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Girl On Paddleboard High Fives A Manatee: Must-See Summer Video Will Make You Smile

Girl On Paddleboard High Fives A Manatee: Must-See Summer Video Will Make You Smile

Need a smile? Enjoy this unbelievable video of a manatee hanging out with a surprised paddleboarder.

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Orphaned Gorilla Has Best Reaction To Meeting New Best Friend

Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 2 Comments
Orphaned Gorilla Has Best Reaction To Meeting New Best Friend

An orphaned Gorilla named Parry will never again have to endure life alone. And, his delightful reaction to being introduced to another gorilla clearly conveys how excited he is about the prospect.

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This Man Just Saved 1,000 Dogs From Being Slaughtered At The Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Activism, Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 208 Comments
This Man Just Saved 1,000 Dogs From Being Slaughtered At The Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Marc Ching is relentless in his quest to put an end to the barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Sometimes he sneaks into slaughterhouses pretending to be a buyer, and other times he’s successful in persuading owners of the establishments to stop their cruel activities.

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20 Year Old Video Shows Gorilla Save Toddler’s Life After He Fell into Chicago Zoo Enclosure

Posted by on June 7, 2016 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 19 Comments
20 Year Old Video Shows Gorilla Save Toddler’s Life After He Fell into Chicago Zoo Enclosure

This 20 year old video also shows a gorilla named Binti Jua carrying the limp boy, who fell into the zoo exhibit, to the paramedics while zookeepers spray water from above to keep the other gorillas in the exhibit from interfering.

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New Footage Shows Gorilla Holding Hands With 3-Yo Before Being Killed [Watch]

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 498 Comments
New Footage Shows Gorilla Holding Hands With 3-Yo Before Being Killed [Watch]

Harambe pulled up the boy’s pants before dragging him away from the shouting and screaming crowd, likely frightened and/or agitated by the ruckus. Now, a new video has surfaced showing that Harambe was also holding the boy’s hand prior to being shot.

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Things I Wish All Dog Owners Would Understand

Written by on January 8, 2016 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 5 Comments
Things I Wish All Dog Owners Would Understand

By Omar Cherif Talk to your animals, they listen. And if you’re attentive and listen closely, they’ll talk right back. After many years of being surrounded by dogs, I can now confidently say that there are two types of dog owners. The first type treat their dogs as family members, possibly as soul companions. The […]

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes: Orangutan Makes a Hammock Out of Her Blanket

Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 35 Comments
You Won’t Believe Your Eyes: Orangutan Makes a Hammock Out of Her Blanket

Nemo wasn’t too impressed with her sleeping quarters at a zoo in Thailand – so she decided to do something about it. She expertly ties the ends of the blanket around the bars of her enclosure, leaving just enough slack to create a comfortable hammock.

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India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned

India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned

India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has declared dolphins non-human persons. Dolphins demonstrate high intelligence, culture, even communication with each other using individual names. They are not to be used for entertainment of humans, killed or otherwise treated as anything other than intelligent non-human equals. Great news!

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Dog Walks 200 MILES To Find The Woman Who Nursed It Back To Health

Dog Walks 200 MILES To Find The Woman Who Nursed It Back To Health

Isn’t it lovely to see genuine love perpetuated by all creations within nature? Here’s a heartwarming story about a canine who walked nearly 200 miles to find the woman who rescued it from the doorsteps of death.

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Dr. Linda Bender on Our Connection to Animals

Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Animals and Pets with 2 Comments
Dr. Linda Bender on Our Connection to Animals

In this beautiful dialogue Dr. Linda Bender discusses our connection to animals and her book ‘Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals’.

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7 Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Animals and Pets with 0 Comments
7 Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

With more than 160 million pets in American households, and possibly upwards of 800 million worldwide, our favorite companions have quickly become an unsustainable force to be reckoned with. Even so, there are plenty of ways to extend your eco-friendly lifestyle to your pets – you just have to know where to start.

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Photographer’s Tribute To His Dog Denali Is Heartbreakingly Beautiful (Have Some Tissues Ready)

Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Inspirational, Relationships & Sex with 1 Comment
Photographer’s Tribute To His Dog Denali Is Heartbreakingly Beautiful (Have Some Tissues Ready)

In this award-winning short film, visual artist, Ben Moon documented the life of dog companion, Denali, in an incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking way. When Denali passed away at the age of 14, Moon used videos and photographs to create a truly touching memorial to his friend. This film is a reminder to us all of the true importance of friendship.

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Ants Carry Other Live Ones as Means of Transportation: Further Evidence That They Must Be Communicating [Videos]

Written by on June 9, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Ants Carry Other Live Ones as Means of Transportation: Further Evidence That They Must Be Communicating [Videos]

By Omar Cherif A few days ago I wrote about “Why Do Ants Carry Their Dead”. This article is the sequel. I had shot a few clips of some ants in the garden, and since then I kept the camera close to the door so I take it with me whenever I go outside. Today, […]

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Why Ants Carry Their Dead and Other Fascinating Facts

Written by on June 4, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Why Ants Carry Their Dead and Other Fascinating Facts

By Omar Cherif I have always been fascinated by ants. How they are social beings that operate in armies and live in colonies, and how they have made it to the Qur’an ― there is a full ‘Sura’ (Chapter) named after them. And since where I am staying now there are lots of ants, I […]

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Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

If you’re a parent, the idea of adding the care and feeding of an animal to your responsibilities might feel like too much work. But having a dog, cat, bunny, hamster or other animal as a part of the family benefits kids in real ways. Studies have shown that kids who have pets do better — especially in the area of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which has been linked to early academic success, even more so than the traditional measure of intelligence, IQ.

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