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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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First-Known Cat Case Of Covid-19 Survives

Papille, the French cat, has survived the coronavirus infection and feline good! 

Papille is a nine-year-old cat and is recorded as the very first pet being infected by the virus in France. It's most likely that Papille got the virus from her owners, who were also COVID-19 sufferers. 

"Mum found it strange she was showing the same symptoms as a human: fatigue, a cough and bouts of lethargy. We said to ourselves, 'perhaps it's COVID-19. Unlikely, but perhaps'," Brian, Papille's owner told Reuters

"She couldn't stand, she wouldn't react when we called her. She'd barely lift her head," said Brian. "It was us who transmitted the virus," he continued. 

Science director at the Alfort National, Vet School, Renaud Tissier said, "Human to animal transmission is not something that is impossible, but it is very rare, We have no cases of humans being infected by pets."

Thankfully, Papille is back to her old self, purring contentedly, and getting a lot of love and affection from her owners. 

We're so happy to hear the news! Wishing Papille a long and healthy life! Check out the pics of Brian and the lovely Papille below! 

Story via Reuters

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Antibodies From a Llama Named Winter Could Help Scientists Find a Treatment For COVID-19

The hunt for an effective treatment for COVID-19 has led one team of researchers to find an improbable ally for their work: According to US and Belgian scientists, a four-year-old llama named Winter who lives in a secret location in Belgium could hold the key to a cure and help scientists find a treatment for COVID-19. The team — from The University of Texas at Austin, the National Institutes of Health and Ghent University in Belgium — reports their findings of a potential avenue for a coronavirus treatment involving llamas on May 5 in the journal Cell.


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Son Requested Cat Pics To Cheer Up His 96-Year-Old Mother In Isolation

This is some Grade-A wholesomeness right here! Seriously, it's doesn't get more wholesome than this. 

Bob Hayes revealed on Twitter that his 96-year-old mother has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and is quarantined in her nursing house. And in a beautiful and heart-filled effort to keep his mother's spirit up, he turned to Twitter. 

Hayes' mother loves cats, he reveals, and has kindly requested users to share images of their cats so he can print them out and hang the images up on his mother's nursing home window. 

We're sure he wasn't expecting the plethora of images that followed but we can only hope this spread endless cheer to his mother. 

The ICH team is wishing Hayes' mother a quick and speedy recovery!

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