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Motivational speaker: "RELEASE THE WOLF INSIDE YOU!

The wolf inside us:

Wolves are gorgeous creatures, strong and intense, not a single doubt about it. However, when you come across a video such as this, where a wolf has to howl but is too lazy to stand up to do it, it's just the cutest thing. Something so real and sweet about it. It's almost as if this wolf hates the fact the howl has started but obviously can't help but to join in, and this is the end result. 

Wouldn't it be a funny plot twist if this wolf was simply begging for the others to just be quiet and let him sleep? 

The wolf in the front is named Alawa, and Zephyr, the wolf behind Alawa, are both captive-born gray wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center.

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A starving cougar cub, weighing just 34 pounds, which is 50 pounds underweight for a cat its size, happened to wander to the right place at the exact right time. The cub managed to find it's way to Central Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene, Washington, and is currently at a rehabilitation center in Texas. 

Sara Penhallegon, an animal rescuer at Central Valley Animal Rescue, told King 5 that she suspected the cougar had come to lay in an old pile of hay to die. The cub was barely a year old. Thankfully, the cub wandered to the animal rescue where Penhallegon and her team were able to properly care for this cub. They suspect that the cougar's mother recently passed before she was able to teach her cub how to hunt and how to fend for itself. 

Cub tend to stay with their mothers for 18 to 36 months. Without the cub's mother, there was a 10% chance the cub would survive. 

"This was a cat that had not learned to hunt yet. It had no way to take care of itself or feed itself," Penhallegon tells King 5. "When its mom died, that would've been a death sentence for this cat unless it found itself a rehabilitation center it could check itself into!"

Penhallegon and her team nursed the cub back to health and the cub was able to put on 10 pounds. After treating the cub for 2 weeks, the young cougar destroyed the hard plastic siding of her pen, her keepers knew it was time for her to be transferred. Because the cougar had no idea how to fend for itself, it couldn't be released back to the forests of the Olympic Peninsula, and it is also illegal to rehabilitate and return a cougar into the wild in the state of Washington. 

They decided the young cub would head to a natural habitat zoo in Texas. Penhallegon said she wishes for the young cougar to walk free once again, but as of right now,  she's simply happy it wandered into her life and she was able to save its life. 

"Obviously, our goal is to return animals to the wild, but the next best option is a really good captive placement with a great facility that can take care of its needs. And that's what we have for this one," added Penhallegon.

Story via King 5

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Other Countries Version Of "Pigeons"

Pigeons. They're everywhere and unavoidable. However, in some countries, pigeons may not be their main animal sighting. Instead, they have their own versions of "pigeons" with a variety of different animals that are everywhere and unavoidable. 

And though pigeons are actually everywhere and there's no comparison, it's fun to see what other countries have to deal with when it comes to wild animals. 

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Scritches: How To Save Yourself From Wildlife (Gifs)

Scritches. Scratches. What's the difference? Well, scratches are those lines of damage when you drop your phone, and scritches are what you give a cat on top of its head or under the chin. 

So, now we all know! Scritches is the correct term to use when giving a kitty (or other animals) some fingernail love. 

Today, we're going to let you into a secret that saves your life from wild animals (and non-wild animals)... and that foolproof method is scritches. No animal can resist a good scritch!

Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself! 

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Crazy Safari Encounters of A Furry Kind

Living in suburbia, there is nothing like getting away from it all and going into nature, and experiencing everything that urbanization can't offer. Some take it a step further, and seek out foreign lands in order to experience the real wild. So they go on a guided Safari tour with guides and cars that gives them the most authentic experience possible.

But there is no doubt that being up close and personal with animal is an incredible opportunity they probably won't have again. And for some of these people, after their experience, they might never want to again.

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Wales Is Banning Wild Animal Use In Circuses

Finally! Things are changing for the animals in captivity who are forced to perform for our amusement -- and we couldn't be happier! 

With more than 6,5000 responses from the public, this new law was "overwhelmingly backed," said the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government rural affairs minister, Lesley Griffiths, agreed with the ban and stated that wild animals should be "treated with respect". 

Wales will join the circus ban that has been passed in Scotland, Republic of Ireland, and what is currently passing through Parliament in England.

The world is coming to realize that wild animals shouldn't be exploited for our entertainment. Claire Lawson of RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) said that keeping wild animals in traveling circuses has no place in modern Wales. And Dr Chris Draper, Head of animal welfare and captivity at wildlife charity Born Free Foundation, added, "Great Britain may soon be free of circuses with wild animals."

We certainly hope so! At least we know things for wild animals in performance roles are heading in the right direction! 

Story via BBC News

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Australian Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Wildlife In His Country

Sean Scott is a Gold Coast photographer. For more than twenty years, he takes pictures of the magnificent environment he lives in. Dreamy beaches, marine life, beautiful landscapes or breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, among others. We have scrolled through his instagram pageand here are the stunning results. 

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Ricky Gervais Sparked a Twitter Conversation About Buying an Island To Save Wild Animals

Would you buy an island to keep wild animals safe if you could? @rickygervais has got people talking about how to make it happen. After the comedian asked if he was allowed to "build a little outdoor arc", people chimed in with humorous tips, genuine concerns and even some expert advice.

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