Animals

January 16, 2020

Heartwarming Photo of Tigress With Her Five Cubs Is a Victory for Animal Conservationists

One viral photo of a tigress and her cubs is a beacon of hope for animal conservationists. The image—taken by Siddharth Singh, who leads safaris through the Dudhwa National Park in India—spread quickly once it was shared on Twitter by Parveen Kaswan. Kaswan works for the Indian Forest Service and is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, so he was especially pleased by what he saw in the photograph.

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January 6, 2020

After Losing Both His Back Legs, Brave Cat Is Now a “Superstar” in Prostheses

An orange tabby named Vituzzo Superstar has demonstrated the incredible resilience that animals have—even in the worst situations. In December of 2018, the feline was accidentally run over by a car. He was immediately taken to the hospital and operated on, but the veterinarians were unable to save his hind legs. During this time, Vituzzo’s humans were on their honeymoon and unable to comfort him through the scary ordeal.

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December 30, 2019

Adorable Shelter Dogs Get to Joyfully Pick Their Own Christmas Gifts

In Ireland, a dog rescue made sure that their pups got a taste of the holidays. Staff and supporters donated toys for the homeless dogs in the shelter, ensuring that they, too, would get a special present for Christmas. And just like kids on Christmas morning, the best part is watching them open their gifts. One by one, 35 dogs were led into a room, where they were each allowed to pick out one toy.

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