background preloader

MNN - Mother Nature Network - StumbleUpon

MNN - Mother Nature Network - StumbleUpon
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. Check out some other photos of Lisha and her many "children." Photos: ZUMA Press

The Beauty Of Motherhood In The Animal Kingdom (23 Pics) - StumbleUpon August 9, 2011 | 32 Comments » | Topics: Pictures Big cats photography Posted on November 25, 2011 in Photography If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading ... So... Check this out on our Partner Network Dolphin and Cat Connect With Interactive Video ® "Their API has been easy to work with and we are proud to be partnering with Viddler delivering videos all over the world." - Erik Gjerde, Highlight Media Group "Viddler just works. - Tim Haines, Vericastne It's Way More Than Video Hosting ... Showcase your branded content Create a compelling experience on your website Engage with your audience with timeline commenting and tagging It's a True Partnership Clients rely on Viddler to develop new functionality, convert opportunities into solutions, and always explore the interactive potential of video. It's about Controlling Access Determine video access and track usage for internal communications Control who manages and interacts with your content Organize your video content with configurable playlists and sub-accounts Viddler connects securely with your audiences Connect with Your Audiences Viddler connects with your audiences with interactive experiences Connect with Your Revenue Goals Connect with Viddler

Incredible Wildlife Photography | Peachy Green - StumbleUpon Wildlife — By Stephanie on January 11, 2010 at 10:58 am Canada goose protects her young Ever have one of those moments when you think to yourself, “Boy, I wish I had my camera?!” These high-speed images are treasures that tell stories we rarely get to see – let alone capture – in stunning detail. Bringing home the bugs.... If you oohed and ahhed over the first couple of pictures, you might have to prepare yourself for the next image…. open wide! All in one bite? The best wildlife photography is often expressed through the unexpected. Hey! What is more adorable than a curious monkey – particularly one that wonders what all the photography fuss is about? Among cute animal photographs, you’ve gotta agree… this one tops the charts! Ready for my close-up! Looks like a Chorus Line is coming to a desert near you! Synchronized stretching This gazelle is probably thinking that grooming is for the birds! A little more to the left, please Stunning pictures of animals are often captured in high-speed.

Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face Colt + Rane Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face Baby Giraffes (40 pics) Pics | 28 Mar, 2011 | Views: 25955 | Cute baby giraffes. Do you like it? It is just one of the thousands of posts that we have on the Acidcow.com. Please visit our main page to see other great pictures and videos! Its a bugs life: Artist creates human sculpture from 20,000 handmade... By Suzannah Hills UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 30 January 2012 From a distance it looks like a simple red sculpture of the female form. But artist Gabor Fulop hasn't used marble or paper-marche to create this piece of artwork called 'The Lady Bug' - and has in fact made up his model using 20,000 tiny ladybirds. Using artificial resin, the Bulgarian sculptor handmade the minuscule beetles, before painting them individually. The Lady Bug Sculpture: Hungarian artist Fulop Gabor used 20,000 hand-painted ladybirds to create this model of the female form He then applied the Ladybirds - 20,000 in total - to a model of the female form. He said: 'The work Ladybug resembles a goddess of nature, a fusion of both human and animal organisms, that is both a unique being and a mass of creatures that took a human form. 'My art works through a particular re-interpretation of the traditional techniques of sculpture. Creepy crawlies: The sculpture gives the illusion of ladybirds crawling all over a body

A dog's seeing eye dog Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed. For the last 5 years, Maddison, another Great Dane, has been her sight. The two are, of course, inseparable. (via Weird Universe, Daily Record, The Sun) Instant Dog Mom If you want to see a bunch of happy dogs, don’t miss The 10 Cutest Sleeping Dogs of the Week When a group of dog rescuers arrived at the market to show the dogs available for adoption, somebody had left 12 puppies on the street – 8 of them were approximately 5 weeks old. In shock, the rescuers didn’t know what to do. The group had recently canceled several adoption days at the market because of bad weather, so they were over their capacity with puppies still needing to be adopted out. Also, the abandoned puppies were so small that they needed to be fed every two hours, including at night. That’s when a spayed stray dog approached, lay down beside the shoe box where the puppies were sleeping, and began caring for them. She wouldn’t let anyone get near the babies. Very carefully, the rescuers placed the puppies closer to her. She began caressing them and offering the warmth of her belly to the newborns. The maternal instinct kicked in and… Source

Black and White Old Pictures of Pets You are here: Home / Dogs / Black and White Old Pictures of Pets Keep in themselves represent a kind of memories, especially when they are on your pets … especially when you find something like this and these are pictures in black and white from the beginning and middle of the twentieth century … Pets Foto Daily Choose Cute Baby Elephants: Born to Be Wild! (Photos) 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. Help put an end to this cruelty by demanding that the U.S.

Cutest Paw Gives You the Cutest Animal Pictures Around the World - StumbleUpon True Friends True Friends After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veteranarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. They live in Northern California where swimming is their favorite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend's help to swim. Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship. They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on. Buy the Book! Views: 811717 Tags: dog, dog and monkey, dog and oranguntan friendship, dog and orangutan, friends, friendship, inspiring, monkey, monkey and dog, oranguntan, More…puppy

Related:  smileshelbyah26RandomPhotographyTiereArticlesbaby animalsAnimalsanimals