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A leopard gecko is displayed in an aquar

Experienced Pet Owners Can Adopt Exotic Species

It’s one thing to care for a dog or cat, but owning an exotic pet, like a sugar glider or a boa constrictor, is a whole other task.

11/16/2013

Three lion cubs, the first born at Zoo Miami in its 33-history, receive their first exam on Oct. 1, 2013. (Source: Zoo Miami)

One Of Three Lion Cubs Born At Zoo Miami Dies

Zoo Miami is mourning the loss Friday of one of the three lion cubs born on September 24th.

10/11/2013

Panama City Crayfish (Source: MyFWC/Lisa Keppner)

Wildlife Service Considers Adding Three Florida Species To Endangered List

The Florida Keys mole skink, Panama City crayfish and the Suwannee moccasin shell mussel are just three of the nine species the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

09/24/2013

Tualang, the three week old white cheek gibbon. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Endangered Baby Gibbon Makes Debut At Zoo Miami

It’s not every day an endangered baby white cheeked gibbon makes a debut at a zoo—but Wednesday was the day for Tualang, a gibbon just over three-weeks old.

09/18/2013

(Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Paddling Pups Help Raise Money For Key Largo Organization

Pups on paddleboards and canines in kayaks starred in a “yappy happy hour” paddle to raise funds for a Florida Keys pet rescue organization.

CBS Miami–08/13/2013

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Smoking Could Cause Harm To Your Pets

Smoking costs Americans about $96 billion dollars each year in medical expenses. We know what smoking and second hand smoke does to us but chances are you don’t know the dangerous effect that it can have on your pet.

CBS Miami–08/04/2013

Two severely malnourished horses were rescued from their owners and taken in by a rescue organization in Davie. (Source: CBS4)

Starving Horses Rescued From Owner

It’s a sickening sight, a horse that is nothing more than skin and protruding bones—it’s one of the two horses that have been neglected and hungry for months.

07/30/2013

Richie Moretti, right, founder of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital soothes OD, a 320-pound green sea turtle, as it is measured and examined at the hospital in Marathon, Fla. Because of an irreparable collapsed lung, the turtle cannot be released into the wild. It is scheduled to be loaded on a FedEx flight to Las Vegas early Thursday, July 25, and live out its life at the The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Resort and Casino. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Rescued Sea Turtle Makes His Way To Las Vegas

After months of care and recovery, a 320-pound rescued green sea turtle will make a 2,400-mile trip to his new home in Sin City.

CBS Miami–07/24/2013

The top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States in 2013, according to the American Kennel Club's registry: #1, Labrador retriever (Photo credit: American Kennel Club)

Fireworks Can Frighten Fido & Fluffy

Fourth of July fireworks may give you a memory you’ll never forget, but for your pets it can be quite the frightening night full of loud noises and the booms and bangs of holiday celebrations.

CBS Miami–07/03/2013

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More Pets Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery

From face lifts to nose jobs and even Botox, animal lovers in South Florida spend millions of dollars each year enhancing their pets’ droopy eyes and cats’ crooked teeth.

06/30/2013

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