Katrina Kaif To Adopt A Leopard

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Bollywood’s sexiest lady Katrina Kaif is all set to adopt a leopard cub which is presently under the care of Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal.The said cub was rescued from a village by the park officials a few days ago and named after Katrina because the cub is extremely beautiful. So when Katrina came to know about this development she made inquiries at the Van Vihar National Park and expressed her desire to adopt the cub.

Assistant director of the park confirms getting a call from Kat’s assistant last week and also clarifies that the cub’s name is spelt as Catreena, not Katrina.The official goes on to say that Katrina will have to pay the park an annual sum of Rs 50,000 for the caring and feeding of the cub, if she indeed decides to adopt it.

Adopting the leopard cub doesn’t mean the animal will live with Kat. It just means she will be providing finances for its upkeep.

(source)

World's Most Incredible Animal Prosthetics

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Tonka, the Turtle on Wheels

Tonka, a Bay Area Turtle, lost mobility after her legs were bitten by a dog, so Peninsula Humane Society workers fitted the three-legged tortoise with a set of toy wheels. Suddenly, Tonka was off a rolling! slowly of course. And then, in the next couple of days, when her picture showed up in the morning newspaper, she was adopted almost immediately.

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Molly, the Pony With A Prosthetic Leg

Meet Molly the pony. She’s a gray speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana . Molly then spent weeks on her own following the 2005 catastrophe before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier and almost died.Her right front leg was terribly damaged and became infected. Vets thought that was it and Molly looked to be on her way to the knackers yard, but then surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He noticed how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn’t seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to handle her. Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic under her own steam, and is now an inspiration for children… and horses around the world.
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World's Most Incredible Animal Prosthetics

a254_turtle

Tonka, the Turtle on Wheels

Tonka, a Bay Area Turtle, lost mobility after her legs were bitten by a dog, so Peninsula Humane Society workers fitted the three-legged tortoise with a set of toy wheels. Suddenly, Tonka was off a rolling! slowly of course. And then, in the next couple of days, when her picture showed up in the morning newspaper, she was adopted almost immediately.

a254_molly

Molly, the Pony With A Prosthetic Leg

Meet Molly the pony. She’s a gray speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana . Molly then spent weeks on her own following the 2005 catastrophe before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier and almost died.Her right front leg was terribly damaged and became infected. Vets thought that was it and Molly looked to be on her way to the knackers yard, but then surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He noticed how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn’t seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to handle her. Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic under her own steam, and is now an inspiration for children… and horses around the world.
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Endangered Animals Get New Lease Of Life In Singapore

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Sporting spiked hair and silver earrings, Samuel Tay hardly looks like a typical midwife.The 25-year-old zookeeper beams with quiet pride as he watches over his “babies” — row upon row of snakes bred for Singapore’s popular zoo.”These are my kids. Why do I need kids when I have so many already?” he told AFP, gesturing to tanks where newborn reptiles, including some from highly endangered species, receive tender loving care.

From jaguars and chimpanzees to Komodo dragons and manatees, heavily urbanised Singapore is gaining a reputation as a successful nursery for some of the world’s rarest animals.With a breeding programme for 315 species, around one in six of which are threatened, the Singapore Zoo is seeing a steady stream of locally born additions to its collection, currently numbering more than 2,500 animals.
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13 Countries Agree Plan To Save Wild Tigers

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A dozen Asian nations and Russia vowed Friday to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, crack down on poaching that has devastated the big cats and prohibit the building of roads and bridges that could harm their habitats.However, the historic declaration adopted by the 13 countries that have wild tigers includes no new money to finance the conservation efforts. The agreement only includes plans to approach international institutions like the World Bank for money and to develop schemes to tap money from ecotourism, carbon financing and infrastructure projects to pay for tiger programs.

“This is a historic meeting. Before this, not many people paid attention to tigers,” Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Suwit Khunkitti said after the three-day meeting in Hua Hin. “Stopping the depletion of tigers is a very important issue for all of us.”
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X-Ray Reveals How Quackers Dog Swallowed Rubber Duck

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It might not be the prettiest rubber duck in the country, but it’s probably the most expensive.Colin Smith and Lorraine Fenton had to pay more than £1,000 to have the bathroom toy removed from their dog Spike’s stomach after he swallowed it whole.The couple noticed the Patterdale terrier, who is usually a bundle of energy, had become sluggish and lethargic.

Vets could not explain his behaviour until they gave him an X-ray – and it revealed the perfect outline of the duck lodged in his small intestine.Six-year-old Spike underwent an hour of surgery to remove the offending item, followed by three days of intravenous fluids, pain relief and antibiotics at the practice, before being allowed home.The treatment cost £1,060.’We’ve kept the duck as a memento and it’s gone black,’ said Mr Smith, 52, a print engineer from Leeds.
‘It used to be luminous yellow but he had obviously started to digest it which stripped away its colour.
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