Cuddle up! Photographer captures rescued chicks snuggling with dog

Some very cute baby chicks have a new cuddle buddy: an 11-year-old golden retriever.In a new series of pictures from photographer Candice Sedighan, her dog, Champ, is seen getting cozy with a group of freshly-hatched baby chicks in California.

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Chickens on a plane! 1,000 to take red-eye to ‘freedom’

Chickens aren’t exactly known to be frequent fliers — let alone cross-country travelers. But on Sept. 4, over 1,000 rescued hens will take to the friendly skies.California-based shelter and sanctuary Animal Place will airlift the group of recently-rehabilitated chickens to new lives on the East Coast, as part of its 3-year-old program to find homes for animals originally destined for slaughter.The… Continue reading

For the birds! Guests ruffle KLG, Hoda’s feathers

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For the birds! Guests ruffle KLG, Hoda’s feathers

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Feathered beasts left Hoda and Kathie Lee traumatized on Monday in an animal segment that was definitely for the birds.

Video: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens animal ambassador Julie Scardina introduces Kathie Lee and Hoda to a puffin, a hornbill, a cotton-top tamarin and a tamandua. (The big hornbill causes quite a stir when he takes off and flies around Studio 1A.)

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The Fourth Hour anchors were paid visits by several endangered critters currently getting care at Sea World and Busch Gardens.

“Tell me when it’s over,” Hoda cried, turning away as a ground hornbill flew toward her and perched on an arm.

“He looks like he’s got my hairdo,” she said when she finally drew enough courage to peek at the massive bird and its tuft of spiky head feathers.

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The bird apparently took a liking to being on-air because it refused to budge when it was time to move on to the next animal. Instead of flying to its handlers, the hornbill flew into the studio and perched on top of a camera. It then flew back toward the ladies.

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Kathie Lee had her own fowl moment just minutes earlier. A puffin that had been calming resting in her hands suddenly went nuts trying to climb up her chest and onto her shoulder, wildly flapping its wings along the way.

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The two birds cut short time left for the remaining animals featured, a cotton-topped tamarin and a tamandua, a form of anteater.

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