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    Chimp Attacks Student

    Another sad report on the news today of a chimp attacking a student...http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=16683989

    A few years ago, the friend of this woman that owned a chimp named Travis, suffered a brutal attack.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_(chimpanzee)



    I don't blame these animals, but it makes me angry when someone like that woman with Travis, confines them to a house and treats them like a person, it was said on the news that she gave this poor chimp wine regularly and anti-anxiety drugs. She also dragged him around with her in public, which is not natural whatsoever for a wild animal. I am completely against those who take wild animals of any kind into their home (or apartments), and try to make them "cool" pets.

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    I love the outdoors and nature too. I go on walks every weekend with my family, and I love it.
    I love the wildlife and animals too!

    Today there was a fox under the hedge in my garden, so I quietly got a few shots of him/her. Below is one of them.
    Foxes are so beautiful! I was so lucky to have seen him/her and to have been so close!


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    That's a beautiful shot Hannah, nice photography! We also have foxes by my house, not too long ago I saw one early in the morning running down the sidewalk. In his mouth was a chicken carcass, he obviously broke into someone's trash bag.

    You are very lucky, and I'm like you, a big lover of nature and wildlife. Thanks for sharing that great photo!

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    Love the photo! I love animals and nature too!
    I love how the fox is staring right at the camera, it looks almost as though he/she knows what your thinking...

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    This is a wonderful account of a trans-species rescue from 3 or 4 years ago...Amazing!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...and-beach.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightofalbion View Post
    This is a wonderful account of a trans-species rescue from 3 or 4 years ago...Amazing!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...and-beach.html
    Great story, thanks!

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    Hannah thats a lovely photo of the fox, they are pretty animals.Great stories of the Elephants and the Dolphins, Nightofalbion, Elephants are my favorite animal, so huge and yet so gentle.

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    Thumbs up Rare White Bison Born

    A very rare white bison is born in Connecticut...http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/ny...icut.html?_r=2

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    Cool Mountain Lion and Maine Coon

    Mountain Lion visits Maine Coon in Colorado, 20 photos...http://photos.denverpost.com/2011/10...cks-out-cat/#3

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    Moose Tangled in Utah Swingset

    Story of a moose who just got tangled up in someone's children's swingset...http://www.abc4.com/content/news/sta...KysJ5q9Tg.cspx

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    Smile Mama Bear and 3 Cubs Visit Colorado Town

    Slideshow and video of a mother bear and her three cubs that are causing a stir in Golden...http://www.9news.com/news/local/arti...ures-in-Golden

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    Smile Otters Sleep Holding Hands

    Sea Otters Holding Hands



    To keep from drifting apart, sea otters may sleep holding hands Author: joemess from austin
    From: http://marinesciencetoday.com/2009/0...ia-sea-otters/

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    Thumbs up Rescued Walrus Pups from Alaska

    A couple of cute pics of the walruses that were rescued in Alaska, and transported to zoos that will care for them. The first has already arrived in New York...http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1011-h...alves-pod.html

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    They are so cute, lovely pic Alpha1

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    Angry Bear Bears - Another Reason to Hate Zoos

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    Three bald bears perplex experts


    Dolores has lost almost all her hair at Leipzig Zoo

    Bears in a zoo in eastern Germany have lost their fur, but international experts cannot work out why. Three spectacled bears in Leipzig Zoo are in various states of baldness, with the worst being hairless all over.
    Zoo curator Gerd Noetzhold said he had discovered that zoos throughout Europe and further afield had encountered the same problem, but no-one knew why.
    One expert suggested it could be caused by climate and the diet of the bears, whose native habitat is South America.
    The bears come from the Andean mountains of Ecuador, Peru and northern Bolivia.
    I could hardly believe it is a bear although I have been dealing with bears all my life


    Gerard Baars
    International Bear Foundation

    The bears - named Dolores, Bianca and Lolita - are suffering from itchiness as well, so animal keepers apply ointments to soothe their skin.
    "This problem with the spectacled bears is not just in Leipzig," Mr Noetzhold told the BBC World Service.
    "There are other zoos in Europe and overseas having the same problem.
    "And so we've had an international working group of zoo vets looking at this for some time already."
    Gerard Baars, director of the International Bear Foundation, said he had never seen such a condition before.
    "I could hardly believe it is a bear although I have been dealing with bears all my life," he told the BBC's Europe Today programme.
    Tropical needs
    Symptoms first appeared in the animals about two years ago.
    "I suggested that feeding and climate can both be a factor because they are tropical animals that we have relocated to our climates," Mr Baars said.
    Mr Baars, who said he was to travel to Leipzig Zoo to offer advice, urged the zoo to make special preparations for the winter.
    "The bears should be kept indoors and they should make an imitation of a tropical climate with hot temperatures, humidity, straw and bedding on the floor."
    The mountain bears have a seasonal pattern influenced by climate, behaviour and food, he said.
    "We in zoos are not very good at imitating natural seasonality," he added.

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