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Jodi Westrick
Washington, D.C.
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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 yesterday 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
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Only a few more hours stand between you and your weekend but those hours seem to drag. So, to make that time go by faster, here's a video of some Maine Coon kittens all moving their heads in unison: Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Besides his love of his children companions, Petey was known for the ring around his eye. But did you know that ring was actually part of his natural coloration? Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
We are all ferociously dedicated to our pets and celebrities are no exception. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
It's the Monday after a long weekend, so we all need a pick -me-up. And what better way to cheer yourself up than with a 36 second video of goats singing the Jurassic Park theme song? Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B claims that hair samples presented as evidence of Bigfoots did not actually come from the mythical creature. However, as the article from Discovery News states, those believed to belong to the Yeti actually uncovered another mystery - an ancient and new species of bear. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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It’s almost the 4th of July and that means our Animal Planet L!VE cams are getting decked out in all things red, white and blue to celebrate. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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R.I.P. mighty Satao. One of the largest and, arguably, most-loved elephants on the planet was recently killed for his massive tusks. According to The Tsavo Trust, 45 year-old Satao was shot dead by poisoned arrows May 30. His legendary tusks, which nearly touched the ground, were hacked off by poachers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and Pig the Akita mix definitely proves it. How is she unusual looking, you ask? Pig has Short Spine Syndrome which is exactly what it sounds like: she is missing several vertebrae, so her body is much shorter than it is supposed to be. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Nothing says, “Happy Father’s Day” like a new baby. But what if there were 400 new babies? This is a male guinea pig's, aptly nicknamed Randy, reality. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet