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Surprise Birth! Two Coati Pups Born At Zoo Budapest!

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What a surprise! A very old South American Coati unexpecedtly gave birth to two healthy pups!

The pups were born at Zoo Budapest and they're so freakin' CUTE!

Their mama, Juliet, is 15-years-old, which is twice as old as any coati would live in the wild!

So it was a complete surprise when she gave birth and even more of a surprise when the pups were healthy.

The zookeepers were worried that because of her age, Juliet wouldn't be able to raise her two babies. So the zookeepers are hand rearing one of the babies themselves.

Once the little guy grows up, he'll be a part of educational programs at the zoo.

They're a member of the raccoon family but clearly way more adorbz! We want a domesticated coati!

Congrats on the healthy babes, Juliet!

[Image via Zoo Budapest.]

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How To Survive An Anaconda Bite

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If you ever happen to be wandering through a South American jungle and come face to face with an anaconda, don't worry if it bites you…

They're not poisonous!

Although they can grow to be large enough to swallow a human whole in one bite.

Check out the above video to learn how to escape an anaconda bite if you happen to only be bitten by one of the small 14-foot-long ones.

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Three Of Bob Barker's Lions Have Been Released From Rehab

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Congrats!

Three of the 29 lions rescued by the former Price Is Right host, Bob Barker, won the show case of a lifetime!

Bolivia became the first country in South America to outlaw the use of animals in circuses last year, and the 87-year-old TV icon paid for the seized animals to be airlifted to Denver, where they have spent months getting checked out by veterinarians and having their teeth fixed at the Wild Animal Sanctuary.

Today, three of the rehabilitated lions will be released into a savannah-like habitat on the plains of eastern Colorado, with water and underground dens.

No word yet if the big cats have been spayed or neutered.

[Image via WENN.]

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Argentina Vs Beavers

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Argentina Vs Beavers

It's on!

In 1946 someone thought it would be super-duper cute to put some Canadian beavers in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego National Park.

So Argentine officials put 25 of the happy little beavers in the park, and and for the past 60 years the tourists who flock to the southern tip of South America rejoice when they see the beavers busily building dams and gnawing through trees.

Lovely, except for one thing: the Argentine beaver population has now grown from 50 to 200,000.

It's virtual army that is chomping, cutting and flooding forests across this frosty, remote archipelago known as Tierra del Fuego, or Land of Fire. And the beavers are moving north, having swum across the turbulent, freezing waters of the Strait of Magellan.

Today, the rodents cause millions of dollars in damage, often to roads flooded by beaver dams.

Recently the government has been in talks about hiring professional sharpshooters to search and destroy every last one of them, perhaps even from helicopters.

This comes as a sad surprise to those of us that thought you could never have too much beaver.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Totally Psyched International Migratory Bird Day?

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Totally Psyched International Migratory Bird Day?

It's finally here!

Ok, so we just found out this about this holiday this morning. But why not celebrate?

International Migratory Bird Day officially takes place on the second Saturday in May in the U.S. and Canada and in October in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Apparently each year, hundreds of thousands of people observe IMBD. They will gather in town squares, community centers, schools, parks, and refuges across the Western Hemisphere to learn more about wild birds, take action to conserve birds and their habitats, and simply have fun.

Click HERE to learn more about International Migratory Bird Day and find parks and festivals celebrating near you!

[Image via WENN.]

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