Thailand: Vets Perform CPR On Mother Elephant As She Faints Protecting Baby Calf.

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Rescue team perform CPR on mother elephant after she faints protecting trapped calf

Photo – Independent – London.

Two veterinarians performed CPR on a large mother elephant who fainted during the rescue of her trapped calf in Thailand.

By standing on the elephant’s chest, the vets used their weight to put pressure on the jumbo to wake her up.

The mother was protecting her one-year-old calf after it had fallen into a drain hole but became trapped during a panic when rescuers arrived to help.

After lifting her body out of the drain, doctors frantically massaged her with their hands and their feet to help her regain consciousness.

Both were later returned to the wild.

Watch the amazing rescue video here:

Rescue team perform CPR on mother elephant after she faints protecting trapped calf (

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A super-rare orange lobster was saved from becoming seafood – CNN

An extremely rare orange lobster found in a shipment to a Red Lobster restaurant has found a new home at Ripley's Aquarium.

By Zoe Sottile, CNN

(CNN) A bright orange lobster was rescued from its fate as a meal at Red Lobster after staff members recognized the crustacean’s unusual coloring.

The lobster was named “Cheddar” in an ode to the restaurant’s famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Cheddar arrived in a shipment at a Red Lobster restaurant in Hollywood, Florida, according to a July 12 news release from the restaurant.

“Sometimes ordinary miracles happen, and Cheddar is one of them,” said Mario Roque, a manager at Red Lobster who led the rescue of Cheddar, in the release. “A group of incredible people helped us make this possible. We are so honored to have been able to save Cheddar and find her a good home.”

An extremely rare calico lobster was rescued from a Red Lobster in Virginia

Staff at Red Lobster reached out to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, who sent two members of their husbandry team to the restaurant, said Ripley’s in an email to CNN. Then they “carefully packed up Cheddar” and drove her to Ripley’s Marine Science Research Center in Myrtle Beach. The lucky orange lobster will acclimate at the scientific research facility before moving to the aquarium.

According to Ripley’s, orange lobsters are even more rare than blue lobsters: while the chance of finding a blue lobster is one in a million, the chance of finding an orange lobster is just one in 30 million.

“Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is honored to become Cheddar’s forever home,” said the aquarium in a statement emailed to CNN. “Though the odd and unusual are a part of everyday life here at Ripley’s, orange lobsters like Cheddar are truly one in 30 million.

“We are grateful that Red Lobster’s Team recognized the significance of such a rarity and hope to spread crustacean conservation with guests from around the world for years to come.”

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Yellowstone bison goring incidents highlight America’s tourism problem

Image: A bison walks past tourists on June 22, 2022 at Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.

A bison walks past tourists on June 22, at Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming. George Frey / Getty Images file

Humans may think themselves apex predators, but they remain quite vulnerable. Meanwhile, wildlife is feeling more pressure than ever.

By Dennis Jorgensen, bison program manager for World Wildlife Fund’s U.S. Northern Great Plains Program

Bison are oh-so-fluffy, ambling, plant-eating animals that have long captured the world’s attention because of their majestic dignity. Increasingly, however, they also make headlines because of dangerous run-ins with tourists. Already this summer we’ve seen two high-profile bison gorings at Yellowstone, both caught on video.

As a resident Montanan, professional bison conservationist and neighbor of nearby Yellowstone National Park, I can understand why people feel the urge to touch these massive mammals.

As a resident Montanan, professional bison conservationist and neighbor of nearby Yellowstone National Park, I can understand why people feel the urge to touch these massive mammals. They are a sight to behold — both undeniably cute and seemingly oblivious to our presence. However, as a biologist, I assure you that they are keenly aware of our approach. They can and will respond with lightning-fast reflexes if we get too close.null

Indulge me for a minute. The average NFL lineman weighs around 310 pounds, and the league’s fastest player has been clocked at about 23 miles per hour. In comparison, a bison can weigh more than 2,000 pounds and run more than 35 miles per hour. But unlike in the NFL, there isn’t a referee to blow the whistle when a bison feels threatened. They charge until the threat has been diminished.

Recent and ongoing injuries from bison gorings in parks and protected areas are tragedies for both people and bison. Bison aren’t out to get tourists, but with visitation in Yellowstone and other parks on the rise, wildlife is feeling more pressure than ever. Approximately 4.86 million people visited Yellowstone in 2021, its busiest year to date. American travel has exploded recently, as families cooped up during the pandemic embrace their summer vacations. But that (understandable) wanderlust comes with a cost. More broadly, more than 55% of Earth’s land is shared by people and wildlife. As our footprint extends even farther into wild spaces, encounters between people and wildlife increase, often leading to instances of human-wildlife conflict.

The broader problem may be that many of us no longer know how to relate to nature, because we see ourselves as being outside of it. People are so used to experiencing wildlife through the lens of social media or a wildlife series that we’ve come to see ourselves solely as spectators rather than participants when we enter actual wild places. However, let me be clear: When we visit parks with free-roaming wild animals, we have entered a wild area. And we have no special rights or protections, other than our own common sense.

When you choose to not respect a bison, bear or moose’s space to get that selfie for social media, it is not only disrespectful — it’s dangerous. Humans may have evolved to think themselves apex predators, but they are in fact quite vulnerable.

For those who may still be traveling to parks this year, here’s a quick bison “rule of thumb”: If you outstretch your arm and hold up your thumb, you should be able to cover the entire silhouette of any bison in the vicinity. If not, you are too close. This rule should keep visitors approximately 100 yards from a bison, a distance that the animal can cover in just under 6 seconds at 35 miles per hour — if it chooses to. This doesn’t offer much time for you to react, let alone coordinate your family’s reaction — as evidenced by recent events when a frightened child ran away from her parents in response to a charging bison. However, at this distance, the bison will most likely ignore you, preferring to attack a tasty patch of prairie grass instead.

It is also important to note that a boardwalk or road will not prevent a bison from approaching or feeling anxious or threatened by visitors who are too close. One notable exception to the rule of thumb, though you still need to respect a bison’s space, is traveling inside a closed vehicle (motorcycles don’t count). However, I have even seen bison unintentionally damage cars that were too close, sometimes using a side mirror to scratch a hard-to-reach itch.

These recent incidents of gorings are serious reminders that Americans, and everyone, must give more thought to how we interact with wildlife. The fact that bison still exist is a miracle after they were nearly wiped out as part of deliberate efforts to subjugate Indigenous people. Today Yellowstone National Park, a spectacle that every American should see and experience, is home to more wild bison than any other place in the world. Watching these marvels of nature can be one of the most rewarding moments of someone’s life. But only at a safe distance.

Dennis Jorgensen is the bison program manager for World Wildlife Fund’s U.S. Northern Great Plains Program. He’s studied rattlesnakes, mountain lions, bison and many other plains species in the wild and it has reminded him of his place in the food chain and just how rewarding it is to be a participant in nature, if we give nature its due respect and space.


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‘Pawternity Leave’ Offered by Employers


There is great news for pets and their human caregivers: “Pawternity Leave”, giving employees time off to care for new pets, is starting to be recognized by more companies.  Some employers offer their workers anywhere from a day to a week of paid leave to welcome a new animal into their family.  Some companies also give employees paid bereavement time for the loss of a beloved pet.

Consider asking about the “Pawternity Leave” benefit during your next interview.



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Primal Dog Food Recall of July 2022 | DogFoodAdvisor

Mike Sagman

Primal Beef Formula

July 6, 2022 — Primal Pet Foods is recalling a single lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

What’s Being Recalled?

Details for the recall are listed below. The lot number and best by date can be found on the lower third of the back of the Raw Frozen Primal Patties package.

Primal Dog Food Recall Beef Formula Back of Package

Batch Information

  • Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula
    Package size: 6 pound bag
    Best by date: 05/22/23
    Lot code: #W10068709

Where Was It Sold?

The company distributed sixty-six cases (396 units) of this single lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties to Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and British Columbia, in late April 2022.

No other lot codes or Primal products are impacted by this announcement.

Primal Pet Foods has received no complaints or reports of illness to pets or humans due to this recalled product.

What Caused the Recall?

This voluntary recall is a result of routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which revealed a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample from one lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula.

About Listeria in Dogs

Listeria monocytogenes rarely cause illness in dogs, but it is possible.

Dogs can have mild symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.

Even if a dog is not showing symptoms, it can still be a carrier of the bacteria and spread it to humans. If a dog has consumed the recalled product, pet parents are encouraged to consult their veterinarian.

Listeria in People

People can become sick by handling contaminated food or touching surfaces that have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes.

Symptoms in humans may include fever, headache, muscle aches, stiff neck, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.

Young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections and symptoms can be more severe.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms after handling this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Message from the Company

Primal Pet Foods is committed to the quality and safety of its products. The company uses a “test and hold” to ensure that all products test negative for harmful bacteria before being released for sale.

Primal Pet Foods confirmed that all testing results on this single lot of recalled product were negative for Listeria monocytogenes (both raw materials and finished product) before it left its production facility.

The Raw Frozen Primal Patties are sold in flexible packaging in the freezer at select pet stores.

Primal Pet Foods has temperature tracking devices on all shipments of frozen product to ensure storage requirements are met while being transported.

This product should be kept frozen until a pet parent is ready to use it.

What to Do?

If a pet parent has product from this lot in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dog and dispose of it immediately.

Pet parents are also encouraged to follow all safe handling instructions on Primal packaging and wash their hands and all preparation surfaces after handling any raw product.

Consumers with questions are invited to contact the company by phone at (800) 742-1312 Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. PST, or by submitting an online request.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Reporting Pet Food Problems

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Calling All Cat People: Scientists Need Your Input


Scientists are asking for U.S. volunteers who live with cats to participate in a new research project. The study will survey owners about their pet’s behaviors and their knowledge of training methods. The team’s larger goal is to help catsespecially kittens—and humans better form healthy relationships with one another.


The current study is being conducted by scientists from the Animal Welfare Epidemiology Lab at the University of California Davis. Last fall, the team recruited volunteers who owned exactly two cats to look at cat videos on the internet, as part of a project to study how well owners could read feline body language. They were especially interested in knowing whether owners could tell when cats were about to lash out at their furry roommates.

The researchers are now beginning work on a new study. This time, they want to explore the socialization of cats viewed through…

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Adopt a Beagle Rescued from Breeding Facility


Thousands of beagles that were bred to be sold to laboratories for experiments have been rescued and are about to hit shelters around the U.S. These dogs need new adoptive homes. Read on to find out how to adopt one of these dogs.


A Virginia breeding facility was shut down recently after authorities discovered inhumane conditions the dogs were being kept in. The dogs had been bred to sell to labs for experimentation There are 4,000 beagles in need of good homes.  Authorities have only about two months to find homes for all the dogs. If you are interested in fostering, adopting, or helping in other ways, here’s how to get involved*…

Contact your local shelters and rescuers

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is the sole party responsible for managing the removal of the beagles. The transfer is going to take place in…

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Signs of Heat Stroke in Pets


It is not just a long, hot summer for humans–pets are suffering too.  Like humans, pets are at risk from exposure to excessive heat. Here are signs to watch for in your pets who may be experiencing heat stroke. Next are solutions to prevent overheating in pets.

cute dog resting on sand near fence


Signs of heat stroke in dogs include excessive panting, unusual breathing noise, lethargy or change in behavior, stumbling, and a blue/grey tinge to the gums or tongue. Owners should contact their vet immediately if they spot any of these signs.

If your dog becomes overheated move him into the shade or a cool space. Offer water, although only in small amounts. Lie them in cool water (but not cold water!) and/or pour cool water over them. A soaked, cool towel could be placed over the dog’s side–replace when it becomes warm.

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Preventing overheating in Dogs

Caretakers of dogs need…

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‘Horrifying’ Overcrowded Conditions at Animal Shelters


How did this happen again?  Overcrowded, inhumane conditions at L.A. animal shelters that are so bad shelter dogs go for weeks without walks and some have been unable to leave their cramped cages for weeks–and even monthsSee more information from the investigative report here.

The pandemic undoubtedly played a role, especially with an influx of people getting animals to keep them company during the lock-down who later decided they were unable to care for their animal family members. Now, in a city that relies on hundreds of unpaid volunteers to walk and exercise the dogs, volunteers say that they can’t keep up with the influx of animals.  Read more here.


Is your community also experiencing overcrowded, inhumane conditions for animals?  If so, please consider volunteering to walk and play with these innocent victims of the pandemic.

Contributor: Barry H.

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