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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:53 am

Walk with keeper to say hello to beautiful birds of prey (video):

https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-vir ... C2tCJ.html


Babirusa piglet (first link) and baby porcupine (second link) born at Disney's:

https://people.com/pets/babirusa-piglet ... l-kingdom/

https://people.com/pets/baby-porcupine- ... dom-debut/


Confiscated bog turtles make home at Bronx Zoo:

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html


House Democrats include wildlife disease protection in new coronavirus bill:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural- ... irus-bill/


Born deaf and blind in hoarding situation, he makes it! (personal note: breeders are going for the very unusual coats -double dapple and such- and inbreed with the consequent genetic defects this creates)

https://edition.thedodo.com/s/pink-pupp ... n-msn-home


Cory Booker trying to end high-speed animal slaughter (personal note: I LIKE Cory Booker! He is from Newark, near me, and lives what he preaches: he once rescued a dog left out in freezing weather and, on another occasion, ran into a burning building to help neighbors. He lived in the project and documented his living off food stamps for a week to prove nobody could eat well on them, he opened his house to people left homeless during a storm, shoveled snow for old neighbors after a huge storm, he is a vegan and I admire anybody who is a true vegan, who loves animals, helps people personally and puts his money where his mouth is!), etc.)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural- ... s-covid19/


Kavaan, the elephant, will be free after 35 years in captivity and 6 alone - and Cher helped!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... icon-cher/


Dog abandoned by owners survived on scraps for 6 months until rescued:

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


Abandoned and deformed, dog is rescued by UK group in Greece and made well (wonderful story!)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/bow ... me-photos/


Video of snow leopard and cubs in Himalayan region:

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

Postby Pajarita » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:05 am

Eagles now grace the Carolina sky (VERY nice article - quasi poetic...)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/eagle ... r-BB14XMi2


Virtual fireflies (personal note: I don't know about anybody else but watching fireflies is one of those things that I never get enough of and it always makes me happy)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... E2ODQ1MgS2


Mexican zoo takes in animals in danger from lockdown:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-mexican-z ... virus.html


With federal protections lacking, Virginia steps up for birds:

https://thehill.com/changing-america/op ... ng-federal


Stray kitten stays with blind brother, saving his life in the process:

https://goodnewsshared.com/2020/03/19/t ... hers-life/


Lockdown 'baby boom' at horse sanctuary:

https://goodnewsshared.com/2020/05/09/h ... baby-boom/


Retired military dog sees a kitten for the first time in his life:

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


Dog rescued from horrible neglect;

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/res ... mbles-dog/


Three year old boy was found after being lost for hours - both his dogs stayed with him the whole time!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/three ... r-BB150gdX


A helping... boost? video

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/owner ... i-BB151wZG


Cicadas: weirdos you should learn to love

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... I3NzkwMQS2


Different ways that chimpanzees use for 'fishing' termites are sign of regional culture (VERY interesting!):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... I3NzkwMQS2


Piping plover program started in 1982, still continues


More on the Kavaan (elephant sent to sanctuary) story. High Court in Islamabad finds that zoo animals have rights - there is an editorial comment about caged parrots, too.

https://www.brecorder.com/news/1000963


More on the unprecedented rate of extinctions: 500 more species will die off in 20 years!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... I3NzkwMQS2


https://www.cbc.ca/archives/the-birds-t ... -1.5594695
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:50 am

Fluffer before and after:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... l-she-was/


Fighting dog whose puppies froze to death finally rescued (personal note: never call Animal Control on an animal, they do NOT rescue as this story proves it)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/sus ... s-rescued/


Deep learning system will monitor birds at solar facilities:

https://www.eurekalert.org/features/doe ... 060320.php


Baby rhino gets massage - video:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... a-massage/


Dog and owner reunite after 3 month separation due to lockdown - video:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... i-BB151eGY


Baby mouse in the motorcycle:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pet-t ... r-BB155b4v


Court strikes down Trump Admin's attempt to gut Sage Grouse protection program:

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



Little homeless puppy gets rescued in scorching heat (and what a cutie she turned out to be!) - video:

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


Golden year for French beekeepers! (EU has banned the bad pesticides that are still legal in US back in 2018)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... i-BB14SCwl


Q&A interview with Magdalena Bermejo, Spanish scientist consider the foremost authority on western lowland gorillas:

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/loss- ... 3-77230706


And thee more examples of why we have no choice but to regulate pet ownership:

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=660 ... 7578144617

https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/ ... l-shelter/

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/05/ ... lyzed-pup/


Children in the town of Dehradun, India, pooled their savings to feed homeless animals:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/good-n ... 44220.html
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:52 am

Cat stuck between two walls is rescued:

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/loca ... y/2370094/


Woman goes after dog in culvert and both end up needing rescue from sewer:

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/06/05 ... 591373636/


Dog rescued from ravine in mountain (wonderful story!)

https://www.abqjournal.com/1463650/dog- ... ether.html


Two links on the same story: 300 wild elephants roam to their hearts' content in lockdown Thai park:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 52301.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/worl ... virus.html


Endangered green sea turtles eggs hatch in the Galapagos:

https://www.india.com/viral/endangered- ... s-4048693/


22 rescue cats get the home of their dreams (courtesy of their owner, a contractor - I just love men who love cats!)

https://edition.thedodo.com/s/dream-hou ... n-msn-home


Nike stops selling kangaroo skin sneakers in California but only because it is the law there - now if they would stop selling them all over the world, that would be a great success!

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/nik ... title_1120
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:08 am

VERY scared chihuahua mix is rescued (personal note: the rescuer got her had almost bit because she did something wrong, you NEVER put your hand above a strange dog's head, you always put it under - above and coming down can mean a beating, under does not)

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


This one because I found it funny (mother is nuts!) - the 'dead parrot' wedding theme:

https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/0 ... dding.html


This one because I love birds and anything about them - How James Audubon change the way we look at birds:

https://mymodernmet.com/john-james-audu ... f-america/


London urban foxes show signs of self-domestication!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... cxNzAyNgS2
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:42 am

Genetically modified mosquitos to be released (this is actually great news!)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fact- ... r-BB15gaA5


In Poznan, Poland, mussels decide if people will get water or not:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/pozn ... ts-892524/


Drone footage of thousands of nesting turtles (wonderful!)

https://www.wmur.com/article/spectacula ... /32810024#


Some birds eat the strangest things:

https://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/local ... fcd93.html


Thursday Jun/18 at 6:30 pm join zoom for video of Iconic Birds of the World:

https://www.sanjuanjournal.com/life/a-p ... -cavanagh/


62 Animal pictures and their stories:

https://www.science-a2z.com/animal-phot ... ll_4471280


Buffalo returning to the Lakota people!

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/bison ... d-77230706


Deer and dog playing:

https://twitter.com/realtimwilliams/sta ... 04965?s=20


Let me in! I am lost! (video of stray cat knocking on shelter door)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... lter-door/


Three with 'one stone' (dog rescue)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -new-life/
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Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:26 am

Breathtaking photos from the ocean:

https://www.livescience.com/ocean-life- ... zUrnbQUllc


Two links on the same, China declares no more pangolin scales in traditional medicine:

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

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... A5ODc5NQS2


Two links on the same: Bringing back sea otters is actually good for people!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... A5ODc5NQS2

https://patch.com/california/san-diego/ ... ific-coast


Dog was dying, laying on the side of the road, maggots eating part of his head but he was rescued and saved (video is a bit bad if you are squeamish -I am not- but it is worth it!)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... he-street/


A 3 to 5 month old puppy in TERRIBLE condition was left in a box outside a shelter (see why I say that we need to license people to own a dog?)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/pup ... ike-trash/


Comfortable?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dog-l ... i-BB15qmkD


Cat fights its own legs :lol:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cat-t ... i-BB15q6Q7


What does he see?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kitty ... i-BB15qoLa


Dog has sock fetish:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dog-l ... i-BB15qmkE


Nine ducklings rescued from storm drain:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/north ... r-BB15pNLU


Family camps out shelter for 27 hours to adopt a dog (personal note: I would not have adopted the dog to them because they wanted it as a present for somebody else and that is a huge no-no for rescues)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB15pjvc


2 babies born to bat-eared foxes in Memphis zoo:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lif ... r-BB15pJbU


Archie, the Jug Dog (and he is BEAUTIFUL!), had a plastic bin on his head for three weeks (it's a miracle he survived!) was finally rescued and is doing well:

https://www.starfl.com/news/20200520/ju ... recovering

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/archi ... r-BB15pDi4
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:52 am

Training dogs for Covid19 detection:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/big-b ... r-BB15pFXy


Librarian makes feeder into The bird library:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/b ... e-virginia


Developer bows to community pressure and stops felling of trees until breeding season is over:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/185 ... ing-birds/


OSP Trooper arranges rescue for baby birds:

https://ktvz.com/news/wildlife/2020/06/ ... aby-birds/


Firefighters rescue horse in creek:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/local ... r-BB15prJZ


Tight fit? Hmmm, not for these two cats!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -door.html


Elephant news!

They arrest man thought to be the one who fed the pineapple bomb to the elephant:
https://sports.yahoo.com/man-arrested-i ... 19373.html

Baby elephant drinks his bottle (click on second video)
https://www.ibtimes.com/orphan-baby-ele ... eo-2992684

Elephant kicks buffalo, buffalo retaliates:
https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-vir ... ey6zJ.html

Nepal - using elephants in a humane way:
https://matadornetwork.com/trips/elepha ... ve-change/

Baby elephant taking a bath (Cuteness alert!)
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/ad ... r-BB15qkjf

Botswana to investigate death of 154 elephants (not poison and not poaching)
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/bo ... r-BB15uDLe
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:30 am

Animal antics (photos)

https://www.socialgazette.com/stories/f ... l=g_5d9f65


Great Indian Bustard gets higher level of protection:

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


Ancient crocodile walked on two legs!

https://www.livescience.com/two-legged- ... cAsdC5n991


One year after been shot, dog is thriving:

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/ ... 176718001/


Dog lost for almost 2 months is found safe!

https://patch.com/new-york/southampton/ ... sag-harbor


Cat survives 4 miles at 70 mph trip stuck inside engine of car:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-53050322


Raccoon with head stuck in jelly jar gets help:

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/06 ... -its-head/


Feral cat mama thwarted rescue until...

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


Old and blind pitbull gets rescued from the streets:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... e-streets/


Pet food drive in honor of dog's b'day gets donated to rescue:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dogs- ... r-BB15x8up


Glossy Ibis prime breeding conditions in lockdown:

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/in- ... title_1120


64,000 nesting turtles!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... MzNjkyMAS2


French bulldog with SEVERE mange rescued from the streets (this is not only a 2 year old dog and a purebred but also a super expensive dog - this goes to show that paying good money for an animal is NOT a guarantee of good care):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0VO93ln2lc


Abandoned and SEVERELY deformed dog gets rescued (it will break your heart!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6B6G1U2C0


They gave her away to a neighbor and the neighbor abandoned her! (see why we should require a license to own any animal?)

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


Dog from hoarding gets to 'finish line' (a wonderful story)

https://redrover.org/2020/06/11/the-fin ... 2528&jb=35


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0VO93ln2lc
Pajarita
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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
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Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
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Flight: Yes

Re: Feel Good thread

Postby Pajarita » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:45 am

Chocolay Raptor Center gets grant:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/choco ... r-BB15wRXK


Nasa pictures (nice!)

https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-plane ... MzNjkyMAS2


Official birds of 50 states and DC - with pictures!:

https://www.10best.com/interests/outdoo ... a-and-d-c/


Rescues take birds from struggling farmer:

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news ... c-20200615


A happy 'tail':

https://redrover.org/2020/06/11/clear-s ... 2528&jb=35


An elephant lullaby (WONDERFUL video!) but watch the second one - you will be completely AMAZED!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcInF8mZWcI
https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... r-lullaby/


King Cheetah cubs come out of lockdown:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cheet ... r-BB15zWYj


Rescuers literally stopped a train to help an injured pitbull on the tracks:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -pit-bull/


USPS dog attack prevention program:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-po ... r-BB15D5Cs


5 year old catches snake with hands (but, in all honesty, the mother is a doodoo head! She should have told her NOT to do that EVER AGAIN!)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/5-yea ... i-BB15EQCG




Name the baby peregrines!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bird- ... r-BB15zXPL


399 is alive!!!!

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


Domestic violence safe housing for shelters grant:

https://redrover.org/relief/safe-housin ... 2528&jb=35



Blind cow bonds with pig, pig dies after 8 years... what to do?:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... art-video/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 16955
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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