Video: Excited Dog Faints After Reunion

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Nothing can match the love of a devoted dog.  This cute pup was overwhelmed with joy after seeing her owner for the first time in two years — so excited, in fact, that she briefly passed out like a teenager seeing the Beatles in the ’60s.  Don’t worry, though; the dog’s owner, Rebecca Ehalt, says that the dog was checked out by a vet and is completely fine.

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Only 3,200 Tigers Remain in the Wild

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Today is International Tiger Day, and frankly, there’s not much to celebrate. Wild tiger populations have plunged 97 percent over the past century, and the big cats have lost 93 percent of their historic habitat in Asia, according to the World Wildlife Fund.  This map shows the location of the estimated 3,200 tigers that remain in the wild.

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Beach Resort Employs First Lifeguard Dog

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Barkwatch!  A resort in Spain has recruited man’s best friend to help patrol it’s local beaches as its first ever lifeguard dog.  Located in San Pedro del Pinatar, the tourist hot spot has brought in water-loving canine Bruno to help keep beach-goers safe this summer, Central European News reports.  Bruno walks with his lifeguard partner as they patrol the beach.  Bruno’s owner, David Alvarez, works as a lifeguard and thought about bringing his pet to work when he realized what a good swimmer he was.

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Video: Dog and Deer Bond as Friends

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Anyone who thinks that animals don’t show emotion and develop friendships needs to see this stunning video!

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Link Between Vanishing Wildlife and Terrorism

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The decimation of the planet’s wildlife is extracting a high cost on humans as it drives child slavery, human trafficking, and terrorism, according to a special report published Thursday in the journal Science.  Take poaching. Beyond the horrific impact on vanishing species, the slaughter of rhinoceroses and elephants for their valuable horns and tusks has bankrolled terrorist attacks in Africa by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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Video: Hero Dog Travels To Feed Neighboring Animals

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Meet Lilica, a Brazilian junk yard dog with the heart of a champion. Why do you ask? Because she endures tremendous pain to help those around her… and by “around her,” I mean 4 miles away. Take a look at this incredible video and see for yourself.

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Video: Pets Interrupting Yoga

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If yoga is about controlling the mind and body, there is no greater test than practicing with a dog or cat on the loose.  As Danielle Cuccio, a yoga instructor and owner of two pugs tells us, “They think it’s playtime or that it’s some kind of game. They think, ‘Mommy is on our level … Lets get her!’ They actually challenge me to stay balanced in a pose so I think it makes me stronger.”  Watch our compilation above and see why every yogi should own a pet for the ultimate yoga challenge.

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