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Terribly Abused Lion Cub Is Rescued

And not a moment too soon! This is a heartbreaking story but it has a happy ending. 

A lion cub, by the name of Simba, was one a few weeks old when he was taken away from his mother and forced to pose for pictures with tourists. 

The Russian owners were dragging the poor cub around and using him as a prop for tourists and their holiday photos. And as Simba grew, the owners broke his legs to keep him from running away. 

Tortured and beaten by his owners, the lion soon became ill to the point of death, according to reports. 

Simba was no longer able to take photos with tourists, due to his ill state, that the owners had tied him up and dumped him in a dilapidated barn in Russia. 

It is at the moment that Simba would be rescued from his life of torture. Yulia Agaeva, one of Simba's rescuers, had said, "This was a real hell. He was practically not fed, and for some reason in the frost. Water was constantly poured over him."

News of Simba's cruel torture spread across Russia, and even Vladimir Putin personally ordered a criminal probe into this senseless cruelty. 

Karen Dallakyan, the veterinary surgeon who saved Simba's life, helped Simba regain the use of his legs, thanks to several surgeries. Dallakyan had said that Simba suffered an "ocean of pain from humans" and that the recovery was a "miracle".

There had been over 30 offers from organizations to take the cub in, but Yulia was convinced that Tanzania, a rehabilitation center, was the right choice. 

"The rehabilitation center we selected employs highly trained, kind, animal-loving doctors who will take care of Simba 24/7. It is located in a beautiful area where elephants, zebras, caracals, servals, and other fauna live near Mount Kilimanjaro," said Yulia.

Simba will have a "huge unfenced space" to roam. 

Simba's transfer to a better life is expected at the end of this month. 

Our hearts break for this little cub and wish him all the best. We love you, Simba! 

Story via The Sun 

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Rescued Bear Cub Makes A New Friend

Meet the adorable rescued baby black bear -- Casper! Casper was abandoned as a very young cub, thankfully the wonderful team at Black Bear Rescue Manitoba, Canada, rescued him and nourished him before his release back into the wild. 

When Casper was 1 month old, he was introduced to another rescued cub named Dudley. At first, Casper didn't want anything to do with Dudley but we're happy that didn't last too long because Caper and Dudley playing together is just the sweetest thing! 

It wasn't long before the pair became inseparable. Watch their story below! 

Story via Little But Fierce

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Herb Your Enthusiasm: Cats That Should Go To A Catnip Rehabilitation Center

Is there anything more delightful for a cat than to be smothered in catnip bliss? The addictive herb can turn the domestic cat into a ridiculous and hilarious floof of playfulness. It releases any constrains they had and they become free, silly, and maybe just a wee bit crazy.

If you cant get enough of Cats on Catnip, you can now own your very own book filled with some of the images shown below. Captured by the talented Andrew Marttila.

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From the video owner:

Because of Caesar's medical condition, he swims in the pool in order to strengthen his leg.
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Theheretik says: "A friend of mine in Washington State found this little girl, an injured Myotis Bat, needing to be rescued. Doesn't she look cute in a towel?"

I'm glad your friend was able to rescue her, and hope that the rehabilitation goes well. Good luck!

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In my humble opinion, the best squee photos are precisely like this one: Precious AND heartwarming.

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Rehabilitation, day 6: Tho, I believe the device is inappropriate, it seems more fun than I first percieved.

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