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Did You Know There Are Rainbow Colored Squirrels In India?

The Indian Giant Squirrel - also called the Malabar Giant Squirrel - is an adorable creature which has been hiding in the depths of India for far too long. But thanks to some savvy photographers, we can now see the amazing sight of these brown, dark red, white, purple, yellow and orange animals. They usually hang out by themselves and are often seen early in the morning and evening.When they're stressed - often from predators - they freeze and lie on a tree trunk, hoping they won't be noticed. So next time you're in the tropical forests of India, bring some binoculars! These squirrels are not easy to spot. Via: Postize

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Meanwhile In India...‘Selfie with a Cow’ contest to save cows

Take a Cowfie! An organisation in the city of Kolkata has just concluded a selfie contest with cows to raise awareness about the politically controversial topic of cow protection and slaughter in India. The campaign comes at the end of a year when the consumption and sale of beef has become a polarising issue in the country.

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Elephants Are Wearing Sweaters in North India And Here’s Why

Indian conservationist group Wildlife SOS has come up with an innovative solution to help elephants cope with northern Uttar Pradesh's chilly winters – by knitting jumbo jumpers for them. The NGO is working with village women to knit the giant jumpers for theelephants housed at its local conservation centre in the holy Hindutown of Mathura. Some of the jumpers are knitted by women in far flung towns and brought to the centre for the final fit outs. 


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Stray Dogs In India Turned Blue After Swimming In Polluted River

At least 5 stray dogs in India have turned blue after swimming in a heavily polluted river near Navi Mumbai.

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Dog Saved From The Streets of India, Now World Traveller

Rochelle Lucas first met her beautiful dog Kala, not at an animal shelter, but sadly on the streets near her office. Her office… in India. Every day, on her dinner break, Lucas would go outside for a walk with her co-worker Sonal. They would see many dogs on the streets. But, for some reason, Kala always seemed special to them.

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Indian Illustrator Captures What It’s Like Growing Up In An Indian Family

Sailesh Gopalan, a 21-year-old student from Mumbai, created a web-comics named "Brown Paperbag" in which he describes how it's like to grow up in an Indian family. His purpose is to break stereotypes with the help of humor and the web and it looks like his doing a great job. Here are some of his illustrations, follow him on Facebook for more   

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Skye the Indian Dogue Loves to Play Dress Up

This adorable and patient rescue loves hanging out with her human and wearing silly costumes. Take a look!

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An Indian Leopard got his head stuck in a pot.
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We've all been there, buddy.

This terrifically sad sight is a thirsty wild leopard that wandered into a rural Indian village and proceeded to get his feline face stuck in a pot.

Don't worry, there's a happy ending.



The Guardian has more details:

The thirsty feline got into a spot of bother when it got its head trapped in a metal pot after venturing into a North Indian village looking for water.

For six hours the leopard stoically endured the unwanted utensil as curious villagers looked on, unable to help the cat out.

Eventually, forest officials managed to tranquilize the leopard and free it from its potty prison.

It was then released back into the wild.



And yes, there is a video of the poor cat



Does anyone else think of this?

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Farmers in Nagpur, India arranged a wedding between these two lucky frogs in the hopes of bringing rain to their drought-stricken lands.

I can't tell which one is the blushing bride, because they both look so beautifully decked-out! Looks like it would be fun to be the flower-girl at a frog wedding.

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I got it on mai last trip tu Indya! he thort he wuz tufer dan a haus kitteh!