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  1. L.A. Zooa s LAIR, the second largest reptile house in the U.S., is working against extinctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    ... is a false gharial crocodile that arrived at the zoo as a baby after being confiscated from a person collecting exotic pets. “The problem for these animals, which is the same for orangutans, is the palm oil industry. Throughout Southeast ...

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  2. Mafia 'use crocodiles and anacondas to frighten victims'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The First Post

    ... symbols to impress friends and rivals alike, so their illicit trade has become big business for the Mafia as exotic pets command huge sums on the black market. The animals that have been removed by police are taken to zoos or conservation parks. "We ...

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  3. Daily Bucket--Florida's Invaders: Tokay GeckoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Daily Kos

    ... of photos. :) Florida is the land of invasive species. Because of our status as a center for the importing of exotic pets and houseplants from overseas, and our neo-tropical climate, we have been invaded by everything from kudzu plants to Burmese ...

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  4. Library program introduces children to exotic pet careRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Local children and their parents had an opportunity to view a variety of exotic animals Saturday, many for the first time, when Quincy Moore, a St. Petersburg College student, brought her personal collection of pets to the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library as she hosted "Pet Professor Encounters: An exotic pet care program for children." "This will be an opportunity for kids to learn how to care for exotic pets," Moore explained before the program started.

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  5. Court orders 'devastated' Alberta family to get rid of their pet, Eli the pot-bellied pigRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | National Post

    A beloved pig named Eli may soon be on the move, after a court ruled he can no longer live in the home of a Sherwood Park family as a pet. "Our family is devastated," Michelle Kropp wrote in a post on her Facebook group, Save Eli the Pot Belly Pig.

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  6. Review: Amwell Pet Supply celebrates National Feral Cat DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | Examiner.com

    ... Pet Supply is well known in the area for its variety of pet supplies (including those for cats, dogs, birds and exotic pets), friendly service, and weekly cat adoptions and fundraising events to benefit CAPIC Cats . The store was voted "Best" two ...

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  7. The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo Returns January 9-11, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | PR Log

    ... angora rabbits, and other unusual and exotic animals. A perfect opportunity for film and video coverage of exotic pets and outrageously entertaining pets! "We are excited to be brining new acts to our show this year and this is the first time we ...

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  8. Gratitude Day 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Albany Times Union

    ... dogs, parrots, hamsters, and weasels are just some of the nice house pets that keep us company. You can also own exotic pets like scorpions, flying squirrels, tarantulas, and snakes. If you own a farm you can even buy pigs, cows , sheep , chickens , ...

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  9. FWC holds Exotic Pet Amnesty eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | NBC2 News

    A Polk County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested after authorities say he stole a DVD after responding to a robbery at a convenience store. A Polk County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested after authorities say he stole a DVD after responding to a robbery at a convenience store.

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  10. Exotic pets and the risks to healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | BBC News

    People should avoid keeping exotic animals as pets because of the health risks involved, warns a new information leaflet. So what are the risks? Exotic pets may be fascinating and even fun, but they bring with them a wide variety of bugs, microbes and parasites.

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  11. FWC offers amnesty to exotic pet ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    This weekend, people who own exotic pets or invasive species can surrender them, no questions asked. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has paired up with drop-off locations for what's called the "Exotic Pet Amnesty Day."

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  12. Crazy Creatures in South Shields classroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Shields Gazette

    ... of a science project. The youngsters had such a good time that many are now pressing their parents for their own exotic pets. Melissa Perves, Year 1 class teacher at the school, said: "We regularly organise visits to the school but this is the first ...

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  13. Tortoise swallows a metal sea turtleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Miami's Community Newspapers

    So, did you hear the one about the tortoise that swallowed a pendant shaped like a...wait for it...sea turtle? What began, as a social media posting by exotic pet veterinarian Dr. Donald J. Harris became local news by that evening and worldwide news by Tuesday.

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  14. Scientist compares death rates in the aquarium and pet reptile trade to a slaughterhouseRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Pressat

    ... the expense of animal populations, local ecologies, and animal suffering. Whether wild-caught or captive-bred, exotic pets are consumed in an unethical industry wrongly propped-up by overly accommodating civil servants. We need major changes, and we ...

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  15. The exotic pet trade is a global evil that must be stoppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | The Ecologist

    ... review this year published in the prestigious journal Conservation Biology concluded: "International trade in exotic pets is an important and increasing driver of biodiversity loss and often compromises the standards required for good animal ...

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  16. Eviction from 'dream home' looms large for family of fiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Lurgan Today

    ... my dream home. Straight away I could see how I would decorate it. Amanda, who also has a dog and a number of exotic pets including snakes and lizards, added: "I've heard other people with similar stories to me. I've looked at private housing, but ...

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  17. My grandson, who is three,Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | BlogHer

    We love birthdays in our family. Or rather I love birthdays and have passed that trait onto to the boys - and my husband goes along for the ride.

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  18. Health initiative targets exotic pet keepersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | Medical News Today

    In response to the burgeoning exotic pet trade, and subsequent increased risk to human health, the Emergent Disease Foundation, One Health Initiative, Worldwide Veterinary Service, and UNISON have collaborated in the launch of a new leaflet containing important hygiene measures concerning exotic pets. It is hoped that the leaflet, entitled Exotic pets: Reducing the of risk of human infection will be distributed via medical centres, local authorities, schools, veterinary clinics and pet shops to help raise vital awareness, and minimise illness.

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  19. No One Can Resist a Compilation Of Hedgehogs Being Adorable -- No OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Switched

    ... during a press conference by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to encourage people who own exotic pets like the hedgehog to turn them in during the Exotic Pet Amnesty Program on January 22, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The ...

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  20. Abandoned terrapins prompt Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | IcNetwork

    ... numbers were abandoned or given up. Senior scientific officer Nicola White said: "Sadly, many owners who buy exotic pets on impulse after seeing a film or TV show don't find out how to care for the animals first. "When they then realise how much ...

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