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BUNNIES THAT ARE BESTIES WITH A LEOPARD;
A DOLPHIN AND A DOG SWIMMING IN HARMONY;
AN ELDERLY ORANGUTAN BEFRIENDING A KITTY

THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, NAT GEO WILD INVITES YOU
TO MEET SOME UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDS –
NATURE’S MOST IMPROBABLE (BUT ADORABLE) BFFs!

Four episodes of Unlikely Animal Friends premiere
Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24, from
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD

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(Washington, D.C. – December 22, 2010) Yankees and Red Sox. Leno and Conan. Rosie and Donald Trump. While some rivals may never get along, life occasionally throws us for a loop and unlikely species form amicable bonds. In the animal kingdon. there are some relationships that truly defy the natural order and demonstrate an “evolution” that might astound Darwin himself.

On Friday, January 7, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the National Geographic Channel celebrates peace in the new year by traveling the world in search of nature’s oddest couples in a gresh installment of Unlikely Animal Friends 2. We’ll take a fun-filled look at the astonishing relationships forged by otherwise rival species and find out how they came to be friends. The stories are rare, amazing…and often adorable!

At a wildlife rehabilitation center outside of Atlanta, Ga., a lion, tiger and even a bear live harmoniously together. The trio of animals were rescued as cubs and raised as brothers. While each has his own dynamic personality and his own set of lethal weapons, the three eat, play and sleep together. The situation doesn’t go without concern. As Craig Saffoe, acting curator of lions and tigers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, explains, “I wouldn’t advocate sticking a bear in the middle of a group of big cats. However, for these individuals, it certainly seems like the most responsible action for them and their welfare, their quality of life, would be to leave them as the are; they’re bonded.”

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(Washington, D.C. – December 22, 2010) From the bizarre to the elusive to the downright deadly, throughout his career herpetologist Dr. Brady Burr has risked life and limb to study some of the fiercest creatures on the planet – but never with technology like this. Armed with new technology, Brady is back with a new season, on a new network, as his Dangerous Encounters take him around the globe in the name of science and conservation.

Moving to Nat Geo WILD beginning Tuesday, January 4 at p p.m. ET/PT, Dangerous Encounters returns with five all-new episodes. Brady gets up close and personal with a monster fish’s lethal snout, puts three of the most aggressive shark species to the test to find out which has the deadliest bite and takes on one of the world’s deadliest snakes using a high-tech robot. And later in the season, Brady captures a massive croc that has terrorized a village in Africa, possibly killing dozens of people, and employs a powerful net gun to capture a two-ton hippo.

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My Dog Ate What? has returned to Nat Geo Wild.

My Dog Ate What? Rat Poison, a Zipper and Tennis Balls
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 9 PM ET/PT
Frannie-Lou the Westie ate a mango pit that stayed in her system for about 11 months before it was detected. Pointing lab Primo learns that some plants are better left rooted after he swallows a dieffenbachia plant, which is toxic to dogs. He faces a lifesaving tracheostomy. Later, Maddie the beagle swallows a large piece of carpet and speaker wire after suffering an allergic reaction to chicken and undergoes a complicated hospital visit. Mastiff Elvis swallows not one but three tennis balls, and the situation proves no ballgame, as the third ball requires a procedure that could be deadly. And, when beloved cockatoo Hoppee ingests 75 zipper teeth, his vet must find a creative way to remove them.

More Pets & Animals
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I received an email from a dear friend with The “Fable of the Porcupine” and some adorable pictures of a baby porcupine. Not knowing very much about porcupines I searched the internet to learn more. I was very curious if they also could be a pet. Much to my amazement there was a vast array of information on porcupines.

Of course National Geographic has a wonderful informative description of the porcupine. We all know that they are a prickly rodent, but did you know the Latin name means “quill pig”? There are about two dozen species that all have a coat of needle-like quills. Considering there are only two species of beaver, twenty-four porcupine species surprised me.

Dogs
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Immense Great Danes and diminutive Chihuahuas. Curly-haired poodles and streamlined greyhounds. Dogs are in fact the most diverse mammals on the planet. For comparison, if humans were as varied as dogs, we would range in height up to 22 feet tall and could weight more than 1,000 pounds. It’s no accident that dogs evolved this way, as humans have been selectively breeding them to serve our needs as laborer, companion, hunter, herder and warrior, as well as to suit our aesthetic fancy.

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NatGEO’s got another show airing this weekend. I haven’t seen this one, so this isn’t a review – it’s just a quick note with some video previews and an invitation to join me in watching this show at 8pm (EST) tonight. You may already be familiar with Christian the Lion, the YouTube celeb. NatGEO’s Unlikely Animal Friends will be featuring the story of John and Ace and their unlikely friendship

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a picture of Batso and EbonyWhat a “cruel, cruel world” animals live in. Pit bulls have a hard time in the Bronx, chickens are not city animals, and cats are not welcome at all houses. You’ll travel all over New York City, the Bronx, and even Rhode Island in It’s a Cruel, Cruel World, the first

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MORE THAN 1,700 POUNDS OF MUSCLE. OVER 80 TATTOOS.
ONE UNLIKELY MISSION: TO RESCUE HELPLESS, ABANDONED AND ABUSED ANIMALS

Ride Along with Rescue Ink Friday at 10pm EST – They’re tough guys who aren’t afraid to go anywhere or confront anyone to save animals in danger . . .
If you don’t like us from the way we look, we can’t help that. But if you’re not part of

Dogs
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Two homeless dogs named Haley and Hana are rescued from an underground cave in Ethiopia, where it is believed they survived for more than two months after being dumped there by locals… Hugo, a 100-pound bloodhound, is returned to DogTown after seriously biting a family member… And a golden retriever, Ava, has just arrived with a paw ripped apart by a coyote trap…

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