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This is Something Not Seen Every Day - A Baby Elephant Helping a "Drowning" Man

A recent video on the internet has gone viral, after a baby elephant was caught on camera jumping into the water to save a man that appeared to be "drowning." While the man happened to be swimming, and he was originally terrified to see the large animal rushing towards him, he eventually realized its intentions.

The baby elephant arrived and protected the man from the current, allowing him to hang onto its trunk and leg as he made his way to the bank. Truly there is nothing in this world like the heart of animals. They are sometimes more human than people can ever be.

Baby elephant rushes into water to save "drowning" man as he floats down the stream
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100-Year-Old Vintage Cat Memes

Believe it or not but it turns out the very first cat memes were created over 100 years ago, thanks to a photographer named Harry Whittier Frees. Harry Whittier Frees dressed up cats and posed them with props, just the way one would photograph a human. He basically did what people do today before it was cool. 

Frees was born in 1879, Reading, Pennsylvania. In an interview with LIFE magazine, it was told he took his first "lolcat" photo completely by accident! The year was 1906 when his family gathered for dinner and brought a paper hat. They passed around the hat from head to head until it was placed on the head of Frees' cat. At that moment he took a photo of a cat with a hat. The source mentions how admired the shot was so he began to take more photos of cats in outfits and props. 

These photographs were taken in the early 1900s with a camera speed of 1/5th a second. As as we all know, cats (especially kittens) move constantly. Especially when you're trying to take a picture of them! So you can imagine how difficult it must have been and reportedly, two-thirds of the negatives had to discarded due to their blurriness. 

Honestly, it just makes the following images that much more impressive! Feast your eyes on the world's earliest cat memes: 

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When a Picture Says More Than Just a Thousand Words

Ready for your weekly dose of amazing animal photos? These are sure worth your time. Here's a link to our previous list, in case you missed it.

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"Frenzy" here being less a description of the scene, and more a description of the beating of the wings.

Moar animal gifs over here!

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