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Disneynature Bears is narrated by John C. Reilly and includes a song by Disney's Olivia Holt.

Movie Review: Disneynature’s “Bears”

(MOVIE REVIEW/WILDLIFE) Disneynature struck gold with the documentary, Chimpanzee, back in 2012. Their latest project, Bears, continues to display the same charm that makes Disney movies so great. Centering around a female grizzly, Sky, and her two cubs, Scout and Amber, Bears does a good job of showing the struggles faced by the animals during the cubs’ first year of life. Irreplaceable in his role, Oscar nominee John C. Reilly captures the spirit of the film through his narration, and perfectly expresses the film’s lighthearted moments, as well as its more dramatic scenes. In addition to Reilly, Bears employs actress and singer, Olivia Holt, who performs “Carry On,” at the end of the film, a song written specifically for the documentary. — Global Animal

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Michael Vick, Rescue Dogs, Dogs, Dog Fighting

Michael Vick’s Fighting Dogs: Where Are They Now? (GALLERY)

(RESCUE DOGS/PIT BULLS) It’s been several years since Michael Vick’s former dogs were rescued from the terrible world of dog fighting. Now, we have an update from a handful of these pups and how their lives have changed significantly for the better. Not only are these dogs in happy, forever homes, but they have adjusted perfectly to normal lives. A big thank you to Best Friends Friends Animal Sanctuary for giving these pits  the lives they deserve. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: I Heart Lentils

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) My first encounter with lentils was back in the fifth grade when I won a contest guessing how many were in a jar. My prize? Lunch with my teacher Ms. Scribner, but I never did get to try the lentils. My loss. Because then it wouldn’t have taken me so long to discover just how delicious, nutritious, and good they are for my heart. — Global Animal

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Narrated by Morgan Freeman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar explores lemur life.

Movie Review: “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar”

(MOVIE REVIEW) IMAX has a history of delivering audiences to unique and unfamiliar worlds, with their most recent documentary, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, succeeding where they always have. Created alongside Warner Bros. Pictures, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar utilizes Morgan Freeman’s silky narration to shed light on one of the world’s most popular primates. The documentary follows primatologist and conservationist, Dr. Patricia Wright, as she studies Madagascar’s lemur population and attempts to protect the endangered primates’ from deforestation. – Global Animal

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Manatee, Conservation, Wildlife, Oceans

15 Amazing Manatee Facts

(INTERESTING ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) Manatees, sometimes referred to as the cows of the sea, are now considered to be a vulnerable species given that there are less than 10,000 mature manatees left in the wild. They are a loving, adorable species who need our help. Check out these fun facts and donate to help keep this species alive and well. — Global Animal

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Miley Cyrus’ Beloved Pooch Passes

(CELEBRITIES/PETS) This year’s April Fools’ Day was not filled with joy and laughter for Miley Cyrus who found out mid-afternoon that her beloved Alaskan Klee Kai puppy named Floyd passed away. Cyrus experienced a similar loss in 2012 when her 2-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, Lila, passed away unexpectedly. Her three remaining companions are Ziggy, Happy and Mary Jane. Our condolences go out to Cyrus and her family during this difficult time. Floyd will be truly missed. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: High On Hemp Seeds

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) Hemp seeds are an amazing superfood! That’s been the buzz for quite some time now, but with all the flaxseeds, protein powders, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds I’ve been eating, I never got around to adding them to anything more than my morning smoothie—until now. — Global Animal

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Waterfowl, avian birds, grebe, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation efforts, animal welfare

The Sky’s The Limit: Center Channels Creativity To Save Wildlife

New rehabilitation efforts are being made for animals at an animal care facility in Massachusetts.  Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Mass. has begun using what they are referring to as a hydrotherapy pool, which was built by its’ staff and volunteers. The pool is currently being used for seabirds and waterfowl; the pool was created to help remove contaminate, speed-up water proofing, and release stress by using a constant stream of cleansed water.

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