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5 Apr

Hop On Down the Bunny Trail to the Newest Live Cam

Are you searching for something to put a hop in your step and a smile on your face?  Look no further because Animal Planet L!VE just teamed up with the House Rabbit Society to give life to your newest obsession: Bunny Cam!

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This spring APL!VE is absolutely bouncing with cuteness with the addition of Bunny Cam to our growing collection of adorable animal cams. Brighten your day by watching sweet bunnies munch, jump, and play around in their very own bunny castle.  With Easter just weeks away, this is a cam that you're going to want to share with friends and family.

It's also an excellent opportunity to get to know one of America’s most popular household pets. To help you understand exactly what welcoming a bunny into the family means, we're hosting weekly chats with our partners at the House Rabbit Society, an international non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned rabbits, finding them forever homes, and educating people on the responsibilities of rabbit ownership. Join us on Bunny Cam every Wednesday at 3PM ET for Bunny Chats!

Hippity-hop over to APL!VE where floppy ears and bushy tails await you!>>

 

 

Need more bunnies to fill your day?  Check out this playlist of the Hoppiest Bunny Videos!

22 Feb

Chimpanzee Hugs Dr. Jane Goodall After Release Back to Forest

A chimpanzee named Wounda was found sick with disease, underweight, very weak and close to death. She was rescued by the teams at Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, home to about 160 chimpanzees, in the Republic of Congo.

Thanks to the expert care of the sanctuary staff, Wounda was given a second chance — and, headed down the road to recovery.

Dr. Jane Goodall joined the team to release Wounda to protected sanctuary lands on Tchindzoulou Island.

Watch this beautiful moment and share in Wounda's joy and gratitude. And, just try not to cry when she hugs the amazing Dr. Goodall:

You can learn more about the Jane Goodall Institute's rescue efforts and how you can help at JaneGoodall.org. Visit their website here >>

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9 Dec

Introducing 'Cat Mojo with Jackson Galaxy'!

Hey Cat Lovers - if you're a Jackson Galaxy fan, definitely check out Cat Mojo With Jackson Galaxy on Animalist! He just launched his own brand new series where he talks all about cats, mojo, cat mojo and more cat mojo cat stuff...oh and he plays guitar too!

Check out Episode 1 below:

You can see him spread the Mojo every Monday on Animalist.com as well as Jackson's YouTube channel! Share it with your friends and leave your thoughts in the comments section!

See even more content from My Cat from Hell!


James Williams is a mammal at Animalist.com who has no interal conflicts accepting he's both a cat AND a dog person at the same time.

16 Sep

Animals weather the storm during Colorado floods

Heavy rains and flooding have crippled parts of Colorado, where six people are dead and hundreds have been reported missing, according to various news outlets. In the midst of the devastation, however, uplifting stories involving animals have emerged, as Examiner.com shares.

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Nicky Toor, 15, is pulled by his dog Chaco down Ninth Street alongside North Boulder Park September 12, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo Credit: Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)

Responders from the Larimer County Sherriff’s office have evacuated 475 pets, while the National Guard evacuated one man and his 7 pets (4 dogs and 3 cats).

Not only have animals been rescued, some have also rescued others. In Denver, a guide dog saved his seeing-impaired owner after getting knocked over by floodwaters. As the man struggled, the unnamed guide dog jumped into rising water and went after his owner. Both were swept into a drainage curvert, where they were stuck for nearly 20 minutes, before a police officer and a paramedic rescued them, according to the Denver Post. The paramedic credited the dog and said he believed the man held onto the animal to stay afloat.

As rescue efforts continue in Colorado, places from high schools to churches have turned into emergency animal centers, while area humane societies and animal shelters continue to work on reuniting owners with their animals. Click here for more information on locating pets and how you can help.

Want to watch more animal rescues? Watch these videos for heroic moments captured on camera and learn more about our ROAR campaign.

11 Sep

Heartwarming Video of the Day: Blind Puppy Sees for First Time

 

A five-month-old rescue puppy who was blind from cataracts can now see after undergoing surgery.

The puppy, Danny, previously would walk cautiously around the home of his foster parents, keeping his head down. After the surgery, which cleared his eyes, he has begun to act like the playful puppy he is. After Danny's story gained media attention, the generous donations that came into the Austin Humane Society will be able to take care of Danny's surgery and future needs as well as the needs of any future dogs who come into the care of the shelter. Learn more about Danny on the shelter's blog.

What a great story all around.

Check out the video from CNN below:

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Want more heartwarming stories? Check out this playlist of exceptional animals!

19 Oct

Baby Elephant Rescued from Well, Reunited with Mom [VIDEO]

 

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Many cheers to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants team for this touching, inspiring rescue!  Watch as they help this baby elephant who fell into a well and reunite the babe with Mom.

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