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Heartbreaking Moment Elephants Gather To Pay Last Respects To Their Leader After He Is Killed By A Rival.

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Heartbreaking Moment Elephants Gather To Pay Last Respects To Their Leader After He Is Killed By A Rival.

Touching footage shows the heartbreaking moment a herd of elephants gathered to pay their last respects to their dead leader. The video clip shows the animals standing around a dead elephant on the banks of a lake near Anuradhapura, close to the Kalawewa reserve in Sri Lanka.

Few of the animals gently caress the carcass of their leader with their trunks as if to say goodbye. The extraordinary sight attracted the local residents to witness where some were able to take pictures and videos.

Touching footage shows the heartbreaking moment a herd of elephants gathered to pay their last respects to their dead leader

Touching footage shows the heartbreaking moment a herd of elephants gathered to pay their last respects to their dead leader

While the video clip shows about ten elephants surrounding their dead leader, reports suggested that as many as 300 elephants gathered nearby.

It is reported that the animal was killed following a battle with a rival elephant who roams near the reserve.  D. Ramasinghe, a wildlife official of the Galkiriyagama Wildlife Zone, revealed that investigations showed that the animal had received over twenty stabbings from a tusk. Ramasinghe further confirmed that the fatal wounds were the cause of the death of the elephant.

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Studies have reported before that just like human beings, elephants grieve for their dead by frequently visiting their graves, rocking to and fro with grief and ‘kissing’ their carcasses with their trunks. According to an Oxford University study in carried out in 2006, the only difference is while humans usually reserve their grief for friends and family, elephants mourn over the death of the loosest acquaintance.

Few of the elephants gently caress the carcass of their leader with their trunks as if to say goodbye.

The study further discovered that the animals also show compassion towards the sick and dying, and try their very best to nurse them back to health.

Conservation biologist George Wittemyer, who has been studying elephants at the reserve since 1997, said, “Elephants have respect for their dead, but their interaction with their dead is not something we fully understand. Every time it happens, it’s not the same, but it is striking behavior—not based on survival or necessity, but based on some sort of emotion.”

“The fact that they interact and have behavioral interactions with their dead in a form that is not explainable in any simple, evolutionary context speaks to the deeper emotional lives of elephants that we can’t easily study.” He added.

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Mom hears loud crash only to walk into son’s bedroom & find shocking sight as son sleeps

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Mom hears loud crash only to walk into son’s bedroom & find shocking sight as son sleeps

We all know that children are innocent young souls and it is because of this that we need to take good care of them, protect them and teach them to be better people.

One night a couple checked on their son only to find him sleeping with his pet fish. The startling sight made the couple realize how innocent their son was. It was at this point that they realized there were some important life lessons they had to teach their son.

Mom hears loud crash only to walk into son’s bedroom & find shocking sight as son sleeps

Corey Hamlin and his wife Tori had bought their young son, Everett, a gold fish and a fish tank with beautiful lights. Everett loved his pet gold fish and spent most of his time staring at the fish tank and made sure it was clean and that it had all the décor that would make Nemo happy.

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One night, while the family was preparing to go to bed, Everett grew tired of just watching his pet fish so he approached the tank and opened the lid. He had a tough time opening the lid, so his parents heard a loud crash.

When his mother asked if something had happened, Everett said that it was nothing. Little did his mother know that he had taken out Nemo from his fish tank and carried him to his bed. Everett thought that Nemo must have been so lonely in his fish tank so he wanted to give his pet some hug.

Mom hears loud crash only to walk into son’s bedroom & find shocking sight as son sleeps

About 20 minutes later the couple checked on their son. It was then that they realized that the fish tank lid was missing! And even to make it worse was the fact that the fish was not inside the tank. Confused Tori asked her husband to help check on the fish with her, which is when he realized his son was holding the fish gently in his hand.

Shocked by what they had seen, the couple woke up their son to explain to him that Nemo was dead because fish needed to stay in water. Everett said that he meant to harm and just wanted to pet his fish. He had known Nemo since he was a baby and he was so upset over losing him.

Mom hears loud crash only to walk into son’s bedroom & find shocking sight as son sleeps

Everett was innocent, and this was one of those moments when a child learns what it means to lose something or someone so dear to them. They got Everett another fish, and the boy promised he wouldn’t touch it.

He finally realized it was much better to appreciate his fish inside the tank than to touch them and put them at risk.

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Puppy Is Separated From Cow Who Raised Him- Then Camera Captures Tear-Jerking Moment They Reunite

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Puppy Is Separated From Cow Who Raised Him- Then Camera Captures Tear-Jerking Moment They Reunite

The bond between a dog named Rookie and his family’s big, brown cow is unlike any you have heard of before!

From the moment Rookie joined the family, he not only bonded with his human owners, but also with the family’s cow. In fact, the cow became a mother figure to Rookie. The two were simply inseparable. They lived, ate, played, and slept right by each other’s side in a farmer’s barn.

the cow became a mother figure to Rookie. The two were simply inseparable.

The cow became a mother figure to Rookie. The two were simply inseparable.

The dog followed the cow everywhere and the cow could often be seen licking his coat, cuddling down with him and letting him sleep on her back.

Sadly, a day came when the family had to sell the cow as they could not afford the expenses that came with taking care of two cows.

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The puppy was absolutely heartbroken. He barked and cried all the time and even stopped eating regularly. He would sit in the barn and wait for hours as if with hope of his best-friend returning.

Then, one day, Rookie heard a familiar moo from a distance. Without hesitation, he ran from his yard and followed the voice all the way to its source. There he found his best-friend! The cow had been sold to another farmer in the village, but was still close enough for him to hear her.

Rookie was absolutely heartbroken. He barked and cried all the time and even stopped eating regularly.

Rookie was absolutely heartbroken. He barked and cried all the time and even stopped eating regularly.

Rookie’s owner followed after him and brought him back home many times. Rookie’s  sad puppy eyes tugged on the family’s heart, but they hoped he would get over the loss and move on, but that never happened.

Soon the family couldn’t bear to see the poor dog in such a down and out state, they realized how much the separation affected their fury friend and decided to buy back the cow.

To make sure Rookie was never left alone again, they also bought another pup to keep him company.

The reunion is such a precious tear-jerking moment. You may want to keep the tissues nearby!

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Runner Finishes Marathon Carrying Abandoned Puppy She Rescued On The Way

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A marathon runner melted hearts across the world for the sweetest reason. Khemjira Klongsanun from Bangkok, Thailand is an ardent runner and regularly runs marathons in her home.

7-miles into the 26-mile marathon, Khemjira noticed a tiny puppy by the side of the road. It was all alone with no mother or siblings around.

7-miles into the 26-mile marathon, Khemjira noticed a tiny puppy by the side of the road

7-miles into the 26-mile marathon, Khemjira noticed a tiny puppy by the side of the road

All the other runners were focused on winning and hence were trying to avoid the little dog but not Khemjira. She understood that a little kindness and compassion was worth much more than just winning a marathon and trying to beat her personal best.

Sacrificing some of her precious time off the marathon, Khemjira slowly approached the little dog stray puppy and scooped it up.

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Khemjira then ran the remaining 19-miles of the marathon, all the while holding the little puppy in her arms.

There was an option, perhaps, that Khemjira could have handed the puppy off to a willing spectator or race official, but she did not. She chose to go all the way with her newly found fur friend.

Khemjira decided to take the sweet puppy home with her and add it to her own family. She named the puppy Nong Chom.

Khemjira decided to take the sweet puppy home with her and add it to her own family. She named the puppy Nong Chom.

The pair made it over the finish line together. But, as it turns out, that was not the end of their story. Khemjira decided to take the sweet puppy home with her and add it to her own family. She named the puppy Nong Chom.

She took Nong Chom to see a vet who confirmed that he was perfectly healthy. Later, she introduced Nong Chom to her family’s other dogs and he fit in immediately.

Later, she introduced Nong Chom to her family’s other dogs and he fit in immediately.

Later, she introduced Nong Chom to her family’s other dogs and he fit in immediately.

Khemjira took Nong Chom back to where she found him, to check if his mom or any siblings were in need of help too, but it looked like Nong Chom had definitely been alone.

The sweet little dog is now surrounded by love, has a home and a family he belongs to. What a touching act of kindness, we hope this pair remain a close family forever.

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