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nubbsgalore:

Photos by Gerry Ellis from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. Here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. The elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

When elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. Grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. But as Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

Approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. With an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of Africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

CBC’s The Nature of Things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. You can foster an elephant with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust online here. For more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

Always reblog baby elephants!

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kellyangel:

I will take twenty. 

kellyangel:

I will take twenty. 

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mymysterymeat:

mymysterymeat:

Fate brought me this hippo from a Bo Bandy lookin dude

doesn’t make me feel great when fitblrs reblog pics of me having fat fun on the beach in a swimsuit. I get that you’re on a journey or whatever, and I hope seeing a photo of a *gasp* fat person scantily clad on a beach having *gasp* actual fun makes you hate yourself a little less or whatever, I really do… But again, I’m not a fucking “before” picture to be used to help anyone. I am a NOW picture. I myself am not on a ~journey~ to lose weight or eat clean or love myself more. I’m just a girl, with a bikini, and a hippo, who usually feels pretty fucking great about how she looks in the body she has. Right. Fucking. Now. Not before I lose some of this ~ever so unsightly~ weight. Now. And goddamnit, it’s hard every now and then. So please, don’t reblog this photo if you’re using it as motivation to lose weight. See how happy I am in the photo? I like to keep it that way. Fat and happy.

Fuck. Yeah.

mymysterymeat:

mymysterymeat:

Fate brought me this hippo from a Bo Bandy lookin dude

doesn’t make me feel great when fitblrs reblog pics of me having fat fun on the beach in a swimsuit. I get that you’re on a journey or whatever, and I hope seeing a photo of a *gasp* fat person scantily clad on a beach having *gasp* actual fun makes you hate yourself a little less or whatever, I really do… But again, I’m not a fucking “before” picture to be used to help anyone. I am a NOW picture. I myself am not on a ~journey~ to lose weight or eat clean or love myself more. I’m just a girl, with a bikini, and a hippo, who usually feels pretty fucking great about how she looks in the body she has. Right. Fucking. Now. Not before I lose some of this ~ever so unsightly~ weight. Now. And goddamnit, it’s hard every now and then. So please, don’t reblog this photo if you’re using it as motivation to lose weight. See how happy I am in the photo? I like to keep it that way. Fat and happy.

Fuck. Yeah.

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cheese3d:

i think i can accurately say that i can crush a man’s head with my thighs

Perfection.

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Just keep swimming.

Just keep swimming.

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why are bats stigmatized as being creepy?

elfpen:

I mean

look at these things

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they’re like tiny

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fluffy

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dragons

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but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle 

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in caves

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and leaves

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and they have funny ears and noses

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I mean really

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bats are amazing

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Don’t fear the bats! Bats are your friends!

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tastefullyoffensive:

Men With Fabulous Flower Beards [boredpanda]

Previously: Guys With Fancy Female Hairstyles

*gasp* *hearts for eyes*

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derinthemadscientist:

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spectacularuniverse:

Sphaerodactylus nicholsi, one of the smallest geckos in the planet. (x)

This is amazing. Look how small it is. It has a heart and a stomach and a brain. And it’s this small




That cute little guy could run right up your nose and you wouldn’t even know.

Eeeeee so cute and tiny! Although the potential of nose lizards is, I admit, disturbing.

seananmcguire:

derinthemadscientist:

chiropterajones:

derinthemadscientist:

hotidiot:

spectacularuniverse:

Sphaerodactylus nicholsi, one of the smallest geckos in the planet. (x)

This is amazing. Look how small it is. It has a heart and a stomach and a brain. And it’s this small

That cute little guy could run right up your nose and you wouldn’t even know.

Eeeeee so cute and tiny! Although the potential of nose lizards is, I admit, disturbing.

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