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    20 October 2017

    Take a 360° flight alongside whitewater rafters through the labyrinth of gorges beneath Victoria Falls—one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

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    20 October 2017

    For an animal to use an object as part of a courtship display is almost unheard of, but that's exactly what these marine biologists observed—over a period of ten years—with Australian humpback dolphins.

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    20 October 2017

    Friday Fact: Sloths' hind legs are so weak on land, they have to dig their claws into the earth to pull themselves across the ground—but in the water, they're surprisingly good swimmers. Happy International Sloth Day! http://on.natgeo.com/2yCrOD1

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    20 October 2017

    The seemingly calm, docile personalities of sloths make them easy to capture, transport, and handle—but the stress of these experiences can lead to their premature deaths.

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    20 October 2017

    Watch as cheetah make their way across the plains to catch some breakfast LIVE from the Maasai Mara!

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    20 October 2017

    A yellow-throated toucans doesn't just use its beak for feeding—it also helps with thermal regulation and defense.

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    20 October 2017

    Watch: A sloth moves at one tenth of a mile per hour—making it the perfect prey for a harpy eagle.

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    19 October 2017

    New DNA evidence claims the saber-toothed cat was still prowling around Europe 28,000 years ago—a time when we thought they'd been long extinct.

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    19 October 2017

    Evolution by natural selection has produced peacocks' tails and giraffes' necks—but it works in much more subtle ways too.

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    19 October 2017

    With bats that feed entirely on blood and spiders as big as frisbees, who said monsters aren't real?

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    19 October 2017

    After being rescued from the circus last year, José and Liso were supposed to live out their days at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa—but then tragedy struck.

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    19 October 2017

    As one of our species's longest companions, dogs are particularly good at reading our gestures and signals.

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    19 October 2017

    Polar explorer Ben Saunders is about to embark on the first unsupported and solo crossing of Antarctica. We're live with Ben in his London home before he departs on his expedition. Ask questions for him in the comments below!

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    19 October 2017

    When not used, all the power from these wind turbines is stored in lithium batteries—which have a capacity of more than two million iPhones.

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    19 October 2017

    How exactly did Larry the tortoise and Cricket the dog become best friends? http://on.natgeo.com/2xPz7Us

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    19 October 2017

    Sometimes protection for elephants depends entirely on what side of the border they're on. http://on.natgeo.com/2grB7zA

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    19 October 2017

    “Twice as much food using half as many resources,” is the commitment the Dutch made nearly 20 years ago. Since then, they have surpassed that goal.

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    19 October 2017

    "My findings indicate that if you want to get happy, don’t try to change your belief system. Change your environment."

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    18 October 2017

    The fallen rhino is "symbolic of one of the most wasteful, cruel and unnecessary environmental crimes, one that needs to provoke the greatest public outcry."

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    18 October 2017

    The auditorium is the first Roman public structure of its kind to have been found in the city—giving a glimpse into life in Jerusalem under the Roman Empire's rule.

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Welcome to the Animal Channel on Blasting News! Subscribe and get connected to wildlife enthusiasts around the world.

Welcome to the Animal Channel on Blasting News! Did you know that the technical term for a dog lover is cynophile and a cat lover is an ailurophile?

Pet parents: Facts and figures

A 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) shows that about 68% of US households own a pet. In the UK, nearly half of all British dog and cat lovers sleep with their pets despite hygiene concerns, according to a study by Animal Friends. Aussies spend $6.4 billion more per year on pets than fashion items and $7.3 billion more compared to technology purchases, finds a study by Choosi.

More interesting animal facts

A group of crows is called a murder.

Goldfish are drawn to music. Dogs are chivalrous; when playing with female pups, male pups often let them win.

Giraffes are forever hungry and can guzzle up to 45kg of leaves. (If you are a fan of April the giraffe, you would know!) Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down. For every human in the world, there are one million ants. Almost half the pigs in this world are in China. A dolphin calf nurses for up to two years. Calves stay with the mothers anywhere from three to eight years. When a squirrel is scared and feels that it is in danger, it will at first remain motionless. A deer’s antlers fall off every year. As they regrow, the antlers are covered in a furry coat called velvet. This velvet, rich in nerves and blood vessels, enables the antlers to regrow. Camel's milk is healthier than cow’s milk and it contains less fat. Chipmunks make their own burrows and are extremely protective of it. They use loud chirps to express occupied territory.

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Earth is home to over one million known wildlife species, each representing an ancient tome of biological trivia.

Animal Channel at Blasting News will feature stories about animal births, animal cams, new species, zoos, parks, safaris and more. Subscribing to Animal Channel has many benefits. Besides keeping track of animal news around the world, you also get to tell your own story. This could be about your dog, your cat, or even your pet parakeet. If you are a vet, an activist, a photographer, or an animal enthusiast, this channel would be the right platform to express your views.

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