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Baby Owl in India has New Lease on Life

A super cute dusky eagle owl fledgling had a lucky escape after being kidnapped by Indian black magic poachers. In India, owls are considered lucky and are still poached due to outdated religious beliefs. The juvenile had its talon nails trimmed off by the poacher, but fortunately, the distressed creature was spotted by a concerned animal lover in a village in Agra, in north India, who alerted charity Wildlife SOS. They were able to rescue the poor bird before anymore damage could be done. Now, this adorable owl has chance a fresh start at life.

Videographer/Director: Wildlife SOS, Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas. Thank-you YouTube Channel Barcroft TV for bringing us this bird news from India.

 

Happy Flyday ~^v^~

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeCoVr4mq60

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfwx98Wty7LhdlkxL5PZyLA

http://wildlifesos.org

 

Baby Otter Rescued in Florida makes New Home in Denver

Rescued near a gas station in Tampa, Florida, a baby North American river otter has made his way to Denver, Colorado: his new home.

The otter was first taken to a local Florida wildlife sanctuary,  Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, where he was named Oliver. After spending a few weeks there, Oliver arrived Friday at the Denver Downtown Aquarium, where he will live permanently.

Source: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29694901/baby-otter-pup-rescued-florida-makes-denver-aquarium

Oliver, who is about 11 weeks old, began his journey to Denver with Porter aboard a FedEx jet last week.  The blizzard in Denver forced the jet to ground in Memphis, where Oliver “received star treatment” at the FedEx world hub, with his own pool, and a shrimp and salmon dinner. When DIA reopened, Oliver was able to land safely.

Source: http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2016/03/29/otter-pup-rescued-florida-new-member-denver-aquarium/82375332/

The sanctuary determined that Oliver had become too accustomed to human interaction and it would be dangerous for him to be released back into the wild. Instead, it sought alternative options for his new home.

“Though it would have been ideal for him to be released in the Florida environment, I couldn’t have found a more spectacular home for an orphan that will always hold a place in my heart,” Kris Porter of the Owl’s Nest Sanctuary said in a news release Monday.

The Downtown Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and has two otters in existing exhibits.

Oliver’s familiarity with humans will allow the staff to continue to work hands-on with him. The aquarium hopes Oliver will later allow guests to interact with him so people can learn more about the threatened river otter species.

Source: http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/Baby-Otter-Pup-Grounded-By-Last-Weeks-Blizzard-Makes-It-To-Denver-Aquarium-373852791.html

“Facilities like ours take pride in supporting conservation of wildlife through working with facilities like the Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, so we can give animals like Oliver a second chance to live out their lives and be ambassadors to their species,” said Jim Prappas, director of animal husbandry for Landry’s Inc., which owns the Denver aquarium.

Prappas said Oliver won’t be added to the exhibit officially for about a year and needs to be kept separate from the other otters until he is older.

“That kind of stuff isn’t always black and white. He’s still young,” Prappas said. “But he’s already doing great. He’s already up to his young antics and is eating and responding well to staff. He’s very bright, which makes this training process much easier.”

Source: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29694901/baby-otter-pup-rescued-florida-makes-denver-aquarium

Happy Ottersday :#)

 

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29694901/baby-otter-pup-rescued-florida-makes-denver-aquarium

http://owlsnestsanctuaryforwildlife.com/

http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/

 http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/Baby-Otter-Pup-Grounded-By-Last-Weeks-Blizzard-Makes-It-To-Denver-Aquarium-373852791.html

 

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2016/03/29/otter-pup-rescued-florida-new-member-denver-aquarium/82375332/


White Rhino Born in Toronto Zoo

A baby rhinoceros was born at the Toronto Zoo in February.

This video, however, was published only days ago, and shows the 11-year-old Indian rhinoceros, named Ashakiran, giving birth to her male calf. The miracle of life is a wonderful thing to behold. This particular birth is very important for the conservation of the species, which is currently listed as “vulnerable” with only about 2,000 left in the wild. May they remain happy and healthy, as they play their part in returning the white rhino population to its former glory.

 

DISCLAIMER: This video shows a rhinoceros giving birth and might be considered graphic.

Thank-you YouTube Channel Funny World for this behind-the-scenes video.

 

Happy Humpday (^_^)

 

https://youtu.be/zOvjU8jBQLc

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvs_hdQyd4qPM3FA-KFAPFQ

 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/02/19/toronto-zoo-baby-rhino_n_9274910.html

 

 

The Gorilla Born by Cesarean

Meet seven-week-old Afia, the first gorilla born by cesarean section in the U.K. She was taken by one of her surrogate zoo keeper mothers into the Bristol Zoo gorilla enclosure for the first time in this video, shot last Wednesday.

 

It was a tiring moment for the tiny creature, who fell asleep in her keeper’s arms. Her mother is still recovering from the operation, so four keepers are now taking responsibility for providing 24-7 care for baby Afia, who was carried around the enclosure like a human baby.

Thank-you YouTube Channel euronews Discover for this heartwarming video.

 

The western lowland gorilla was born early in an emergency cesarean operation last month, which is both very rare and risky in animals, but her mother showed signs of the potentially dangerous condition pre-eclampsia.

 

There have only been a few gorilla cesarean in the world – most recently at San Diego Safari Park in 2014. Afia was delivered by gynaecologist Professor David Cahill, who has delivered hundreds of human babies by C-section, but never a gorilla.

“Along with having my own children, this is probably one of the biggest achievements of my life and something I will certainly never forget,” he said.

 

Happy Monk(Ape)day :_)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIa5DRNY90

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRJAfm-UehRkrNJX1G7D5vA

 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-35629649

 

Baby Otter Featured on Brave Wilderness

Have you ever heard of Brave Wilderness? I hadn’t until they featured a baby river otter (I know, go figure, right?)

According to it’s YouTube page, “The Brave Wilderness Channel is your one stop connection to a wild world of adventure and amazing up close animal encounters!  Follow along with adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they lead you on three exciting expedition series – Breaking Trail, Dragon Tails and Coyote’s Backyard – featuring everything from Grizzly Bears and Crocodiles to Rattlesnakes and Tarantulas…each episode offers an opportunity to learn something new!”

 

This episode got up close and personal with an adorable baby river otter which had been abandoned. Rescued just days earlier, this Little Orphan Otter was lucky enough to find its way to the wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary Coyote and the crew were visiting in Florida. He feeds him a bottle, splashes down at the stream, and then cuddles him til he ready for a nap. Super Cute! ^_^

Thank-you YouTube page The Brave Wilderness Channel for this fascinating up-close look at a baby river otter!

 

Happy Ottersday :#)

 

https://youtu.be/ajd3-C5kVL0

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6E2mP01ZLH_kbAyeazCNdg

 

Otter Overload

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is caring for six orphaned otter cubs, the largest number they have ever had at one time before, so it is literally an Otter Overload. The newest resident came from Seldova when he was only a couple days old, and has needed around the clock care. His Cuteness is featured in the video below:

Thanks to WWMT for this “soft spot”-hitting news report.

 

Happy Ottersday :#)

 

http://wwmt.com/news/offbeat/record-number-of-otters-rescued-at-sealife-center-means-extra-cuteness

http://www.ktva.com/alaska-sealife-center-caring-for-record-number-of-sea-otter-pups-736/

 

Smallest Monkey Gives Birth to Tiny Twins

A pygmy marmoset, the world’s smallest monkey, just had twins- weighing 15 grams each- at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia.

Gomez and Iti were introduced as a couple mid 2015. From the outset the two were inseparable, and now they get to both be first time parents to the cutest lil’ monkey babies I have ever seen. ^_^

Thank-you YouTube Channel Symbio Wildlife Park for the adorable video!

 

Happy Monkday :_)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td0o_J_Pk-M

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTyeZ_Ql9KgNWY_XJ3kzCQ

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-09/worlds-smallest-monkey-pygmy-marmoset-gives-birth-to-twins/7234046

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/03/07/cute-baby-marmosets-symbio_n_9405194.html

 

The Miracle & Aftermath of a Sea Otter Birth

On Saturday, March 5th, a a pregnant wild sea otter took shelter in the Great Tide Pool of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in Monterey, California, and gave birth to her pup, while guests and staff watched the miracle of life in action. Their sea otter researchers have been observing wild otters for years but had never gotten to see a birth this close.

 

Two days ago, on March 8th, the wild sea otter mom and her pup headed out into Monterey Bay, to begin their lives together. May they remain happy and healthy, as they play their part in returning the sea otter population to its former glory.

 

Thank-you, Monterey Bay Aquarium, in your tireless efforts that have created a bastion for the California sea otter.

 

DISCLAIMER: This video shows a sea otter giving birth and might be considered graphic.

Thank-you, YouTube Channel Monterey Bay Aquarium for sharing this miracle with all of us.

 

Happy Ottersday :#)

 

https://youtu.be/7ZjB8JKbufE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnM5iMGiKsZg-iOlIO2ZkdQ