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Lone Orangutan Tries to Fight Bulldozer Destroying Its Home

Footage released by International Animal Rescue shows harrowing footage of an orangutan trying to fight off a bulldozer destroying its habitat. As loggers smash the base of a tree in the Ketapang District of West Borneo, video shows one of the great apes perched in the tree’s canopy as it falls to the floor. Two members of IAR’s Orangutan Protection Unit try to dart and carry the animal to safety. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/orangutan-tries-to-fight-bulldozer/

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The Heartwarming Moment This Pupper Found Out He Was Getting Adopted

After being in the shelter for about a month, Benny the Dog was finally adopted by his new family. As he did his “Freedom Walk” through the halls of the shelter, Benny jumped up and down in pure excitement of finally going home. Despite Benny’s palpable joy, I couldn’t help but notice all of the other barks and poor puppers that remained as Benny made his way to the door. Hopefully the rest of them get adopted and found loving homes too! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/dog-finds-out-hes-getting-adopted/

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This Dog Reacting to That Scene from the Lion King is Giving Me All the Feels

Amazing to see this pit bull terrier puppy instinctively (seemingly?) know something of importance is happening on-screen. As the owner describes on YouTube: “So Hannah and I were watching the Lion King while Luna played wildly with her toys. But right as Mufasa falls to his death, she stops and turns to the TV to watch. To see her crying at the TV was the sweetest thing I think I’ve ever seen. She even lays down right after Simba lays with his dad….We don’t deserve dogs. 💚 4 months old…

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Obama photographer has the perfect reaction to Trump’s ‘really smart’ tweets

The United States President Donald Trump sitting in the drivers seat of a truck.Image: REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump had one of his most unforgettable series of tweets Saturday morning, touting his own mental stability, claiming that he’s, “like, really smart,” and calling himself a genius. SEE ALSO: Pete Souza throws shade at Trump for ‘nuclear button’ tweet Pete Souza, the former photographer for the Obama White House who has become one of the internet’s foremost Trump shade-throwers, had the perfect reaction to the tweets: …like, really smart… A post shared by…

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Dying Chimpanzee Shares Tender Moment With Man Who Used to Care for Her

Mama, 59 years old and the oldest chimpanzee and the matriarch of the famous chimpanzee colony of the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands, was gravely ill. Jan van Hooff (emeritus professor behavioural biology at Utrecht University and co-founder of the Burgers colony) who has known Mama since 1972, visited her in the week before she died of old age in April of 2016. Although it took a little while before she became aware of Jan’s presence, her reaction was extremely emotional and heart-breaking. Mama played an important social…

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Little Girls Hug Goes Viral and the Story Behind It Brought Me to Tears

A recent video shared on Instagram by Jackie Alexander has gone viral and the story behind it is pretty emotional. The description below was pasted from her Instagram comment: “Some Mondays are better than others. I share this with permission from the parent of this student. This is pure testament that in a world full of turmoil and strife, there is still light and joy to be found in little everyday moments.   A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can remember to adopt…

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Stolen Dog Gets Brought Into Courtroom and Immediately Recognizes Real Owner

In a quirky case on Judge Judy, two dog owners claimed that another lady had purchased their lost dog from an unscrupulous seller and refused to return him. Judge Judy demanded that the defendants bring in the dog and let it loose. The dog excitedly ran to its real owner and the case was quickly closed. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/stolen-dog-gets-brought-into-courtroom-and-immediately-recognizes-real-owner/

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