Siberian tigers dancing paw-to-paw

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Photographer Jutta Kirchner captured these photos of Siberian tigers in Tiergarten Schönbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria. Standing on their hind legs, the two playful tigers appear to be dancing ballroom style.

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Feral Kittens Get New Surrogate Mom

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A group of kittens were rescued from a farm whose life would otherwise been terminated to control population in the area. Fran Wylie, an animal rescuer from Canada, has gone on a quest in trapping as many feral and stray kitties as possible, hoping to give them the second chance they deserve. These tiny little gingers were scared after relocation to a new place until they were greeted by Alice, a rescue cat herself who took to them like her own.

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Homeless Animals

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Habitat loss is threatening the survival of wildlife worldwide. Natural environments are being destroyed and fragmented by human activity, wiping out species’ food sources, dispersing populations and leaving animals around the world literally homeless or displaced. These images of wild animals placed within an urban setting aim to provide a shocking reminder that wildlife is losing its habitat at an alarming rate.

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Stray dog becomes instant mom

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When a group of dog rescuers arrived at the market to show the dogs available for adoption, somebody had left 12 puppies on the street – 8 of them were approximately 5 weeks old. In shock, the rescuers didn’t know what to do. The group had recently canceled several adoption days at the market because of bad weather, so they were over their capacity with puppies still needing to be adopted out. Also, the abandoned puppies were so small that they needed to be fed every two hours, including at night.

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Animals As A Loyal Friends

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Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause.There are many aspects to loyalty. Animals as pets have a large sense of loyalty to humans which may be more human-to-human loyalty. Famous cases include Greyfriars Bobby who attended his master’s grave for fourteen years; Hachiko, who returned to the place he used to meet his master every day for nine years after his death;and Foxie, the spaniel belonging to Charles Gough, who stayed by her dead master’s side for three months on Helvellyn in the Lake District in 1805 (the fact that Gough’s body was eaten by his dog was ignored in subsequent Romantic accounts of the story).

In the Mahabharata, the righteous King Yudhisthira, at the end of his life, appeared at the gates of Heaven. He had previously lost his brothers and his wife to death, and when he appeared at the gates his only remaining companion was a stray dog he had picked up along the way. The god Indra is prepared to admit him to Heaven, but refuses to admit the dog. Yudhistira refuses to abandon the dog, and prepares to turn away from the gates of Heaven. Then the dog is revealed to be the manifestation of Dharma, the god of righteousness and justice, and who turned out to be his deified self. Yudhistira enters heaven in the company of his dog, the god of righteousness.  Yudhistira is known by the epithet Dharmaputra, the lord of righteous duty.

These photos speak much louder than words can, & need none to say what they want to convey.

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The Beauty of Natural Light in Animals World

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Beauty of light gives you access to the most arresting photos from the nature and huge animals archives. From Tibet to Tanzania, from hissing horses to quivering zebras, beauty of light opens a brilliant window onto work and the astonishing nature that animals encounter every day. These beautiful nature photos illustrate just a small sampling of the natural light conditions that occur on our planet.

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Animals in funny situations

Not everyone owns a pet, or has the chance to come across any animal daily for that matter, so it’s refreshing to see some of them captured in funny and interesting situations. Funny situations are around us in everyday life. All we need to do is to spot it. These photos will not leave anyone indifferent, animals can be so funny .

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25 Examples of Animals Bokeh Photography

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By now many of you must have heard the term “Bokeh”. If not than it is nothing but the blurred effect of light in a photography. Basically in Bokeh photography there are mainly two areas, one is the object area which is in focus and the other is the outer area which is out of focus. Blurring the out of focus area of light is the Bokeh effect. Many a times we hear terms like Good and Bad Bokeh. Good Bokeh means something that adds value to the photograph and a bad bokeh means an effect which creates confusion. In this post we are publishing 25 Examples of Animals Bokeh Photography for your inspiration.

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Unbelievable! Harmony in animal kingdom

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Animals have a sensational ability to surprise us with the rare bonds they form, often defying animal experts’ understanding and even going against the predatory instincts of nature. Whether a hippo and a turtle, a crow and a wolf, or a dog and an fish–these are all fascinating friendships animals have formed beyond the boundaries of species.

Here are 13 unusual animal relationships!

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Mother and Baby Elephants

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Think 9 months sounds long? Female elephants have a 22-month pregnancy! Now that’s one mom deserving of a Mother’s Day! Elephants live in a matriarchal society though so once the baby is born, the other females in the herd all lend a hand, including grandmothers, sisters, aunts and even cousins. Here are 13 of our favorite photos of baby elephants and their mothers…

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Old But Still Adorable Animals

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It is not hard to argue that we live in a youth-centric culture, one in which young age and beauty are almost synonymous. And that obsession does not end with humans. Puppies and kittens melt hearts; images and videos of baby animals flood the Internet. But rarely does an image of an animal in old age, can ignite the same interest and adoration. And now something totally different, here are photos of animals at time when they rarely attract much admiration or media attention — in their twilight years.

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Springtime Kitties

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It’s been rather cold and rainy here lately, and I know in some parts of the country there’s still snow, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s spring! Flowers are blooming, bright green leaves are returning, the sun is shining—and the kitties are as playful as ever, if not more so. My cats are indoor-only, so sadly they don’t really get to enjoy the nice spring weather. But here are some kitties that do get to enjoy it, rolling in the grass, climbing in trees, smelling the flowers, and just enjoying the bright warm sunshine.

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Animals Illuminated by the Sun

The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun’s disk disappears below the horizon in the west. There are few things in nature as photogenic as the sky at sunset, especially animals. The rich bright gold, pink and orange colors make unusually beautiful pictures of animals illuminated by the sun.

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25 Most Beautiful Animals Photography on StumbleUpon

I think the most beautiful pictures are those made in nature. Nothing compares with the expression of a tiger, the majestic flight of an eagle or the strength of a white bear. Below you can see 25 the most beautiful animal photographs that will capture your attention, and were stumbled on StumbleUpon.

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Funny Careless Dog Moment

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Happy …I am feeling so happy …I’m gonna go happy ….Can’t you see i´m happy now… Take a look at me now…

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It’s all good, I’m good, nothing to see here…

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Cute Baby Otters

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A fuzzy baby otter at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka, Japan. Several baby otters are on display for 30 minutes a day at an exhibition that will run until March 16, 2012.

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25 Most Popular Dog Breeds and Their Health Issues

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Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and temperaments, and this diversity has been achieved through selective breeding. Unfortunately, this practice occasionally yields undesirable results, including a higher incidence of certain hereditary defects, deformities, or infirmities within a given breed.

Siberian Husky- Autoimmune Disorders
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Siberian Huskies seem to be predisposed to a variety of autoimmune disorders, many of which affect the skin. These conditions cause sores and hair loss, often on the face. One immune condition affects both the skin and the eyes and can lead to eye problems like glaucoma and cataracts. Treatment for these disorders is corticosteroids to inhibit the immune system.

Bulldog- Respiratory Problems
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Like all dogs with those adorable smashed-in faces, bulldogs can suffer from breathing problems. Your bulldog’s small nostrils, elongated soft palate, and narrow trachea are the reasons why he probably snores, and they can lead to a life-threatening emergency if he gets overheated or overtired. That’s why it’s important to keep bulldogs cool in the summer and never overdo it with exercise.

Pug-Eye Problems
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With their squashed faces and bulgy eyes, pugs are at risk for eye problems. The most serious is an eye popping out of its socket. This can happen if a pug gets into an accident or a fight with another dog. If this happens, cover the eye with a damp cloth and rush your dog to the vet. The vet can put the eye back in place, although whether the dog will retain vision in the eye depends on the severity of the damage.

German Shepherd: Hip Dysplasia
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Many large breeds are prone to hip dysplasia. In hip dysplasia, the joint’s ball and socket don’t fit together properly, which causes pain, arthritis, and problems walking. When looking for a German shepherd puppy, ask the breeder whether the parents have been screened for hip dysplasia. Parents with healthy hips are more likely to produce puppies with healthy hips.

Labrador Retriever: Obesity
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Any dog can become overweight, but labs are especially prone to it. And just like with people, obesity is linked to health problems in dogs. Labs need vigorous daily exercise. If your lab is constantly begging for more food, try giving her raw carrots, green beans, or apples to snack on. Since prevention is easier than weight loss, it’s best to consult with your vet on a diet plan that’s right for your pet.

Beagle-Epilepsy

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Epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes seizures, seems to be more common in beagles than in other dog breeds. Epileptic dogs will usually have their first seizure between 6 months and 3 years old. Though epilepsy can’t be cured, frequent seizures (more than one a month) can usually be managed with antiseizure medication.

Shih Tzu- Wobbly Kneecaps

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Wobbly kneecaps, or patellar luxation, are extremely common in toy breeds like shih tzus. In patellar luxation, the kneecap occasionally pops out of place, causing the dog to hobble, skip a step, or limp. The kneecap will usually pop back into position on its own, but in severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem and prevent arthritis.

Boxer- Cancer

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Boxers are at higher risk for certain types of cancer, including lymphoma and mast cell tumors. Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph nodes, and mast cell tumors are a type of skin cancer. In both cases, the cancer is often felt as an unusual lump or bump on your dog’s body. Both of these cancers might be treatable, but it’s important to catch them early. So if you have a boxer, be sure to check him regularly for lumps.

Dachshund- Back Problems

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Because of their long bodies, dachshunds are at higher risk for back injuries and spinal disk problems. The best way to keep your dachshund feeling her best is to keep her at a healthy weight. Excess weight puts strain on the back. Also try to limit stair-climbing and jumping down from furniture, as it can also put stress on the back.
Doberman Pinscher- Heart Condition

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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a serious heart condition in which the heart’s chambers are stretched out and don’t pump blood effectively. Often, owners of dogs with DCM don’t even realize something is wrong until their dog collapses. Because DCM is so common in Dobermans, many vets suggest annual screenings. Medications can regulate heart rhythm and improve the heart’s ability to pump, but there is no cure for DCM.

Cocker Spaniel-Ear Infections

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Dogs like cocker spaniels with floppy, furry ears are prone to frequent ear infections. The best way to prevent ear infections is to clean your dog’s ears every couple of weeks and occasionally flip her ears back to let them “breathe.” Also trim any hair growing on the underside of the ears with clippers to help keep the ear canals dry. Minimizing the frequency of ear infections may also prevent major problems down the road.

Yorkshire Terrier- Portosystemic Shunt

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Portosystemic shunt (PSS) is a blood vessel birth defect that’s common in small breeds like the Yorkie. The portal vein carries toxins from the intestines to the liver, which cleans the blood. With PSS, the vein bypasses the liver, and toxins aren’t removed. PSS may cause poor growth, vomiting, confusion, and seizures. Most of the time, PSS can be corrected with surgery, and the dog will go on to live a normal, healthy life.

Golden Retriever- Skin Allergies

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Does it seem like your golden is constantly licking? Unlike people, dogs don’t sneeze when they’re allergic to something. Instead, they tend to get itchy skin. And frequent licking, scratching, and chewing can lead to hot spots (red, oozing sores). To soothe itchy skin, give your dog baths with oatmeal shampoo, add an omega-3 supplement to his diet, and make sure he has regular flea treatment.

Poodle- Glaucoma

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Poodles are one of a handful of breeds that are at increased risk for this serious eye disease. Glaucoma is a buildup of fluid in the eye, which causes pressure, pain, and eventually blindness. Early on, glaucoma can be treated with medications. But surgery and even removal of the affected eye may be necessary.

Rottweiler- Joint Problems

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Large breeds like the Rottweiler are at risk for a variety of joint problems, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, arthritis, and osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD). OCD is a condition that develops in large, fast-growing puppies in which the cartilage in a joint doesn’t form properly. Feeding the right amount of a balanced diet may help keep your Rottweiler’s joints healthy. However, many dogs require surgery to remove the abnormal cartilage.

Miniature Schnauzer- Diabetes

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Has your miniature schnauzer been drinking water like he’s just run a marathon? Is he suddenly having accidents in the house? He could have diabetes. Any dog can develop diabetes, but miniature schnauzers seem to be at higher risk. Diabetes is a serious condition, but with the insulin and diet changes your dog can live a normal, healthy life.

Chihuahua- Collapsing Trachea

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Does your Chihuahua make a honking noise when she gets excited? She may have a collapsed trachea — a common problem in toy breeds. With collapsed trachea, the cartilage that normally holds the trachea open is weak, so the trachea flattens. Some dogs go their whole lives with collapsing trachea and have no problems from it; others require medication. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to prop the trachea open.

Pomeranian- Hair Loss

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Pomeranians are predisposed to an adrenal gland disease called alopecia X, which causes hair loss. Alopecia X usually begins when a dog is young. If a dog with alopecia X is intact, spaying or neutering often causes the hair to grow back (the hair loss is caused by excess production of sex hormones). Melatonin supplements can also help.

German Shorthaired Pointer- Aortic Stenosis

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Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aorta, the large blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. Aortic stenosis puts strain on the heart and over time might cause an irregular heart rhythm. When aortic stenosis is mild, there may be no symptoms. In more severe cases, the dog may be weak and tire easily. Unfortunately, aortic stenosis usually shortens a dog’s lifespan, but it can be managed with medications.

Great Dane-Bloat

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Giant breeds like Great Danes are at higher risk for gastric dilation and volvulus, or bloat. This is a life-threatening condition that develops when the stomach fills up with gas and then twists, trapping food and gas in the stomach. If you notice your dog pacing, panting, and drooling excessively right after eating, call the vet right away. Bloat can be corrected with surgery, but it can be fatal if not treated quickly.

Shetland Sheepdog- Collie Eye

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Shelties can be affected by a group of related eye problems known as “collie eye anomaly.” Collie eye affects the retina and the optic nerve. Mild cases may not affect the dog’s vision at all, but moderate to severe cases can lead to blindness. There is no treatment for collie eye, and it’s fairly widespread among the breeds that are affected by it. So before you bring a Sheltie puppy home, ask the breeder if he’s been tested.

Maltese: Little White Shaker Syndrome

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This funny-named condition is just what it sounds like: tremors in small dogs that are white (although dogs with other coat colors can get it, too). It’s caused by inflammation in the cerebellum, which causes shaking that can be so bad the dog can barely walk. But the good news is that it’s treatable with corticosteroids, it’s not painful for the dog, and it usually subsides after a few weeks.

Boston Terrier- Cherry Eye

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Because of their protruding eyes, Boston Terriers are susceptible to a number of eye problems, including cherry eye. In cherry eye, a tear-producing gland “pops out” from behind the dog’s third eyelid. It’s called cherry eye because the gland is round and bright red. Cherry eye can be repaired with surgery. Besides cherry eye, Boston Terriers are also at risk for dry eye, cataracts, and entropion (turned-in eyelids).

French Bulldog- Breathing Problems

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Like his English cousin, the French bulldog is susceptible to breathing problems. Also known as brachycephalic airway syndrome, this set of breathing problems is a result of the breed’s pushed-in nose, elongated soft palate, and narrow trachea. Extreme heat or too much exercise can cause a French bulldog to struggle to breathe, so it’s best to keep him indoors on hot days.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel- Mitral Valve Disease

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This heart problem is common in elderly small dogs, but cavaliers often develop it early on. In mitral valve disease, the valve between the left atrium and ventricle doesn’t close tightly, allowing blood to leak backward when the heart pumps. This puts strain on the heart. Symptoms include lethargy and coughing. With monitoring and the right medication, a dog with mitral valve disease can live for years with very few symptoms.

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