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Endangered Baby Sea Turtles

6 Tips To Keep Sea Turtles Safe During Nesting Season

(SEA TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) FLORIDA -- With sea turtle nesting season in full effect, it's important to take caution as we share the beaches with these endangered animals. From March through October, sea turtles emerge from the surf at night to lay their eggs in the sand, then return to sea. Two months later, about a hundred baby turtle hatchlings emerge from their nests and crawl to the ocean. These hatchlings are particularly vulnerable so it's crucial that residents and visitors alike do their part to ensure sea turtles have a safe and successful nesting season. Check out the tips below, courtesy of Loggerhead Marinelife Center, on how to protect sea turtles during nesting season. -- Global Animal

Did You Know? Over One-Third Of Fish Caught Never Make It To The Plate

(OVERFISHING/OCEANS) A new study reveals that waste from global fish production is at an all-time high as more than one in three fish caught for food never makes it to the plate. With over half the fish consumed in the world now coming from aquaculture, particularly in China, approximately 35 percent of global catches are either thrown back overboard because they are too small or an unwanted species, or rotting before consumption due to lack of knowledge or proper equipment like refrigeration or ice-makers. Read on to learn more about the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) analysis of this increasingly wasteful industry. -- Global Animal

Rescued Bird Can’t Stop Kissing The Woman Who Saved Him

(BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This rescued bird is so smitten that he simply can't stop kissing the woman who saved him--take a look! For more of Rainbro the rainbow lorikeet and Katie's bird sanctuary, follow them on Instagram. -- Global Animal

This Dog Thinks He’s A Lifeguard

(CUTE DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) This dog is destined to become a lifeguard, but as you can see in this video clip, he's still working on knowing whether his human actually needs to be saved. -- Global Animal

Puppy Waves In Mirror

(PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Thanks to this video from Charles Febrer, witness the tiniest little wave you'll ever see as this adorable puppy waves 'hello' in the mirror. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Sunrise Nori Wraps With Spicy Tahini Drizzle

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) These Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle make for the perfect light lunch, snack, or appetizer for this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe. Not only are these wraps raw, vegan, and gluten-free, but they are absolutely delicious, too! The best part? You can whip up the spicy tahini dressing, chop the veggies, and wrap them in just 15 minutes or less! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

A Woman & Her Dog Reunite After Two Weeks Apart

(DOG RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Thanks to this video from the Jackson Friends Animal Shelter, witness the gleeful moment a woman and her precious dog Daisy are reunited after the dog went missing for more than two weeks. The woman dances in delight as Daisy leaps up and kisses her. What a happy ending! -- Global Animal

Feisty Feline Plays So Gently With Bunny Bestie

(PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Smudge is a typical moody cat who likes to spontaneously pounce and attack people and things for no apparent reason. Naturally, his mom was a bit nervous when she decided to bring home a bunny named Missy. Thankfully, Smudge somehow instinctively knew he had to be gentle with the little rabbit, so when he tries to roughhouse with her, he never bites and instead will give her kisses. -- Global Animal

10 Tips To Protect Your Pup’s Paws From Hot Pavement

(DOGS/PET CARE) For those experiencing the intense heat wave currently scorching the Southland, it's vital to always use your best judgement and practice safety when taking dogs outside. Unlike humans, dogs can only sweat through their footpads and cool themselves by panting, so soaring temperatures can cause heat stress and be physically damaging or even fatal. And as much as we all want to treat our dogs to summer walks, do not forget that hot pavement and sidewalks can severely burn a dog's paws. Believe it or not, if the air temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit, asphalt temperatures can reach up to 125 degrees. So be sure to always be prepared when taking your dog with you to the next street fair or summer concert. From Paw Wax to dog boots, check out these 10 tips to keep your pup's paws safe during hot summer weather. -- Global Animal

Bird’s Reaction To Magic Sheet Trick

(FUNNY BIRDS/ ANIMAL VIDEOS) Most of us have seen a number of viral videos with dogs reacting to the famed magic sheet trick, but have you ever seen a bird's reaction? Take a look at Angel the cockatoo's hilarious response. -- Global Animal

Killer Karma: Lions Eat Rhino Poachers In South African Game Reserve

(WILDLIFE/POACHING) A group of rhino poachers are suspected to have been mauled to death and eaten by a pride of lions after sneaking into a South African game reserve sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The staff at the Sibuya Game Reserve stumbled upon human remains along with weapons and tools typically used by poachers to kill rhinos and remove their horns, including a high-powered rifle with a silencer. With more than 1,000 rhinos killed in South Africa last year, many are claiming these lions have come to the species' rescue--even if only inadvertently. Continue reading and view the video clip below for more on this story in which the hunters become the hunted. -- Global Animal

This Parrot Wants To Be A Peacock

(FUNNY BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Believe it or not, sometimes even the world's most beautiful birds can get a little jealous. Take this parrot, for example, who wants to be a peacock more than anything in the world! -- Global Animal

Muddy Dogs Get Caught Red-Handed

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Thanks to this hilarious video posted by Ashley McIlroy on Instagram, witness her three messy labs all covered in mud. It's pretty clear what happened here--just look at their guilty faces! -- Global Animal

How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

(PET CARE/PET SAFETY) The 4th of July holiday is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters. Dogs are found wandering terrified on the streets after being scared from home by fireworks. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to keep your pets safe and their anxiety levels at a minimum during this patriotic holiday. — Global Animal