THIS WOMAN FOUND THIS LION, INJURED IN THE FOREST, ON THE VERGE

OF DEATH.

SHE TOOK THE LION HOME WITH HER AND NURSED IT BACK TO HEALTH.

LATER, WHEN THE LION WAS BETTER, SHE MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH

A ZOO TO TAKE  THE LION.  SOME TIME PASSED BEFORE THE LADY HAD A

CHANCE TO VISIT THE ZOO.  THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN WHEN THE WOMAN

WALKED UP TO THE LION’S CAGE TO SEE  HOW HE WAS DOING.

WATCH THE LION’S REACTION WHEN HE SEES HER !!!!!

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UNE FEMME PAS COMME LES AUTRES !!!!!

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Panda Therapy
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Law of nature.  Kill only when you are hungry.
Animals are more humanitarian than humans.

Photo by Michel Denis-Huot

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The Orangutan and the Hound Dog

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We know that dogs are human’s best friend, but did you know that at least one dog is an orangutan’s best friend too? It was like love at first sight, from the moment Suriya the orangutan and Roscoe, the blue tick hound, laid eyes on each other. (Check out Roscoe’s expression in each of these photos. He’s the picture of true contentment.)

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The two first crossed paths at a South Carolina preserve for endangered animals (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) ) two years ago. According to Dr Bhagavan Antle, founder of TIGERS:

“He followed us through the gate and ran over and found Suryia. As soon as he saw Roscoe, Suryia ran over to him and they started playing. It was unusual because dogs are usually scared of primates but they took to each other straight away. We made a few calls to see if he belonged to anyone and when no-one came forward, Roscoe ended up staying.”

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They relax together.

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They chill at the water’s edge.

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The even swim together.

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They are friends for a lifetime. (Check out how Suriya is holding Roscoe’s paw with his foot!)

Below are two videos about how they met, and their lives together. Since Canadians don’t seem to be able to view the National Geographic video (could they if it were “International Geographic”?), we’re first presenting an alternative. It’s less professional, but perhaps more heartfelt.

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Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

By Thomas French

It’s all happening at the zoo

Thomas French goes behind the scenes at the menagerie

How does a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter overcome a lifelong fear of animals? By writing a captivating newspaper series about Tampa Bay’s Lowry Park Zoo, to begin with. Then by transforming that series into a remarkable book about life and work inside a zoo and the difficult questions zoos raise about how humans relate to nature.
“From the very beginning I had in mind this question of freedom. What does freedom mean to humans? What does it mean to other species? What are the limits of freedom in a world that is so crowded that many species are becoming extinct every year?” French says. “A zoo is one of the frontiers where we confront these issues . . . where we see the fault line between wildness and civilization. Just watch people standing in front of tigers, the way they behave confronting an animal with such lethal potential. It’s stunning. It brings something out in people.
“Zoos are here,” French says. “They’ve been a part of human culture for centuries. A zoo is a laboratory not just for the study of animals but for the study of the human animal. As time went on, I felt I was learning as much about people as about any other species.”

 

 

What Cats Are Really Thinking

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THINKING IN THE BOX

 

Use the box side as a pillow.



Start from simple sleeping on your back…




or on your side.




If you are longhair, use the benefit of your coat and tail.




Remember that you and your box must nearly amalgamate.




Use your imagination: try S-like positions..




or C-like positions…




or even L-like ones..




If you totally trust your humans, relax your back legs to the maximun.




Sometimes O-like positions do not fit the box well, but you can always make an experiment.




If the box is rather small, try sticking your paws&tail out of it…




or stretch just one paw out, like this (back paw)..




or like this (front paw)..




Invite your friend to join you…




and enjoy it.




Your humans may wonder how you can sleep like that..




ignore them and enjoy..




Perhaps they will not even notice you..




Try disguising to avoid unwanted attention..




or you can hide in an absilutely unexpected box..




This position is for experienced yoga cats..




as well as this one..




Even small boxes can do..




Be creative..




practice makes perfect. To get more experience, use as a box any structure you can find..



Bags are nice, too!

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Cat Talking, Translation

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Big cats love Calvin Klein cologne

June 9, 2010 by Lin Edwards

CheetahEnlarge Cheetah. Image: Wikimedia Commons. (PhysOrg.com) — Workers in Wildlife Conservation Societies around the world are using a new technique to lure big cats to their heat-and-motion-sensitive cameras and keep them there long enough to enable them to be identified. The new technique is to spray the area with cologne, but not just any fragrance – it has to be Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men”.

The idea began in the in 2003, when general curator Pat Thomas decided to test the effects of 24 fragrances on two cheetahs. The zoo had long sprayed perfumes on rocks in the cats’ enclosure to keep them curious, but Thomas decided to be a little more scientific and test individual scents. The results showed “Obsession for Men” was a clear winner, with the cats spending an average of 11.1 minutes in savoring the scent and obviously loving the musky perfume, rubbing their cheeks against trees that had been sprayed. Other scents did not perform so well for the cats, with Revlon’s “Charlie” occupying them for only 15.5 seconds, and Estée Lauder’s “Beautiful” keeping them interested for a mere two seconds. After Thomas’s trials, word spread through the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and use of the cologne has spread from zoos to protected areas of jungle in wildlife conservation regions, where it is finding success in luring big cats of all kinds to cameras placed along remote animal trails. In Guatemala, for example, Roan Balas McNab uses the perfume in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest protected regions in South America, to attract jaguars to the area around the cameras and keep them there long enough for the individuals to be identified by their unique patterns of spots. Since the cologne has been used the number of cats lingering in the vicinity of the cameras has increased threefold, and this will help the researchers to better estimate the size of the population of the reclusive cats. Researchers studying the cats have also been able to capture on video rarely seen events such as mating rituals near the cameras. Program coordinator of the Jaguar Conservation Program run by the WCS said they plan to expand the use Obsession for Men to its jaguar population studies next year in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” was launched in 1986 and is still one of the top ten best-selling fragrances for men in the world. The “nose” who helped create the cologne, Ann Gottlieb, said there were a number of ingredients that might attract animals, such as synthetic animal “notes” like the musky scent secreted by the civet. Mr McNab initially hesitated to spread the word about the fearing poachers might use it, but he decided the benefits to science outweighed the risk since the fragrance is rare in stores near the rainforests and it is expensive, and poachers use dead animals as an effective bait to lure the cats. The WCS’s ethics do not permit researchers to use dead animals.

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Gorilla Reunion: Damian Aspinall’s Extraordinary Gorilla Encounter on Gorilla School

http://aquavitafilms.com In the African jungle, conservationist Damian Aspinall searches for Kwibi, a lowland gorilla he hasn’t seen for 5 years. Kwibi grew up with Damian at his Howletts Wild Animal Park in England. When he was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part of conservation programme to re-introduce gorillas back into the wild. Now Kwibi’s 10 years old, much bigger and stronger. Will Damian find him? Will Kwibi attack him? Watch the whole story of the amazing UK gorillas who are making a comeback in Africa in Gorilla School on Animal Planet narrated by Kevin Spacey from 4th May 2010 at 8pm.Adopt a Gorilla School baby: http://www.aspinallfoundation.org

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Hero dog saves another after it was hit in the highway

Incredible surveillance camera video from Chile of a stray dog gently rescuing another stray dog from the middle of the highway in heavy traffic.

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