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Tammy Wojtalewski-Lucio
Tammy Wojtalewski-Lucio
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Moose, Geese And Bears – Oh My! 2016 Was A ‘Wild’ Year

A ton of interesting things happened in Central New York in 2016, but some of the craziest stories involved animals. From bears to moose to geese and sheep, and even an animal that we can't identify, these are the 'wildest' animal stories of the year.

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Incredible Video Proves Bears Don’t Just Roam The Adirondacks at Night

This summer we have posted several articles, and videos to our website that show black bears in the Adirondacks are in no way shy. Whether it be day, or night these large animals never hesitate to make their presence known. After all, it is THEIR home. This most recent video, taken by Utica native Mello Testa, demonstrates that no matter how populated an area may be it will not deter a black bear mama, or her babies from taking a stroll.

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Vicky Maher
Vicky Maher
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Boonville Family Needs Your Help to Find Their Bulldog ‘Brownie’

***Update*** 'Brownie' has been found safe and sound. The family thanks you so much for your help. Thank goodness he's been reunited with his loved ones.

That cute face is 'Brownie' the English Bulldog. He lives with his family in Boonville and they are very concerned because he's gone missing. There is nothing worse than losing a pet and for any family it can be their worst nightmare. The person missing 'Brownie' the most is Vicky Maher's 5-year-old.

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Spring Farm CARES Animal Sanctuary Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Spring Farm CARES located on State Route 12 in Clinton, NY is one of the most reputable animal rescue organizations in Central New York. This weekend they are throwing a huge Open House party to celebrate 25 years of caring for everything from dogs to horses. This is a big milestone, and they want people in the community to help them celebrate.

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Baby Deer Rescued in Syracuse
Donna Moore
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Syracuse Woman Rescues Injured Baby Deer

As Donna Moore of Syracuse, NY was driving down the road, she spotted something out of the ordinary. A little baby deer was laying on the side of Fay Road, and it appeared to be injured. She couldn't just drive by, so she decided to pull over. She took her next few steps very carefully.

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Gummy the Spider Monkey
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Oldest Spider Monkey Ever Recorded Lives At Fort Rickey In Rome

Gummy, the Spider Monkey, came to Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo at the age of 18 and is still going strong after 36 years. 

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Two kittens on feathers
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Kittens Seen Being Thrown From Window Of Truck in Oppenheim

Johanna Stock alerted her Facebook friends on Saturday that someone had rescued a kitten from someone in a black Tundra "on Klein Road in Oppenheim today throwing kittens out of their truck window down a bank and into a pond."

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Photos by Lisa Curtis
Lisa Curtis
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Free Admission For Children At Fort Rickey This Summer

Fort Rickey in Rome is a great place for your kids to learn about animals during their summer break. It's one of the rare zoos that let children interact with the animals.

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Jogger Attacked By A Fox In The Town Of Mexico

A runner was attacked by a fox Thursday morning in the town of Mexico and is now being treated for rabies. 

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Deborah Ann Smith
Deborah Ann Smith
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“Sights of Summer” in Central New York

Summer is finally here! Check out these amazing photos taken by Central New Yorkers in this week's Best of Central New York Photos

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Fire Burns Over 600 Acres In Los Angeles Griffith Park
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New York State DEC Warns of Increase in Coyote Population

In New York State we are lucky to have acres and acres of beautiful forests and wilderness. With the land also comes a wide variety of wild animals. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is making outdoor enthusiasts aware of a growing population of coyotes. They are also offering a number of tips on how to avoid conflicts with these predators as the weather gets warmer.

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cat and vet
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It Could Become Illegal to Declaw Your Cat in New York State

A new legislative proposal may make it illegal for you to get your cat declawed in the state of New York.

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