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Caretaker Snuggles Up With Rescued Elephant to Help Him Feel Safe

These elephants have been through a lot of hardship in their lives, but the fact that they can open their hearts to a kind caretaker truly shows their loving character.

According to the sanctuary, the woman named Lek has somewhat of a positive rapport with the elephant called Faamai

and has been helping her get to sleep for years.

In the video,

Lek begins singing softly while approaching the animal – which reacts by pulling her in for a hug with her long trunk.

“Sometimes when we want to make our baby relax and feel safe when they sleep,

they need not just only a lullaby, but they want us to be next to them to comfort them and make them feel safe.

Not just only human babies need that. Elephant want that part too.” says caretaker

Elephants who are rescued and brought to sanctuaries have been through all sorts of troubles.

Some have lost family members to the cruelty of ivory poaching and others have been

rescued from an abusive life in the zoo, circus, or tourism industry.

Whatever the reason, these elephants are without a doubt traumatized and are in major need of love and care.

Which is why sanctuary workers tend to go above and beyond to make these animals feel safe.

They give the elephants trunk massages, help them get used to walking, and of course, provide plenty of snuggles!

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Eagles Attack And Destroy Nine Mining Giant’s Drones

Wedge-tailed eagles do battle with mining giant’s drones, knocking nine out of sky. Eagles and drones have been battling for the skies above Western Australia.

Currently it’s the birds of prey that are winning after taking out nine of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The Trimble UX5 drones belong to mining company Gold Fields, which has been using them to survey St Ives since 2014.

The wedge-tailed eagle has a two metre wingspan and is a protected species.

Ten UAVs have been lost since South Africa’s Gold Fields, the world’s seventh-biggest gold producer,

began operating the Trimble UX5 systems at its St Ives operations near Kambalda.

One crashed as a result of human error, while nine have been taken down by wedge-tailed eagles, wich

are known to have wingspans more than twice that of the 1-metre-wide UAVs.

The UAVs are constructed from foam and carbon fibre, and fly at an altitude of about 125 metres, reaching speeds of up to 92km/h.

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This photo was taken by an eagle that had hold of a UAV as another eagle was coming in to attack. Credit: Rick Steven

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Thai man revives baby elephant with CPR after motorbike accident

A baby elephant struck by a motorbike while crossing a road in Thailand survived after it was revived by an off-duty rescue worker.

Mana Srivate told Reuters news agency he had performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his career –

but never before on an elephant.

In a video that went viral online he is seen giving two-handed compressions to the elephant lying on its side in the middle of a dark road.

The elephant stood up after 10 minutes.

It had been trying to cross a road with a group of wild pachyderms in the eastern

Thai province of Chanthaburi.

In the video, Mr Mana’s colleagues are also seen treating the motorcycle rider, who survived the crash without serious injuries.

Mr Mana, who has been a rescue worker for 26 years,

told Reuters he came across the accident scene late on Sunday while he was off duty on a road trip.

“It’s my instinct to save lives, but I was worried the whole time because I can hear the mother and other elephants calling for the baby,”

Mr Mana told the agency by phone.

“I assumed where an elephant heart would be located based on human theory and a video clip I saw online.

“When the baby elephant starting to move, I almost cried,” he said.

The baby elephant stood up after about 10 minutes and was taken to another site for treatment,

reported Reuters, before it was returned to the accident site in the hope of finding its mother. It has escaped serious injuries too

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The other elephants returned when the mother heard her baby calling out, Mr Mana told the agency.

He added that the elephant was the only victim he had ever managed to revive through

cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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Colorado’s first gray wolf pack since 1940s now has 6 pups

Colorado’s first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s has grown to include six pups.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday that staff spotted the pups living in a den with two collared wolves

known as John and Jane in northern Colorado, KCNC-TV reports.

The agency first announced June 9 that staff had spotted three pups in the pack.

The discovery comes after Colorado voters narrowly approved a ballot measure last year that requires

the state to reintroduce the animal on public lands in the western part of the state by the end of 2023.

Gray wolves were hunted, trapped and poisoned into extermination in Colorado in the 1940s.

Officials last year confirmed the presence of the small pack of wolves in northwestern Colorado after a number of sightings since 2019.

The animals were believed to have come down from Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park.

Wildlife advocates see reintroduction in Colorado as a vital step in restoring the wolf more quickly to habitat stretching from the Canada to the Mexico border.

Wolves were reintroduced in the Northern Rockies in the 1990s, and some

3,000 of the animals now roam portions of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north,

Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast,

New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners.

Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons,

Colorado’s first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s has grown to include six pups.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday that staff spotted the pups living in a den with two collared wolves

known as John and Jane in northern Colorado, KCNC-TV reports.

The agency first announced June 9 that staff had spotted three pups in the pack.

The discovery comes after Colorado voters narrowly approved a ballot measure last year that requires

the state to reintroduce the animal on public lands in the western part of the state by the end of 2023.

Gray wolves were hunted, trapped and poisoned into extermination in Colorado in the 1940s.

Officials last year confirmed the presence of the small pack of wolves in northwestern Colorado after a number of sightings since 2019.

The animals were believed to have come down from Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park.

Wildlife advocates see reintroduction in Colorado as a vital step in restoring the wolf more quickly to habitat stretching from the Canada to the Mexico border.

Wolves were reintroduced in the Northern Rockies in the 1990s, and some

3,000 of the animals now roam portions of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north,

Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast,

New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners.

Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons,

plateaus, rivers, and desert lands. Colorado is one of the Mountain States and is a part of the western and southwestern United States.

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Gray Wolf Update We have an exciting update from our breeding pair of Gray Wolves.

Since originally spotting three wolf pups, our staff have now spotted SIX wolf pups on the ground.

We are observing from a long distance so that the pack has the best chance for survival (1/2)

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Owl mistakes duck egg for her own and raises it

The had been incubating her eggs in a nest box in the backyard of a nature photographer for about a month.

One morning, photographer Laurie Wolf noticed the figure of a little bird sitting next to the owl and ran outside excitedly to photograph it.

But when she got a closer look she realized it was a duck!

“The two of them were just sitting there side by side,” Wolf told National Geographic. “It’s not believable. It’s not believable to me to this day.”

Afraid the owl, a bird of prey, would eat the little wood duck, Wolf and her husband attempted to capture him to take him to a wildlife sanctuary.

But the duckling jumped from the nest box and “made a beeline for the pond” and they never saw him again.

Director of Bird Studies Canada Christian Artuso told National Geographic that what Wolf thought she saw happening was likely true.

It wasn’t the first time wood ducks have been scientifically recorded living with screech owls.

Artuso witnessed a similar relationship in 2005 while he was studying eastern screech owls for his Ph.D.

Only in that case, the owl incubated and hatched three wood duck chicks, says Artuso, who published his findings in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

“We know this occurs, but we really don’t know the frequency,” he says.

The reason, he explains, is that wood ducks practice something called brood parasitism, which means laying an egg or two in another bird’s nest to increase the chances that at least one of their offspring will survive.

“You could think of it as not keeping all your eggs in one basket,” said Artuso. “If you spread your eggs out, then your chances of passing on your genes are increased, especially if you lose your own eggs to a predator.”

Even though duck eggs are about twice the size of owls’ eggs, the owls don’t seem to suspect any foul play.

“The parents might be thinking, Oh my god! This egg is huge! We’re going to have the best baby in the world!” Artuso said.
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Husky sneaks away from home to befriend wild deer

Dogs are proving they are best friends not only for humans but other species too. Lately, we’ve been witnessed to some very

unlikely friendships. And it looks like huskies tend to find their best companions in other species.

When Koda got lost in December, last year, his owner desperately tried to find her, but his attempts were all in vain. But when Rachel Howatt,

the dog’s owner, lost any hope, the tricksy husky found its way back home, just like nothing ever happened.

“We definitely searched for her, but in the end she just came back,”  Howatt told The Dodo. “She is really smart, so I didn’t doubt she could find her way home.”

Wondering where she could have been, Howatt decide to check on her neighbor trail camera.

Just to make sure her Konda wasn’t spotted in the woods near their home in Manitoba, in Ontario, Canada. And the footages revealed something worthily of a Disney story.

While missing, Koda was actually spending time with her newest friend, a wild deer. They were even eating and napping together.

“It was quite something,”  Howatt said. “Based on the time they spent on frame, it looked like they spent over 12 hours together. There’s also another photo where there’s two bucks in the picture with her.”

Howatt said she’ll do her best to keep her beloved dog at home, but her attempts might be unsuccessful as Koda will definitely want to reunite with her friend. “Huskies have such a free spirit,”

Howatt said. “It doesn’t surprise me at all that Koda was trying to make a new friend.”

However, this isn’t the first time when a dog and a deer are making a great friendship. The lovely footage bellow shows another unusual duo hanging together, all day long:

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Husky sneaks away from home to befriend wild deer

When Rachel Howatt’s beloved husky Koda got loose in late December, she spent a lot of time searching the woods near her home to no avail.

But eventually, a few days later, the trustworthy pup showed up back at home in Manitoba, in Ontario, Canada, like nothing ever happened.

“We definitely searched for her, but in the end she just came back,” Howatt told The Dodo. “She is really smart, so I didn’t doubt she could find her way home.”

Huddled up right next to her, eating and napping with her, was a male deer.

This isn’t the first time wild deer have come to befriend a wayward animal. Deer have been known to take in runaway cows and even cats as their own when they meet in the woods.

While Howatt will do her best to keep Koda from running off in the future, she has a feeling that the dog will want to go back out to the woods

“Huskies have such a free spirit,” Howatt said. “It doesn’t surprise me at all that Koda was trying to make a new friend.”

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World’s largest Owl hatches Giant Babies outside man’s window and now they watch tv with him

One of the world’s largest owls, the Eurasian eagle owl, set up camp in Jos Baart’s third-storey apartment planter. Since the mother owl’s three

gigantic chicks hatched, they’ve taken to watching TV through the window with their new landlord.

In video footage shared by Dutch nature show Vroege Vogels (or Early Birds in English), the huge, fluffy chicks can be seen standing at attention in a row, eyeing the television screen over Baart’s shoulder.

Their less-friendly mom typically watches over her hatchlings from behind a shrub, seemingly a little warier of Baart and her babies’ TV-watching habits.

“She has a good view of the nest from there,” he explains in the video. “She can stay there for six to eight hours at a stretch.”

They seem to have grown accustomed to each other now, but it wasn’t long ago Baart thought they were a nuisance.

“I thought, damn, those pigeons again,” he says in the video.

He was proven wrong one day when he arrived home and the large mother owl took flight right in front of him.

“You can see how relaxed they are,” Baart says in the footage. “They’re not scared at all. For me, it’s like watching a movie 24-7.”

Eagle owls typically nest on cliffs and ledges, the U.S. National Aviary says, but are sometimes known to take over abandoned golden eagle

nests.Guinness World Records recognizes the species (also known as the Bubo bubo) as the largest owl in the world,

with a wingspan of more than 1.5 metres. They have no natural predators and a long lifespan of 20 years in the wild, but can live up to 60 years in captivity.

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Cats Stranded At Sea Rescued From Sinking Ship Just In Time

Earlier this week, a fishing boat miles off the coast of Thailand put out an emergency call after a fire broke out onboard, crippling the vessel and causing it to take on water.

Another boat nearby heard the call and arrived to deliver the eight man crew to safety.

But not everyone on the ship had been saved.

Later on, members of Royal Thai Navy were dispatched to investigate the damaged fishing boat, which by then was on the verge of sinking.

Luckily, someone noticed the boat actually still had several souls aboard.

There, clinging to life on the ill-fated ship, were four cats in need of rescue.

It was then that one of the navy sailors, identified as Tattaphon Sai, leapt into action.

He swam out to the fishing boat, made contact with the cats …

The cats, sopping wet and no doubt frightened, clung to Sai’s back as he swam them to the navy vessel — understanding, it seems, that he was there to save their lives.

And, with little time to spare before the boat sank, that’s exactly what he did.

Thanks to Sai’s heroism, the cats had all been rescued.

They were welcomed aboard the navy vessel, and given food and water to recover from their ordeal.

Fortunately, all the cats were in good health after their scary ordeal.

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Biker rescues injured bald eagle trapped in the middle of a busy highway

Miller, who was traveling home from a Philadelphia motorcycle and car show on Saturday, told CBS News another motorist was attempting to help the bird when he pulled over and hopped off his bike.

The other person was nudging the eagle, but when she opened her wings to fly Miller said that “it was pretty obvious the bird was hurt.”

“I do love animals and everything and wouldn’t want to see any animal get hurt or anybody else to get hurt,” he remarked.

Knowing she wouldn’t be able to get out of the road alone, he came up with a plan to save her.

“I took off my flannel, wrapped it around the bird and just picked her right up,” Miller said. Many wild animals would likely react negatively to being carried, but Miller said the bird seemed to know he was helping her.

He was even able to take a few incredible photos of the encounter.

“She did not give me any problems at all, she was completely calm,” he said. “Honest to God, it was harder to hold my cat than her.”

Miller carried the eagle to the side of the road and asked the other Good Samaritans who gathered around him if anyone knew who to call.

Eventually, he called 911, who called the state troopers and eventually got into contact with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research. The local organization works to rehabilitate wild birds

“with the goal of returning healthy birds to their natural environment,” according to their website.

The organization took about 45 minutes to arrive and Miller held the bird the whole time, which he recounted as a surreal experience.

“Wow, I can’t believe I’m holding a bald eagle,” he said. “She was just looking around, hanging out with me. It was just wild looking into my arms and seeing a bald eagle. Just seeing how massive it was, it was crazy.”

The nonprofit has not yet responded to CBS News’ request for comment, but posted to Facebook Wednesday with photos and an update on the bird’s condition.

The eagle had her wing injury sutured, her abrasions cleaned and is “resting comfortably,” according to the post.