Baby elephant rescued from bottom of a well with a DIGGER in incredible rescue mission | Nature | News

Villagers were alerted by the screams of the elephant after it felt into the well covered by bushes in the Dhenkanal district, near Mahulupuju village in India. A Forest Department official forged a path using a digger to create an exit for the elephant, so it was able to climb out of the hole. Divisional Forest Officer Rinku Kumari said: “I was informed by the squad who track the movement of elephants in that area. “I immediately took action to rescue the baby elephant. It took several hours to rescue…

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Dog takes first steps on new legs after surviving dog EATING nightmare | Nature | News

Chi Chi lost all four legs after being hung up and deliberately terrified to enhance her taste before being served up as soup in South Korea. Instead of being eaten, the golden retriever was left for dead by dog meat farmers and eventually rescued by animal lovers. Although airlifted to the USA, Chi Chi’s injuries were so bad that all four legs had to be amputated, but now she has a new spring in her step after having a set of hi-tech limbs created by the animal prosthetics expert. Campana’s…

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Dog news: How this gentle giant saved lives of two brothers | Nature | News

Such was the fragile mental state of brothers Max and Joe Landowski after losing a family pet, their mother feared the worst. Oldest son Max, 27, became so consumed by grief after the death he became suicidal. Then, along came Lemmy the magnificent mastiff whose massive personality has brought the brothers new found happiness. For Joe, 19, who suffers from social anxiety and spent five years locked away in his room, he can now venture out to play with Lemmy. As Lemmy was honoured with the prestigious Blue Cross Medal…

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Yulin dog meat festival: Protestors want spirit of THIS Star Wars legend to end slaughter | Nature | News

Two years ago, Ms Fisher and her beloved French bulldog Gary stood outside the Chinese embassy in London to hand in a petition signed by more than 11 million to highlight the global enmity of the annual summer slaughter of cats and dogs. Holding a “Stop Yulin” placard, Ms Fisher joined supporters of Humane Society International and declared: “There is so much animal suffering in the world, and much of it you feel helpless to end, but stopping the Yulin dog meat festival and ending all that suffering is easy. “All the Chinese authorities need to do is declare it shut down, and the killing stops. “These poor…

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LIVE CAM: Watch giraffes give birth at UK’s Port Lympne reserve – Lehana and Lunar | Nature | News

A year after April the giraffe became a global phenomenon with millions watching the final stages of her marathon 15-month pregnancy, the same dramatic scenes are being played out at the famous Kent wildlife park. This time the stars are two critically endangered Rothschild’s giraffes called Lehana and Lunar, with the father of both unborn calves having the aptly amorous name of Valentino. Both pregnant giraffes are seven years old and have given birth previously at the reserve, with their calves, Mwezi and Bakora, born six months apart in 2016.…

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Lifeline to save nation’s mighty oaks | Nature | News

The nation’s 121 million oak trees, which can live for 1,000 years and once provided timber for Nelson’s Navy, are under attack as never before. The threat has been exacerbated by the global trade in plants which allows the accidental importation of pests, such as beetles. Oaks are vital for wildlife, supporting up to 300 species of insects, 30 types of birds such as woodpeckers and nuthatches, and 300 lichens. Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner will today reveal Government backing for a campaign to investigate the health of oaks and how…

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