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Dolphin Stranded In A Canal Rescued And Released Back Into The Wild

In difficult times such as these, it's always good to hear about good things that happen every once in a while - happy endings that we are all a little desperate for. Today, we are sharing with you one of these stories. In Uttar Pradesh, India, as reported by NDTV, a Ganges river dolphin was rescued after getting lost and stranded in a canal. This is not just a rescue story, this is a story of working as a team and helping an animal in need get back home. 

Members of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) were working together to help the poor dolphin. And the results were totally worth it. The TSA shared in a twitter post that "4.2-foot-long male dolphin went astray and was stuck in a canal in Barabanki for hours," which is absolutely horrifying. Luckily, it was found in Sharda Canal, and immediately, everyone got to work taking care of it. 

Photos from the operation show how the team members splash water on the dolphin to help it, carrying it on a stretcher together, and ultimately, releasing it back into the river - back home into the wild, allowing it to get back to its previous life. An aquatic wildlife biologist from the TSA, Dr. Shailendra Singh shared in a twitter post: "What could be better than saving a nice male Gangetic River dolphin stranded in canal in River Dolphin Week in Barabanki UP?" And we agree. This is the kind of wholesome story that we all want to see today.

Check out pictures from the rescue below, and if you need some more positivity today, you can read about this incredible story of a lemur who was abducted returning back home and reuniting with its family

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Woman Treats Cat's Fungal Infection With Turmeric, Ends Up Looking Like Pikachu

Turmeric is an excellent spice and can (and should) be thrown into most dishes. It's a spice that's been used in India for thousands of years and has so many benefits to it. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, can be used for all sorts of conditions that involve pain, high cholesterol, itching, and even cosmetics!

Not that anyone should eat cosmetics. However, turmerics active compounds in skincare is quite effective since the natural spice is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and even has anti-aging activity. 

Seriously, turmeric is an amazing spice and should be in one's diet often. 

Another thing about turmeric is that is has a very strong yellow color. In fact, it's the spice that gives curry it's iconic yellow color!

One Thai woman, named Supamas, was worried about her cat, Ka-Pwong. Ka-Pwong had a fungal infection that didn't seem to be getting any better. Supamas reached out to her mother for advice and was suggested to try turmeric. Makes sense, right? It's a natural spice with many healing properties. Supamas began to apply turmeric all over her cat, to ensure the fungal infection leaves completely. 

Turns out it worked! It just came at a price. Supamas had accidentally stained her once white cat a very vibrant yellow. And the only problem is... the yellow won't wash out. People were quick to point out that Ka-Pwong now resembles Pikachu. 

Don't be worried though. the turmeric has definitely helped Ka-Pwong from itching and licking the infected area. You can see in photos below just how much turmeric actually helped. And eventually, the color will fade. It'll take time, though.

In the end, Ka-Pwong is healthy and happy, that's all that matters! You can follow Ka-Pwong's journey on Facebook


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Incredible Rare Black Leopard Spotted At An Indian Reserve

Wow, wow, wow. 

Picture this: you're on a safari at the Tadoba Reserve, in India, when all of a sudden you spot a black leopard drinking water from a pond. That's what happened to 23-year-old Abhishek Pangis, who watched the rare black leopard for a total of 40 minutes! 

Can you imagine what a sight that must have been? Luckily, Pangis took some photos so we can see the majestic black leopard for ourselves. In an interview with LADBible, Pangis explains how he felt when first spotting the rare wildcat.

Still, must have been breathtaking to see it in person! 

Story via DailyMail

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Tiger Population Doubled In India

Over the past 12 years, India has nearly doubled its tiger population! Did you know that Tigers in India hold up to 70% of the world's tiger population? How wild is that! 

In honor of International Tiger Day, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister, released a report about the current status of Tigers in India. His report states, "In 1973, there were just nine tiger reserves which have now increased to 50. It is important to know that none of these reserves are of poor quality. Either they are good or the best."

Three tiger reverses (out of 50 reserves) shared in 2018 that they have no tigers left. The reserve with the most tiger population is Corbett at 231 tigers, followed by Nagarhole with 127 and Bandipore with 126 tigers. 

Check out some gorgeous tigers from India's Tiger Reserves below:

Story via Business Insider

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Locust Swarm Took Over a City In India

Just a reminder that 2020 is not over yet...

The Authorities in Gurgaon, a city near New Delhi in India, has warned the citizens of the impending swarm, expected to cover the city on Friday. 

Residents were forced to lock their doors and windows. 

As expected, many of them shared amazing videos and photos as thousands of locusts covered the city. 

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Undisturbed Sea Turtles Lay 60 Million Eggs

Another uplifting story to come from this lock-down mess. As scary as times might be, there's still some beauty in this world and that beauty comes in the form of mother nature, reclaiming back her world. 

We've seen less air pollution, deers chilling in the streets of Japan, clear waters that brought back the return of certain sea life. And now, with Eastern India under lock-down, sea turtles who are famously vunerable and threatened by humans and our pollution, were left completely undisturbed to lay an estimate of 60 million eggs. 

That means hundreds of thousands olive tortoises reached the shore of Rushikulya beach and comfortably made their nests. 

So next time you're feeling down about the certain situation, remember these tortoises who were able to nest in complete tranquility this year. It might bring some sort of peace. 

 Story via Fun-Owl

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Photographer Aditya Singh quit his job, left Delhi and moved to Sawai Madhopur city, in Rajasthan, just outside Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. He moved here in order to be closer to nature. His wife, Poonam Singh, opened a tourist resort there to earn their living. And over the past 20 years, the Singh's has bought roughly 35 acres of land which shares its boundary with Ranthambore tiger reserve and left it completely undisturbed.

Now, the land is flourishing as it's covered in a lush greenery and is frequented occupied by wild animals, including tigers, throughout the year.

What inspired this new way of living? Poonam Signh tells Quartz India, "My first sighting was a tigress with three cubs on a hill. It was magical. At the end of the trip, I just asked him if we can move to Ranthambore. He wanted it, too, and within months we moved. As far as this land is concerned, it was a dream that we both saw and achieved together to have our own area of wilderness."

The future goal? To continue buying more land to expand the forest even further, and to inspire others to follow suit. 

How incredible is that? The Singh's are our heroes! 



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This poor cat somehow got trapped very close to a body of water and was found crying for help. Thankfully, there's a lot of good people in the world and they were able to find a rope, throw it over the ledge for the cat to grab a hold of. According to The Times of India, the rope came at the nick of time as it seemed the cat had almost given up hope on finding a person who would care enough to help. 

The cat is now safe, and we're very thankful for that. 

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The Birdman Of India Feeds 8,000 Parakeets Twice a Day

Twice a day, Joseph Sekar, a camera mechanic, goes to the roof of his camera repair shop in Chennai, India, and feeds 8,000 parakeets. That's right, 8,000 birds, twice a day.  It's a lot, but for Joseph, nothing brings more joy than watching the birds fly and knowing they are well-fed and healthy. He's the Birdman of Chennai—and he couldn't be happier.









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This Viral Video Of A Monkey Washing Clothes Puts Us All To Shame

How many of us wash our clothes by hand? Scratch that - how many of us have ever washed our clothes by hand? I'm betting that the answer is close to zero (especially if you're a millennial). Judging by the fact that you're reading this now, you've probably got access to utilities more necessary than the internet, i.e. a washing machine. So what's the big deal? The big deal is that there's a monkey in India that can wash clothes way better than you can. And monkeys don't even wear clothes (well, not naturally). How does that make you feel? 

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In some incredible and shocking footage, courtesy of Times of India, two stray dogs spotted a crying baby in the drain and pulled her out to safety! Then, the heroic strays began to bark which alerted passersby's who, in turn, informed the police.

According to the Times of India, the infant was dumped just hours after being born, in Haryana, India. The infant, was wrapped in polythene and had sustained critical head injuries.

It is said that she is currently in critical condition at the Kaithal Civil Hospital.

We pray for her recovery and thank the heroic pups who came to her rescue. 




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Villagers Knitted Colorful Jumpers To Protect The Elephants From Near-Freezing Temperatures (9 images)

A story from 2017, yet is so beautiful that it deserves another round in the spotlight. The village women in a northern city of Mathura, near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, have knitted beautiful and colorful garments for the India Elephants when the temperature at night hit sub-zero. Full story at Independent.




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India Opens Its First Elephant Hospital

With the opening of the Wildlife SOS elephant hospital, injured, ill and elderly elephants now have a dedicated place to receive care in India. It is the first of its kind in the country and is located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

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Street Photographer Captures Beautiful Photos Of Animals In The Streets Of India

Raj Sarkar is a Street Photographer and Educator. He is the founder of World Photographic Forum, Curator of APF magazine Street Photography and also a member of street photography collective called in-street. He loves exploring possibilities on street. His main object is to Freeze the emotions and actions of people and animals. Via: 121 Clicks

For more, visit his Website/ Instagram page

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Happy Elephants are Treated to a 7 Day Picnic

Every year, the elephants at Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India, are invited and treated to a week-long feast, which includes head and body massages, and a lot of FOOD! 

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