Lobster lovers save Larry, the 100-year-old crustacean, from becoming lunch

A lobster believed to be over 100-years-old has been saved from the cooking pot by a coordinated effort in Florida. Larry, as the crustacean has been named (after the Lobster lifeguard at Bikini Bottom’s beach in Spongebob Squarepants), had been reserved for a family feast by customers at Tin Fish, a seafood restaurant on Sunset … Continued

Great horned owl hugs her rescuer and won't let go

Vancleave, Mississippi—Approximately one month ago, GiGi was on death’s door. The great horned owl was suffering from massive head trauma due to a collision with a motor vehicle. She was brought in to the Wild at Heart Rescue, a group that specialises in helping Mississippi’s sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, but staff did not think … Continued

Meet Muchichili, the newest orphan at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery  

Last Monday Game Rangers International’s Elephant Orphan Project rescue team set out to save a young elephant alone on a tiny island in Lower Zambezi, Zambia. Now, after a lot of hard work and a lot of manpower, the orphan herd at Lilayi Elephant Nursery is happily welcoming the newcomer with open trunks. One of … Continued

Canada’s ‘puppy-mill’ province pledges to clean up its act, just in time for International Animal Rights Day

Quebec has lagged behind most other Canadian provinces in regard to their animal rights laws for decades, but last Friday they become one of the most progressive of their peers, passing Bill 54 which recognises pets as sentient beings. There’s a lot to celebrate this annual International Animal Rights Day. Years after trendsetters like Germany … Continued

'Wise' elk freed from ice by father-son team in Sweden

One lucky elk, or moose as they’re also known, in the northern Swedish town of Skansnäs owes big thanks to an unlucky pair of local hunters. Klass Persson and his son David spotted the distressed animal trapped in a frozen river and immediately jumped into action. Alerted by their dog’s alarmed barks, Persson told local newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren … Continued

Lost baby bat is rescued by mum and given a big worried hug of relief

A baby fruit bat lies on the concrete floor, desperately calling out for its mother in the darkness; it’s a scene that even the most hardhearted of watchers will struggle not to feel concern over. Luckily this story has a happy ending when—hearing the distress calls—the juvenile’s mother sweeps into the rescue, giving the scared baby … Continued

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