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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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When Ben Vezina went for a leisurely bike ride, he didn't expect to head directly into the setting for the freakiest horror movie EVER. Enter hordes of 'roos. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bites @ Animal Planet
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As President Obama sets off on a historic trip to Alaska, a beautiful land that has become the planet's ground zero of global climate change, the POTUS announced plans to restore the name of North America's tallest peak Mount McKinley back to its native Alaskan Athabascan moniker, Denali, meaning "The High One." Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bites @ Animal Planet
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When Sophia the St. Bernard was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer a couple months ago, her owner wanted to do something special for her on her last day. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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The Empire State Building in New York City was illuminated last night with stunning imagery of endangered species from across the planet. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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In the wake of a horrific week for animals -- Cecil the lion, the death of one of 5 remaining northern white rhinos on Earth, and elephants slain in Kenya, to name a few -- massive digital images of critically endangered species will be projected onto the Empire State Building in New York on Saturday, in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of these animals. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Tonkey is an adorable 4-month-old bear-coat Sharpei, living in Alberta, Canada, with mom Christine Park. Park created an Instagram account for her new totally cute addition to the fam, only to amass over 150,000 followers in eight weeks. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A female Northern White Rhino named Nabiré died in a Czech Republic zoo, leaving only four of the critically endangered animals remaining on the planet. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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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 Jul 22, 2015 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