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CPR Revives Baby Elephant, It Returns To Its Mother Safely

An off-duty rescue worker in Thailand, a few days ago, was faced with one of his most challenging situations yet. Having been called in while off duty on a road trip late on Sunday evening, Mana Srivate had to perform CPR on a baby elephant that was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road. The elephant can be seen lain on its side while Mana gives it two-handed compressions as Mana's collogues take care of the dazed and injured motorcycle rider.

As CNN reports, "[b]oth the rider and elephant were recovering and neither had serious injuries". Mana, recalling the incident, told Reuters by phone: "It's my instinct to save lives, but I was worried the whole time because I can hear the mother and other elephants calling for the baby."

"I assumed where an elephant heart would be located based on human theory and a video clip I saw online," he added. "When the baby elephant starting to move, I almost cried."

It took almost 10 minutes for the baby elephant to get back up again, but it did. It was quickly taken to another location to be treated, and as soon as possible, it was returned to the scene of the accident in hopes of reuniting it with its family. And in a true Christmas miracle way, the baby elephant was later spotted with a fully grown elephant that is presumed to indeed be its mother. 

A happy ending to what could have ended as an absolutely heart wrenching story, and we can only thank Mana for his incredible work saving the baby elephant. For more amazing animal stories, check out our recap of the most positive animal stories of 2020!

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Cows With Hearts On Their Fur Spreading Some Love

Everyone needs some love sometimes - people, animals - we all want love and affection. And sometimes, nature goes out of its way to give us some of that love we so desperately need. This time, nature has done it through one of our favorite animals - cows. 

Personally, we think not enough people appreciate how wholesome and amoosing cows can be, so we decided to take it upon ourselves and show you. We've seen cats who were blessed with hearts on their fur, and now we give you pictures of cows with hearts on their fur to appreciate as well. They're just so udderly adorable, and they need love just as much as everyone else.

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Tahlequah, Orca Who Previously Lost Calf, Is A Mother Again

Finally, some good news in 2020! 

The heartwrenching story of Tahlequah, the orca who kept her dead calf afloat for 17 days, is finally a mother once again! Our hearts are so happy for her and we wish her and her baby calf a healthy, long life. 

In 2018, Tahlequah lost her calf that lived only a half-hour, but this born-to-be mother was so heartbroken, she continuously pushed her baby calf up for 17 days. If that isn't love and perseverance. we truly don't know what is.  

The gender of the calf is unknown. 

Congrats, Tahlequah! You deserve happiness. 

Story via Seattle Times

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Orca Mother Who Pushed Dead Calf For 17 Days Is Pregnant Again

Many of you recall the heartbreaking story of Tahlequah, the orca whose love and actions for her dead calf was seen around the world. 

Almost to this day two years ago, this devoted mother lost her baby calf and was so heartbroken, she kept her calf afloat for 17 days as she continuously carried it. It was a heartbreaking sight and it's a moment we can never forget. Whoever says animals don't have emotions -- you tell them Tahlequah's story. 

And now, two years after those gut-wrenching 17 days, Tahlequah is officially pregnant once again! This orca was obviously a born-to-be mother and we're so incredibly happy for her and her second chance at motherhood. 

According to Seattle Times, Tahlequah is still a ways away from a successful birth, and like all orcas, she will be requiring luck on her side to bring her baby into this world, and keep it alive. 

We wish her all the best. 

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Adorable Moose And Her Two Calves Camp Out In A Backyard

Maybe we should move to Alaska if this is the result! 

Roland Rydstrom from Anchorage, Alaska, has some unexpected but completely welcomed guests during his COVID home office. 

A mother moose and her two adorable calves appeared in his backyard just a bit before 9 am and camped out there all day! And the photo series Rydstrom shared on Facebook proves it was a peaceful and enjoyable time for a mom and her babies. 

Some of the quoted comments below are comments from people on the original post. We just felt the need to share them since they were the perfect commentary. 

Enjoy this peaceful moment! And thank you, Roland Rydstrom for sharing this moment with the world. 

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Wildlife Photographer Captures Rare White Baby Reindeer

While hiking in the magical landscape that is Norway, wildlife photographer Mads Nordsveen happened to stumble upon a breathtaking sight of a rare white baby reindeer, standing in pure white snow. 

It's amazing that Nordsveen even spotted the little beauty in the first place, due to it's natural surrounding as the perfect camouflage. 

That we're thankful he did spot the calf or else we wouldn't have these lovely images. 


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Blind Bison Makes First Friend After Years Of Solitude

A blind bison named Helen has been roaming the fields of Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary for years, all alone. This was due to the fact that Helen had nervous disposition, she purposely would separate herself from other animals. 

Until now. Oliver, a young Jersey calf has fought his way into Helen's heart with his gentle and kind manner. Since being introduced to Oliver, Helen and Oliver have been inseparable. They do everything together, so much so, that Oliver's fur has even changed in shade to match Helens!

Gwen Jakubisin, at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, told USA Today, "The change in [Helen's] demeanor is incredible, her joy is palpable."

With around 250 farm animals currently at the sanctuary, Helen has slowly started to reach other to other animals and is extending her social circle -- all thanks to her new courageous friendship with Oliver. 

Helen has also become something of a surrogate mum for Oliver. Jakubisin said, "Betsy (Oliver's mom) usually drops Oliver off at "daycare" and roams around while Helen watches over him for the rest of day, and she's cool with that. I catch them grooming each other, which is amazing because I don't think Helen has ever had that opportunity to express that motherly instinct before." 

We all need love. No matter what shape or form it comes in. And Helen and Oliver is simply further proof of that. 

Here's to you, Helen and Oliver! We adore your unlikely friendship and have learned from it. 

Story via USA Today / Lighthouse Farm Santuary


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Baby Orca Spotted Off The Seattle Coast Brings Hope To The Beleaguered Orca Population

Puget Sound, near Seattle, finally has something to celebrate! A newborn calf was spotted in aerial footage Jan. 10th, and confirmed in person on the 11th! You can read more about this calf at Live Science!

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Hawii was born back in December, but just recently made his first debut at the African Savannah Exhibit in France.