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Why Do Zebra’s have Stripes?

I guess I never really gave it much thought. I sort of believed the answer was pretty much like why leopards have spots. Now, researchers say they have finally discovered  the answer. The black-and-white pattern helps repel bloodthirsty, disease-carrying flies by disrupting their vision and making it difficult for the biters to land, according to a study by California scientists.

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The Chief Is Ready To Move In, Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

 

Steph talked about a one year old mix that is often misunderstood. Pit Bulls and German Sheppards are often in the news as being aggressive dogs. Steph that's true if they are trained that way, and says this boy is ready to play and move in to someone's house.

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This Pet Of The Week Has A Huge Heart, Marley Is A Big Boy

Stephanie talked about the pet of the week this mornnig, Marley is a big boy and looking for a home. She said he has some size but is a softie. This is a dog that does need regular walks and running around.

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Last Meeting For Hartley Mini Master Plan March 27th

I have noticed that the city has been very open since Mayor Ness took over. When they fixed the woodland area they had many open forums to get opinions. The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division invites the public to attend a meeting Thursday, March 27th,   regarding the development of the mini-master plan for Hartley Park.

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POPPY Is Looking For Lots Of Love, Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

Jennifer called in this morning and we talked pets. This pet of the week pulled at my heart strings and I hope he does with you too. He was turned in with a broken jaw, and has been nursed back to health. He just wants to cuddle she said. Here's the skinny:

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Bear on a Tightrope Sounds Like the Beginning of a Joke, But Is Totally Real

Oh, the lengths you have to go for good food.

This bear decides to climb across a tightrope to try and get its mitts on a dead beaver to eat.

Some hunters watch, wildly amused by the creature, although we don't think they'd be chuckling as much if the bear decided it wanted to chow down on them for dinner

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Proposed Land Usage, Including Dog Park, All Are Invited To Discussion On March 20

People have been discussing having a dog park in Duluth, I've heard the arguments for and against, but where to put it. The City of Duluth Planning Division and the Parks and Recreation Division invites the public to attend a public meeting on the future use of city owned land at 41st Avenue E. and Jay Street.

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You May Bawl After Watching Chevy’s Emotional Dog Commercial

So, dogs are now the go-to pitchmen of this generation.

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Category: Animals, Video
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Cats Massaging Dogs Is a Metaphor for What Society Needs

They're supposed to be archenemies, right? But you'd never know it by how these cats and dogs are behaving.

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These Wombats Sure Do Love Getting Belly Rubs

Most people have never met a wombat, but if you ever do, be sure to rub his belly. Apparently they just love that.

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Betelguese, Betelguese, Betelguese, It’s Beetlejuice

Steph from Animal Allies called this morning about a new pet of the week. It may be spelled weird but if you call him he will come, just like the movie. Looking for a pet? Know someone that is? Then call this pet three times.

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You’ll Never Guess Where the Camera Shooting This Landed

There's a better chance of pigs flying than finding a camera that you've lost when jumping out of an airplane.

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Category: Animals, Video

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