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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #195 on: January 08, 2015, 08:56:11 AM »
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150107-baby-elephant-poaching-kenya-animals-conservation/

For Orphaned Elephant Calf, Harrowing Rescue Ends in Hope

In Kenya, baby elephant fights to survive after poachers poisoned her mother.

By Paul Steyn for National Geographic
Published January 7, 2015


MASAI MARA, Kenya—One day last October, a mother elephant and her ten-month-old calf were seen playing together on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve when a passing tourist photographed the tranquil scene.

Twenty-four hours later, on October 22, the young calf was spotted again—this time standing over her mother's poisoned carcass, seemingly reluctant to leave her side.

The young calf had her head down, and her trunk was draped across the mother's back when Richard Roberts, from the Mara Elephant Project, arrived.

After examining the dead mother more closely, he found a poisoned spear wound in her cheek, indicating a fatal attack by ivory poachers.

The mother was still nursing the calf before the lethal, fast-acting poison stopped her heart, and now, as she lay motionless on the dry plains, the baby was left without a source of food.

“The hungry orphan tried to suckle, but the mother gently pushed her away.”

When the herd slowly began to move away, the calf followed behind another lactating mother and her calf. The hungry orphan tried to suckle, but the mother gently pushed her away.

"An orphan will sometimes get taken in by another mother in a breeding herd," said Angela Sheldrick, executive director of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), an orphan-elephant rehabilitation facility based in Nairobi. (Read about orphan elephants in National Geographic magazine.)

"But she will only share her milk in situations where it would not jeopardize the health of her own infants."

It was obvious that the mother was denying the orphan milk. Deprived of sustenance, the young elephant would soon weaken in the heat of the day, fall behind the herd, and likely die on the plains.

The herd was moving toward the Tanzanian border, and if the baby elephant crossed it, a rescue mission would be impossible.

The young elephant’s chances of survival hinged on a successful capture and transport operation, so the trust's rescue unit was called in from Nairobi to assist with the mission.

See a video of the dramatic rescue:

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #196 on: January 08, 2015, 09:30:53 AM »
Here is the video and a couple of images which goes to the article, previous post:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150107-baby-elephant-poaching-kenya-animals-conservation/

Baby Elephant Roi's rescue Oct 22, 2015 NG

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #197 on: January 10, 2015, 08:45:22 AM »
I am sending as much love as possible to all the rescuers and caregivers of this little elephant, and of all the other orphaned and rescued elephants.  It's all I can do from here, but oh it hurts to know of such hideous acts people commit.

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #198 on: January 10, 2015, 04:49:07 PM »
I am sending as much love as possible to all the rescuers and caregivers of this little elephant, and of all the other orphaned and rescued elephants.  It's all I can do from here, but oh it hurts to know of such hideous acts people commit.

ilinda - I appreciate the good thoughts and love, sent to all of them.
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http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/sheldrick-elephant.html#cr

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/resources/listimg/world/Africa_2012/sheldrick_elephants@body.jpg

Baby elephant rescued after anti-poaching flight in Kenya

Eyes in the sky save baby orphaned elephant
April 2013. Alone in the wild and still dependent on its mother's milk, no orphaned baby elephant would have a chance of survival unless rescued. Luckily for Tundani, a lone male elephant calf, he was spotted by a David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Pilot on a routine aerial surveillance flight. Having been rescued, he is now being given a second chance at the DSWT's Nairobi Orphanage where he will be hand-raised before being gradually rehabilitated back into the wild.

Seen from the air
Tundani one of the most recent arrivals to the Orphanage and was first seen on the 8th April 2013 by DSWT pilot Nick Trent as he flew over Tsavo East National Park looking for signs of ivory poaching activity
[ continues http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/sheldrick-elephant.html#cr
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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #199 on: February 15, 2015, 05:50:29 PM »
Wonderful gal Cheryl Ward. Artist, author, animal volunteer...

Just met her at a local park. Lots more info soon.  She wrote a wonderful children's book.
includes her two horses  and great little doggie, Chico. I met him too.  :) More info soon... - Yowbarb


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiXxfXWHXONpTYtahXMC5EA
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Artist Cheryl Ward collaborates with her painting horses 

http://youtu.be/BjpIJHupOTY

Painting Horse Studios   
 
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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #201 on: December 06, 2016, 06:53:31 AM »
Video  Drowning Koala Rescued from River

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A good Samaritan in Australia saves a koala that was drowning in a river.

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #202 on: April 04, 2017, 06:34:26 PM »
"I enjoyed the show with my kitty," says Ayumi Bakken, who sends this picture from Fairbanks, Alaska.
G1-class geomagnetic storm erupted on April 4th, sparking bright auroras around the Arctic Circle.
http://spaceweather.com/

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=134593

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #203 on: April 18, 2017, 04:51:25 PM »
I would get a lot of healthy opossums and turn them loose on the land..
They do consume thousands of ticks.

http://www.snopes.com/opossums-kill-ticks-inhibit-the-spread-of-lyme-disease/ 

What is true: Some data indicate opossums eat thousands of deer ticks per season, reducing the number that can go on to spread Lyme Disease to humans.
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http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-opossums

Natural immunity. Opossums are mostly immune to rabies, and in fact, they are eight times less likely to carry rabies compared to wild dogs.Since their diet allows them to indulge on snails, slugs and beetles, they are a welcome addition to the garden.

Opossums also keep rats and cockroaches at bay by competing with them for food. In fact,
it’s common for opossums to kill cockroaches and rats if they find them in their territory.

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #204 on: April 20, 2017, 12:49:50 AM »
Yowbarb note:
Horse vs alligator. Excuse it, about a minute of ads first... just a short clip...
This is in an area of florida where horses and alligators are in the same territory. The alligator does not appear threatening but it could be foaling season. Protective horse.

https://weather.com/science/nature/video/angry-horse-stomps-alligator-in-florida

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #205 on: April 20, 2017, 01:01:45 AM »
MY CAT SAVED MY SON   0:56    106,235 views

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In the footage entitled My cat saved my son, which appears to have been shot by a CCTV camer

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« Reply #206 on: April 20, 2017, 01:06:34 AM »
I think there's no sound on the previously posted video, just the CCT footage.
This one has the same hero cat, dog attack and TV interview...
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Hero House Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack - Today Show - May 15 2014  5:12   4,725,076 views

https://youtu.be/Dw9AwaJaVGU

Published on May 15, 2014
Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack - Family's Feline Comes To The Rescue
Hero House Cat - Family Speaks Out After Cat Saves Boy

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Re: Bless The Beasts - Two By Two
« Reply #207 on: August 31, 2017, 11:50:12 AM »
This is my Great Granddaughter about 2 weeks ago, being guarded by the family Main Coon.
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« Reply #208 on: August 31, 2017, 02:05:43 PM »
Barb, that is precious.  Our first cat after we were married was a Maine Coon named Caesar. 

Your great-granddaughter is looking healthy and contented! :)

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« Reply #209 on: August 31, 2017, 08:32:22 PM »
Barb, that is precious.  Our first cat after we were married was a Maine Coon named Caesar. 

Your great-granddaughter is looking healthy and contented! :)

R.R. thanks!
I bet Caesar was a character.