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17 Sep

The Duck Army Approaches!

Without the video, this sounds like the screech of some terrifying creature in a horror movie. The real source of this "scream," however, is more more hilarious: a bunch of squeaky duck dog toys. The Youtube user who created the video, kevin237, says his original intention was to simply embarrass his girlfriend. Now it has gone viral and has, unsurprisingly, become a meme.

This video is a hilarious compilation of what people have done with the original video.

Taylor Swift should consider sampling this for her next single!

Adam Savage from Mythbusters even put his own creative twist on this internet phenomenon. 

Do you have your own duck army? 

These real ducks are living the life. Learn more about the ducks of Peabody Hotel here!

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29 Jul

Earl the Grumpy Puppy is Giving Grumpy Cat a Run for Her Money

First, there was a Grumpy Cat, a.k.a. Tartar Sauce, a cat with a face so surly you couldn't help but love her. Now, there is Grumpy Dog, a five-month old puggle named Earl who is here to claim his place as grumpiest(-looking) dog.

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But he isn't actually mad! His irritated expression is caused by his underbite and adorable wrinkles. Plus, he is a second-generation puggle, meaning both of his parents were mixed breeds. Despite his perpetual pout, Earl's owner, Derek Bloomfield, says he is a very laid-back pup and loves to cuddle.


Gloomy day... #grumpydog #grumpypuppy #puggle #pugglesofinstagram #puppy #dogsofinstagram #dogoftheday

A photo posted by @earlthegrumpypuppy on Jun 22, 2015 at 1:28pm PDT

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7 Jul

Five Badass Females of the Animal Kingdom

This past weekend the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final. These amazing ladies brought the championship back to the states for the first time in 16 years, and we just can't get enough!

As a tribute to the amazing talents of the U.S. Women's National Team, and their incredible five goals to beat Japan in the final, we present Five Badass Females of the Animal Kingdom!

1) Lioness

Lioness take care of the pride, and bring home the bacon. This wildebeest is no match.


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27 Feb

Blue or Gold?! What Color Is This PUPPY?

The internet is ABLAZE about that dress — and so are we about THIS puppy! We've been circulating this puppy photo around our offices and the Animal Planet family is torn apart over the color of this adorable pup. We can't decide — what color do you see?! Keep staring and give it a few ... Post in the Comments section below!


All jokes aside — dogs can only see two colors: blue-violet and yellow.  They have one-tenth of the concentration of color-capturing cones in their eyes that humans have. So while humans can see a vast array of tones, dogs only see those two colors along with any combinations of the pair. The rest of their world appears in shades of gray.  Read the full report here >>

Recognize this precious golden-blue pup? That's right — she's the lovely Golden, Pearl, a star from Puppy Bowl IX. Check her out in the Starting Lineup >>

Catch highlights of her in action in this PBIX playlist:




Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook.


1 Jul

Top 10 Animal Reactions to the World Cup

The whole world is tuning in to watch the World Cup. With all of the upsets, close games, and shocking moments from the players, fans have had a lot to react to. But what if animals were to watch the World Cup? We imagine they would look pretty funny, actually we imagine they would look kind of like this...

1. When they don't agree with the penalty...


2. When their team doesn't make it on to the next round...



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12 Mar

Animal Planet #MEOWS in Austin

By Matthew Windsor, Publicist for Animal Planet

Over the weekend, Animal Planet clawed it’s way to Austin, Texas and left a gigantic sized scratch mark on the SXSW scene with it’s participation in a "paw-some panel," Cat Cash: The Economy of Cats, and with a celebration of all things feline at the Cats Live Here party.

On Saturday, Grace Suriel, social media director of Animal Planet, appeared on the feline themed panel to discuss the network’s role in the global phenomenon that is internet cat videos. Grace mentioned Animal Planet’s dedication to cats on-air runs the gamut from shamelessly cute with the likes of TOO CUTE! KITTENS and LIL BUB’S SPECIAL SPECIAL, to ferociously frightening with MY CAT FROM HELL. In addition, she touted the success of APL L!VES’ Kitten Cam and the network’s role in changing the perception of cat ladies online. Gracel was joined by Scott Stulen, of the Cat Vid Fest, of which Animal Planet is the exclusive sponsor, Will Braden, creator of Henri Le Chat Noir, and Ben Lashes, manager of famous feline’s Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat and Grumpy Cat, who made a surprise appearance at the panel and sent social media into a frenzy. The panel was also covered by The Guardian, and The Star Online.

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9 Mar

#CatCash Fever at SXSW

If you were on Twitter Saturday night, you may have stumbled upon some #CatCash -- a trending topic that exploded out of our event at South By Southwest.

We were proud to be part of a panel at SXSW called Cat Cash: The Economy of Internet Cat Videos with our very own Social Media Director, Grace Suriel, as well as our pals Ben Lashes (Manager of Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat and others), Scott Stulen (Curator of the Internet Cat Video Festival) and Will Braden (Creator of Henri Le Chat Noir).

The idea was to take a seriously fun look at how Internet "cat-lebrities" have inked movie deals, inspiried touring festivals and generally made money. You know this is real when folks like Shark Tank's Mark Cuban visit backstage.

Here are some of our favorite moments and quotes as captured in the medium across the Twitterverse. As you'll see, surprise guest Grumpy Cat pretty much stole the show:


Want to see more? Check out this scrapbook on And get's in-depth coverage of the panel and the phenomenon.

7 Jan

Kohl the Penguin: The Ultimate Saints Fan

The NFL playoffs are officially in full swing and each week the road to the Super Bowl becomes narrower.  Remaining clubs leave it all out on the field for the good of the team and for the pride of their city.  Millions of fans pack pubs and houses making sure not to miss a single second of football greatness.  In recent years, the game has grown so large that it has transcended beyond the boarders of the United States and into other parts of the world.  Who would have thought that America’s most popular sport would transcend even to the Animal Kingdom?

Kohl the Penguin is one feathered football fanatic who has a lot to say about the matter.


Rooting from his hometown at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, Kohl not only declared who he thinks will win the whole shebang but also gave us some great Twitter commentary on the January 4th game.

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Kohl’s signature rally-call for a Saints victory is not easily duplicated by the human species.  He claims it’s the “good-luck chant” that spurred the Saints’ to their most recent victory.  It’s caught on enough that the rest of the colony at the Audubon Aquarium of America’s has decided to join in!

Hear their rally-cry daily on the Animal Planet L!VE’s African Penguins Cam>>

Check out other great cams on APLIVE! >>

24 Apr

River Monsters: And Do The Harlem Shake

Sometimes even the best anglers need to let loose!

Between fishing and filming, Jeremy and the hardworking production crew from River Monsters have a lot of time on their hands. And as we see from this video, they had a quite a bit of it while waiting for a plane in Guyana. A layover never looked so fun!


Sometimes when filming in very remote locations, it takes time for news and trends to get to you. But once it does, it makes for a great video!

Remember to watch an all-new episode of River Monsters this Sunday at 9PM E/P on Animal Planet. In the meantime, visit our site, play Name that River Monster and watch highlights from the show!

22 Feb

Our Favorite Animal Versions of the 'Harlem Shake'


It's the viral sensation that has taken the Internet by storm. And, no, we're not talking about cats (though they do rule the interwebs).

We're talking about the Harlem Shake!

For some reason, this song by Baauer has inspired pretty much everyone, everywhere to create their own take on the video, which features a lone dancer in an everyday situation who's then joined by a huge group of other people who are often dressed in costumes and dancing crazy.

Our Discovery coworkers and Science Channel buddies did their own versions, but here are some of our favorite animal versions of the meme.


1. Harlem Shake (Puppy Edition)

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