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    People are starting to think that maybe cats aren't meant to be locked indoors ... a new type of cat is emerging ... The Adventure Cat!

    Adventure cats Bolt and Keel actually have their own channel ...



    Another, here:


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    And here's Weston and Ellinore ...
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    Short but sweet, and very, very rare...
    Captivating footage of a snow leopard and two cubs in China’s high mountains
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    "A camera trap situated in the high mountains of Northwestern China captured stunning footage of a female snow leopard and her two cubs roaming through the snow. These elusive animals usually live above the tree line on steep and rocky peaks, their lustrous pale gray coats allowing them to blend seamlessly into the landscape. Video clips captured by camera traps, like the one seen here, give us a window into the snow leopard's world.

    Learn more about snow leopards: https://wwf.to/2v2Lo92" ( <and more photos and videos at that link )
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    Boy and the The Bobcat he Saved from a Forest Fire
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    Sweet Elephants! And the Vet is not so bad either...he looks like Superman
    Evan Shares Heartfelt Encounter with a Gentle Elephant | Evan Goes Wild


    Assignment Asia: Thailand’s elephant whisperer

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    Published on Jan 22, 2018
    "The elephant is Thailand’s national symbol, revered throughout history for its strength and intelligence. But as much as they are celebrated, elephants are also among the most abused animals in the country. Over the past four decades, Lek Chailert—known as Thailand’s elephant whisperer—has dedicated her life to rescuing abused Asian elephants and building an emotional connection with them."



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    "Watch this adorable footage of elephants following Lek who is riding her bicycle. See what Faamai does when Lek gets off her bike at Elephant Nature Park. This is the special bond between an elephant and a human who has looked after her since she was born."


    (It's so touching when animals who could so easily and logically be fearful of humans, are instead affectionate and loving. Even possessive! )
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    Human and Gorilla Reunite after 5 years
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    "Damien and his long lost gorilla companion reunite after 5 years."
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    Human and Gorilla Reunite after 5 years
    TVFIRST4YOU
    Published on Jun 3, 2012
    "Damien and his long lost gorilla companion reunite after 5 years."
    60 Minutes Australia. 03/06/2012
    One of my favourite videos of all time. Thanks for sharing Onawah

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    Here's one of my favorites--crow sledding on roof:

    "Crow Uses Plastic Lid to Sled Down Roof Over and Over Again"
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    You won't believe this!
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    Published on Feb 26, 2014

    "Genuine paintings by elephants. In the video you will see Suda the elephant painting for Jessyca. She wished to have Suda the elephant painting her artwork and signing it with her name.

    A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this elephant painting by Suda the elephant was donated to the WWF to help prevent poaching and blood ivory.

    You too, like Jessyca can make a difference by taking a stand against blood ivory.

    For more information on how you can help please visit:
    http://ThaiElephantArt.com"



    See slides of another elephant painting here:
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    A fascinating timelapse video of redworms (Eisenia fetida) through 20 days of vermicomposting. Aprox. 2-3 cm (1inch) thick layers of compost and sawdust were topped with layer of grass clippings. Photos were taken every 10 minutes and video is played at 24 fps.


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    Chito and his rescued pet crocodile




    Shot in the left eye by a cattle farmer after preying on a herd of cows, Chito enlisted the help of several friends to load the massive reptile into his boat, Naming him 'Pocho' (meaning strength), the fisherman says he healed the reptile with medicine, food, and, more importantly, lots of care and attention.

    Known as the 'Crocodile Man', Costa Rican animal lover 'Chito' swims, plays and even feeds 'Pocho' the giant crocodile in what is one of the world's most unlikely friendships.

    Wading chest-deep through the green water in a 100 sq/m lake in Siquirres, this bizarre and dangerous spectacle draws tourists from around the world.

    Calling quietly for his five metre long 'companion' before thrashing around, lifting his tail and head above the water.

    'This is a very dangerous routine but Pocho is my friend and we have a good relationship,' says 52-year-old Chito. 'He will look me in the eye and he does not attack me.

    'It is too dangerous for anyone else to come in the water. It is only ever the two of us.'

    The bizarre friendship began nearly 20 years ago when Chito rescued the 980-pound crocodile after finding him close to death on the shore of the Parismina River, in the Caribbean province of Limsn.

    'When I found him in the river after he was dying so I put him in my boat and I brought him into my house,' recalls Chito.

    'He was very skinny, weighing only around 150 pounds, so I gave him chicken and fish and medicine for six months to help him recover.'

    During the recovery process, Chito stayed by Pocho's side, even sleeping with him at night.

    'I just wanted him to feel that someone loved him, that not all humans are bad,' Chito says. 'I love all animals, especially ones that have suffered. It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day.'

    After Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him, he started to get closer and closer to the animal.

    'After 10 years I started to work with him,' he says. 'At first it was slow, slow and I started to play with him a little, touching him a little bit and then slowly doing more. Then I found that when I called his name he would come over to me.'

    Today tourists travel from all over the world to see the unusual spectacle.

    'I am happy because I rescued him and he is happy with me because he has everything he needs," says Chito.

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    Birds are Magical

















    Not a bird, obviously, but too cute to pass up.

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    Rescue dog Luke wakes its owners up to save their baby who had stopped breathing.


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    Kevin Richardson: Lion whisperer.

    A Lioness trusts her cubs with Kevin.



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    These very playful white lion cubs are so beautiful (though I have no idea what their keepers are saying. Anyone speak Portuguese? )


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    Quote Posted by Jasmyne Emmerick (here)
    I saw this about a week ago. It was very moving as it includes things I enjoy - travel, bikes and cats

    Guy Biking Across the World Picks Up a Stray Kitty by The Dodo

    Thank you for posting Jasmyne


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    Quote Posted by onawah (here)
    Birds are Magical
    ...

    ...
    I grew up on lakeshore property in BC, and I still recall the sheer excitement and wonderment and shock as a young boy (maybe 12) when I saw for the first time an Osprey diving from several hundred feet in the air slamming into the lake at a blistering speed. I had never seen an Osprey fishing before and it took me a few moments to even grasp what I was seeing and what was actually happening.

    After about 10 or 15 seconds submerged the Osprey's head appeared and he was just sitting there treading water. I had no idea what was going on so I jumped in the fishing boat and drove out in that direction. For some reason I though maybe the bird had gotten hurt. (didn't seem unreasonable when you saw it dive from a few hundred feet at full speed). As the Osprey saw me approaching, he made grand effort to take off from the water but was struggling quite profusely, then I realized it had caught a fish that must have far weighed more than itself and it had no intentions of letting it go. After a few minutes of struggling, the magnificent bird finally flew off with a catch more grand than anything I had ever manged to pull out of that lake.

    At the end of the lake where the Osprey had dove the water is fairly shallow 20-30 feet maybe and clear water. There's tons of fish there but the big ones only ever sat at the very bottom. This explained why the Osprey had dove from such an incredible height - he had his eye fixed on one of those big bottom dwellers. His time of sitting in the water was (now obvious) him just trying to take some time and subdue the fish so it would stop struggling, so he could fly away properly. I spooked him out of the water a bit prematurely, and the fish was still struggling, making a pretty wobbly flying bird of prey as the fish continued to struggle to break free.

    This clip explains a little of what I saw that day, but imagine the bird diving from an incredible height to reach down deep into the water ...
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    Magical Animal Encounters
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    "Animals make the world magic! Whether friendly encounters with a baby deer, flying geese, baby sea turtles, a whale or even a hug from a loving kangaroo, these magical moments are sure to brighten your day."

    CUTE Animals Hugging People
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    Some really funny clips in this compilation
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