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Lion cubs, baby hippo make splash in animal news

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 01:33

From lion cubs joining a Gaza family, to a newborn hippo and doggie daycare trend, here's a look at this week's animal roundup. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Forget cats or dogs... now this toddler has unique pets. The Gaza Zoo recently sold two lion cubs to a father of eight children. Facing tough economic times, the zoo felt it best to sell the little lions to save other animals. But the future bond between child and lion is yet to be determined. Speaking of bonding, life is going swimmingly for this new baby hippo born at the San Diego Zoo. Zookeepers are keeping a close eye on the mother and calf, who they say, appears to be nursing and interacting rather well. These dogs are making a splash of their own, drooling over a doggie daycare in Brazil. This trend is growing in Sao Paulo... faster than the pups' fur. The daycare says more and more, professionals living in high rise condos are choosing to have man's best friend looked after during the working day. And the dogs are rolling with the punches. ... Similar to these roly-poly bear cubs at the U.S. National Zoo. Hey giraffe, keep it clean! It's the Paris Zoo's time to celebrate one year since a complete makeover. And in doing so, they gave visitors a backstage pass to where their animals are cared for. ... And happily pass the days with ease.

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Lion cubs, baby hippo make splash in animal news

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 01:33