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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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New York City is building an ARK! That's right! John F. Kennedy International Airport is constructing a $48 million, 78,000-square-foot terminal for the large volume of animals -- about 70,000, every year -- that come through New York. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by two sharks during a surfing competition on live TV today in South Africa. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Dogs and cats are some of the best companions a human can ask for, and because of this, one Maryland woman made it her mission to create a safe place for any abandoned or surrendered senior pets. Offering hospice care and short-term boarding, she has created a sanctuary that allows these creatures to live out their lives in peace. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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If you're not on Instagram, you're definitely missing out on important, world events and trends ... Like how to "Trump Your Cat." Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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An anaconda bloated with its prey was found dead -- and, most likely died from eating another anaconda. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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When a hungry leopard came across a delicious, dead zebra carcass, it probably was not expecting an explosive shower of blood to burst from its underbelly. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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While America was celebrating our nation's birth this weekend, the five sharks in the video below were going bananas over a sperm whale carcass off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
Meet Luhu, a pet to watch on Instagram. WHY, you ask? Well ... LOOK AT HER. She's quite possibly, one of the cutest, saddest kitty cats on Instagram EVER. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Remember our buddy, Kale Chips? Rescued this past January, he was 85 pounds when he was brought to the shelter One Tail at a Time. That's about 60 pounds overweight by your average beagle body standards. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Meet Matilda, a rising Instagram kitty cat star with over 60,000 followers. She was born on Valentine's Day 2013, according to her earthling parents, who go by "The Bearded Man" and "The Lady." Happy #caturday everyone!! I'm working hard on my website today so that I can share more info... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A baby koala clung to his mama as she underwent a life-saving operation after the two marsupials were hit by a car. The 6-month-old baby named Phantom was not hurt in the accident -- but mama bear, named Lizzie, was in critical condition with both a collapsed lung and facial... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A golden retriever service dog threw himself in front of a school bus to save his blind owner from being hit, this past Monday. Figo, the service dog, was crossing the street with owner Audrey Stone, 62, when the heroic pup saw the bus coming down the road toward them,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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If you're a dog, you certainly know no one, NO ONE... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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We've seen all sorts of wacky grooming trends from Asia -- here's another one we can't stop gawking at (fondly)! Pet owners and groomers in both countries, Japan and Taiwan, have been hot on turning dogs into geometrical masterpieces. And, western countries including the U.S. and U.K. have been taking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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One EXTREMELY ecstatic Florida man reeled in the catch of a lifetime -- and, aboard a kayak no less! That's right -- he caught a massive, 552-pound Goliath grouper, a fish so monstrous, it snapped his fishing rod. Check out the video: The grouper was caught in Sanibel, Fla., by... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Oh hi, bear. What's happenin'? Going for an afternoon stroll, you say? ... Check out this too cool for you Asiatic black bear who struts his stuff on his two hind legs, like a human: Although this video may appear to be too cute, the bear's backstory isn't so adorable... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A kangaroo in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, is frightening local residents with some MAJOR GUNS -- as in: "Got your tickets to the gun show"? Check out this marsupial's super buff bod: He has been spotted hanging about golf courses in the North Lakes, Queensland, area, according to Seven... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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RIVER MONSTERS PREHISTORIC TERROR: JURASSIC SIZED premieres Monday, May 25, at 8/7c. Find out more about the BADASS Helicoprion in an exclusive feature with the leading experts on the species, below. Illustration Credit: Ray Troll 2013 Five years ago in the invertebrate paleontology collection in the basement of the Idaho... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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When a Scandinavian brown bear came charging out of the woods toward one Swedish hunter, the man screamed as loud as he could muster in that moment and frightened off the bear. Photo: YouTube image Ralph Persson, a hunter and outdoorsman, told media outlets that he simply attempted to make... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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When a crane was blown into a tiger enclosure by strong winds at a zoo in China, the crowds yelped in horror as they watched the battle that unfolded. Photo: The Telegraph CCTV video image The tigers immediately chased after the crane -- but the bird beauty impressively managed to... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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When one woman suspected she had a little bee problem happening under her bedroom, she didn't expect that meant a 40,000-bee PROBLEM under her bedroom! Mary Jean Dyczko contacted NYPD bee detective, Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis, last summer when she noticed a large volume of bee traffic outside her window,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, here's a touching conservation story from a few years ago -- an eagle gets a second chance after a tragic accident: Beauty the bald eagle was shot in the face by a hunter, shattering her upper beak. Left disfigured but even more importantly, she was left... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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You may have seen the video gone viral the last few days, captured by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, of what appears to be a black bear with cubs, chasing after tourists at Yellowstone National Park: A mama bear appears to be chasing tourists across a bridge, defending her cubs,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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While Mrs. T the 90-year-old tortoise was hibernating in her United Kingdom home, she was viciously attacked by a rat that chewed off her front feet. Photo: YouTube video image However, this horrifying story has a heartwarming ending - her owner Jude Ryder rushed her off to the vet who... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Prepare to witness one of the most passionate make-out sessions ever — but try not to judge them for being brothers: Seamus and Angus are two short-haired exotic Persian cats who clearly share a strong sibling bond — in addition to sharing ADORABLE DNA! Photo: YouTube video image Want more... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet