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This undated image released by Animal Planet shows retired Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming with a baby elephant. Ming sets off to help save Africa's elephants and rhinos from extinction by changing a 1,000-year-old Chinese tradition and ending the trade of illegal ivory and rhino horn in his native China in an Animal Planet special airing in the fall. (AP Photo/Animal Planet)

A new year of series, specials for Animal Planet

NEW YORK (AP) — Unlike some channels, Animal Planet trades on a message beyond “Watch us.” So says Marjorie Kaplan, group president of Animal Planet and TLC. “We believe that there is a value to […]


In this Jan. 17, 2010 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, world-renowned animal adventurer and venom expert Donald Schultz prepares for a stunt called "Venom in Vegas," outside O'Sheas Casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton, File)

Fines and community service for former ‘Wild Recon’ host in lizard sting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A globe-trotting Los Angeles-based herpetologist who hosted the Animal Planet show “Wild Recon” was sentenced today to community service and about $9,000 in fines and restitution for offering to sell two […]


PetSmart groomer, Michelle Boch, assisted by salon manager, Joel Mitchell, adds color during a chalking treatment to a 2 year old dachshund, Sugarplum, at PetSmart in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Groomers are dazzling up dogs with bling, bows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur. “It’s like having a […]


Image released by Discovery Channel shows a great white shark near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Discovery Channel, Andrew Brandy Casagrande)

Discovery hammered for shark special

NEW YORK (AP) — A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of […]


Black Labrador Retriever puppy. (AP Photo)

Some games take points to win, others take fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a Super Bowl matchup for the ages: cats vs. dogs. The Puppy Bowl, a fixture on Animal Planet during the Super Bowl for nearly a decade, will have new competition next year from the Kitten Bowl.


LA shelter hopes cats' iPad art draws in donations

(AP) – A Los Angeles animal shelter that lets its cats chase toys on top of iPads hope the digital art created by the movement will encourage donations of money and tablet computers. An Animal […]



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