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Dog Bless Us, Everyone

Stop us if you’ve heard this one. A llama, a priest, and a rabbi walk into a church. No joke. Alpacas joined dogs, cats, pigs and many other pets to receive a blessings by Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Peter J. Rubenstein, and Minister Stephen Bauman at the Christ Church United Methodist parish in

Puffins Take Manhattan!

There’s a giant Puffin taking New York City’s Times Square by storm today! Help get out the word about explore.org/puffin! If you’re wandering around Times Square today, stop for a pose and a snap. Help us collect the best Puffin Album yet using the #puffincam on Twitter! And as always, tune in to the Live Puffin Cams 24/7 at

This photo from the Wolong

This photo from the Wolong collection shows a baby panda who seems to be conducting an orchestra. Did You Know? The New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the world? Founded in 1842, “it currently plays some 180 concerts a year, and on May 5,

This photo is of the Hurricane Katrina

This photo is of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in New Orleans. The total cost of Hurricane Katrina’s damage and relief was between $96-$125 billion. Still unknown, this week’s damage to New York alone is expected to be nearly half that, or over $50 billion. Help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, still without power, by donating to