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November 28, 2008

Presidental Pardons...

Pumpkin and Pecan were Pardoned at the White House on Weds. Here's a cute pic. Man these critters are strange....

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November 27, 2008

New Ad

See the ASPCA's new Christmas As here

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November 24, 2008

Happy Monday!

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November 20, 2008

New Penguin that went extinct about 500 years ago.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Researchers studying a rare and endangered species of penguin have uncovered a previously unknown species that disappeared about 500 years ago.

The research suggests that the first humans in New Zealand hunted the newly found Waitaha penguin to extinction by 1500, about 250 years after their arrival on the islands.

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November 13, 2008

Amazon saves family from fire!

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Peanut the Amazon saves family by mimicking a fire alarm!

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November 12, 2008

Dancing Dog.. Move over James Bond!

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November 11, 2008

Right Whale Calving Season Begins

Right whale calving season starts off Georgia’s coastal waters in mid-November and lasts through mid-April, meaning area boaters should take care to steer away from the massive, endangered mammal.

Marine biologists will begin aerial watches of the mammal Dec. 1 and wrap up their surveys in April.

There are only an estimated 300 to 400 right whales left in the wild and about half of those migrate to the warmer waters off the coasts of Georgia and Florida each winter to give birth to calves
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Right whales have no dorsal fins, which can make them harder to see from surface waters, and are about 40 to 50 feet long. They have a white mark on their head, called a callosity, v-shaped blow holes and blunt flippers.

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November 07, 2008

Dr Pepperburg book signing

Dr. Irene Pepperberg will read from and sign her "New York Times" bestselling book, "Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence - and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process."

When: Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Borders
1 N. LaGrange Road
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 579-9660

the full story of his relationship with Irene was a story of emotional ties - parrots mate for life, developing unique duets with their partners. In addition, parrots exhibit affection and jealousy, and crave attention -- Alex did all this with Irene. His last words to her were "I love you, too. You'll be in tomorrow?" He passed away that night.
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November 04, 2008

Man dies while trying to save cat

Syracuse, New York – A Syracuse man has died after trying to rescue a cat from a tree along Marguerite Avenue.

City police say 29-year-old Robert Crossman Jr. was killed when the ladder he was holding came into contact with an overhead power line.

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