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articles by: Molly, selected from Animal Planet

Top 5 Tips To Keep Pets Safe During Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy threatens land along the East Coast, it is important to plan for your pets when preparing for the storm. Our friends at the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States have pr…

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Should Sharks Swimming Near Popular Beaches Be Killed?

The Australian state of Western Australia has approved an unprecedented set of new measures aimed at protecting beachgoers from sharks after six attacks were recorded in the state this year alone, r…

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5 Itsy-Bitsy Dogs Holding Down Big Jobs (Slideshow)

Today we highlight some pint-sized pooches who are small in size, yet are working bone-a-fide jobs worthy of any big dog. While these mini mutts may not be large enough to be a commando dog on the N…

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Man Lost at Sea for 15 Weeks Saved by… a Shark?

Usually, a shark fin circling your boat is the last thing you want to see when you've become lost at sea. But according to one man, who had been aimlessly set adrift for 15 weeks, it was a shark -- …

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Smiley Black Lab Becomes First Canine Archaeologist

By Animal Planet Migaloo (above) is a black Labrador Retriever mutt who has become the first certified archaeology dog in Australia. She works with archaeologists hoping to uncover grave sites al…

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Mysterious New Stick Insect Discovered that Sprays Like a Skunk

By Bryan Nelson, Animal Planet A new species of stick insect has been discovered that is so mysterious and unusual that scientists have given it its own genus, Conlephasma, and the species name o…

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Amazing Dog Rescue During Hurricane Isaac (Video)

By Animal Planet A 70-year-old Louisiana man and his four dogs found themselves trapped in the attic of their home after a levee broke during the recent Hurricane Isaac rampage. The Nation…

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6 Heroic Hounds Who Saved Lives (Slideshow)

By Janet McCulley, Animal Planet No job is too big or too small for these heroic hounds! Do you have a heroic hound at home? Share your stories in the comments section below! 1. The Nose Knows: …

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5 Funny Pets Find Creative Ways To Cool Off (Photos)

By Janet McCulley, Animal Planet With the temperatures rising, people and pets are finding some rather creative ways to stay cool these days!  Check out these determined dogs (and cat) who found …

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Rescued Elephant Orphan Adopted By New Herd

By Animal Planet GUEST POST ALERT: Today's guest post comes from Wildlife expert Laurel A. Neme, Ph.D., author of Animal Investigators: How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Cri…

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