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Sophie Zhang

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Some baby stuff because we like them so much! ;) So here comes the question:
Do baby elephants suck their trunks?
Yes they do! As in all young mammals, an elephant calf's sucking reflex, which prompts it to drink from its mother's breast, is strong. And when a youngster is not feeding, it may suck its trunk for comfort, just as a human baby would suck its thumb.

Newborn elephants have little control over their trunks and must learn how to use them. They practise by exploring their environment - touching fellow herd members, their surroundings and themselves. They must then master the use of their trunks for feeding. With more than 50,000 individual muscle units in the trunk, it's a complex skill to learn.

Though trunk-sucking is more common in the early stages of life, elephants of all ages do it, even big old bulls, usually when they are feeling nervous or unsure.

Sometimes an elephant that appears to be sucking its trunk is actually using it to smell, placing the tip inside its mouth after touching or sniffing dung or urine to assess pheromones produced by other elephants.

Now enjoy here the funny little videos about baby's learning to use their little trunkies!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindseyrobertson/baby-elephants-learning-how-to-use-their-trunks#.whyER7Pl5
"What the heck is this thing on my face??"
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Petstores must get ALL animals from rescues, sanctuaries, shelters but not from breeders 

Click to read petitioner's letter to Petsmart and Petco. If you agree, please SIGN and share petition.
Please read my letter to Petsmart and Petco. If you agree with my stance, please sign. Petsmart and Petco, Does your company get animals from breeders, whether they are “responsible” or abusive? Many animals from pet stores come from breeders, both “responsible” and abusive. Many of them come from...
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A disturbing PETA eyewitness investigation reveals that workers violently handled monkeys—terrorizing them—and systemically neglected them at Primate Products, Inc.
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Sophie Zhang

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Via Bulls Defenders United

Violence and Cowardice against Humans are the same as against Animals.

Original and complete video here: https://youtu.be/X_dP8_73KPM
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Sophie Zhang

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Elephants, tigers, and many more animals are suffering for our entertainment. Call on the travel industry to stop exploiting wildlife for tourist dollars. (6678 signatures on petition)
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Sophie Zhang

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Target: Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback
Goal: Don’t allow billionaire to reopen inhumane dog racetracks in Kansas.
❤ Thank you all so much ❤


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Sharon Wardle

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CHECK OUT & SHARE OUR NEW BLOG POST!
Many of you may remember last year we joined forces with The California Environmental Institute, Save Nosey NOW! and Richard Isley (Director at The California Environmental Institute) and together we created Nosey's storybook!Here's our exciting news and the secret we can finally share with you all!... Powered by RebelMouse
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Sophie Zhang

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Via COPAL

MORNING GURGLE: ORPHANED RHINO CALVES RESCUED FROM POACHERS SQUEAL WITH EXCITEMENT AT BREAKFAST TIME !

Six baby rhinos could not contain their excitement ahead of receiving their morning milk - and made sounds resembling a balloon being let off to celebrate.

The heart-warming video was captured by an environmental scientist named Morgan Pelt, who volunteers her time to care for the orphaned animals in Limpopo, South Africa.

According to the description alongside the clip, which emerged on YouTube and went viral with more than 35,000 views, the rhinos are victims of poaching.

Morgan wrote: 'This was filmed a few seconds before the six excited orphan rhinos got their morning milk.
'All of these six rhinos are victims of poaching and now call this specialist sanctuary home.

'The first rhino on the far left lost her ears when she was attacked by hyenas soon after her mother was poached.

'For security reasons, no location will be disclosed and there is a reminder that all the rhinos at this sanctuary are protected by a 24 hour anti-poaching team as well as trained guard dogs.'

The video, entitled: 'Can You Guess What Baby Rhinos Sound Like?' shows two groups of three rhinos crowding the gate of their enclosures to get a sip of milk.

They each take it in turns to make a screeching noise - a sound somewhere between a pod of whales communicating and a balloon being let off.

The video maker strokes the baby animals in the two enclosures as they continue to gurgle in anticipation of breakfast.
Since appearing online numerous people have commented on the cute footage.

One person wrote: 'So adorable! The hungry squeaks.'

While another commented on the strange noise they make, writing: 'I didn't think they would sound like that. They sound like whales. Interesting.'

Morgan also commented on the clip, saying: 'I constantly joke that they sound like little fat grey land whales or helium balloons being let off.'

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3442289/Did-know-baby-rhinos-sound-like-Orphaned-calves-rescued-poachers-squeal-excitement-breakfast-time.html
The heart-warming video was captured by an environmental scientist named Morgan Pelt, who volunteers her time to care for the orphaned baby animals in Limpopo, South Africa.
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Sophie Zhang

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FRIENDS IT IS DANGEROUSLY COLD IN MANY AREAS AT THE MOMENT. PLEASE KEEP YOUR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO A MINIMUM AND KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE. IF YOU SEE A PET LEFT OUTSIDE CALL AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU KNOW OF A FAMILY NEEDING HELP, CALL FOR EMERGENCY HELP.
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