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Hong Kong Risks Losing 'Pink Dolphins' Because Of China's Pollution, Conservationists Warn

Chinese white dolphins, nicknamed "pink dolphins," are rarely spotted in Hong Kong waters. However, the near-threatened species is becoming even more uncommon, and conservationists warn that Hong Kong risks losing the dolphins altogether unless immediate action is taken.<p>According to the Hong Kong …

Health Do or Don't? Have a Dolphin-Assisted Birth

Heather Barrington and her husband, Adam, have traveled to the Sirius Institute in Hawaii, where they're planning to have a water birth—surrounded by a pod of dolphins.<p>The couple's baby is due in July; they'll spend the time leading up to the birth going for prenatal swims with the dolphins in …

'Hula Hoop' Dolphin Photo Will Amaze You

Southern California resident Steve O'Toole has been volunteering on whale-watching trips for about nine years, but he had never seen anything like this.<p>As the whale-watching boat he was on began driving away from a pod of offshore bottlenose dolphins last Sunday, O'Toole saw that the dolphins were …

'Super-pod' of dolphins spotted off coast of California

A large pod of thousands of dolphins provide an amazing spectacle for a group of lucky tourists aboard a boat near San Diego, California.<p>According to the boat's captain, the pod followed the vessel across seven miles of ocean.<p>Captain Joe Dutra of Hornblower Cruises told local media that the boat …

Bottlenose dolphins use names to identify companions

Bottlenose dolphins have distinct "names" that they use to identify individuals in their social group, according to a study by scientists who followed groups of the animals off the east coast of Scotland. The names are composed of whistles – signature high-pitched sounds that are created by …

Update: Ukrainian Military Dolphins Not Actually on the Loose

<i>If you're swimming in the Black Sea, beware dolphins with weapons strapped to their heads.</i><p>flickr/mr_t_in_dc<p><i>Update! Sad news, friends. It turns out that one piece of the Ukrainian dolphin story is, in fact, a hoax. No dolphins from the Ukrainian army's complement have actually escaped, according to</i> …

A dolphin doula? Couple plans animal-assisted childbirth

The desire to have a magical birth experience is natural – and certainly trendy. But it's fair to say that when humans start having babies with wild animals (and not because they were trapped on an African safari or even, say, in a zoo), those pregnancy hormones may be muddling the mind of …

Woman Plans a Dolphin-Assisted Water Birth (Yes, Really!)

You've heard of people going on vacation to Hawaii and swimming with the dolphins, right? Dolphins are cute, smart, graceful—even funny. What's not to love? But it's one thing to want to become one with nature for an hour swim. It's quite another to want dolphins swimming around you, massaging you, …

Researchers Find More Evidence That Dolphins Use Names

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.23.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>For decades, scientists have been …

Rare dolphin killed in 'boat hit-and-run'

Specialist police wildlife officers are investigating the hit-and-run death of a rare dolphin, apparently after a collision with a power boat.<p>The bottlenose dolphin calf was part of a small inshore pod living in the waters off the south-west coast of England. It is thought the dolphins were …

Puppy Discovers New Enemy: The Doorstopper (VIDEO)

This puppy either found an incredible foe or a friend for life in this doorstop.<p><i>Via Daily Picks And Flicks</i>

Even This Puppy Finds Kanye West ‘Extremely...

<b>Even This Puppy Finds Kanye West ‘Extremely Off-Putting’</b><p>A puppy named Grover expressed frustration with rapper Kanye West in a statement released by …

Ashley Greene's New Puppies: Actress Adopts Two Dogs From Animal Shelter (PHOTOS)

After tragically losing one of her two pooches in a fire a couple months back, Ashley Greene has found herself some furry new friends. The 26-year-old "Twilight" actress, who just returned from a trip to Bali earlier this week, adopted two adorable new puppies from the Spot Rescue animal shelter in …

Adoptable Puppies This Week From Lifeline Puppy Rescue (PHOTOS)

Happy Friday!<p>Lifeline Puppy Rescue has a whole new litter of cuddly puppies who are looking for their forever homes this week. The shelter is also hosting an adoption event Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30 from 11-3 p.m.<p><i>Check out this week's adorable puppies!</i><p>Call Lifeline Puppy Rescue's hotline …

New ad features puppy-operated Rube Goldberg machine

The Beneful ad takes advantage of endless puppy energy, using adorable dogs to power a Rube Goldberg machine that pours out dog food.

Police: Passerby Tackled Suspected Puppy Thief

Hector Orozco is being held on $10,000 bail after his arrest on suspicion of petty theft of a dog.<p>A commotion at a dog-adoption event at a South …

Two Dogs and A Puppy Found Dumped With The Trash In Waterford

And those aren't the only abandoned animals that are currently at the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control Shelter in need of good homes.<p>Waterford East …

Watch This Puppy In A Wheelchair Have Fun With Its Homies

There is so much we can learn from animals! Acceptance, tenacity, loyalty… This clip is all of that.<p>Image via

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A Connecticut Town Is Trying To Ban The Sale Of Puppies

"This is not over by a long hot," Lori Fogler-Nicholson said Friday.<p>The motion to take no action on the proposal for the remainder of this year's legislative session was made by Majority Leader David Baker, D-2.<p>Baker said this week his primary reason for making the motion is because the General …

Startup Bark & Co. Hosted The Most Adorable Puppy Adoption Event

It rounded up 40 pups from shelters mostly throughout Alabama, where over 100,000 animals are killed in shelters every year.<p>By the end of the weekend, every pup found a home.

Puppy Is Nervous About First Day of Daycare A...

<b>Puppy Is Nervous About First Day of Daycare</b><p>A local puppy named Shelly faced the biggest trial of her young life this morning: her first day of …

Grande Amore – Hybrid Tea – National Rose Month

One of the truest red hybrid teas I have ever seen, this rose not only has great form and beauty, but also a magnificent fragrance.

Record-breaking litter of super cute puppies surprise Suffolk couple

<b>A couple were left stunned after their Doberman gave birth to a record-breaking litter of 13 pedigree puppies.</b><p>Mark Holtom, 57, and his wife Olga, 52, …

Garden Walk - May 2, 2013

Adorable Puppy Takes The Stairs

Want some cute with your Sunday afternoon? Then watch this furrylicious viral video of a dog teaching his puppy friend to walk down stairs.<p>01.13.13 …