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Girlhood & Animals, A Coming of Age Photo-Drama

Similar to the recent release of the full-length movie, Boyhood, Robin Schwartz’ photobook Amelia & the Animals, captures her daughter’s life from ages 3 to 14. However differing from the movie, this child is filmed over time interacting with a series of animals -- animals that most other children could only dream about engaging with.

Dolphin Tale’s Aquarium Says NO To ‘Show Must Go On’

In the literal and figurative wake of the controversy that emerged at SeaWorld, and the subsequent film “Blackfish” that documented it, it’s not surprising that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida decided to bring down the curtain on using dolphins for entertainment purposes.

PETA Denounces SeaWorld Verbally, But Invests Monetarily?

It’s seems incredulous that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) -- long respected as a champion for the rights of animals -- could reverse its position on SeaWorld within the same year. Yet that appears to be the case, much to the dismay of animal lovers the world-over, including one multi-award winning actress and singer.

Koko The Gorilla’s Bond With Robin Williams (Video)

With a friendship spanning almost 14 years, Robin Williams met Koko, the gorilla, at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA back in 2001. Going deeper than the old cliché:  “monkey sees, monkey does,” it's been said that our now-departed beloved comedian and Koko experienced a genuine bond.

Rufus, The Hawk Shares No Love For Pigeons At Wimbledon (Video)

Set, Match, Game on! Rufus, the Harris Hawk who keeps court at Wimbledon these days is in charge of keeping the skies and course clear of pigeons and their infamous droppings. This saavy predator knows there's nothing worse than having pigeons poop on the players - kind of puts them off their game!

ALEX, The Parrot Who Knew What He Was Talking About

It's been long believed that parrots could only mimic human speech -- that they could not comprehend what they were taught to say. Differing from that position, it's been scientist Irene Pepperberg's mission to prove that theory a fallacy, and she's spent several decades debating this issue with the scientific community. The African Grey she named ALEX (an anagram for 'Avian Learning Experiment') was her subject and over the course of his 30-year lifespan. . .

Christmas in July: Grumpy Cat Gets A Movie Deal

If ever an animal symbolized the "bah, humbug" concept associated with the holidays, it is Grumpy Cat. Whoever would have thought that such a cat would get her  own Lifetime movie deal? Read on or the latest on this up-and-coming  holiday film project.


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