Bicyclist Campbell Jones encountered this “wild” quokka (a member of the marsupial family) in Rottnest, Australia. When he tried to take a selfie with the animal, it wouldn’t let him leave and seemed to insist on sharing some “quokka love”!
Zuzu, a German Shepherd, gained Internet fame when her sad story of being abandoned twice went viral. After being surrendered to an animal shelter by her owners, she recognized them again as they returned later to adopt a new dog. Although she must have been excited to be reunited with her family, her hopes were suddenly dashed when they left again–without her.
Zuzu’s story does have a happy ending, as she has since been adopted by a new family.
With young people like this inventive 13-year old at work, we have a remarkably bright future ahead. This brilliant young man appears to have resolved the world’s energy problems with $15.00 worth of wire, some assorted hardware–and a coffee can! Just think of the possibilities…
This photography and music of this brief video left me absolutely spellbound. It captures the beauty of nature in a way that simply cannot be believed! I had to watch it twice–and each time I noticed something new. My favorite parts are the hummingbird spinning as he chases a bee (about 30 seconds in) and the bat carrying its young one as it feeds on cactus nectar. Be sure to watch in HD if possible and do have your sound on to enjoy the wonderful music that accompanies the video!
Wildlife crossing. Photo courtesy of amusingplanet.com.
I never really thought too much about the issue, but when I saw an image about efforts to save wildlife along major roadways, I was thoroughly impressed with the effort! It seems that wildlife crossings (or bridges) like this one have been constructed in many countries to provide wildlife with the means to cross busy roads safely.
This is just one of the highly creative ways that humanity is taking responsibility for its stewardship of our Earth and its fellow creatures–and I’m very glad to see it happening more and more frequently!
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This brief video carries a powerful and inspiring message for life. It may take a moment to figure out the meaning of the message at the end (at least it did me), but when it does hit home, you might need to have a tissue or two handy.
John Unger supporting Schoep in Lake Superior. Photo Credit: USA Today/Hannah Stonehouse Hudson
I remember seeing a heartwarming photo and story about a Wisconsin man, John Unger, and his beloved dog, Schoep some time ago. Schoep loved to be in the water, but when arthritis made it painful and difficult for him to swim, John would carry Schoep into Lake Superior and comfort him there–sometimes for hours at a time.
In searching for an update about Schoep and John, I was saddened to find that Schoep had passed away. It seems however, that John has since found a new four-legged companion!
For more on this inspirational story, check out this article and video from USA Today: