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    How naked mole rats conquered pain—and what it could mean for us
    By Elizabeth Pennisi Oct. 11, 2016


    Isn't it interesting how instead of just marveling at how fascinating these creatures are, they go right into "what it could mean for us."

    WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR US.

    Doesn't that just about sum it all up ?

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    Quote Posted by Constance (here)
    How naked mole rats conquered pain—and what it could mean for us
    By Elizabeth Pennisi Oct. 11, 2016


    Isn't it interesting how instead of just marveling at how fascinating these creatures are, they go right into "what it could mean for us."

    WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR US.

    Doesn't that just about sum it all up ?
    Thank you for your astute observations there Caliban.

    It is so very telling. Many in the scientific community have little to no conscious awareness of the true nature of earths creatures or our true relationship to them.

    You reminded me of this quote:

    From caring comes courage - Lao Tzu

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    The beauty of pollination

    Took my breath away. Stunning. Gorgeous. Glorious. You need to watch this on a big screen to fully appreciate this visual feast.





    Last edited by Constance; 26th July 2019 at 10:49.

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    Sinuous Asperoteuthis Mangoldae Squid Filmed Alive for First Time

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    The best Orphanage in the world. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. I have been following it for years. It operates the most successful orphan elephant and rescue operation in the world.
    There is a book written by Dame Daphne Sheldrick called Love, Life and Elephants : An African Love Story than I recommend to all.
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    There is an extraordinarily beautiful and touching moment in this video when Ima, a wild male gorilla who lives in the safety of the Batéké Plateau National Park, takes Victoria's hat and places it on his own noble and gentle head.


    Heart-warming moment Damian Aspinall's wife Victoria is accepted by wild gorillas OFFICIAL VIDEO

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    Dog and a cow best friends:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nILifZaBfos


    ** Double Feature **

    Also just in, a Wild Fox And A Dog Met In The Woods... This one has it's own theme tune YouTube link

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    Speaking of cows, here are some musical concerts for cows. Who is entertaining whom?

    *I have loved the stars too dearly to be fearful of the night*

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    Thanks to YoYoYo for this lovable and hilarious article on You must Laugh at least once a day

    Guy Makes Tiny Hats For The Toad Who Hangs Out On His Porch
    He shows up every night to try on a different one.


    One night over the summer, Chris Newsome noticed a little toad sitting on his porch.

    He didn't think much of it, until it happened again and again.

    "The same toad would come to my porch every night," Newsome told The Dodo.

    Newsome loved seeing his little toad buddy, and wanted to do something special for him - so he made him a hat.

    "I decided to enter the world of toad millinery and help the little guy out," Newsome wrote in a post on Imgur. "Foam paper seemed like a toad-friendly material."

    Newsome fashioned a little pink top hat for his toad friend and presented it to him
    .. but something was still missing. Newsome went back to the drawing board ...


    ... and found a way to make the hat even more fabulous.

    Attachment 41287



    For the rest of the article and photos www.thedodo.com

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    I had NO idea that so many bumblebees existed in the world but I am glad that they do


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    Wild Orangutans Learn to Wash with Soap


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    She quietly helps herself to a bar of soap and carries her find in her mouth back to the forest.

    40 years ago rescued Orangutans released into Borneo forests learned to use soap by watching local people washing in the river.

    But remarkably, these Orangutans who are washing themselves were born in the wild. So the idea has spread among the wild population.


    Wild Orangutans Learn to Wash with Soap

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    White Ravens


    These rare white ravens were spotted at Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island in 2010. Has anyone spotted one of these more recently?



    White Ravens Sighted on Vancouver Island

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    In post #19, I told the astonishing story of the Cat that climbed the Matterhorn.

    Here's the Dog that climbed Baruntse. No-one's ever heard of that, but it's in the Nepal Himalayas and is 23,389 ft high. That's quite something.

    The previous canine altitude record had been a mere 19,462 ft. I speculated here whether my own high altitude dog, Mara (who's been to 14,500 ft many times with zero problems) could beat that. I was pretty certain she could. I'd even checked out 20,000 ft mountains in Ecuador and Peru where she and I might be able to break the record together. I'd entertained the idea quite seriously.

    But now, we have no chance. The new world record dog (as of 18 November 2018) is called Mera — not Mara! — also a female. After her successful ascent, she was renamed Bara, after the mountain. (Close!)

    The story is recounted here...
    And here's Mera/Bara secured on a fixed rope with a running (loose) karabiner as she padded through the snow:



    Here she is having a well-deserved nap in a tent...



    ... and here she is, top dog, on the summit.


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    This is a combination of wondrous and strange... it’s really quite incredible how the individuals become part of a seemingly single whole:

    *I have loved the stars too dearly to be fearful of the night*

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    Cara, Thanks! Seeing this always thrills me. Once I saw a flock like this and was listening to a piece of classical music - they were in synch! and I’ve never forgotten it. Probably 35 years ago! Diane

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    Fox finds trampoline



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    Well, I’m not sure the animal is so magical here but the man is certainly demonstrating his magic. Quite astonishing!

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    Dolphins, chimpanzees, and crows all use tools to help accomplish tasks.

    Now, pigs have joined the club


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    Ever hug a porcupine? This little guy makes you want to; the sounds he makes are so endearing.
    Each breath a gift...
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