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Chicago’s O’Hare Airport To Use Goats To Keep Grass Trimmed

In a move that some suggest is taking "going green" to an extreme level, Chicago's O'Hare Airport is looking to utilize goats to keep their lawn and green space trimmed.

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Cat Sings ‘Star Wars’ Theme, Conquers Internet

While 'Star Wars' is darn near perfect, we've always thought it could use more cats. Imagine our glee, then, when we discovered this video of a space-faring kitty meowing the theme from the 1977 classic film. It's the best of both worlds!

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Hey, Kids! Come to the Alligator Pool Party!

Pool parties are the best. It’s a chance for kids to have some good old-fashioned fun playing with foam noodles and practicing belly flop techniques. Adults, too. But according to kids down in Florida, they’re even better when alligators are involved.

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Tech-Savvy Bear Steals iPad

Campers at Jenks Lake in California's San Bernardino National Forest got an unexpected visitor over the weekend when a bear sauntered into camp and stole a backpack containing an iPad. Not that we blame him, of course. Those things are expensive!

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Source: Meeyauw via flickr
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Recent Outbreak Of Hantavirus At Yosemite Might Help Researchers Find Cures And Causes Of The Disease

Much like Legionaires Disease, Hantavirus isn't something you hear a lot about - until there is an outbreak.  The recent cases that have popped up in Yosemite National Park have brought the rodent-borne disease back into the limelight;  They might also help researchers with clues to how the virus spreads and what can be done to help humans fend off the risks

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11 Terrible Names to Give Your Dog — The Funnies

Dogs. They're man's best friend. It takes a lot of love and care to properly raise one. That love starts with the perfect name.

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Animal Allies Adopt A Pet Event Happening August 17th And 18th

If you're looking for a cat or dog to become the family pet, here's an opportunity for you!  Animal Allies Humane Society of Duluth and Maurices is holding a pet adoption event this weekend.

Here are the particulars:

 

WHEN:   Friday, August 17th - 3PM-9PM and Saturday, August 18th - 10AM-5PM

WHERE:  Miller Hill Mall

WHAT:  No-fee cat adoptions and $50-off dog adoptions

All pets have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and vet-checked

 

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Pugs, Rayman’s Best Buddies

We have Pugs in our home, three to be exact. Baby was our first, then came  Ozzie (the crazy one), and Dolly, Ozzie's sister. They very protective, a little stubborn, and need to be with one of us all the time. It's funny, they can hear a leaf fall outside the house, but fall asleep when I'm blasting rock n roll throughout the house. I've included some history on the pug for those who are looking for pet. Pugs are great companions, great with kids too.

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Do Pets Make Kids Smarter?

If you have or are thinking of having kids, it might be a good idea to also add a pet to the equation. That’s because last month a study found that babies who grow up in households with pets are healthier than their pet-less counterparts. And now a survey of children suggests that having a furry friend is one of the keys to academic success.

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Online Dating for Animals on the Rise

Finding your soul mate is never easy, but the search for a perfect match is rendered all the more urgent when you’re in danger of being wiped out unless you reproduce.

That is why zookeepers are now turning to online dating sites designed to find the ideal mate for threatened species on the verge of extinction.

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Michael Jackson’s Tiger ‘Thriller’ Has Passed Away

One of Michael Jackson‘s many idiosyncrasies was his love for exotic animals. And since the late music legend was sort of the rich madman type, he kept a menagerie of giraffes, flamingos, orangutans, elephants and tigers on his notorious Neverland Ranch.

Sadly, one of the tigers — who Jackson had named ‘Thriller’ after his seminal 1982 album — has passed away.

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15 Baby Animals Celebrating Father’s Day

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate everything dad has done for us. That’s right, it’s Father’s Day! We found some baby animals that know exactly what it means to be in the Father’s Day spirit. Take a look at some adorable father-child animal bonding and cuddling.

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