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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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Miniature Horses Are Still Allowed to Be Your Emotional Support Animal

You've probably heard that the rules concerning emotional support animals on airplanes are changing, after a few incidents including a hamster flushed down the toilet, a VIP turkey and a few dog bites. Now, all animals except for dogs, cats and miniature horses are banned from flying. Yep, you heard me right: miniature horses. If you're more interested in taking your doggo on board, check out this travel guide for your fur babies. But if you have equine inclinations, read on. 

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The Fluffington Post Brings Readers Breaking News Stories From The Animal Kingdom

The Fluffington Post Is your #1 source for breaking news stories about fluffy animals based on stories, videos, memes, and photos coming from all over the web. So if you're interested in investigative journalism, that is the place for you. Here are some of their recent stories. 

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10 Funny Times Dogs Made It To The News Headlines

Meanwhile on the lighter side of news headline...Funny dog stories that made it to news for some bizarre reason.  



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10 Incredible Animal-Related Stories From 2019 That Will Spark Hope For Our Future

In a world of dark news constantly saturating the web, here are a few amazing stories (full of hope) to help shine some light in the world! 

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1,529 Exotic Turtles And Tortoises Were Found Trying To Be Smuggled Into The Philippines

1,529 different species of turtles and tortoises, including Star Tortoises, Redfoot Tortoises, Sulcata Tortoises, and Red-eared Slider turtles, were trying to be smuggled into the Philippines' main airport, this past Sunday. The passenger carrying the animals from a flight from Hong Kong, said to a Filipino national, abandoned the exotic animals in four items of luggage that have since been intercepted by authorities.

Miraculously, all of the animals were found to be alive and believed to be worth around $86,000, according to the Bureau of Customs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

In their announcement, the Bureau of Customs NAIA released a series of photos of the smuggled turtles, some of which had been bound in duct tape. The animals have now been turned over to to the Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit of the Philippines Department on Natural Resources, the Bureau of Customs PH said.

Story originally found on abc.news.

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Meet Midnight, a 4-year-old black lab is being hailed a hero! When his owner was taking out the trash, Midnight sensed something was off and led his owner to his neighbor's house. Once there, they discovered his neighbor had fallen while trying to reach her bird feeder and was laying in the snow, unable to get up, for some time. Read the full story at CBS News.

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Just 18 Truly Funny News Headlines You Wouldn't Believe Are Real

As the saying goes, fact can often be stranger than fiction. These 15 funny news headlines sure capture just how weird and funny reality can get. 

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Via BBC News
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A pheasant, named Phil by the residents of Costessey, Norwich, has staked his claim to a quiet street on a city housing estate. Phil is known to be quite the "terror" as he considers the area to be his territory and guards it fiercely. Residents have taken to carrying bird seeds in case they run into Phil, but otherwise, do their best to avoid Phil entirety. Courtesy of BBC News

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Be Wary Of This "Dog Trainer" That Possibly Steals Dogs To Resell (38 Images)

*Warning* the following story is long and will leave your heart in a twist. However, it is an important reminder for dog owners to please be careful, and do your research when leaving your loved one in the care of another. This is also a warning to be wary of a Hunter Nelson, owner of Four Legged Retrievers in Arkansas, the man suspected of stealing and selling off countless dogs. 

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Intoxicated Man Enters Wrong Home, And Falls Asleep In A Dog Bed With A 150lb Mastiff

Well, here's a weird story. On New Year's Eve, a man in Waukesha, Wisconsin, got so intoxicated that he entered a complete stranger's home and fell asleep with their massive dog. You can watch a video of this story at Fox6Now

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Pet Stores In The UK Are Now Banned From Selling Puppies And Kittens

Big news in the UK! They have officially banned pet stores from selling puppies and kittens. People who want a kitten or puppy must go to an animal shelter, rescue group or directly to a breeder, instead of going to a third-party commercial retailer. Remember to adopt, not shop! 

Via Huffington Post.

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