Wildlife rescues are always breathtaking, particularly when the animals in question are so precious. This is one of the most, on both counts.
Because of climate change, decreasing food sources, increasing pollution, and other threats, many species are edging toward extinction. Andean Condors are facing unintentional extermination as a result of eating the meat of downed predatorily animals that renders around the Catamarca region have poisoned. A number of those condors have been killed in the last few decades, but at least one has been saved.
And it was truly grateful for the help.
As the Dodo reports, Sayani was found in critical condition in 2012 after ingesting meat from a poisoned animal. Over the following 16 months, he was nursed back to health by rescuers at the Buenos Aires Zoo and Silvana Andrade’s animal rescue organization ANDA.
Eventually, Sayani once again had the strength to fly. He needs it, too. Andean condors are the largest raptors in the world, and though their wingspan is impressive, they’re much heavier than other avian species, which already makes it difficult for them to stay aloft.
Standing on a rock, surrounded by rescuers and supporters, few lacked faith that Sanyani would give it a flying chance. The sight of this bird as it spread its wings was awe-inspiring.
“The most beautiful and impressive [thing] is that he stops for a moment and calmly observes the immensity that belongs to him,” Andrade wrote. “He seems to revere freedom.”
Just as onlookers expected Sayani to take flight, he amazed them with one last gesture. Sayani folds up his wings, looks back at those who have helped him, and appears to wave goodbye.
“After a brief time of reflection and before taking flight, the majestic condor turns to the team that took care of him and the reporters as if to thank for the care, for having saved him,” Andrade wrote.
And like that, he was off. Sayani flapped his wings a few times and alit across the spectacular fog-covered valley.
This rescue was a success, and Sayani is truly an inspiration!
See more in the video below!
Loki and Snow are best buds and do everything together. They love to hike, lounge on the couch, and bark at the mailman. However, when it comes to tricks, things get a little dicey.
Loki, a Shiba Inu, performs a trick of patience and resistance. A treat is placed on top of his head. He has to hold it there until his mom gives him the cue. Loki is focused and has waited patiently. When the cue is given, he drops the treat. He goes for the treat, which has fallen on the floor, but it slides away.
Snow, a Siberian husky who has been watching his brother perform the trick, sees an opportunity and goes for it. When Loki drops the treat, Snow thinks, “mine.” He dives and retrieves the treat. He enjoys it without having to perform a trick.
Loki is a true gentleman and does not fight with Snow but looks longingly at his mother. She runs to the kitchen to retrieve another treat. All is fair in love, war, and when treats are involved.
Watch the full video below.
It may be an old breed, but that doesn’t mean they hobble around and take naps. These dogs are always busy, looking for anything that can challenge them mentally. And Malamute puppies, even more so.
Of course, it’s not so hard for a pack of Malamute pups to find time in their schedules for cuteness.
Watch these gorgeous Alaskan malamute pups howl and serenade you in the video below! We just want to hug all of them!
The puppy arrived at Michigan Humane Society in need of a foster mom. A foster family in Michigan was taking care of a litter of kittens with their nursing mother and thought to try to place the tiny pup with them. The sweet cat took in the orphaned puppy as one of her own.
The tiny puppy cuddled with the kittens and with his new foster mom. His new family is teaching him how to socialize. This proves that dogs and cats can get along.
A mother’s love can come in so many different forms and it’s not always biologic. Thanks to Michigan Humane Society and this foster family, they were able to make this pup’s transition a lot less stressful. SO SWEET!
Watch a tiny pup get a feline foster mom in the video below.
Growing up and learning new things can be a challenging experience for any species, and Buck has learned all he can from these hiccups. He’s trying to bark them away now!
We all have our own homebrewed cures for the common hiccups, and some are assuredly a little more involved than others.
Perhaps Buck just hasn’t mastered the right method yet. But there’s hope for him yet.
While there’s little science to back this up, it’s possible you can cure hiccups by bending over forwards and drinking a glass of water upside down, pouring it into the roof of your mouth.
Watch this video first, then give it a try. Don’t forget to share it with your friends and let us know how it goes!
The Facebook video of this heroic act has already been viewed over 2 million times. It shows the firefighter’s incredible tenacity as he repeats compressions over and over, and then gives the dog mouth to mouth. He eventually places an oxygen mask over his snout when he sees the dog begin to breathe a little on his own.
Too bad filming had stopped and it’s hard to tell because the dog does SURVIVE! He is currently at a veterinary clinic recovering.
The firefighter wrote on his Facebook feed that “Nobody gets left behind.” WOW, what a hero!
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport, an organization in Iowa that helps find homes for shelter animals, took in more than 100 animals who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Six of those 100 animals were adorable little puppies who got to take part in a very special day. Samantha Clark was getting ready to marry the man of her dreams, but she had a great idea to make the day even better.
Clark has three dogs of her own that she wanted to include in her wedding, but she thought it would be an even better idea to include dogs who did not have a home, in the hopes of helping them find one. That’s when she decided to ditch the traditional flower bouquets, and have her bridesmaid carry those six rescue puppies down the aisle instead.
Of course the bridesmaids were willing to ditch the flowers for these adorable pups and were in heaven while holding them. The wedding guests were in awe as well and the pups were a huge hit!
Not only were those puppies at the wedding, but AHeinz57 Pet Rescue also had a booth set up at the venue to show the guests all of the other adoptable dogs they had back at the shelter.
Many guests submitted adoption applications! The rescue has also had many people contacting them asking if they, too, could have adoptable puppies at their own weddings, as well as people inquiring to adopt the puppies.
Clark wanted to draw attention to rescue dogs and how important it is to find them loving homes, and it looks like she was very successful in doing so!
Once the rescue carefully looks through each application, these pups will be on their way to their new forever homes! There are still many pups left at that shelter, and shelters all across the country, who are searching for their forever homes.
Visit your local shelter today; adopt don’t shop!