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Dying veteran in hospice gets his final wish: to see his dog one last time

Dogs really are man’s best friend. They’re the perfect pet, a loyal companion who can keep you company and comfort you when times get tough. And for one man, his beloved dog was there when he needed him the most: on his death bed. It’s a sad story, but one that ultimately shows the beautiful bond that exists between people and their pets. John Vincent, a veteran Marine who served i

Trophy hunter who targeted elephants and lions gets eaten by crocodiles

All animal lovers are opposed to trophy hunting. It can be hard to believe that there are people who enjoy killing at-risk animals like lions and rhinos. This “sport” has pushed many species to the brink of extinction, but despite controversy and pushback from conservation groups this kind of hunting remains legal in many places. But sometimes the animal kingdom has its own sense of just

Thankful kangaroo offers a handshake after three men save it from freezing lake

We always love seeing people helping animals. It’s a truly thankless job — animals don’t usually show much appreciation for a good deed. But sometimes animals have a sweet way of saying “thanks” to their rescuers, like one kangaroo who offered a hand shake to the men who saved him. According to Daily Mail Australia, a man named David Boyd saw a kangaroo in Lake Burley Griffin

Stray Dog Interrupts A Pro Soccer Match In Bolivia, Gets Adopted By A Player Who Carried Him Off The Field

Soccer fans will relate that sometimes you just want to run into the stadium and show the players how it’s done. These emotions often occur in couch potatoes during an outburst, but we shall leave the game to professionals, except if that someone who wants to help is a dog. This stray dog decided to take the fate of its home team into its own paws during the game between The Strongest and Nac

Winners Of Nature “inFocus” Photo Contest Capture Incredible Moments On Earth (37 Pics)

The Nature inFocus Photography Contest honors talented photographers who document unique natural history moments and critical conservation issues and generate an impressive catalog of imaginative and artistic images every year. Radha Rangarajan, who is the editor of the contest, told Bored Panda: “The Nature inFocus Photography Contest began back in 2015, and this is the 7th edition of o

Man dies after losing beloved four-legged friend of 14 years

Our four-legged friends can be comfort to us in so many ways. For the elderly they can offer companionship, exercise, a purpose and sometimes even keep us going. For 80-year-old Ken Pendagraft, his dog of 14 years offered him a reason to go out every day and take him for a walk, not to mention companionship and unconditional love. But when Ken was found distraught with a very sick dog, neigh

Meet The Stunning Kea, The Only Alpine Parrot In The World

The world is a fascinating place and the natural habitat of countless different animals. Birds bring a variety to the animal world. With their splendid, colorful plumages, they are a beautiful addition to the scene, while the pleasant sounds they make create a magical, relaxing atmosphere in nature. Unfortunately, many birds have been extinct due to disturbed ecological balance, poaching, and h

Pod of dolphins help alert rescue crew to swimmer lost at sea

Dolphins are widely considered one of the most intelligent species in the world. Due to their high emotional intelligence, problem solving skills and ability to communicate with one another, dolphins have been called the second-smartest animals behind humans. Shutterstock And recently, one pod of dolphins in the wild even helped save a life, alerting rescuers to a swimmer lost at sea. Vo

Meet the Malabar giant squirrel, the squirrel so colorful people can’t believe it’s real

No one thinks of the squirrel as a particularly exotic or interesting animal. Chances are if you look in your backyard right now, you’ll probably find one—they’re very common animals. But if you venture into the forests of India, you might just find a squirrel who will take your breath away. Meet the Malabar giant squirrel: Yes, far from the ordinary squirrels you’ll find cl

The 16 Funniest Wildlife Photos Of 2021 Have Been Announced, And They Will Make Your Day

It’s that time of the year, folks—the time when all of our precious wildlife shows off its true colors, i.e. their comedic side, whether it’s a deliberate pose or just extremely lucky timing. Yep, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are here and the winners have been revealed. beautyofplanet.com has collected all of the winning and highly commended photos to make a neat curated