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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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Bike Gang Hunts Down Dog Fight Rings and Saves Animals From Abusive Owners

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For a long time, bikers are stereotyped to be loud, violent and tattooed up guys. However, that is not always the case. As a matter of fact, some bikers are the sweetest and most kind-hearted people there are. Rescue Ink is a good example of that fact.

The group boasts of big, well-built guys with tattoos on their skin. Sure they do look tough and no-nonsense, but they are simply sweet men dedicated to making the world a better place by putting an end to animal abuse.

Rescue Ink is a non-profit organization which exists for the advocacy and protection of all animals

Rescue Ink is a non-profit organization which exists for the advocacy and protection of all animals

According to the group’s website, Rescue Ink is a non-profit organization which exists for the advocacy and protection of all animals. The group consists of the young, old, male, female and from various professions. Some are full-time bikers, others are detectives, former police officers, weightlifters and lawyers. But they are all bound by one passion, their love for animals, keeping them safe and saving animals in need.

Rescue Ink regularly intervenes in alleged dog-fighting rings, and their efforts aren’t restricted to dogs alone. They have been able to also save cats, pigs, horses, fish, chickens and even once a 5-ft boa constrictor snake!

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The groups mission statement reads, “Rescue Ink does whatever necessary within the means of the law, that’s what our lawyers tell us to say, to fight abuse and neglect of all kinds.

Some people like to think of us as superheroes. The truth is, we are super animal lovers (and protectors). Through the years, and through many caseloads, obstacles, and downright challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission.”

When Rescue Ink hears of any animal abuse going on, they immediately get there and rescue the animal before getting it into rehabilitation.

When Rescue Ink hears of any animal abuse going on, they immediately get there and rescue the animal before getting it into rehabilitation.

When Rescue Ink hears of any animal abuse going on, they immediately get there and rescue the animal before getting it into rehabilitation.

The group only investigated the cases of animal abuse, if a criminal was involved, they contacted the police. If an animal owner was unable to take good care of the pet, the group would build a dog house or help in some other way.

The members of Rescue Ink are so dedicated that once, one of them spent almost 2 weeks carrying a small kitten with him everywhere as he needed to feed him every few hours.

Another biker also got into a pond near a sewer in order to save a duck.

The Rescue Ink also teaches adults and kids to help them realize that animal abuse is wrong.

The Rescue Ink also teaches adults and kids to help them realize that animal abuse is wrong.

The Rescue Ink also teaches adults and kids to help them realize that animal abuse is wrong.

Looking at these guys, they are certainly not people you want to mess with, but that’s only if you’re abusing an innocent animal. Otherwise, it’s clear they are such kind-hearted people who adore animals and are focused in making the world a better place.

We think Rescue Ink deserve a round of applause for all their incredible work!

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Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

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Each year, there occurs several dog deaths as a result of heatstroke. Unfortunately, not many dog owners know the dangers that come about as a result of high temperatures. According to PETA, 58 animals died in hot weather–related deaths in 2018 alone.

On a Facebook post, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) shared a heartbreaking story of a dog that tragically died from heatstroke. They wrote:

“This morning we have been informed that yesterday a local dog died of heat stroke after being taken on a walk at 9am when the temperature was 21 degrees. The dog was 5 years old and otherwise fit and healthy.

Despite lots of warnings about the heat we still see dogs being walked to the shops, on the school run, or as soon as owners get in from work. We do understand the crucial nature of walking your dog, however please bear in mind that walking in high temperatures can cause serious and irreversible damage, and in some cases death. Yesterday the high for the day was at 4pm but this is when most of the dogs we spotted were out and about.

It does not matter if your dog is white, young, not a bull breed or ‘used to the heat’. Please be mindful of their needs. In the mean time, please look out for signs of heat stroke.”

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 Signs Of Heatstroke:

  • Heavy panting
  • Vomiting and bloody diarrhea
  • Excessive thirst
  • Glazed eyes
  • Excessive drooling
  • Bright or dark red tongue, gums
  • Staggering
  • Elevated body temperature (104ºF and up)
  • Weakness, collapse
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Increased pulse and heartbeat
Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

If you suspect your dog is suffering from heatstroke, or notice the signs of heatstroke mentioned above, make sure you act immediately!

  1. The first thing you should do is to move your dog to a cooler area. Try to get them cooled down quickly.
  2. Try to offer your dog small amounts of water to drink, not a large volume of water. That might cause your pet to vomit and you don’t want that to happen.
  3. Take your dog’s temperature if possible.
  4. When your dog seems more comfortable, call your veterinarian for next steps.
  5. The doctor may want to evaluate your dog even if he seems fully recovered.

Please take caution before taking your dog out for a walk this summer.

Remember to share this with your family and friends to keep our fury best-friends safe.

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Photographer Captures Stunning Symmetrical Image Of Bald Eagle

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Photographer Captures Stunning Symmetrical Image Of Bald Eagle

A stunning symmetrical image of a bald eagle captured by an amateur photographer has become an Internet sensation.

Steve Biro, who began taking photos as a hobby a decade ago, was visiting the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, when he caught the eye of a bald eagle named Bruce.

Biro proceeded to set up his camera with the intention of getting a few shots of the bird flying over the water. At that moment he noticed that the bald eagle was not quite happy with Biro’s perch.

Photographer Captures Stunning Symmetrical Image Of Bald Eagle

Photographer Captures Stunning Symmetrical Image Of Bald Eagle

“He was actually trying to brush me away from where I was perched. I could feel the breeze from his wings as he flew over me. The other people who were there were gasping as he came over my head. It was really quite exhilarating.” Biro told the BBC.

The bird flew low over a pond, right at the photographer, once he locked eyes with him. Biro snapped away as the bald eagle flew over. The end result was breathtaking!

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From the many stunning shots Biro got from this moment, one photo stood out to him from the rest. It was the winning shot that is leaving people amazed online.

Sharing it on Instagram, Biro wrote, “So lucky to capture a symmetrical reflection of this beautiful Bald Eagle coming straight at me!”

“He’s squared up perfectly, both wings are touching the water. That was the one that struck me as little more special than the others. But I still didn’t even know how it would resonate with people.” the photographer told BBC about the same photograph.

Biro’s breathtaking photo of Bruce the bald eagle is now viral and has since been shared countless times, and even ended up on the front page of Reddit!

“I knew it was a great image when I saw how balanced it was but never in my wildest dreams did I expect anything of this magnitude.” Steve Biro said.

“It warms my heart to know I might bring joy to people who may not even be able to leave the house and that they love to see the world through my eyes.” He added.

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