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Syracuse Area Village Plans to Bait Deer to Make Them an Easier Kill

Residents all across Central New York are getting sick and tired of the negative effects the over-population of deer is having on their communities. They cause major traffic accidents, carry diseased ticks, and ruin many people's gardens. Is this reason enough to have them baited during hunting season to make them an easier kill? One CNY village thinks so.

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Have You Ever Been to The Wild Animal Park in Chittenango? [Photos]

Right in the heart of Chittenango sits The Wild Animal Park. This zoo has a huge variety of animals from tigers, lions, and leopards to a jolly giraffe named Jase. They have been open for more than 2 years now and it's one of the best kept secrets in Central New York. That needs to change!

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Great White Shark Saved On The Beach Of Cape Cod [Video]

Sharks have been making headlines all summer long for attacking beach goers in North Carolina.  In Massachusetts however, the sharks aren't biting, they're just beached. 

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Utica Zoo Unveils New Baby Hyenas and They’re Adorable! [Pictures]

Everybody say "aww." It’s always exciting when the Utica Zoo announces the birth of baby animals. It’s especially awesome when the babes are as cute as these ones.

Striped Hyenas have arrived, including a baby boy! Release: http://t.co/drpcVat0

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Utica Zoo Will Unveil A New Animal July 11th

After taking part in the Boilermaker Walk on Saturday, be sure to head over to the Utica Zoo! On Saturday, the zoo will announce a new animal that will call Utica home. 

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Man Thinks He Adopted Dogs, Turns Out They’re Bears Oops

A couple of years ago a man from China decided to adopt a couple of puppies. He recently discovered that the adorable pooches weren't actually dogs, they were bears!

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Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus pussilus) flying at night.
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Bats Are Scary And Ugly?: These Little Ones Will Melt Your Heart [Video]

They haunt your dreams, and they make you crazy! Do I dare say "bat crazy?!" Let's face it, bats get a bad rap. One look at these bat babies will change your mind.

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Who Let The Goats Out? [Video] Berkley Lab Unleashes A Goat Stampede

I grew up on a goat farm so I found this extremely amusing, goats at Berkley are going Bezerkley!

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Heroic New York Service Dog Jumps In Front of Bus to Save Owner

Here's more proof that dogs are man's best friend. A brave pooch in Brewster, NY loves her owner this much! 

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[Watch] Jungle Animals React To Looking At Themselves In Mirror

Many of us are never satisfied with our reflection in the mirror. Some of these animals are just as unhappy with the way they look!

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Have You Seen the Baby Elephant At The Rosamond Zoo In Syracuse?

A momma elephant gave birth to a not so little baby calf at the Rosamond zoo in Syracuse.

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Deer Invading East Utica [VIDEO]

Oh deer, East Utica is being overtaken by the brown, slender legged, ruminant animals. They're not shy about coming right up to you either, but NYDEC officials are warning residents not to feed them.

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