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The sweetest thing

Emma Bello always loved animals. Growing up in Wahiawa with a family with a strong farming background — her aunt has a cow dairy in Tillamook, Ore., and her grandparents owned Petersons' Upland Farm — Bello was usually surrounded by chickens, dogs and rabbits. Read more. Mahalo for reading the...
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Best of HONOLULU Family 2021

When Henry Fang bred his first chrysalis in his backyard, he couldn’t sleep. He woke up every hour, hoping to see the butterfly emerge. He missed it. Now, his Paradise Monarchs tries to capture that magic with its kits. Each contains a single chrysalis in a charming clear box, so families can watch the transformation. But the real mission of the former Four Seasons catering manager’s venture is to keep repopulating the monarch butterfly population, which is plummeting across the world. Since he launched while furloughed last fall, he has helped release more than 2,000 butterflies into the wild.
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PetSmart dog bowls pose laceration risk

PetSmart is recalling about 100,300 Top Paw Double Diner Dog Bowls due to a laceration hazard. The gasket on the bottom of the dog bowls can come off, leaving an unfinished edge, posing a risk of laceration. PetSmart has received three reports of cuts and scratches to consumers’ hands as a result of handling the unfinished edge. Read more.
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New cage-free doggy daycare in Kaka’ako

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Life can be a challenge nowadays striving to find that normalcy in our daily routine, let alone trying to take care of our furry friends as well. So why not find a lifestyle designed with your pups in mind?. Download the KHON2 app for iOS or Android...
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2 Find a Home: Mikey

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Meet Mikey, an eight-month-old, looking to grow up with a family that loves his curious personality. He loves the sound of jingling bells and will chase any small toy that moves. At first, Mikey can be shy, but he becomes playful and loves back scratches once he warms up. He is looking for a family to play with because he has a lot of kitten energy .
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Honolulu Zoo’s meerkat exhibit temporarily closed after one found dead

Raphael, one of three meerkats at Honolulu, Zoo was found dead in a tunnel that had collapsed around him, city officials said this evening. Raphael was one of three meerkats that made their debut at the zoo in March after arriving from Ohio’s Toledo Zoo at the start of this year. The remaining two meerkats are named Leo and Mikey. The three are brothers.
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Manu Minute: Northern Mockingbirds — Wait, We Have Those Here?

“Mocking Birds Will Be Brought to Territory This Month by Hui Manu.”. That's a headline from a 1931 edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, back when it was cool to bring non-native species to Hawaiʻi on purpose. Starting in the 1920s and continuing into the 1960s, the Hui Manu Society sponsored the introduction of several songbirds to Oʻahu and intentionally released them into the wild.
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2 Find a Home: Rosey

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Do you want a unique pet? Meet Rosey, a five-year-old chinchilla who has the softest fur. Rosey loves to munch on hay and hop around in his pen. He would make a perfect pet for someone who would admire his cute looks and lets him jump around in a big enclosure. Rosey loves to be held and is friendly with people.
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Veterinarians nationwide see uptick in new clients from pandemic pet boom

HONOLULU (KHON) — Have you noticed longer wait times when dropping off your furry friend at the vet? Well, it’s not just happening in Hawaii. According to Ali’i Animal Hospital, it’s a problem that’s occurring nationwide. Download the free KHON2 app for iOS or Android–stay informed on the latest news.
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Shark warning signs posted at Alii Beach in Haleiwa

Honolulu lifeguards posted shark warning signs at Alii Beach Park in Haleiwa this afternoon after observing one close to shore this afternoon. Officials said the 8- to 10-foot shark was observed aggressively chasing turtles at the beach park about five feet from shore in a 12:47 p.m. alert today. Ocean...
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Honolulu Police defends purchase of controversial robot dog

A controversial $150,000 robot dog helping the Honolulu Police Department during the COVID-19 surge is worth its price tag, according to a lieutenant in charge of the program. The robot named "Spot" recently began delivering food and water to a COVID-19-positive person living at HPD's Homeless Outreach and Navigation for Unsheltered Persons, or HONU project at Ke'ehi Lagoon.
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