at Animal Planet are creative types who find inspiration from a variety of places - the news, the Web, other TV, books - you name it! So when David McCandless's new book Knowledge is Beautiful came across our desks, we obviously geeked out. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In what many are calling a miracle, an Alabama dog is surviving and thriving despite a euthanasia attempt last month. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In a big win for animals and animal lovers everywhere, the FBI will now begin tracking animal cruelty cases via the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and reports from local agencies. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Firefighters in Lacey, Washington, had the chance recently to be heroes in more ways than one when they rescued a family of hamsters from the home of their human family. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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We don't know much about this video, but what we do know is that if heaven is a place on Earth, it's here in this pile of pug puppies. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Here at Animal Planet, we love great causes that help animal organizations and also help raise awareness about their cause. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In a somewhat alarming sight, nearly 35,000 walrus have gathered onto Alaskan shores - the result of increasing global warming. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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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 Sep 16, 2014 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 Sep 15, 2014 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 Sep 15, 2014 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 Sep 13, 2014 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 Sep 12, 2014 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 Sep 12, 2014 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