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Rare White Bison: A white baby bison bringing hope to Siksika Nation

“As a First Nation Indigenous person, there is quite a significance for us because the buffalo we consider a very sacred animal,” Big Snake told CBC. “It supplied the survival of my ancestors.

It gave the roof over your heads, the food, the medicines and so forth. But as you all know through history the buffalo was almost wiped out.”

For Big Snake and his wife Lisa, the white calf is not just a sign of good fortune for themselves, but for others.

“I felt blessed but I also felt blessed for First Nations because we have a lot of programs and services that represent the white buffalo,”

said Lisa Big Snake. “To actually have an actual white buffalo in our presence was going to be a blessing to everybody that came by.”

Big Snake said the ranch has been visited by Indigenous people from across Canada, who have made the trip to see the unusual calf.

“It’s a beautiful feeling, everybody will leave here feeling good about seeing what they have seen,” she said.

Her husband agrees, and welcomes the visitors.

“It’s priceless, when people come. Some people come here they’re in not-great spirits, and when they leave it’s a different story,” he said.

“They just spend time there, they give their offerings or whatever, It is what it is, and as long as they walk out of here smiling, something has happened.”

He said the bison has always been significant in the Indigenous culture. But a white one is exceptional.

“In the past when white buffalo came [or] was born, our people thought that there was hope. Good things are to come.

It’s a very significant, very holy, sacred animal, especially if they’re the white bison,” he said.

“And that’s where I got all the interest from, especially the Indigenous people coming and visiting, and you can see the emotions there.”Big Snake says people will leave offerings for the bison, things like a favourite shirt or tobacco.

“It’s for prayers, for respect for our creator, to say whatever they need, for help,” he said of the offerings. “They’re calling for the creator to give them strength or hope.”

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Owl gives the biggest hug imaginable to the man who saved her life

Doug Pojeky, president of Wild at Heart Rescue in Vancleave, Mississippi, had been away at a family event for a few days when he returned to see an owl named GiGi. The bird lifted her wings as he held her and laid her head on his shoulder.

Doug told TODAY: ‘I’ve never quite had the feeling that I had when that owl just nuzzled her neck against mine.

‘I’ve worked with a lot of birds of prey that come in, but the connection I have with them is nothing like this owl giving me a hug.’

He had helped to nurse the owl back to health alongside Missy Dubuisson – the founder and director of the rescue

– when she was brought in in late May. She was found to have suffered head injuries – believed to be from a car crash – and a fungal infection in her lungs.

Photos capturing the moment have gone viral since the rescue posted them on their Facebook page, writing: ‘Nothing these birds of prey do any more surprises me.

‘I have learned to accept the fact that it’s just going to happen, and to have the camera ready at all times~These moments must be captured and frozen in time.’

The post says that the winged animal ‘threw both wings around him and gave him an owl hug’ when he approached.

It adds that she was calmed by Doug’s presence, eventually laying her head on his shoulders in a state of ‘pure contentment’.
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Once in a lifetime photos show a lion family posing for a photographer.

Getting everyone ready for a family portrait is often a struggle – especially if there are eight children to deal with.

But one pride of lions had no such problem as they lined up for a picture worthy of any family album at an African national park.

The spectacular images show three female lionesses and their eight cubs resting in the Serengeti Loliondo Conservation in Tanzania and were taken this month.

The photographer was able to capture the once in a lifetime moment as a lioness and eight cubs stare directly into the lens of her camera.

Since the 1960s, the world population of lions has dropped by a staggering 70 per cent, due largely to habitat loss and encroachment by humans.

The Serengeti national park, home to the lions, extends to roughly 12,000 square miles. Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language and means ‘Endless Plains’.

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The World’s Only Brown Panda Who Was Abandoned As A Baby, Finally Finds Happiness

However, the adorable bear, currently seven years old, has grown to be a super star in the animal world; for Qizai has proved that when it comes to a panda, it’s not always a case of black and white.

Currently living in the Foping Panda Valley in Shaanxi province, the animal is thought to be the only living panda in the world who has a rare coat of white and brown.

As plan emerged that the Chinese experts are due to mate Qizai to demystify his unusual fur colour, MailOnline spoke to Qizai’s keeper about the fluffy creature.

He Xin, a 26-year-old Foping native, has taken care of Qizai, whose name means ‘the seventh son’, at the Foping Panda Valley for around two years. Before that Qizai lived at the Shaanxi Rare Wildlife Rescue.

The soft-spoken man spends up to 18 hours a day looking after the bear, getting up at 6am in the morning to feed him bamboo and going to bed at midnight after making sure that the panda sleeps well.

‘He is slower than the other pandas, but he is also cuter,’ Mr He told MailOnline, describing him as a ‘gentle, funny and adorable’ animal.

The keeper said Qizai does not act as quickly as the other pandas. Mr He said: ‘All pandas here have names. When I call out their names, the other black-and-white pandas would react and come to me quickly, but for Qizai, it usually takes sometime to him to realise that.’

The man added that when Qizai was a cub, he had been bullied by other pandas who would eat his bamboo.

‘He eats more slowly than the other too,’ Mr He said.

However, after he reached adulthood, Qizai has been raised in a separate enclosure. He is fed four to five times a day, and his meals range from bamboo, to milk to Chinese flour buns.

The famous bear now weighs more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds), the normal size for a seven-year-old panda, and can eat around 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of bamboo every day.

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Lynx could be reintroduced to Scotland for the first time in 500 Years

Peter Cairns, Executive Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, said: ‘With a global biodiversity crisis,

we have a responsibility to have open and constructive conversations around restoring key native species to the Scottish landscape

– and science shows that apex predators like lynx play a vital ecological role in maintaining healthy living systems.’

The study is being funded by Anders Holch Povlsen, a Danish billionaire who owns the Bestseller clothes retail chain,

and Lisbet Rausing, from the Swedish family which made billions from Tetra Pak. These super-rich Scandinavians are looking to re-wild their estates, which cover about 300,000 acres, according to the charities.

Eurasian lynx are native to Britain, but were driven to extinction some 500-1,000 years ago through hunting and habitat loss.The big cats, which are around the same size as a Labrador dog, now live in mainland Europe, although they’re rarely seen by humans.

Lynx are solitary and have huge territories, and prefer woodland cover where they can find prey, as well as den sites for their kittens. The experts believe that the Scottish Highlands have sufficient space to support around 400 wild lynx.

This area is also home to a huge number of woodland deer, which must carefully be managed.

Steve Micklewright, Chief Executive of Trees for Life, said: ‘Scotland has more woodland deer than any other European country, and their relentless browsing often prevents the expansion and healthy regeneration of our natural woodlands.

‘By preying on roe deer, lynx would restore ecological processes that have been missing for centuries, and provide a free and efficient deer management service.’

While lynx are thought to be harmless to humans, the experts acknowledge that their reintroduction to the UK will bring challenges.

Jenny MacPherson, Science and Research Programme Manager with the Vincent Wildlife Trust, which will lead the study, said: ‘Reintroducing lynx would inevitably bring challenges.

‘Lynx to Scotland will actively include stakeholders representing the full range of perspectives, in order to produce meaningful conclusions about the level of support or tolerance for lynx, and therefore, the likely success of any future reintroduction.’

The study will run through 2021, with results expected in February 2022.

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Moose and her calves decide to spend a day in this family’s backyard

If that wasn’t enough, the moose liked Rydstrom’s grass so much, they decided to spend the day there.

The little buddies taste-tested everything from the chairs to the gates and when they decided the backyard was safe, they snuggled and even took a nap. At one point, their mama even gave them lunch.

Rydstrom photographed the entire family trip from inside his home and when it was over, the man uploaded the pictures to the Internet

. They immediately went viral, showing that people really needed to see something so innocent and cute during these hard times.

The Alaska Moose is actually the state’s official land mammal and 175,000–200,000 of these hulking critters call The Last Frontier their home.

Interestingly, the Alaska moose are sexually dimorphic, making the males 40% heavier than females. Male Alaska moose can stand over 2.1 m (6.9 ft) at the shoulder, and weigh over 635 kg (1,400 lb).

Female Alaska moose, on the other hand, are about 1.8 m (5.9 ft) at the shoulder and can weigh close to 478 kg (1,054 lb). This makes the Alaska moose the largest member of the deer family, are also the largest moose in the world.

Photos Credit Roland RydstromIt’s not easy maintaining such a physique. Although moose are herbivores, they eat enormous amounts every day. In summer, for example, it will happily munch on 73 pounds of food a day, while in winter it’ll chew on about 34 pounds of scrumptious greens.

Rydstrom made the right call by staying inside to photograph the moose family that visited him.

Moose are generally not aggressive animals, but they can become incredibly dangerous when provoked. Female moose will not think twice to engage a person if she thinks they’re threatening her young.
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Lucky Photographers Capture Wolf Like Images In The Sky

 Marja-Terttu Karlsson, who resides in Pajala, Swedish Lapland, did not realise how lucky she had been when she was out to photograph the northern lights last week.Only when she uploaded the images to the computer, she recognised the familiar shape that appeared right before her eyes:

– I thought “oh my God, it resembles a fox or a wolf or something.” I didn’t know when I photographed what I got. It was amazing, she says.

Northern lights are common in the arctic region of the northern hemisphere and are caused by the solar wind colliding with the atmosphere. Recent years northern lights have been getting more common, caused by increased solar activity.

Ms Karlssons picture of the celestial animal has since become a viral success. It has been shared thousands of times on Facebook, but has also raised suspicion. Several people have been in contact with the photographer herself, to question the authenticity of the picture. – They think it is fake, but I can assure all sceptics that it’s genuine, Ms Karlsson says to SVT (Source)

Photo Credit: Marja-Terttu Karlsson –

Saami indigenous people believe these lights are their ancestors visiting them. The Salteaus Indians of eastern Canada and the Kwakiutl and Tlingit of Southeastern Alaska interpreted the northern lights as the dancing of human spirits.

The Inuits who lived on the lower Yukon River believed that the aurora was the dance of animal spirits, especially those of deer, wolf, seals, salmon and beluga.

In Norse mythology, the lights were the spears, armor and helmets of the warrior women known as the Valkyries. They rode on horseback, leading fallen soldiers to their final resting place at Valhalla. In Finland, a mystical fox was thought to have created the aurora, its bushy tail spraying snow and throwing sparks into the sky.

*Check out other some amazing wolf like photos taken by lucky photographers at the right moment

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Brown Bear Cub Gets A Cuddle And Plays With Its Mother In Sweden

These photographs perfectly capture a baby bear’s pure, unadulterated joy as he gets to play with its mother in an animal park in Sweden. The cub appears to shriek with laughter in its mother’s embrace, as she playfully bites her young ones neck before rolling around with him in the grass and tickling him with her huge paws.

German photographer Sven-Erik Arndt was lucky enough to witness this cuteness overload in northern Sweden. Mr Arndt , 39, said: ‘It’s wonderful to see a big predator like a brown bear in such a cute situation and how a huge animal can take care of its cubs.

‘I travelled to Sweden especially for the bears. I spent three days trying to get pictures of the playing mother and the cub.’

Sweden’s vast forests and rolling mountains are home to a huge diversity of animals, few as elusive and mysterious as the Brown Bear, perhaps the most magical of Sweden’s Big Five predators and a timeless symbol of the wild.

The Brown Bear is a shy, secretive animal, and very rarely seen. Most Swedes, even those living in the areas most densely inhabited by bears, will go their whole lives without ever seeing one in the wild.
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Mother Lion Risks Her Life To Save Her Baby In A Dramatic Rescue

As he cried out in fear and panic, his mother and 3 other female lions plus one male lion rushed to look over the edge to determine what had happened.

At first the lions tried to climb down the cliff but soon realized that it was too steep and dangerous to climb down to the cub.

But as her baby continued to cry out in terror for her it was the mother lion who began once again to try to reach her cub.

Slowly and very agonizingly she used her powerful claws to grip the crumbling side of the cliff as she inched her way down.

One slip on her part and both she and her baby could end up at the bottom of the cliff. Right as her exhausted baby seems to be about to fall, the female reaches him and grabs him up in her powerful jaws.

Then she begins the perilous climb back to the top. During what seemed like hours but was only minutes, the mother lion reaches the top with her baby safely in her grip.

She then gently puts him down and gives him a big motherly lick across the top of his head.
All ends well due to the power of motherly love that drove the female lion to risk her life to save her baby. As any mother will tell you it is the most powerful force in the world.

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Baby Deer Doesn’t Want To Leave The Man Who Saved Her Life

Lithuanian outdoorsman Darius Sasnauskas had a chance to witness a birth of two baby deer in his backyard near the Yellowstone National Park

in the US. Unfortunately, one of them was injured and soon left behind by her family because she couldn’t keep up with them.

“With so many predators around, she had no chance to survive on her own,” Darius writes in his video caption. He decided to bring her home. “I do not support keeping wild animals as pets, but this was [a] special situation,” he writes.

After a lot of hard work, the baby deer was healthy again and it was time to set her free. However, the bond between her and Darius was so strong, that she kept coming back to him. Nevertheless, one very special evening she finally reunited with her family.
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Darius witnessed a birth of 2 baby deer in his backyard, but unfortunately, one of them had an injured leg

She couldn’t keep up with her family and was left behind – her mother never came back

“I do not support keeping wild animals as a pets,” Darius wrote in the video’s caption. “But this was [a] special situation.” “With so many predators around, she had no chance to survive on her own,” said Darius

Darius fed her every 4 hours and his dog repeatedly licked the fawn’s face

Soon the baby deer learned to walk again

“She’s already used to me, and she follows me…but nobody can replace her real mom”

Darius tried to release her back to the wild many times, but she always returned to him

Finally, one evening the mom showed up and the baby deer rejoined her family; a few months later Darius spotted her once again, growing up fast and enjoying her life to the fullest