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Betty Chu
New York, NY
Executive Producer, Discovery Digital Media
Interests: yoga teacher, struggling marathoner, unicorn lover
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Move over with the buns, huns — these boaters spotted one monster of an anaconda in a river in Brazil The woman in the boat is understandably FREAKING OUT while the men want to pursue the beast — WHY?? I'm on your side, lady: WHY, sirs, would you even touch... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bites @ Animal Planet
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We're feeling that crisp fall chill in the air and finally accepting that summer is over. And, although it's always sad to see the fun in the sun come to an end each year, there's a whole lot to look forward to come cooler months ... Suuuuuch as? PETS +... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In one of the greatest internet moments known to mankind, a teeny, tiny hamster challenges the world-renowned competitive eating champion — master of all things hot and dog across all of Coney Island and the U.S. of A. — Takeru Kobayashi! Can this hairball in miniature take down one of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Is ol' Nessie making her own political statement by fleeing to England? Or, could this be a distant English cousin, "Bownessie"? ... Orrrr, just another HOAX? Just days away from a historic vote to determine Scotland's future as part of the United Kingdom, photos of a lake monster spotted in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Welp ... minus the bucket and water part. But this adorable clip is TOO CUTE to pass up! Watch this precious little bulldog challenge one frigid adversary — brrrr! We'd much rather watch moments of cuteness like so, than dump a bucket of ice water over our heads. We can't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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If you've ever had a Labrador in your life, you're probably pretty aware of the fact that they LOVE the water. Case in point, watch one Italiano pup named Walter make a run for it, straight for the sea - he knows the way! Summer may be over, but there's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Sept. 1 marked the launch of the R.O.A.R. To Their Rescue program where Animal Planet is teaming up with the ASPCA® to cover adoption fees in Austin, Texas; Miami, Fla.; and Cleveland, Ohio. You can get the details all about the initiative and partner organizations here! >> To celebrate the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Now you can join in the LIVE ACTION with Turtleman and Neal! In the new game BACKWOODS RESCUE, you can find and rescue critters with Turtleman! Take care of your critters, then release them back into the wild. AND, build and decorate your own wildlife park! Sneak a peek of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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EVERYONE's getting on board with the ALS Association's #IceBucketChallenge! When Earl and Matt from Villalobos took on the challenge and SOAKED themselves, they also nominated our very own Pit Bulls & Parolees Executive Producer Lisa Lucas! Here's Lisa taking one for the whole Animal Planet team - WAY TO GO,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Arturo is Argentina's last polar bear — his long time companion died in 2012 and Arturo's grown especially lonely and depressed ever since with noticeable changes in behavior indicating the unfortunate shift in his mental health, according to experts. The 29-year-old bear lives in captivity at the Mendoza Zoo outside... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A Michigan woman caught a 14-inch pacu, a "testicle-biting" native of South America and relative of the piranha, in Lake St. Clair last week. Last summer, pacu were caught off the coast of Sweden as well. The fish has been dubbed the "ball-cutter" per its reputation of attacking human testicles.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Happy World Orca Day! Today, a summit of the leading international researchers, filmmakers and former Sea World trainers have gathered in San Juan Islands, Wash., to celebrate orcas in their natural habitat rather than in captivity. Photo: Whale and Dolphin Conservation The Whale and Dolphin Conservation, a global marine organization,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A massive school of anchovy swarmed the waters of the Pacific Ocean near Scripps Pier at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in La Jolla, Calif., last week on July 8. The incredible event was witnessed by many marine enthusiasts and beach goers — many of whom took... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Today is national "Don't Step On a Bee Day" and we want to take a moment to honor our friend, the BEE. Bees have been disappearing on a frighteningly large scale around the world, a phenomenon that has been dubbed "Colony Collapse Disorder" and we are at a tipping point,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Dog lovers everywhere have spoken! Congratulations to the SHIBA INU, your WORLD PUP Champion! After a *ruff* few weeks of competition, the beloved Shiba Inu of Japan has prevailed as top dog in our first-ever WORLD PUP! The competition was tight from the start but the Shiba inu defeated Belgium's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In case you need a little pick-me-up during your work day, take a tiny moment for a tiny celebration with these teeny, tiny, adorable hedgehogs, celebrating the cutest, teeniest birthday! ... And, though the cake may be miniature (and hedgehog food), it still looks delicious! Where's my slice?! Happy birthday,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Move over Will Smith! There's cuter talent in town! Hopefully you were celebrating the glorious holiday weekend and honoring America with family, friends, good food, fireworks - and, maybe a movie? Perhaps ... Independence Day starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum? Well, here's an efficient, 2-minute, possibly cuter version as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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We're down to the final match-up! And, it's definitely a real showdown of total pup cuteness! Here are your two favorite world class pups that have made it to the final championship round: Japan: Shiba Inu vs. China: Shar-Pei Round 3 officially closed yesterday with Spain's Great Pyrenees dominated by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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It's that time of year when shark is on the brain among many summer, ocean lovers. And, though they may often be frightening incidents, here's an encounter from a few months ago that proved to be ... well, ADORABLE: The swimmer, a man named Carlos, was scuba diving when this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In case you're already missing the intrepid faces from the Game of Thrones land of Westeros, here's a little something to help until the next season: PUGS. Pugs and thrones ... or, rather, Game of Bones? *insert sad trombone sound effect* Enjoy: Though, looks like the pug edition is behind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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We are all amazed here at Animal Planet HQ at how close some of these matches have been! But there's no question about these final four qualifiers according to your Twitter and Facebook voices. Round 2 officially closed yesterday with Spain's Great Pyrenees beating out the German Daschund. England's adorable... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Blow your caxirola, but be sure not to scare off the animals! In a nod to the World Cup's host nation, tune in tonight on Animal Planet for WILD BRAZIL, a two-hour special at 9 PM ET/PT, depicting the Brazilian fight-or-flight ecosystem where survival is a constant battle. Brazil, South... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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The good news is that SLOTH WEEK has JUST begun! The bad news is that many of you are probably wishing you had your own sloth. But since that is most likely not possible for the majority of you — unless you live on a sanctuary next to a Costa... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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President Obama announced a proposal earlier this week to expand marine sanctuaries of the Pacific Ocean, doubling the size of the currently protected oceans. The plan would expand the protected region around the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, increasing the sanctuary from 87,000 to 782,000 square miles — an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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The match-ups have been tight but we're one week in and that much closer to crowning your WORLD PUP champion! Round 1 officially closed yesterday between the eight matches and here are the winning pups to advance to Round 2: * Spain: Great Pyrenees vs. Germany: Daschund * USA: Alaskan... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Bites @ Animal Planet