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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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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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
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Sometimes, life as a puppy can be scary! But if you're born FEARLESS like this 8-year-old puppy named Buck, you BARK in the face of danger — like dangerous hiccups! Watch Buck get fierce towards this unknown, new threat: Good boy, Buck! You may not like them but we'll welcome... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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A fisherman got the surprise of his life when he reeled in one very unexpected monster on the end of his line. State officials confirmed his catch to be a piranha, caught in Lake Bentonville, Arkansas. Roger Headley believed the fish to be a perch on initial inspection. But, after... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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The internet's favorite dog was recently the victim of a MOST uncool prank. Watch as one precious Shiba inu is mercilessly fooled by his owner. It's so mean — but in the most ADORABLE way: Come live with us, Shiba cutey! No tricks for you here! ALL treats! XO Photo:... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Twenty nine years ago, the world saw one of the greatest nuclear disasters unfold in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. Much of the long-term impact on the people and wildlife are still being investigated to this day. And, though we may not entirely know how the animals of the region... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Ever wonder if Jeremy has favorite moments from the series? Well, find out this Sunday -- tune in for a marathon of his most favorite episodes ever, starting at 1 p.m. ET! And, at 9 p.m., stay tuned for an all-new premiere, Alaska's Cold Water Killer, when he treks far... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Slow your roll and eaaaase into the week's end — WWSD? You know, "What Would Sloths Do?" Check out another super adorbs, super chill video from our friends at TheDodo and get your dose of slothful cuteness: WHO wants a pet sloth now?! Wait. It gets even CUTER — watch... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Brought to you by the East Bay SPCA, get your Tuesday off on the right foot with one funky CUTE jam, starring the handsomest pups of Oakland, Calif. Watch these dawgs GET. DOWN. And, why YES — your eyes don't deceive you! That is Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, smooching... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
Our friends at The Dodo dug into our video archives JUST to bring you all the special cuteness we've kept tucked away for a rainy day! And, guess what? ... IT'S RAINING. Watch precious bébé elephants being all cute 'n stuff: Want more? Check out more baby elephant videos from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Congratulations to the BULL SHARK, the first-ever CHAMPION of our MONSTER MADNESS bracket face-off! Your votes don't lie - the bull shark is the fiercest, most monstrous of Jeremy Wade's catches EVER, according to you, the fans. Here's how the tourney shaped up: Watch the full line-up of monster catches... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Ready for some late afternoon, heart-melty awwws? Here you go: You can watch more adorable feline cuteness in this TOO CUTE! KITTENS video playlist: Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Prepare yourselves to dive in to the hottest River Monsters adventures yet! Jeremy Wade is BACK for season seven and he's breaking the surface and diving into the lairs of aquatic beasts with six brand-new episodes, premiering Sunday, April 5, at 9 PM E/P. Here's a sneak peek: In the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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MEOW from Austin, Texas, where the cat lovers came out in droves last night to dance the night away! At Animal Planet's Next Cat Star party yesterday, our favorite cat star Lil Bub was appointed our official spokescat! And, you may have caught it via our Meerkat live video stream... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
In South Africa's Kruger National Park, the first all-female anti-poaching unit fights to save the endangered rhino, the majestic animal on the brink of extinction. Post by Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit. The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit was founded by Transfrontier Africa, an organization mobilizing to protect and save rhinos and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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It's a historic day for animal rights! Ringling Bros. have announced their plans to retire all of their elephants. Read the full report from our friends at The Dodo: By Stephen Messenger The era of exploiting elephants for human entertainment just took a huge blow, thanks to public backlash. One... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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Ever see a baby elephant learn how to climb a log? Well, this little guy figures it out pretty quickly in this video posted by the Save Elephant Foundation of Thailand: Pretty adorable, right? Sadly, this precious pug did not have as much luck: Watch more baby elephant videos from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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You may have seen this amazing photo of a weasel on the back of a woodpecker making it rounds on the web. Although this may seem like a scene out of adorable fairy tale fiction, the reality is, this weasel is apparently trying to KILL this woodpecker, according to multiple... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet
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OK maybe that headline is a little bit of an exaggeration ... but I would argue it a legit possibility and scientific FACT. Watch for yourself: Lexi, you are the CUTEST! Learn more about the Samoyed in our Dog Breed Selector >> And, watch more adorable videos about the breed:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Bites @ Animal Planet