#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

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Light a virtual candle on September 26, 2013, for a pet on-line. This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters. The message of Remember Me Thursday is to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year. By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we can help raise awareness about animal adoption, and hopefully save the lives of more pets. If you are active on social media, please help spread the message.

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First C-Section Performed on a Shark!

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August 6, 2013) – For the first time in SeaWorld’s history, a Cesarean section has been performed on a shark. A team of shark experts and veterinarians performed the groundbreaking procedure on a whitetip reef shark at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld’s sister park, in Orlando on July 18, 2013. Orlando, Fla. Six months into the shark’s gestation, the park’s animal team noticed a complication with her pregnancy and determined an emergency C-section was necessary.

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The Bolo Project, A Puppy Shower for Bolo

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27, 2013 at the Waterfront Hilton Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif. 1, 2013. Dog is Good, one of our personal favorites for gifts and apparel for dog lovers, will host The BOLO Project Puppy Shower to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.

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50 Years. 50 Shelters.

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From May 13 to June 14, 2013, cat people will be able to vote (limit one vote perperson per day) at www.catchow.com/50shelters to help their state’s shelter earn up to an additional $1,000. For every vote cast on [link] for a specific shelter from May 13 to June 14, 2013 , Purina Cat Chow will donate $1, up to $1,000 per shelter, to be provided via a cash donation (limit one vote per person per day for all voting channels combined). Purina Cat Chow just launched “ 50 Years.

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Puppies Predict the World Series

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Jimmy Fallon welcomes back his panel of puppies to predict the winner of the 2013 World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals. Calling all baseball fans! The puppies predict the world series in this adorable video. That’s right! The post Puppies Predict the World Series appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute of the day cute video dogs

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Beneful Healthy Smile Dog Food Giveaway

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This giveaway is open to those in the USA only, and will end at midnight on August 7th, 2013. We were excited to hear about the new line of dog food and treats from Beneful, and even more excited when they offered to let us try them out ourselves and hold a giveaway for you too. Did you know that dental problems are the most common health issue for US pets? Dental problems affect at least 70 to 80 percent of dogs and cats. That’s a lot!

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Our Pawliday Picks for 2013

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So, without further ado, here are our Pawliday Picks for 2013! The post Our Pawliday Picks for 2013 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And of course we wanted to help you in case you had any last minute shopping to do for the animal lover in your life. Schmitty The Weather Dog ! This adorable book combines a cute Yorkie with science. The illustrations are great, and the story is perfect for kids of all ages.

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PawNosh, beautiful pet bowls just waiting to be made.

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Since we just backed the PawNosh Kickstarter project , I wanted to share it with you too. PawNosh pet bowls are made from recycled glass, and not only do they look amazing, they are tough too! The bowl carries a lifetime warranty against breakage (something pet owners can appreciate). I love that they are made in the USA too. Here is a video all about the PawNosh pet bowls: They have many different backer levels, and are in the final stages of fundraising to make the bowls a reality.

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5 Puzzling Toys That Will Keep Your Pup Entertained for Hours

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A bored puppy is an unhappy puppy, and possibly a destructive puppy. Puzzles are great tools to keep boredom away. Dogs are intelligent animals. Your dog’s wild cousins such as the dingo and the coyote need to use their cleverness to find and capture food. You’re the alpha of your dog’s pack, and so the heavy lifting of the food gathering would fall to you. Of course, the fact of the matter is that you provide the food in your household, or one of the other humans does.

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American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (Dog Version)

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This has to be the best music video ever. Not only a great song, there is an adorable bulldog in it, and the best part? It shares the adopt/rescue message! American Authors have teamed up with BarkBox to create this super cute puppy love inspired video for “Best Day of My Life”, and that’s not all! Every single bulldog that gets rescued in September and October gets three free months of BarkBox and a full free year of BarkCare, their 24/7 vet service!!

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Nom-Nom-Nominate Beggin’ Giveaway

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Beggin’ has a special program going on with Sam’s Club through the end of October. You get to cast your vote to help get your dog’s favorite Beggin’ flavors featured in a special Beggin’ Party Pack that will arrive at Sam’s Club in March 2014. There are 5 varieties of Beggin’ up for vote – Bacon, Bacon & Cheese, Thick Cuts Hickory, Collisions Bacon & Cheeseburger, Collisions Bacon & Peanut Butter.

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10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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No dog is happier to be rescued. I remember the first night after I left the streets. My human kept me in an enclosed porch because, let’s face it, I was crawling with fleas and pretty filthy. She put a dog bed outside with some food and water, and I’d see her checking on me about every five minutes. That night, I slept well for the first time in my short life. I didn’t move; I didn’t wake up until the sun rose. I was safe.

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Mad over Maltese

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Mad over Maltese. . These tiny fluff balls will make you laugh out loud and drive you crazy. Best friend and protective- pampering parent, you will have to switch roles and shift gears with these sprightly creatures before blinking an eyelid. “The tiniest dog Nature has ever produced –. Her coat of long hair, whiter than ermine, Her movements exquisitely graceful and. Matchless elegance of appearance.” ” (Vol. II, Canto 43, Orlando Furioso).

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Back to School with PetMD University

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Join me and other pet lovers on Twitter May 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST for a special #BlogPawsChat with staff members of PetMD University! When I heard about PetMD University , I was excited to get back to school! Of course, it didn’t hurt that all the topics were about dogs and cats, and how we can help them live healthy, happy lives. It’s easy to get started, just create your free account, choose dog or cat, and then enroll in the courses you most want to know about.

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Is Your Pet Okay While You’re at Work?

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Sadly, we don’t exactly live in an ideal world. If we did, all of our jobs would have in-house pet daycares and we could bring our four-legged friends to work with us. In the less accommodating world we actually live in, our pets have to stay at home while we spend the next 8 to 10 hours making the money that we’ll later use to spoil them. For many of us, our pets are like our children, so leaving them at home for so long can mean a lot of stress for us (and them).

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Traveling with dogs

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Does your dog love traveling in the car with you? Baby sure does, sometimes she even likes to pretend that she is driving, which is why we were excited to create this doggy drivers license for her using the fun Subaru app on Facebook ! While taking your dog with you in the car can be a lot of fun, there are some things to consider. Safety should always come first, make sure your pup has their own “booster seat” or seat belt.

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Giveaway: It’s a Dog’s Life Journal

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Did you just adopt a dog? Maybe you or someone you know is adding a puppy to their family soon? The It’s a Dog’s Life Journal: A Journal of Our First Year Together by Knock Knock is an adorable way to record all those firsts together. Oh how I wish I had had this when we brought Baby home, we could have recorded so many of those funny memories, like when she first felt rain, her first snow, and when she discovered the moon (she still loves to stare at it).

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Puppy Bowl Co-viewing App presented by Subaru

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Who else is excited for Puppy Bowl Sunday!? We sure are, and what is even more exciting is the new Puppy Bowl Co-viewing App presented by Subaru. The app will bring you special content and engagement during the airing of the Puppy Bowl. Be sure to download the app here so you can be ready to go on Sunday! The Puppy Bowl content will only be available during the Puppy Bowl!

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PROJECT: Pet Slim Down (giveaway)

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Project: Pet Slim Down is a free online program designed to help your pet lose weight. Target and Purina have joined forces to create this awesome program which includes downloadable tools, and even a $1 coupon for any Purina ONE brand product. With more than half of America’s pets being overweight, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Luckily, there is an easy and FUN solution! Spending time playing with your pet is good for them, and for you!

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KONG Premium Treats Giveaway

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KONG Premium Treats are made in the USA (hurray!) and are great for training your dog, or just rewarding your dog for being awesome! They are shaped like the popular KONG toy, and also will fit inside of a KONG to provide your pooch with a fun challenge! The treats are free of wheat, corn and soy. There are no artificial colors or flavors, no animal byproducts or harmful preservatives. It’s a treat that you can feel good about giving to your furry friend.

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Alpha Dogs on NatGeo WILD

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Have you ever wondered what goes into the training of hero dogs? Alpha Dogs , which premiers tomorrow on NatGeo WILD, will show you! Alpha Dogs goes behind the scenes of Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK), one of the premiere K-9 training facilities in the world. They do it all with one goal: serving our country. Alpha Dogs cast with executive producer Jack Osbourne (photo credit: National Geographic Channel).

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Jewelry for animal lovers

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If you are looking for a wonderful gift for the animal lover in your life, visit The Magic Zoo. Each piece is handmade by artist Merry Rosenfield, and the variety of animals to choose from is truly amazing! For the first time, I was able to find a Maltese represented in “puppy cut” which is how we keep our sweet pup. I am in love with my Maltese charm , it’s truly adorable (even better in person).

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A gourmet menu for your cat.

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I have been compensated for completion of this article. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. Everyone loves to spoil their pets and with the new Hill’s Ideal Balance line, it is easy to create a special menu just for your furry friend! Today I am going to share a special menu just for your cat, but of course, you can create your own from all the options that Hill’s Ideal Balance has to offer ( see all of the options here ).

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Living Planet Aquarium ticket giveaway!

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We are huge fans of The Living Planet Aquarium , and are so excited to visit the new building when it’s done. Luckily, the current aquarium is still open until September 8th, and we have a bunch of tickets to giveaway. I have 5 sets of 4 tickets each to give to 5 lucky readers. Obviously, you need to either live in Utah or be coming to visit soon enough to use the tickets (the tickets are valid at the Sandy location only).

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The Do-G-Bag, your new best friend!

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Let’s talk about poop for a second. We all know that we need to scoop the poop, but what then? What if there isn’t a trash bin nearby? What do you do with the poop bag? This was exactly the problem that Nancey Herrmann set out to solve when she created the Do-G-Bag ! No more keeping that poop in your hand, just put it in the handy bag until you can dispose of it properly. Functional and fun, the Do-G-Bag will be your new best friend while you walk your best friend.

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Subaru, Dog Tested. Dog Approved.

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If there is one thing that Baby the Maltese loves, it is going for a ride in the car! Just say the word ride and she becomes a fluff ball of excitement, ready to hit the open road. She even has her own dog drivers license (you can make one for your pup with the Subaru Facebook app )! Have you ever thought of what a dog might look for if they were buying a car? What about haggling with a dog ? Meet Grant Weber, the beloved Subaru Canine Sales Associate.

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It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

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A male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm. The calf now weighs approximately 44 pounds and is 44 inches long. He is nursing and bonding with his mom, Kendall, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Kendall’s fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.

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“Purr-fect Times of our Lives” contest

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Introducing the “Purr-fect Times of our Lives” contest! We know that your cat is a part of the family, and we want to see how you have included them in special occasions! That’s right! We’re looking for pictures of cats helping owners celebrate any special occasion. From birthdays to weddings, any occasion that is special to you, we want to see it!

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Puppies frozen in time!

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Cute puppies, frozen in happy moments in time, thanks to 52 GoPro cameras and Orapup! This is such a fun and happy video we just had to share it. Enjoy! The post Puppies frozen in time! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute video dogs

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Voluntary recall of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats sold in the United States until further notice. All of us at Waggin’ Train care deeply about pets and their owners, and the quality of our products is of the utmost importance,” said Nina Leigh Krueger, President, Waggin’ Train LLC. Waggin’ Train has served millions of pets and their owners very well.

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ChalkboardDogs! cute chalkboards in dog form!

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If you have ever wanted an easy to use chalk board, but that was also very cute and in the shape of a dog, then you are in luck! ChalkboardDogs! are just what they sound like, chalkboards in the shape of a dog! With many breeds to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one for you! What we love is that they are re-positionable, can stick to any flat surface (our walls have orange peel and it still stuck well), and you can use regular chalk or Chalk Ink to write on them.

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“The Friskies” is back!

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The Call for Entries is open now through July 15, 2013. Calling all cat video creators: “The Friskies” is back. It’s time to capture your cat’s funniest or most adventurous moment and enter “ The Friskies ” for your opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize and a custom-made gold plated Friskies Catuette, and take part in the live Award Show in New York City this fall.

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Pet Supplies Plus Hosts National Adopt-a-Pet Weekend

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Pet Supplies Plus is teaming up with local animal shelters to host a monumental Adopt-a-Pet Weekend on October 19-20. Coinciding with National Pet Adoption Month and its annual October Donation Drive, the goal of Adopt-a-Pet Weekend is to place countless deserving pets with forever homes. Located in 23 Eastern states, each participating Pet Supplies Plus location will partner with a local rescue organization in order to host Adopt-a-Pet Weekend onsite at the store.

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Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

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Just leave a comment on this post before midnight on March 1, 2013. Dog lovers all want the same thing, for their dogs to live longer! In Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs , we get to explore how we can help our canine companions live longer, healthier, and happier lives. We also get to hear stories about Pukka. “In

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Healthy Pet Treats

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Disclosure: Author has been compensated for completion of this article. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. *Be Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post*. Who doesn’t love giving their dog or cat a good treat now and then? I know we love rewarding Baby for her good behavior, but of course we want to make sure that the treats we give her aren’t just tasty, but that they are also good for her too!

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A cat on the catwalk!

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Purina ONE® showed the world how to really work the runway, turning heads at this year’s New York Fashion Week with cats on leashes during the 2013 Fall Collection Show by Tracy Reese, one of America’s most celebrated designers, on February 10. The True Nature of Cats movement is about letting our cats be who they were born to be by providing proper nutrition and enriching experiences,” said Nida Bockert, Purina ONE spokesperson.

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#PawsUp4Nutrish Soup Bones and Savory Bites Giveaway

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Baby recently got some new treats to try thanks to Rachael Ray Nutrish! They sent her some of the new Soup Bones and Savory Bites. As always, we weren’t sure if they would be a hit or not, since Baby is an odd dog and doesn’t always love treats. So, what was the verdict? They were a hit! Baby tried the Soup Bones Minis. Since she is a smaller dog they were just the right size for her. It also kept her busy for quiet some time too!

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#Chaser1000 Giveaway Time!

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Friends, do you remember us telling you about Chaser ? The amazing dog that knows 1000 words? We are lucky enough to be able to giveaway a copy of Chaser : Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words , to one lucky reader. Keep reading for your chance to win! To learn more about this amazing dog, be sure to visit Chaser’s website. And be sure to follow Chaser on Twitter , and like the Chaser Facebook Page. We loved the book.

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Cat People VS Dog People

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“It’s interesting to learn how different cat and dog owners can be when choosing, and making decisions for, their pets,” said Dr. Brent Mayabb, veterinarian and manager of education and development at Royal Canin. Whatever factors come into play, understanding an animal’s physical and physiological traits is critical to providing the best care.”.

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Pet Parents Spending Billions on Their Dogs and Cats

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Did you know US dog and cat parents spent more than $52 billion on their pets last year? That’s not all on adorable sweaters and toys. Among the 2012 estimates from the American Pet Products Association, food was by far the largest expense for pet parents. The association expected US pet owners to spend nearly $20.1 billion on food alone—up more than 26% from five years ago. The second largest expense for pet parents is veterinary care. Pet owners were expected to spend nearly $13.6

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Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldiers Beloved Dogs

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Copyright © 2013 Carey Neesley with Michael Levin, author of Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldier’s Beloved Dogs. If you are looking for a heartwarming, uplifting story, then you really need to add Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldier’s Beloved Dogs to your reading list. What a lovely story, with such a great message. Here is just a little taste of what you will find inside the book.

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

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On November 30, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed the first chick to hatch at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction featuring a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper. The nearly two-week-old king chick is now weighing in at 30 ounces (882 grams) and currently being raised by its parents with routine check-ups from the SeaWorld Orlando Aviculture Team who monitor the chick’s weight and overall development.

Hilarious Wet Dog!

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