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Welcome to the AnimalChannelon Blasting News! Did you know that the technical term for a dog lover iscynophileand a cat lover is anailurophile?

Pet parents: Facts and figures

A 2017-2018National Pet Owners Surveyconducted 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 loverssleep with their petsdespite 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 amurder. Goldfish are drawn to music. Dogs are chivalrous; when playing with female pups, male pups often let them win.

Giraffesare 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. Almosthalf 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 milkis 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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23/9/2018

Until 2017, this tropical rainforest in Colombia was largely inaccessible to the outside world. In one of the first expeditions in the region, scientists found rare, and likely new, species.

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23/9/2018

A honey badger hunts a monitor lizard LIVE from the Sabi Sand, South Africa!

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23/9/2018

Hurricanes have been known to carry some surprising animals onto beaches—including deep-sea creatures and alligators.

Who who who - will join us today?!Changing seasons and temperatures bring change to some exhibits! Our sloths have moved to their indoor encounter exhibit - and the outdoor sloth house is now home to Merlin! Eurasian Eagle Owls are the largest species of owl in the world! 🦉Help us welcome Merlin during your Fall visit!Credit: Sue Pero

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23/9/2018

All bets are off when a calf is at risk.

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23/9/2018

From vast expanses of tundra to architectural splendors, these sites in Russia reflect the country's extraordinary history, culture, and natural beauty.

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23/9/2018

Watch lion males in conflict LIVE from the Mara, Kenya!

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23/9/2018

"We were having lunch under some shady acacia trees when two rhinos wandered into our space," writes photographer Graham de Lacy. "There ensued a five minute or so stand-off while they were assessing us. Eventually they accepted us and started rolling in a nearby mud pool."

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22/9/2018

It's World Rhino Day and we are LIVE with photographer Brent Stirton, who covered the poaching crisis and the on-going efforts to protect rhinos. Ask your questions below and read the article from the October 2016 issue of National Geographic.

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22/9/2018

There's beauty in the things we might overlook every day. Don't forget to stop and soak it in.

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22/9/2018

This baby rhino survived a gunshot wound from the same poachers that killed her mother.

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22/9/2018

When the life of a calf is on the line, all bets are off.

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22/9/2018

Conservation organizations have joined together to support the government of Indonesia’s national Sumatran rhino conservation breeding effort. Learn how you can help save the critically endangered species:https://on.natgeo.com/2xKnaBi

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22/9/2018

“I have the same hope of survival as everybody else," says Honnold. "I just have more of an acceptance that I will die at some point.”

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22/9/2018

It's World Rhino Day and we are LIVE with Dr. Zulfi Arsan, senior veterinarian at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia, to talk about the plight of Sumatran rhinos and how we can save them. Ask your questions below and read more here:https://on.natgeo.com/2PXW6pV

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22/9/2018

With only about 80 remaining, the Sumatran rhino is critically endangered. Learn about new efforts to save the species:https://on.natgeo.com/2PVxX31

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22/9/2018

Found only in the Galapagos Islands, it's thought that marine iguanas evolved from South American land-dwelling iguanas. They may look menacing with their spiky spines and razor-sharp claws, but they're algae-loving herbivores.

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22/9/2018

"Yosemite’s my favorite place in the world. I love the big, clean, sheer, perfect faces,” says Alex Honnold, the first and only person to have free-solo climbed El Capitan, Yosemite's granite monolith.

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22/9/2018

Happy World Rhino Day!