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War Horses Part 2:



Western Front: Winston to the rescue

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ands-home.html

Turkish Campaign: Betrayed and abandoned

http://www.thebrooke.org/about-us/ou...es-1931-appeal
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The War Horse movie has just come to our cinema's, and we would like to see it.
It makes me feel so sad that such beautiful creatures, as the horse had to go through such an horrendous thing as war, humans understand whats going on, but animals?
Thank goodness for caring people like Dorothy Brooke's.
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BBC Super Smart animals! The BBC Natural History Department...need I say more?

The programme series begins this week, so look out for it on your television, or satellite/PPV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01by613

The chimp doing the computerised memory quiz is jaw-dropping!
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Canine Service:

Amazing dog cares for disabled owner...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...led-owner.html
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Thanks for Sharing knightofalbion.
Byron the Labrador is gorgeous, our Labrador Oscar is not quite as clever, his good points are that he says hello to us in the mornings, and is trying to teach his sister German Shepherd Abby to do the same, she opens her mouth but nothing comes out yet and he is good at watching her play ball, and would just love any stangers that might like to come into the yard. but all in all we just couldn't part with either of them.
they are such wonderful company.
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Spiders escaping flooding in Pakistan...

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by Rebecca on February 16, 2012
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An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.


Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs.
People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenomenon before but they also report that there are now far fewer mosquitoes than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.

It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the spiders web thus reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, facing so many other hardships after the floods.





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kind2creatures, thats amazing, but I wouldnt like to walk into those webs at night.
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kind2creatures, thats amazing, but I wouldnt like to walk into those webs at night.
Completely agree ozzie! You'd hear me screaming miles away if I walked into one of those, looks like the sticking kind that's hard to get off you. Good thing is, that they're snagging those mosquitos.
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Cool Tiny Primate 'Talks' in Ultrasound

By Agence France-Presse
Tiny primate ‘talks’ in ultrasound

One of the world’s smallest primates, the Philippine tarsier, communicates
in a range of ultrasound inaudible to predator and prey alike, according to
a study published on Wednesday.



No bigger than a man’s hand, Tarsius syrichta can hear and emit sounds at a
frequency that effectively gives it a private channel for issuing warnings
or ferreting out crickets for a nighttime snack, the study found.

Only a handful of mammals are known to be able to send and receive vocal
signals in the ultrasound range, above 20 kilohertz (kHz), including some
whales, domestic cats and a few of the many species of bats.

And few of these can squeal, screech or squawk at the same sonic altitudes
as the saucer-eyed tarsier, which up to now had been mistakenly described as
being “ordinarily silent,” researchers found.
Its finely-tuned ears are capable of picking up frequencies above 90 kHz,
and it can vocalise in a range around 70 kHz.

By comparison, humans generally can’t hear anything above 20 kHz, and a dog
whistle is pitched to between 22 and 23 kHz.
A team of scientists from the United States and the Philippines led by
Marissa Ramsier of Humboldt State University in California gathered their
inaudible results in two ways.

First they captured six of the docile nocturnal creatures and placed them
inside custom-build sound chambers to test their sensitivity to high-pitched
sounds.
After the experiments, the rare and endangered animals were returned
unharmed to their natural habitat, on the Philippine island of Mindanao.
To measure the frequency of the tarsier’s ultrasound chatter, the
researchers recorded another 35 specimens in the wild.

“The minimum frequency of the call — 67 kHz — is the highest value of any
terrestrial mammal, excluding bats and some rodents,” said the study,
published in the British Royal Society’s Biology Letters.
What advantages do the tarsier’s high-end vocal acrobatics confer? There are
several, the researchers suggest.
One is being able to sound a silent alarm.



“Ultrasonic calls can be advantageous to both the signaller and receiver as
they are potentially difficult for predators to detect and localise,” the
researchers explain.

The tarsier’s exceptional hearing may also facilitate acoustic eavesdropping
on noises emitted by prey, which range from crickets and cockroaches –
their staple diet — to the occasional moth, katydid or hatchling bird.
Finally, the study speculates, being able to communicate in ultrasonic
ranges filters out all the low-frequency “noise” and hubbub of a tropical
environment.

Tarsier’s have five-digit hands that eerily resemble — in emaciated form –
their human counterparts.
Lacking the typical “night vision” of other nocturnal creatures, they also
have — in relation to their body size — the largest eyes of any primate on
Earth.

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Aww what beautiful little creatures, and very interesting write up, thanks kind2creatures.
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Film of 30 dolphins beached in shallow water, rescued and returned to the sea by ordinary people on the beach.

http://www.wimp.com/dolphinssaved/
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Cool Doggie Surrogate

By Rebecca on March 21, 2012
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Rare white tiger triplets born last year at a safari park in Weihai,
northern China’s Shandong Province are now ready to be weaned. The triplets
- two of which are pure white and one of which has black stripes – were born
on 26 November 2011. After they were born the park had to find a surrogate
dog mother to nurse them. She has done her job well and the healthy triplets
are doing so well that they’re now ready to move onto eating solids.

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All life is one:
Alas, because of lack of spiritual development, there are millions of people on earth, who do not realise that the spirit which animates them is the same one that animates all creatures who share the planet with them. They do not see them as spirits with earthly bodies, just as they are
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Interview with Donald Watson:

Donald was the first person to coin the word 'vegan' and it was him who founded the Vegan Movement.

He talked the talk and he walked the walk - and he left a golden path behind him.

Be inspired!

http://www.foodsforlife.org.uk/peopl...ld-Watson.html
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Gorgeous picture of the tiger cubs and shepherd

knightofalbion,I just read Donald Watson's article its very interesting thanks.
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