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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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Christina Barany, Getty Images
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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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Source:  Mr Empey via flickr
Source: Mr Empey via flickr
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Northlanders Can Expect More Bears In Town This Summer

Even though Mother Nature provided a milder-than-usual winter, residents in the Twin Ports can expect to see an increase in bear traffic around their homes - even inside the city limits.

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Dog DNA Service Helps Apartments Catch Poop Perpetrators

Whose poop is that?!!! I hear that from my neighbor all the time. Obviously, it's dog poop. Condo and apartment owners have to hire someone to pick up dog  droppings all the time because of lazy tenants. It's costing them money and of course the tenants all say, it's not their dog.  A new service will help them track down the the poopie perpetrator!!

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Heartwarming Four Legged Love Story [VIDEO]

Two dogs running amuck, a male and female. It brings back images of Lady and the Tramp. This story doesn't end as well, but needs to be told. The female was hit by a car, the male dragged her off the road and then, stayed by her side for more than 14 hours before Animal Control removed her body and now, they say, he is still so depressed he may not be able to find a home to adopt him.

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Source: ozgurmulazimoglu via flickr
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New Invention Reduces Flies At Your Favorite Restaurant

Nothing ruins a good meal more than flies.   While there's not much that can be done about a fly-ridden picnic or outdoor barbecue, a new invention hopes to eradicate the pesky flies from your next restaurant visit.

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15 Baby Animals Celebrating Mother’s Day With Their Mommies

Mother’s Day is the time of year to give your mommy the love and affection she deserves. Even baby animals know that. We’ve found a bunch of adorable newborn animals with their mommies to help you get in the spirit of the holiday.

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What Does Your Dog’s Personality Say About You? [PHOTOS]

For years, many people have joked that dogs and their owners eventually wind up looking a lot alike. And while that may be debatable, a new study finds that the type of dog someone chooses may say a lot about his or her personality.

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(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Strayed Cows Stuck In Hunting Shack Freeze To Death

One of those stories that sounds weird, but is very true and I wanted to share it with you. I'm not a farm boy, but I would imagine cows do stray from time to time. This one though had a bad ending, and as you read the post you'll find the options to remove them are few.
The cows never came home.

Instead, the six animals that wandered into an old ranger’s cabin in the Colorado Rocky Mountains got stuck inside and froze to death, and now the U.S. Forest Service isn’t sure how to get them out and destroy the carcasses.

Blowing them up is one of just a handful of possible solutions.

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Cow Shortage In America Drives Price Of Beef Higher

Let me see if I have this right. If you take away Pink Slime, prices on beef will rise. If allowed to use  Pink Slime,  prices on beef  will rise anyway, because we have less cows. If we import more cows, beef prices again increase to cover the cost

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