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Puppy Bowl tops this week's animal roundup

Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 01:18

Pups are putting on their game paws on in the 11th annual Puppy Bowl. In other animal news, red pandas bask in the snow, a baby rhino is born, and polar bear with puppeteers gives Londoners a scare. Gavino Garay reports.

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Super Bowl Sunday means game day in the United States -- and that means one thing, time for the 11th annual Puppy Bowl in New York City, where everyone's a winner! But it's not just animals making this week's animal roundup, but an 8-foot-tall polar bear mastered by the art of two puppeteers in central London. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SECOND UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG WOMAN, SAYING: "It does look scary. It's pretty big. So when I first came up there was no one around it so I actually did think that it was real." (SOUNDBITE) (English) THIRD UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG WOMAN, SAYING: "I was just speechless. I did, I said -- why is a polar bear here? And I still can't figure out how it looks so real. Is it real?" And it didn't just give the locals a freight... Moving on to the Copenhagen Zoo where a baby rhino is born and takes its first steps. It's the first to be born at the zoo in 35 years. And while the Northeastern United States what hit by some heavy snow this past week, that didn't stop these red pandas at the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook, New York from enjoying the great outdoors.

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Puppy Bowl tops this week's animal roundup

Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 01:18

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