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Elephant Raju Cries After Being Rescued From 50 Years Of Suffering In Chains 

This heartbreaking story is about as elephant Raju from India that had an incredibly rough life. After being poached from his mother he was thrown from one owner to another, until he was left living in terrible conditions with no shelter at night, being used as a beggars prop all day long. Raju survived only from passing tourists and sometimes had to eat plastic and paper while being chained 24 hours a day. A wildlife organisation SOS-UK could not stand the injustice and decided to save him in a daring midnight rescue operation.

The elephant, realizing he was being saved, started to cry: “It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realised he was being freed” – claims Pooja Binepal, one of the rescuers in an interview with Presspeople. “Tears began to roll down Raju’s face. Some no doubt were due to the pain but he also seemed to sense that change was coming. He felt hope for the first time” – says another rescuer Kartick.

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Box Lunch (by jurvetson)

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Box Lunch (by jurvetson)

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Otter pup cuteness (by Paul Stevenson)

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Otter pup cuteness (by Paul Stevenson)

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biomorphosis:

Tapirs are primitive animals that have remained unchanged for millions of years. Fossils of tapir ancestors have been found on every continent except Antarctica. Closest relatives of tapirs are horses and rhinos.

Its nose and upper lip are combined into a flexible snout that the animal uses to reach and pull food into its mouth. Tapirs are nocturnal animals that like to spend a lot of time in the water. They can stay under the water for several minutes. In fact, when frightened, tapirs hide in the water and breathe with their snout poked above the surface like a snorkel!

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Tahoe the Orphan Black Bear Cub [video]

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The Reddingtons were in the worst kind of marriage. Love meant nothing to them.
For everyone watching the US Open and dreaming about playing but unable to procure an actual tennis court, we’ve got you covered with Table tennis and how to play it (1902).
How did tennis get its quirky scoring system? No one is quite sure, but this NYT blog post from last year takes an interesting look at it.

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The Reddingtons were in the worst kind of marriage. Love meant nothing to them.

For everyone watching the US Open and dreaming about playing but unable to procure an actual tennis court, we’ve got you covered with Table tennis and how to play it (1902).

How did tennis get its quirky scoring system? No one is quite sure, but this NYT blog post from last year takes an interesting look at it.

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Sealed with a Kiss [069/365] (by Lab2112)

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Sealed with a Kiss [069/365] (by Lab2112)

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