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If we know anything about these adorable overgrown wolf goofballs is that when wolves love, they love hard. This heartwarming video captures just that. With the snow covering everything around these two wolves in The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, the male cleans snow off his lovely mate, disregarding the fact that he himself is covered in snow too. 

Grooming her in this way not only strengthens their familial bond but it's also an intimate gesture that reaffirms their unique bond as mates. Their love helps us appreciate the love we have surrounding us a bit more too, and really, we can only hope to have as loving a relationship as theirs. 

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Wolves Are Important Majestic Goofballs (Tweets)

Not only are wolves adorable, fluffy goofballs who are basically just overgrown doggos, they are also incredibly loving, friendly, and more important than any of us probably realize. Wolf Conservation Center, or @nywolforg on twitter, do their very best to educate everyone on the importance of these giant goofballs, bringing us pictures and videos to fawn over every single day. 

For all their hard work and all the love they show their adorable wolves, we decided to give some love back and help them spread the word to more animal lovers. So, we picked some of our favorite wolfish pics and videos and collected them here for you. Go give these wolves some love and support, friends!

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Almost Wiped Out By Bushfires, World's Smallest Possum Discovered

After the horrendous bushfires in Australia that burnt almost half of the island, killing a significant number of wild animals, we finally have some good news! As reported by ABC news, in the recovery efforts, the conservation group Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife found a tiny creature that they feared might have been wiped out by the fires - the world's tiniest possum, the pygmy possum.

These tiny guys who weigh no more than 7 grams and who can easily sit on top of your finger are found in very few places in the world - that is, if you can find them at all. Their size not only makes them hard to study, it also makes them quite elusive little beings. 

Pat Hodgens, a Fauna ecologist, said that the little possums' discovery is really exciting, and we agree! "There's only really been 113 formal records of the species [ever on Kangaroo Island]," he told ABC news. "So certainly not very common and, obviously, the summer bushfires burnt through much of that habitat that species had, but we were certainly hopeful that we would find them."

Their conservation group is going "to try to do everything we can to protect them to ensure that they hang around during this pretty critical time". He added: "It's very important now because it is kind of like the last refuge for a lot of these species that really rely on very old long, unburned vegetation."

There are still many other rare species who have not been spotted after the fires, but this is wonderful news, and we wish Mr. Hodgens and all the other people doing amazing work luck with finding all the species they're looking for. And sometimes, in Australia, people manage to find species they weren't look for

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International Elephant Recognition Day is Here!

Happy World Elephant Day! This auspicious day to recognize how much we love these gentle giants of the Savanna, and appreciate the dangers they face from mankind's ever-expanding swathe of deforestation and encroachment into historical habitats for many animals, including elephants of all species and locales. First celebrated in 2012, World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12th every year. So in honor of this extremely important day, we've put together a list of some interesting facts about these creatures you might not have known.

If you want to get even more background on this day, and why it exists in the first place, you can check out some of these links:

  1. Smithsonian 
  2. Federal Wildlife Service

International Elephant Day - A day celebrating the elephants and the importance of conservation along with the dangers their species faces
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"You Eat What They Eat" Is a Powerful Campaign Aimed At Conserving Marine Wildlife

New Stunning Print Advertisement Created By Ogilvy Germany for the Sea Shepherd organization. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit marine conservation organization established in 1977 by Captain Paul Watson, a world renowned, respected leader in environmental issues and co-founder of Greenpeace. Its mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and act when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.

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elephants conservation Prince Harry Writes Emotional Instagram Posts to Bring Attention to Poaching of Elephants and Rhinos
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The description of this image posted on Instagram includes a statement from Prince Harry in an effort to bring attention to conservation of elephants and rhinos who are hunted for their horns and ivory. 

Prince Harry has released this personal photo taken during his summer visit to southern Africa. Here Prince Harry shares his story behind the photograph... "After a very long day in Kruger National Park, with five rhinos sent to new homes and three elephants freed from their collars - like this sedated female - I decided to take a moment. I know how lucky I am to have these experiences, but hearing stories from people on the ground about how bad the situation really is, upset and frustrated me. How can it be that 30,000 elephants were slaughtered last year alone? None of them had names, so do we not care? And for what? Their tusks? Seeing huge carcasses of rhinos and elephants scattered across Africa, with their horns and tusks missing is a pointless waste of beauty." Photograph © Prince Harry

He also shared a video where he meets a baby orphaned rhino.  

Prince Harry has released this personal video taken during his summer visit to southern Africa. Here Prince Harry shares his story behind the video... "These baby rhinos are at an orphanage because their mothers were killed by poachers. I can't say where this is for obvious reasons. But I spent an afternoon with Petronel Nieuwoubt who runs the orphanage. The youngest rhino was called Don. He was just two months old when he was found in Kruger National Park. Petronel has students and volunteers from all over the world come to look after these orphans. They pay for this experience and that money is used for milk, food, fencing and rangers for security." For more information go to: www.careforwild.co.za Video ©Prince Harry

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In the caption of this video includes a link to www.careforwild.co.za for more information on how to help these animals 

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When you go to streetview in Google Maps for Samburu, Kenya you can learn about the elephants living in Samburu National Reserve. 

Pictures of the elephants in their habitat are accompanied by a paragraph explaining the circumstances of the image and telling a little more about their daily life.  This picture shows a family of elephants resting in the shade on their way to get a drink. 



With the collaboration of Save the Elephants and the Samburu National Council there are several pictures to explore, each with a story to tell about the elephants who live there.