Lawsuit leaves ‘Whale Wars’ Ship High and Dry

One of the ships seen on Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” has hit rough seas – it’s being detained by British authorities pending the resolution of a lawsuit brought against the ship by a group of fishermen. And according to various accounts, unless the organization that owns the Irwin – the activist Sea Shepherd Conservation Society […]

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Bird Lovin’ Heidi Fleiss Sets Animal Planet Special

What’s Heidi Fleiss’ reality? We’re about to find out when Animal Planet airs a new one-hour special about the former Hollywood madam and her menagerie of exotic birds. The special, titled “Heidi Fleiss: From Prostitutes to Parrots” (clever, right?), will air a week from Sunday (on July 31) at 10/9c, Animal Planet announced Thursday. It’s […]

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‘Swamp Wars’ Pits Humans Against Snakes, Lizards

By DAVID FISCHER, Associated Press MIAMI – With its beautiful beaches, luxury hotels, hot nightclubs and nightmarish traffic, it’s easy to forget that South Florida was built on a giant swamp. But despite decades of urban expansion, that wilderness still pushes back — particularly snakes, lizards and other reptiles, some of them dangerous. That battle […]

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PETA Protests Pigeon Racing at Tyson’s Nevada Home

HENDERSON, Nev. — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals demonstrated outside Mike Tyson’s suburban home to protest the former boxing champion’s role in pigeon racing. Henderson police spokesman Todd Rasmussen said Tuesday the PETA demonstration on Monday outside Tyson’s gated hillside neighborhood was peaceful. Watch The “Taking on Tyson” premiere here The Las Vegas […]

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Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl Becomes Big Event

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — On Sunday, competitors will race around the field, score touchdowns, slam into each other and bark at their opponents when things get a little rough. Yes, it’s Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. The network’s annual cute-a-thon started seven years ago to entice television viewers bored with endless Super Bowl pregame […]

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