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Elephants are some of the most spectacular animals on Earth, and baby elephants are especially adorable. They should spend their early years playing, learning, and bonding with their families, but circuses such as Ringling Bros. rip babies away from their mothers and force them to perform cruel and unnatural tricks. Here are 10 of our favorite pictures of baby elephants looking happy and adorable—in the wild! These animals are cheerful and carefree, a stark contrast to enslaved baby elephants who endure lives of constant pain and exhaustion in the circus. Baby elephants used by Ringling Bros. and other circuses have their childhoods stolen from them.
...The 58-year-old retired Deputy Sheriff said: "I was walking near the edge of the water when I spotted one water snake with a catfish in its mouth. I hid in the rocks and managed to take a few photographs before it disappeared under the water. A minute later it flopped back up on the bank and another water snake attached to the tail of the catfish. The main snake that had the head began swallowing the catfish. The other snake just hung onto the tail.
Lisha, a Labrador, is world famous for her mothering skills even though she’s never birthed any pups of her own. The dog, who lives at Oudtshoorn’s Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, has played surrogate mom to more than 30 animals, including cheetah and tiger cubs, potbelly pigs, a porcupine, a pygmy hippo, a weasel and a barn owl. Rob Hall, director of the wildlife refuge, says that Lisha domesticates the wild animals and serves as a bridge between them and humans. “They adjust more easily to her, and when they see that she trusts us, they are more at ease around us," he said. Hall and his wife, Nadine, said they noticed early on that regardless of the whether Lisha encountered a kitten or a baby hippo, she treated them all the same — like a child that needed a mother.