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  1. Chili and Emmy are two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  2. Jody is a 33 year old black rhinoceros who has been a longtime fixture at Busch Gardens in Tampa. There are just over 5,000 black rhinoceroses left in the world. They are classified as a critically endangered species, which means they’re at “extremely high risk” of going extinct. In this photo she is being fed a papaya, one of her favorite fruits.
  3. Dalton Mason and Tori Lacey are raising their African Grey parrot, Apollo, like a human toddler.
  4. Walker and Whispurr at two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  5. Ellie and Fryian are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  6. Moose, Mork and Mindy are three of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  7. James Barr is the chief medical officer of BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital.
  8. Avery and Doc are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  9. Andrew Potts, 61, left, displays two bearded dragons as his brother Bob Potts, 53, has a trio of geckos climbing around in his hands at Herp Hobby Shop Reptile Breeding Center at 700 St Petersburg Drive W in Oldsmar. The brothers have owned the pet shop for over 30 years.
  10. Greg Sgrignoli, 63, catches a small crevalle jack from the north Skyway Fishing Pier. The Pennsylvania man visits often to fish from the pier.
  11. Chester and Reina are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  12. Brent and Olaf are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  13. Burton and Elsa are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  14. George, a 1-year-old Great Dane, hangs out at North Shore Dog Park last week in St. Petersburg. “George always picks up his poop,” his owner Molly said. “He’s very considerate of his neighbors.”
  15. Dachshund dogs wait in a box before competition at a dog show in Dortmund, Germany, on Oct. 13, 2017. Research released on Thursday confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an individual. A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of specific breeds aren’t supported by science.
  16. The Veterinary Mental Health Initiative, which offers free support groups and one-on-one help to veterinarians nationwide, has helped Dr. Razyeeh Mazaheri work through the anxiety she experiences caring for animals. (MARK PRIMIANO)
  17. An Audubon Florida trail camera aimed at a nest in Florida Bay caught a glimpse of an 18-year-old roseate spoonbill, believed to be the oldest spoonbill ever documented.
  18. David Paloff is director of operations at the Humane Society of Pinellas.
  19. Arthur and Luna are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  20. Hollywood and Marvin are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  21. A golden retriever was rescued in Palm Bay after it got stuck in the mud of a Florida canal.
  22. Allie and Smudge are two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  23. Mia and Walnut are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
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