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Denver Zoo Asks Visitors To Bundle Up For Polar Bears [VIDEO]

The Denver Zoo is offering guests that wear white today (Feb. 27) a buy one, get one admission. In celebration of International Polar Bear Day the zoo is offering up special prizes in honor of the white bears and to raise awareness of reducing our carbon footprint.


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Polar Bears International invite people to take the "Thermostat Challenge" by turning down the temperature in their home by two degrees to preserve polar bear habitat. Guests can further show their support on the day by wearing white to the zoo and receiving buy one, get one free admission.

Reducing our carbon footprint can slow and even reverse climate change, which causes sea ice to melt. Polar bears require sea ice to reach their prey and without it, polar bears can't survive. Even small adjustments by humans can make a big difference.

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Win Prizes from the Denver Zoo

Zoo visitors can win prizes for their involvement in the "White Out" event. Everyone that joins this event on the zoo's Facebook page, shares it on their own Facebook page and helps Denver Zoo spread the word about ways we can help save polar bears will be entered to win special prizes from Denver Zoo!

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Show Recap (2/23)

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Longmont, Colorado Among Happiest Cities According Twitter

Can social media determine how happy a city is? A new study conducted looked at words on Twitter to determine a list of the happiest and saddest U.S. cities. Longmont, Colorado was on the happy list.

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Researchers at the University of Vermont sifted through more than 10 million geotagged tweets from 2011 to map out the moods of Americans in urban areas. They ranked the locations based on frequency of positive and negative words using the Mechanical Turk Language Assessment word list.

The study, which was broken down by The Atlantic, also looked at the results for 373 urban areas to rank the happiest and least-happy cities. Vacation destination Napa, California, was determined to be one of the happiest cities along with Longmont, Colorado; San Clemente, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Santa Cruz, California.

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Is your city a happy city?

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Good Housekeeping Lists The 10 Germiest Places In Our Homes

Wow, I was surprised to see where the most germs are in our homes. Good Housekeeping just released a list of the 10 Germiest Places in Your Home and they are:

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1. Underside of Rugs
2. Blinds
3. Credit Cards
4. Kitchen Trash Can
5. Plants
6. Purses
7. Top of the Refrigerator
8. Toothbrush Holder
9. Vacuum Cleaner Brushes & Attachments
10. Yoga Mat

[ via Yahoo! ]

I wouldn't have thought of household plants, so why plants, according to the list?
 

Outdoor plants are cleaned off by the rain, but houseplants become caked with dust. Spiff them up with water and a soft cloth, like an old t-shirt. Don't forget to inspect the dirt for mold. Overwatering plants can cause mold to develop on top of the soil. If you notice any, replace the soil.

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Show Recap (2/16)

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Denver Zoo's New Asian Elephant, Kimbo, Can Now Be Seen By Zoo Visitors [VIDEO]

Ahh, just in time for Valentine's weekend! Denver Zoo's new Asian elephant, Kimbo, can now be seen by zoo visitors.


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Kimbo, a 42-year-old female, arrived from Fort Worth Zoo in December and spent the last couple months getting acquainted with her new state-of-the-art indoor quarters while she cleared a mandatory quarantine process.

Zookeepers describe Kimbo as a little bit shy and cautious, but say she is becoming more comfortable with her new sounds, smells and opportunities. The first new female elephant to move into the exhibit, she is just now getting to know longtime zoo resident elephant Dolly as a herd mate. The two are getting along well and will provide each other excellent company long-term.

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Denver Zoo visitors can see Kimbo in the parlor of the Clayton F. Freiheit Elephant House in the Toyota Elephant Passage.

WATCH: VIDEO OF KIMBO

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