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Beluga Whale Saves iPhone From Sea in Norway

Surreal footage of a beluga whale saving an iPhone from the sea in Norway has gone viral after being posted to Instagram and Reddit. Interestingly, the beluga was found off Norway’s coast wearing a special Russian harness and was ‘probably trained by the Russian Navy‘. While surprising to some, it is known that Russia and the United States have a fleet of trained dolphins for ‘military and naval purposes’. In the past dolphins have been used to locate mines and other dangerous objects on the ocean floor as well as…

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Jake, the Puppy Saved From a Fire, that Went On To Become a Firefighter

It all started in April of 2015 when firefighter Bill Lindler was coming home from a shift when he saw flames rising from a neighbour’s garage. “I saw Mama dog and several puppies running out,” Lindler told The Dodo. “I saw one puppy trying to make his way out, when a piece of the ceiling fell on top of him. He started yelping, but he wiggled himself free and backed into a corner and cowered down.” “I brought him outside, and he was pretty bad,” said Lindler. “He wasn’t moving.…

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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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A Man Found Six Abandoned Hairless Puppies And No One Could Tell Theyre Great Pyrenees

Here is another rescue story, which at the same time shows the unbelievable ignorance of some people and the heroic compassion of others. On a cold December morning, a man stumbled upon six crusty puppies in the woods of Alabama on his way to work. The poor creatures were in terrifying, life-threatening condition and were trying to keep warm by cuddling against each other. The puppies, who hardly looked like dogs with a bald pink and chapped appearance, were definitely too young to wander the forests without a mother, and…

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Honey Badger Mom Saves Her Baby From the Jaws of a Hungry Leopard

Honey badgers do care! Spotted at Kruger National Park in South Africa, a mother honey badger rescues her baby (literally) from the jaws of a hungry leopard. The camera is a little shaky, likely due to the fact that they were quite zoomed in while filming. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/honey-badger-saves-baby-from-leopard/

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Elephants Salute People Who Rescued Their Baby Elephant From a Ditch

Wildlife officials in Kerala, India, rescued a baby elephant that fell into a ditch and got trapped. Watch as the family of wild elephants nervously waits on the other side of the river while locals use a backhoe to try to free the baby. When the family is once again reunited, two of the elephants raise their trunks to the crowd in a gesture many are interpreting as a ‘thank you’. The elephants repeat the gesture for a second time, and receive an ovation from the touched crowd. Read more:…

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The RNLIs Newest All-Weather Lifeboat is an Engineering Marvel

The Shannon is the latest class of all-weather lifeboat to join the RNLI fleet. She’s the first modern all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by waterjets instead of traditional propellers, making her the RNLI’s most agile and manoeuvrable all-weather lifeboat yet. Designed entirely in-house by a team of RNLI engineers, The Shannon was designed to be launched and recovered from a beach and is loaded with impressive features and specs. The naming of The Shannon class lifeboat follows an RNLI tradition of naming lifeboats after rivers. But it’s the first time…

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Fishermen Think They Found A Seal Floating On An Iceberg, Then They Take A Closer Look

Fishermen Mallory Harrigan, Cliff Russell and Allan Russell were out a few miles off shore from Labrador, Canada recently when they came across something quite extraordinary. Something was atop a small, mushroom-shaped iceberg, drifting helplessly out to sea, and it wasn’t a creature designed for swimming. It was a starving and terrified Arctic fox, wet through and under attack from circling seagulls. Knowing that the poor fox was doomed to a terrible fate, Mallory and her crew-mates decided that they had to intervene and do what they could to try…

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Woman Rescues Wingless Queen Bee; Builds Her a Tiny Garden to Live Out Final Days

Last Spring, Fiona Presly was gardening outside her home in Scotland when she noticed a queen bumblebee at her feet. She quickly sensed that something wasn’t right as the bee seemed shaky and disoriented. Afraid she might get stepped on, Fiona bent down and noticed the queen bee had no wings, she tells The Dodo. Photo via Fiona Presly Not sure how else to help, Presly offered the bee some sugar water and set her on some flowers, hoping she’d be able to eventually manage on her own. When she…

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Mystery dude saves Chrissy Teigen from a bike as she crossed the street

The man who saved Chrissy.Image: Raymond Hall/GC Images Buckle up, Chrissy Teigen stans, because we’re about to take you on a wild ride involving a fake baby, a total stranger, and a valuable lesson in pedestrian safety. On Tuesday morning, the model logged onto Twitter to reply to a fan sharing a curious photograph of her and an unknown man in the middle of a New York City street.  SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen live-tweeted her reaction to the Stormy Daniels interview “This looks like you have strapped a very small…

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Photographer Takes Portraits Of Dogs That Are Perfectly Imperfect

“One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique. I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as different hold a special place in my heart. These are the canines who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse,” says Cearns. “Most animals with ‘afflictions’ don’t dwell on them. They adapt to their bodies without complaint and they survive with determination. They…

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Guy Finds Iguana Swimming 4 Miles Offshore and Brings Him Back to Land

Steve from Key West Kayak Fishing was coming in from an offshore fishing trip when he noticed a weird shaped object floating in the distance. On YouTube he explains: All I could see were the multiple fins running down its back so I though it was some sort of palm frond, but it just didn’t look right. I ended up stopping and noticed that it started swimming. It was pretty crazy seeing this guy so far out. I have seen plenty swimming around the islands, but never one that far…

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