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Florida Police Deputy Receiving Threats After Fatally Shooting Dog

Florida Police Deputy Receiving Threats After Fatally Shooting Dog

Originally posted 04/24/2015 06:00PM

A Florida deputy who shot and killed a dog while responding to an emergency call in Pasco County, Florida on April 17 is now facing threats, according to reports.

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And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe's Name Is ... (Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!)

And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe's Name Is ... (Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!)

Originally posted 04/24/2015 12:00PM

As the royal baby name game continues to leave us guessing, we can all sleep a little more soundly knowing at least one adorable newborn finally has her moniker.

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Columbus Zoo Welcomes Tiger Triplets – and the First Video Is So Cute

Originally posted 04/23/2015 04:35PM

While we wait for royal baby No. 2, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating its own exciting birth.

Three baby Amur tiger cubs were born there on Tuesday morning, according to The Columbus Dispatch. All of the striped sweeties are males and belong to first-time mother Irisa.

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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Expand Their Brood – with a Coop of Chickens!

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Are Raising a Brood of Chickens

Originally posted 04/23/2015 01:15PM

They already took the (polar) plunge: Now Lady Gaga and fiancé Taylor Kinney are expanding their brood – with a peep of chickens.

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Baby Horse Makes Amazing Cuddle Buddy

Baby Horse Makes Amazing Cuddle Buddy

Originally posted 04/22/2015 05:30PM

I've got a serious case of pet envy right now: I've known a few good lap cats in my day, but never a lap pony.

Turns out, they are all chilling at Florida's Rapid Run Training Center ready to dole out hugs. Sunny Bayne, a horse lover, discovered this joy when she stopped by the center on vacation. During her visit, one of the baby horses offered an extra-warm welcome.

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Undersea Vehicle Gets Close-Up View of Sperm Whale

Originally posted 04/22/2015 12:10AM

[YOUTUBE "SkBpummjR5I"] Nearly 2,000 feet underwater, a remote-operated vehicle (ROV) got a very close look at a sperm whale in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Newly Discovered Frog Species Looks Like Kermit's Twin

Muppet in the Wild: Newly Discovered Frog Species Looks Like Kermit's Twin

Originally posted 04/21/2015 01:20PM

It's not easy being green, but it helps to have friends who understand.

According to USA Today, a Minnesotan scientist working in Costa Rica has discovered Kermit the Frog's real-life twin.

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See How Drones Are Saving the Last Wild Rhinos and Elephants from Poachers

Originally posted 04/21/2015 12:55PM

Drones are already helping farms herd sheep, and now they are serving as shepherds on the Serengeti.

Over 40,000 elephants and 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers in 2013 to feed a black market that will pay up to $500,000 for the animals' horns and tusks. Conservationists have been searching for a way to stop poachers before these animals become extinct, and the Air Shepherd Initiative may have found a way.

An elephant protected by Air Shepherd Photo by: Air Shepherd
See How Drones Are Saving the Last Wild Rhinos and Elephants from Poachers| Animal Charities, Animals & Pets, Good Deeds
Through the program, supported by The Lindbergh Foundation, drones are sent out into Africa's wildlife parks at night, when poachers are known to hunt. These silent and stealthy unmanned aerial vehicles use infrared cameras to detect animals and hunters out on the plains. When a drone finds a poacher, the GPS coordinates of the location are quickly sent to rangers, so they can track down the culprits before they kill.

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UpdatePosted 04/17/2015 01:10AM

Marine and Dog Who Saved His Life Joyfully Reunite After 3 Years Apart

Originally posted 04/16/2015 05:00PM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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Ricky Gervais Slams Hunter Rebecca Francis for Her Smiling Photo with Dead Giraffe

Ricky Gervais Slams Hunter Rebecca Francis for Her Smiling Photo with Dead Giraffe

Originally posted 04/15/2015 09:15PM

Ricky Gervais lashed out at hunter Rebecca Francis via Twitter on Sunday, criticizing a photo she took with a giraffe that she'd killed.

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