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Former SeaWorld Orca Trainer John Hargrove Speaks Out Against Parks' Practices

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Former SeaWorld Orca Trainer Speaks Out Against Parks' Practices

Update 03/25/2015 07:45 AM Originally posted 03/24/2015 03:15 PM

For years, animal activists have attacked SeaWorld for keeping orca whales in captivity, and now one of the park's most talented trainers is joining the fight.

John Hargrove performed with and trained killer whales for 14 years, mostly at SeaWorld, until he could no longer handle the conditions of the job. In a radio interview with NPR's Fresh Air, Hargrove explains how he grew to love all the animals he worked with and couldn't stand seeing the irreversible harm captivity caused them.

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This Dog Is Not Happy About Being Locked in the Car (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/25/2015 12:10 AM

Someone was not too happy about being locked in the car. Either that or this little pooch just stumbled onto the wonderful noise-making toy that happened to be embedded in the steering wheel.

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Channing Tatum, Zac Efron Pose for Adorable Puppy Pics

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Channing Tatum, Zac Efron Pose for Adorable Puppy Pics

Originally posted 03/24/2015 08:35 AM

Cute overload, National Puppy Day edition!

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As expedition leader/tortoise voyeur Paul Rose explores an island in the Seychelles for this National Geographic video, he hears an intriguing oohing noise coming from downwind. He follows the sound to the source: "Mating tortoises. How lucky is that? Fantastic," he remarks.

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Justin Bieber Introduces New Puppy on Instagram

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Justin Bieber Introduces New Puppy on Instagram

Originally posted 03/23/2015 04:45 PM

Justin Bieber is recovering from his Comedy Central roast with a little puppy love.

The singer, 21, introduced his latest four-legged pal Sunday night on Instagram.

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Zookeepers Discover Boy Bear Is Actually a Girl After Two Years of Care

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The Phoenix Zoo has something "em-bear-assing" to confess. For the past two years, the Andean bear keepers have been calling a boy ... is actually a girl, reports azcentral.com.

The zoo recently admitted online that they made a mistake when determining Luka the bear's sex. Keepers discovered their error while doing a check-up on two-year-old Luka before moving her to a new home at a zoo in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Does a Dog Lick a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

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Does a Dog Lick a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Originally posted 03/22/2015 06:40 PM

For those of us addicted to our dogs' heartfelt licks, here's some excellent news: We may soon have scientific evidence proving they're good for our health.

An upcoming study at the University of Arizona will explore whether bacteria found in dog saliva can minimize allergic reactions – sneezing, itching, hives – and several other immune responses.

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Funny Video: Baby Elephant Enjoys Super Slippery Bath

Originally posted 03/22/2015 06:00 PM

We have new #vacationgoals after watching this video.

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Godzilla Kitten Raids Dollhouse, Internet Says Ahh! and Aww

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Godzilla Kitten Raids Dollhouse, Internet Says Ahh! and Aww

Originally posted 03/21/2015 11:55 AM

Don't worry – a giant cat isn't going all Godzilla on the world as we know it.

These photos – taken by mother-and-son team Barbara Attwell, an artist, and her Cade Ritter, a student – have gone viral for all the right reasons.

The kitty culprit in the snaps appears to be destroying somebody's fully furnished house, but, thanks to our diligent detective work, we've cracked this case: that's a dollhouse, and that's a kitten. So, take if from us, you're totally safe.

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Yorkie Tucks in Her Baby Brother to Wish Him Sweet Dreams

Originally posted 03/21/2015 08:00 AM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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