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Carrie Keagan Hangs With CUTE Animals On VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live

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Carrie Keagan, host of VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live had one of her old buddies on the show.

It was zoologist Jeff Musial, an old friend who used to work at a pet store with her!

Jeff wasn't just there to catch up with Carrie though, he brought some buddies.

Some fuzzy buddies! And spiny, spiky and dusty ones too!

Can you guess what any of the animals are??

Well then maybe you'll just have to watch and see!

Check out the video (above) to see some cray-z cute lil animalzzz!!

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Guess Who's Getting Their Own Movie…

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JOE-M-G! IT'S SNEEZING PANDA!

The viral video — which has more than 106 million hits online — is being turned into a mockumentary by the same wildlife documentarians whose 1999 film featured the adorable scene.

The Life and Times of Sneezing Baby Panda will follow an Australian zoologist who travels to China to "save" the baby panda, in an effort to raise money to save her own struggling zoo.

The Chinese production will begin shooting in October, with a $1.3 million budget. The lead actress has yet to be cast. (We're totes available).

Best 16 second clip EVER!

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China's First Panda Census

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China has counted its 1.34 billion people — but who cares about people?

What's really important is how many pandas they have!

After conducting a census of its human population last year, China is about to start a once-every-10-years count of giant pandas in the wild.

The official China Daily reported more than 60 trackers were trained at Wanglang National Reserve in the southwestern province of Sichuan, which is believed to have the largest number of wild pandas in China.

They will collect droppings for DNA analysis, which will allow zoologists to track individual pandas and accurately estimate the population.

It's gross, but we hear it's more accurate than going door to door.

[Image via WENN.]

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Kiwi Mystery: How Did This Flightless Bird Get To Russia?

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Crazy Kiwi

WTF Kiwi???

Russia's resort town of Sochi has welcomed an unusual tourist, as locals have found a kiwi living in the city's port.

Kiwis normally live only in New Zealand and it remains unclear how an endangered flightless bird got to Russia.

If the bird did this to get his own Pixar movie he can get in line behind Teddy! A lonely bird or an adorbulous dog blogger? Come on, it's no contest.

Anyway, experts say the kiwi may have arrived on a cruise ship, but Sochi's port authorities deny this. They say all cruise ships are subject to very strict controls.

Zoologists fear that the bird, not being used to the local climate, may die. They are now busy figuring out how to save it.

Today there are only 70,000 kiwis left in the world - and we would gladly raise one if asked!

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Polar Bear Swims For 426 Continuous Miles In Search Of Food

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Polar Bear Swim

This is an amazing feat of endurance, but incredibly heart wrenching and sad at the same time.

A polar bear that scientists were tracking swam continuously for nine days for 426 miles in search of food!

Scientists studying bears around the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and Canada, witnessed the epic journey after fitting the animal with a tracking collar after its initial capture in August 2008, then a recapture in 2008.

Research zoologist George M. Durner shared his amazement with the creatures determination to survive, saying:

"This bear swam continuously for 232 hours and 687 km and through waters that were 2-6 degrees C. We are in awe that an animal that spends most of its time on the surface of sea ice could swim constantly for so long in water so cold. It is truly an amazing feat."

While amazing, scientists fear this act of endurance could be a result of climate change sea ice melts which push polar bears to swim greater distances, risking their own health and the survival of the species.

Imagine having to swim that far for food!

But here is the truly sad part. The female polar bear who made the epic journey lost more than a few calories along the way. She lost her yearling cub.

Durner said of her loss:

"It was simply more energetically costly for the yearling than the adult to make this long distance swim."

So sad!

The polar bears dependency on rapidly disappearing ice in the arctic makes them one of the most at-risk large mammals due to climate change.

Thoughts???

[Image via AP Images.]

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