Baby Dolphin Rescued By Burmese Locals

Burmese locals found a baby dolphin that washed up on shore and together they worked at saving his life by bringing him back out to sea. Pictures of this amazing event can be viewed on Facebook.

According to Bernardo Chua. on a Myanmar beach a few men spotted the dolphin trapped in the very shallow waters by the beach slowly being washed ashore. The baby dolphin couldn’t get itself back into the deeper waters because of how hard the waves were coming in, so a few people got together to work to save his life.

A few men got on their boat and picked up the dolphin as if they were cradling a baby and took it out to the part of the ocean where the waters were much calmer. According to an article found on reddit and written by DailyMail.Co.Uk, the locals claimed that the dolphin did not fight them during the rescue because it knew that they were putting an effort together to save him. The whole rescue operation was caught on film which can also be found as a link on the original article.

Especially with all the turbulence going on in the world, it is so nice to hear about times when people put out the extra effort to help the nature on our planet. Dolphins are one of the most intelligent and sophisticated creatures on the planet, and without doubt this baby one knew it was going to be saved thanks to some compassion by the locals.

Cockatoo Imitates Bouts of Arguing from Previous Owners

Peaches, a Moluccan cockatoo was adopted by a married couple recently. Elaine and Don Sigmon decided to add the exotic bird to their home, but they were in for a bit of a surprise. It turns out that Peaches previous residence wasn’t a particularly happy home, and she’s got the sound clips to prove it.

According to Bernardo Chua, Peaches bursts into what sounds like marital squabbling a few times a day. The cockatoo even gestures wildly, likely mimicking arguments she lived through while with her previous care takers.

Twitter noted Peaches was given up by a couple who were in the midst of separating and could no longer keep her. The Sigmon’s decided to take her in, but they hardly realized they’d be given ring side seats to the previous owners turbulent relationship. Exactly what Peaches is saying is unclear, but it is clearly a passionate row.

Peaches isn’t the first bid to imitate that private goings-on between their human caretakers. Another parrot regularly imitates the sound of love making. Several other parrots have managed to pick up on the subtle nuances of their caretakers tone, and mimic it back.

The lesson here is simple, when a bird is in the home, be careful what you say, because it might just come back to you.

Sierra Nevada Red Fox

 

Wildlife biologists at Yosemite National Park were wrought with excitement as they discovered, via camera footage, the existence of a Sierra Nevada red fox in the northern reaches of the park. The Sierra Nevada red fox was thought to be extinct from the region, having been limited to two small population centers in northern, and recently central California. The fox, often pursued for its attractive coat, had not been seen in Yosemite for almost a century, the last sighting having been in 1916.

The news sparked great excitement for Yosemite park biologists, and spurred them on to take efforts to protect this endangered animal. According to crunchbase.com encroachments into the foxes’ natural habitat due to logging and livestock growth, as well as long-term trapping efforts have left the Sierra Nevada red fox population sparse. Scientists, like Sultan Alhokair, estimate that as few as 50 Sierra Nevada red foxes remain in the wild, making this discovery even more meaningful.

What this means for the park ecosystem as a whole still remains unclear. Given the recent resurgence of other predators in the park, a reintroduction of Sierra Nevada red foxes would likely yield unpredictable results. Simply because the reintroduction of wolves was a success means little for the potential rise in the park’s red fox population. That being said there has yet to be any mention of a similar reintroduction program, simply that park scientists are eager to safeguard this endangered species.