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Two beluga whales released after ten years of captivity

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Sine 2011, beluga whales “Little Grey” and “Little White” have been held in the Shanghai (Shedd) aquarium.  The two performed as show animals for nearly a decade, keeping them captive from their natural habitat. 

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The SEA LIFE Trust foundation first got involved with Little Grey and Little White in 2019. The whale duo was first transported from the aquarium to a care facility in order to prep for ocean water. During their time spent in the facility the belugas were introduced to natural sea life plants such as flora and fauna.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be able to share the news that Little Grey and Little White are safely in their sea sanctuary care pools and are just one step away from being released into their wider open water home”

Andy Bool, Head of SEA LIFE Trust.
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“Over 300 belugas are currently held in captivity worldwide. Belugas live up to 60 years in the open ocean, but often 30 or less under ownership.”

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In mid-August, Little Grey and Little White were brought to the world’s first open-water whale sanctuary located in Klettsvik Bay, Iceland. They are both 12-years-old and are estimated to live well into their 40’s based off these new conditions.

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5 Instagram “pet influencers” who are #fluffy and #famous

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Fame is not limited to just humans! Animals are not only arguable better creatures than us “people” (sorry not sorry), but they are also a very hot topic on social media.

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1.) Jiff Pom: 10.6 million Followers

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I mean….really? A fluffy pooch in a beanie and a crew neck?!??! This dog is so famous it won the Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Instagram pet! If you don’t follow Jiffpom already, make that today’s priority.

2.) Nala Cat: 4.3 Million Followers

This kitty queen is one of Instagram’s favorite cats! A he Siamese and Tabby mix, Nala was adopted by her owner a few years back and has been living her best life ever since.

3.) Diddy Kong & Yeti Kong : 897K Followers

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Some may call these two the “most famous monkeys in the world”. Due to their popularity, Diddy and Yeti have been involved in multiple business deals with companies like Two Hats Beer Company and The Klique App.

4.) Jill The Squirrel: 734 K

LOOK AT THIS SWEET LITTLE ANGEL! #can’thandlethecute

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Jill was adopted 8 years ago and has been living her best squirrel life since! Known for her sassy personality and taking naps, Jill has taken Instagram by storm.

5.) Hamlet The Pig: 364 K

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Hamlet is a female lady pig from Nashville Tennessee who is “enjoying the spoiled life like every pig should”. If a massive smile didn’t stretch across your face from seeing this picture, we are convinced you have no heart. Hamlet is princess of Instagram pig’s and we hope her fame only continues to grow!

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Unusual animals people have as pets

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Sorry cats and dogs, you are not the star of this animal blog post! Check out these ADORABLE Instagram accounts with pets you’ll never believe.

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Homemade “treat” recipes for your furry friend

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Ugh, it’s that look again. Your eating a bag of potato chips as your dog stares with intensity.

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You wish you could give the pup a snack, but there is nothing in the house. After reading about the toxins found in many store-bought dog treats, you’ve been hesitant to make any purchases.

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Here are some homemade treat recipes that will bring snack time back to your hungry pup! These yummy treats are healthy, natural, and SIMPLE to make.

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