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Puppy Born With Paralyzing Defect Learns to Run

July 30, 2013
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A puppy named Mick, born with a defect called Swimmer Puppy Syndrome, was nursed back to health by the Mia Foundation, which rescues and helps puppies with birth defects. By using different techniques including harness training to build leg muscle strength, the puppy went from being immobilized to running in the park. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) has a look at his amazing recovery.

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Buzz60 (Jan. 13, 2015) — An orangutan at a German Zoo learns to make vocalizations that sound a whole lot like people, and may help us understand both the origins of human speech and what all our yapping sounds like to zoo animals. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Cheetah Cubs Make Canine Friend

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Reuters (Sep. 7, 2013) — The Dallas Zoo is raising a pair of cheetah cubs with an unlikely companion, a Labrador retriever puppy named Amani, in the hope the dog will calm the cheetahs. Gavino Garay reports.
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Top 5 Fun Animal Stories of the Week

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Newsy (Aug. 2, 2013) — Start your weekend off with Belle, the swimming baby elephant; Mick, the puppy in physical therapy; and Pinay, the stowaway cat.
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University Creates "Puppy Room" for Student Stress Relief

University Creates "Puppy Room" for Student Stress Relief

Newsy (Dec. 2, 2012) — In attempt to help students relax during finals week, Dalhousie University is creating a puppy room. The event has generated a lot of excitement.
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