Zebra Puts Head Into Hippo's Mouth But Escapes Unhurt After Cleaning Predator's Teeth

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This inquisitive zebra diced with death when it leaned in to the gaping mouth of a hippopotamus.One of the most aggressive animals in the world, the hippo can savage its victim to death with its menacing jaw.But the zebra seems perfectly unaware of the precarious position he’s in as he teeters on the edge of the water dangerously close to the animal’s razor-sharp teeth.
Despite appearing to be just seconds away from imminent death, the striped creature escaped unharmed.Much to the surprise of zoo visitors, the animal was merely cleaning the hippo’s teeth.The extraordinary spectacle was captured by photographer Jill Sonsteby at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland.

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Zebra Puts Head Into Hippo's Mouth But Escapes Unhurt After Cleaning Predator's Teeth

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This inquisitive zebra diced with death when it leaned in to the gaping mouth of a hippopotamus.One of the most aggressive animals in the world, the hippo can savage its victim to death with its menacing jaw.But the zebra seems perfectly unaware of the precarious position he’s in as he teeters on the edge of the water dangerously close to the animal’s razor-sharp teeth.
Despite appearing to be just seconds away from imminent death, the striped creature escaped unharmed.Much to the surprise of zoo visitors, the animal was merely cleaning the hippo’s teeth.The extraordinary spectacle was captured by photographer Jill Sonsteby at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland.

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Eagle's Broken Beak Fixed By Dentist

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A bald eagle has had its broken beak fixed with a filling by a dentist. In a first of its kind operation a dentist applied putty used to fill holes in human teeth to repair Cyrano the eagle’s top beak.The bird of prey had lost almost all of it after catching it in heavy duty fishing line somewhere off the Alaskan coast. With the circulation cut off and the grinding effect of the line a massive hole developed which had stopped him from hunting.In a few weeks vets suspected further wear would have snapped off the beak completely leading to certain death in the wild.Cyrano was rescued and taken to the Bird Treatment and Learning Centre (BTLC), in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
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Eagle's Broken Beak Fixed By Dentist

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A bald eagle has had its broken beak fixed with a filling by a dentist. In a first of its kind operation a dentist applied putty used to fill holes in human teeth to repair Cyrano the eagle’s top beak.The bird of prey had lost almost all of it after catching it in heavy duty fishing line somewhere off the Alaskan coast. With the circulation cut off and the grinding effect of the line a massive hole developed which had stopped him from hunting.In a few weeks vets suspected further wear would have snapped off the beak completely leading to certain death in the wild.Cyrano was rescued and taken to the Bird Treatment and Learning Centre (BTLC), in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
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PETA Features Michelle Obama In New Anti-Fur Ad

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The fur is flying over a new ad campaign by an animal rights group the White House says is using first lady Michelle Obama’s image without her permission.

The president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Ingrid Newkirk, said her organization wouldn’t have sought Mrs. Obama’s consent for the anti-fur ad because it knows that she can’t make such an endorsement.PETA included the first lady in its Washington ad campaign based on White House confirmation that she does not wear fur.

Mrs. Obama appears in the ad with celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks — three others who have shunned fur. The ads are appearing in Washington’s Metro stations, magazines and PETA’s Web site.

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Oscar The Dog : Hound The World In 80 Days

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A dog called Oscar is has laid claim to the title of the animal kingdom’s most intrepid explorer after visiting famous landmarks around the world. His travels include five continents, 29 countries and stopping off everywhere from the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal.Oscar was rescued from a South African kennel by owner Joanne Lefson five years ago. In May the pair began an epic journey hoping to inspire millions to help save his fellow canines living as strays on the streets.

Dodging crocodile-infested rivers, walking on the Great Wall of China and escaping Italian police Oscar finally finished his tour last week.The £250,000 six-month trip – which Joanne funded by selling her home – also took in 15,000 shelter dogs and at more than 50 charity-run rescue centres.The pair capped off the tour at Brazil’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, Brazil.

Ms Lefson, who is half British and half South African, had the idea to take the titanic trip dubbed ‘The World Woof Tour’.
She said it was a miracle Oscar was alive let alone a globe trotter.She said: “If I hadn’t gone to the kennel that fateful day Oscar had one more day left and would have been put down.”When I discovered what a wonderful dog Oscar was it broke my heart to think how many ‘Oscar’s’ are still out there and simply just don’t get that second chance.
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