Please Sign Petition: Save the Sick, Confined Elephant, Kaavan & Place in Reputable Sanctuary

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Kaavan

Please sign the following petition and share widely –  There is more action you can take further down, including details for you to send an email to Pakistani agencies urging them to release Kaavan to a sanctuary.

Please act today, every signature counts.

Petition

“A young elephant by the name of Kaavan was literally taken away from its mother in Sri Lanka back in 1985 and taken to the Pakistan Islamabad Zoo. Ever since that time this baby lived in a concrete enclosure with all four legs chained, allowing for very little movement. This has been Kaavan’s entire life. Red full story at http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/free-kaavan-the-sick-zoo-elephant/

Kaavan can do nothing more than bob his head side to side, a behavior typical of despair and depression. Because of the chains, he also suffers with several deep gashes and signs of gangrene on his lower legs. If this poor animal is not…

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Move Isolated Zoo Elephant to Sanctuary

Lucky the elephant has been in isolation since 2013 at a zoo in Texas. Elephants are extremely intelligent, curious and social animals who form deep family bonds. Keeping an elephant in isolation is extremely cruel. Demand the San Antonio Zoo move Lucky to a reputable sanctuary where she can live the rest of her days happily and healthy.

Source: Move Isolated Zoo Elephant to Sanctuary

Beluga bubbles reveal how these whales are feeling

The ocean update

Belugas may actually blow bubbles based on their mood. A new study reveals why beluga whales blow bubbles underwater and how the shape of the bubbles may indicate their feelings. (Photo : NOAA) Belugas may actually blow bubbles based on their mood. A new study reveals why beluga whales blow bubbles underwater and how the shape of the bubbles may indicate their feelings. (Photo : NOAA)

December 7th, 2015 (Catherine Griffin). Belugas may actually blow bubbles based on their mood. A new study reveals why beluga whales blow bubbles underwater and how the shape of the bubbles may indicate their feelings.

“Underwater bubbling is a fairly common behavior in beluga whales,” said Michael Noonan, one of the researchers, in a news release. “It’s an enigmatic and delightful behavior but also a very complex behavior.”

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