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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Thu May 21, 2020 10:00 am

Swan with plastic in beak saved by SPCA:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -scotland/


Monkey kept in crate for 7 years is rescued:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ven-years/


Nurse cares for deaf and almost blind dog that belonged to her terminally ill patient:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... blind-dog/


Dog adopts kitten and brings it home on its own:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/dog ... -her-home/


Rescued hen and lab are best friends:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... t-friends/


Chinese government offers buy-out to wild species breeders to switch to plants!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... nsumption/



Pet squirrel is released to the wild but she comes back to visit and play with her BFF, the house cat!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ss-ensues/


Kitten lost her BFF so owner tried to make up for it (I would have liked it better if they had gotten another dog for her)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/kit ... st-friend/


Star, the service dog, is now fighting Covid19:

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/ ... 21f0299e10



100 happy facts!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/did ... li=BBnb7Kz
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Fri May 22, 2020 9:50 am

Trained dogs saved 45 rhinos from poachers already:

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/dog ... title_1120


NatGeo wildlife biologist on a mission to save rare birds:

https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/na ... r-BB14m80c


TV actor did a zoom call with 900 people to raise money for shelters:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -shelters/


Man is marrying his cat on live video to get donations for shelter where she was adopted:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... r-adopted/


Wuhan bans eating wild animals for 5 years:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ive-years/


Terrified goldie is rescued!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... le-rescue/


Squirrel rescued from side of road stays with family:

https://www.giveitlove.com/a-squirrel-r ... =tb&edge=1


Orphan ducklings from Central Park rescued and now safe:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/duckl ... r-BB14r3Id


Project to save harpy eagles in the Amazon:

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/proje ... 0-77230706


Historic agreement on Monarch butterflies 'right of way' safe corridors!

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/histo ... 0-77230706


Baby goat stolen from community garden is returned:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB14nfie


New pigmy seahorse species discovered (it's the size of a grain of rice!):

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/anim ... B745B610A6
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am

Extra 'feel good' today:

Baby fox follows family home:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB14l0ey


Tampa officer rescues lost kitty:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB14lXSU


Service dog gets place in yearbook next to owner:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lif ... r-BB14kkdc


Shelters in Rio de Janeiro delivering rescue pets to people in isolation:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB14gQ6N


Freedom's (gorilla) long journey back home:

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/for-f ... 0-77230706


Philippine village in lockdown delivers 300+ turtle hatchlings to the sea:

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/a-phi ... 0-77230706

More baby turtles! 23 highly endangered baby turtles hatched in Cambodia:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds


Rescue of homeless momma dog and puppies (video)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... d-puppies/


Ollie and Dollie Pigeon during lockdown (I LOVED LOVED LOVED this story!):

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/th ... -ntp-feeds


Meet Bronson Cat who went from 33 lbs to 22 and is still losing:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds


Dog gives CPR!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds


Troopers reunite momma moose with calves:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds


Last video of live Tasmanian Devil found! And look at the terrible conditions he was kept under!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds


Zeus Husky, argues about everything :lol:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/watch/z ... -ntp-feeds


Trapped baby fawn gets rescued:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Mon May 25, 2020 9:00 am

Fish flourish in community-managed marine area:

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/evide ... 0-77230706


NatGeo best pictures of the decade (FABULOUS!)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/phot ... B745B610A6


Leonardo DiCaprio funds Virunga Park (gorillas)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environm ... -pandemic/


American pelicans video of white flock fishing in Wisconsin and loooong string of brown ones flying over Texas (BEAUTIFUL!)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -ntp-feeds


Rare white squirrel in Bloomfield, NJ (this is next door to me):

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rare- ... r-BB14tNOy


Adoption and fostering done online for El Paso:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/el-pa ... r-BB14uBO5


Cat opens door like human (first link) and dog sits like human (second link):

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cleve ... i-BB14u87z

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ever- ... i-BB14umeI


Jaguar cubs born in wetland reserve in Argentina for first time in 100 years:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news ... B745B610A6


Hurt, hungry and cold, a stray dog walks into a house...

https://www.giveitlove.com/a-stray-dog- ... =tb&edge=1


'Building' cat finds abandoned baby:

https://www.universityfox.com/stories/c ... 86d.jpg%3F


Wonderful bird pictures (personal note: my fav is the egret in breeding plumage)

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/phot ... ent-2020-5


Court orders Oregon lab that does cruel experiments on monkeys to release videos:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... se-videos/


Rare snow leopards spotted during lockdown:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ra ... li=BBnbfcL
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed May 27, 2020 11:10 am

100 million year old bee nest fossil found in Patagonia!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scie ... B745B610A6


Bottles made of plant sugar decompose in one year!!!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environm ... in-a-year/


Retired K9 handler reunites with his dog after two years (personal note: I know training these dogs takes a long time and a lot of money but they should go with their handlers when they retire - it's cruel to separate them and have the dog working with somebody else)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB14wgvL



PHD candidate wins post-doctoral fellowship with her work on quakers vocalizations in Uruguay (personal note: this is my country of birth)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careers ... r-BB14vn0H


Two dogs living under abandoned school rescued!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... in-school/


Tree in NC swamp is, at least, 2,624 years old!

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilde ... 1-40378997


Just because it is interesting:

Glass frogs have almost transparent skin!
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... U1OTk3NwS2

Loom stabbed eagle to death!
https://www.livescience.com/loon-stabs- ... eZs2eRbbbL


Diver helps octopus hiding in plastic cup:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environm ... or-shells/
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Thu May 28, 2020 9:21 am

Hornbills show babies to woman who feeds them:

https://www.peoplemagazine.co.za/caxton ... eeds-them/


Wildlife center finds foster homes for 400 animals!

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/wildlife- ... 0-animals/



New $4.75 million wildlife center to open in Nebraska:

https://www.omaha.com/news/new-4-75-mil ... 60d5e.html


'Comedy Wildlife Photography' entries for 2020 so far (personal note: LOVED the seal! It looks as if it was saying: "HMMMMM" :lol: Pretty picture of yellowcollar lovies at the end):

https://mymodernmet.com/comedy-wildlife ... -far-2020/


Real Life Room in Georgia shelter for stressed out dogs (personal note: the dog and cat rescued group I worked with for years had all the small and medium dogs as well as the cats housed in rooms in a large farm house and were never kept in cages - kennels and crates are VERY stressful for animals)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... mfortable/


Firefighters and animal rescuers save horse that fell in ditch:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... o-a-ditch/


Board rider saves dog from drowning after kayak overturns (while calling the owner 'idiot' several times - I agree!)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... gh-waters/



Puppy comforts older dog when it dreams (so cute!):

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... eam-video/



Small dog falls off second floor window (stupid owners!) but does not get hurt (apparently):

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/viral/s ... -dhp-feeds
Pajarita
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Fri May 29, 2020 9:50 am

I had already posted that the first baby koala had been born in an Australian reserve after the fires - now we have a video:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=254004042615878


'Close encounters' (not with ETs, with whales - and you can hear them, too!)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -dhp-feeds


Tug of war!!!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -dhp-feeds


Man reunites with donkey after two months of quarantine:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/viral/t ... -dhp-feeds


Little warrior!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -dhp-feeds


Albino shark!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -dhp-feeds


Major breakthrough! Scientists find new way to sex turtle hatchlings!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ma ... &FORM=VIRE


French Polar bear triplets come out!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -dhp-feeds


8 ducklings rescued from storm drain:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB14yEth



Visiting with a turtle:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... -dhp-feeds
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Sat May 30, 2020 9:04 am

She DID see a wolverine!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/when- ... li=BBnb7Kz


Dog that tested for Covid19 probably never had it:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chape ... r-BB14La3h


The best gift EVER!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/girls ... i-BB14LfTA


Adoption center opens pet food pantry:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/anima ... r-BB14KLPv



Wild loon accepts help with nest building (AWESOME!)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lif ... r-BB14GGqM


Loophole that allowed fake rescues to provide purebred and designer puppies to pet stores to be closed:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/desig ... r-BB14FmLB


New 'Wildlife Safe' label on Australian food that does not kill animals:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020- ... e/12292826


Deep-sea Elvis worms that sparkle and shine (beautiful!)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... c1ODQwMwS2


Slow but steady, long term recovery for sea turtles:

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/slow- ... f-77230706



14 things you did not know about goats (personal note: I fell in love with goats when I worked at the zoo)

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories ... a-40378997


Pepsi Co. is helping Pepsi which has been over a year waiting for a home at the shelter, to get adopted:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ever-home/



Another terrible story that shows why people should need a license to own a dog:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -her-life/



Sadie refused to eat for 10 days until she was allowed to say goodbye to her dead owner:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/dog ... t-goodbye/


Berlin police stops traffic to allow herd of boars to go through:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... r-through/


Another story showing why we should require a license to own an animal: Man sentenced to 9 months in jail for leaving a dog tied in filth without food or water (the poor thing ate the rocks around him he was so hungry - they couldn't save him)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ing-rocks/
Pajarita
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:10 am

Incredible animal pictures and the stories behind them:

https://www.science-a2z.com/animal-phot ... ll_4644080


Pregnant mare which survived horse slaughter has healthy foal:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... lthy-foal/


Dog reacts to solder-owner returning from Afghanistan:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/dog ... ghanistan/


Vote for Best Photo for the month of May (my favorites were Windy Morning and Gorilla)

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/vot ... -2020_1780


Bird Camouflage photos (AMAZING! I couldn't find two of them :lol: ):

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/the ... title_1120


Bittersweet... Dog waited three months in hospital for his dead owner (Covid19) to come back.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/lo ... li=BBnb7Kz


Wildlife thrives in closed National parks:

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wev ... title_1120


Pigeon arrested in India on suspicion of spying (too funny)

https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/pigeon ... -pakistan/
Pajarita
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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 16982
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:20 pm

Rescue bunny is a regular Rocky! video (adorable!)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ing-moves/


Carole Baskin gets control of Tiger King zoo!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/ ... li=BBnbfcL


Spanish rat is a regular Ninja! (video - personal note: rats have an undeserved bad reputation, they are actually incredible parents, fearless warriors and extraordinary survivors)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rat-b ... i-BB14UX1x


World's deepest octopus is the cutest Dumbo!

https://www.livescience.com/worlds-deep ... jXP%2B%2B1


First bald eagle nest with eggs in Cape Cod in 115 years!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... A4MzE5MAS2


Study to see if dogs really respond to human cries for help - Personal note: I had what I now think was a toy rat terrier (the people who owned his mother called them 'perro de arrozal' (rice paddy dog - they used them to kill the rats in the rice fields) when I was a young girl that, if I called to him: "Ay, ay, Simon, Simon!" he would come running like a bat out of hell, jump from almost 2 meters away to my lap and facing out, growl moving his head from side to side to protect me from whatever or whoever was causing me distress - and I know this for a fact because my friends and my brothers' friends used to ask me to do it all the time)

https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/anim ... -for-help/


Rare birds return when livestock grazing stops:

https://theconversation.com/rewilding-r ... ped-137948


Blanding's turtles expand their range:

https://www.omaha.com/sports/blanding-s ... b2780.html


Endangered species of seahorse returns to natural habitat during lockdown!

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 02941.html



Two more endangered red wolf pups born in NC zoo!

https://salisburypost.com/2020/05/31/tw ... this-year/


New iguana species hiding in plain sight:

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-iguana-sp ... sight.html


After a 16 year fight, FLBP (Friends of Leadbeater's Possum) finally gets court to agree to protect species from loggers!

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/cons ... 54xib.html
Pajarita
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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 16982
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

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