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Mother cow clearly asks man to rescue her newborn calf3m29s

Mother cow clearly asks man to rescue her newborn calf

This video tells the story of "Flo", a wonderful cow with a beautiful disposition, as she encountered serious difficulty soon after giving birth to her baby. On a very hot, spring day in Millbrook, Ontario, Flo was near the pond in the meadow that she called home. She and the rest of the herd live on a gorgeous farm where the cows wander freely and graze as they wish. It's life as close as possible to what nature intended for these sweet creatures. For whatever reason, Flo found herself beside the pond and up against the electric fence when it was time for her baby to be born. This fence is there to keep the cows from wandering on the highway and to keep predators out. The voltage is actually dialed down to a low setting. But her calf must have been slippery enough that it slid down the small slope and under the wires. It would have been difficult, if not impossible for the calf to get back under the fence, and Flo could not get to her newborn. The sun was beating down and the baby was supposed to be nursing, getting that first crucial dose of antibodies in his mother's collostrum. (First milk) Dave, a passing motorist who lived nearby had stopped with his GoPro camera because he wanted to film the other cows splashing and bathing in the pond. Their behaviour seemed interesting enough that he wanted to get some video. He stood by the fence with one camera in his hand and another on the fence post. He saw Flo acting annoyed to his left but he thought maybe she was just trying to express displeasure that he was near the fence. Dave knew very little about cattle and he had no idea that her unusual display was actually a request for help. Still not catching on, Dave began to film Flo as she pawed at the ground and paced back and forth. She looked at him and mooed as she did so. Even the other cows knew something was wrong and they came over to look. Flo was looking at the same spot outside the fence, and at Dave alternately. Dave decided he better investigate and he took his camera with him. He saw a small, newborn calf on the outside of the fence. It was lying still and appeared to be either dead or paralyzed with fear. When Dave got closer, he could see that it was OK but that it wasn't able to help itself. Dave knew the wires between him and the mother were not solid enough to hold her back if she objected to him going near the calf but he was now starting to understand that this is what she was asking him for. Cautiously, he moved over to the calf and used a stick to lift the lower wires. He could see the name "Flo" on her ear tag and he spoke to her as he worked to get the calf back into the meadow. The calf's umbilical cord was very fresh, showing that he was just born. Flo relaxed visibly as she saw what Dave was doing. Her agitation decreased and even the sound of her bellows had changed. She made no sign that she was angry as he shoved and wiggled the calf under the wires. The calf and Dave both touched the wire and got a few shocks in the process but Dave was relieved that the calf didn't cry out, as this could alarm Flo. An angry mama cow can sometimes be protective if they sense their babies are being hurt. The calf was eventually reunited with his mother and she promptly licked him and checked him over. As Dave walked away from the fence, she gave him a long look that seems to convey understanding and relief that this stranger had helped her baby. She led him off into the meadow and he was able to nurse right away. The farmers, who had been on an errand while this was happening arrived as she was leading the calf away. Dave offered to help them catch the calf so it could treat the umbilical cord with iodine and give it a checkup. They also had to tag the calf ("F20"). Dave filmed the two as they grazed with the herd. Unbelievably, the little calf saw Dave and wandered up to him curiously, seeming to recognize him from earlier in the afternoon. Flo also seemed to remember Dave and she gave him a long look before wandering off behind her baby. Dave was surprised by Flo's ability to communicate her need for help, as well as her patience with his inability to understand. She persisted until he finally got the message. What was also impressive was the depth of emotion that she showed for her calf, despite the widespread claims that animals are not capable of profound emotion. And one more thing about this encounter struck Dave as remarkable. Flo and her calf seemed to be able to remember that Dave had helped them. Dave created a video about this experience to demonstrate Flo's capacity for emotion, as well as her surprising intellect, but parts of that first video were edited out in order to shorten the length of the video. The video has gone viral and the internet has been touched by Flo's love for her baby. He is now known as "Sparky" due to his early exposure to electricity. Flo and Sparky have become cow celebrities. But in the editing, some of Flo's attempts to communicate were left out. This is a second video of the same story, but it focuses more on Flo's impressive understanding of the fact that this unknown human could help her if she can only communicate her need to him. We don't give cows enough credit. They are far more complex than some people believe, and they are far more deserving of a life of happiness. If people chose to eat beef, they have the option to at least buy their meat from ethical sources, like this farm, where the cows are treated properly.

Massive Newfoundland completely blocks bathroom entrance23s

Massive Newfoundland completely blocks bathroom entrance

When you think about getting a giant breed dog like a Newfoundland shown here, being blocked from the restroom may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, if you ask the owners of large breed dogs, there are many unexpected and hilarious issues that happen. Here, little Sierra shows us a play by play on how a simple task turns into a nearly impossible one because of an adorable sleepy bear dog named Samson. So cute!

Crazy moss-mimicking stick insect in Ecuador1m40s

Crazy moss-mimicking stick insect in Ecuador

This moss mimic walking stick was filmed at Finca Palmonte near Baños in Ecuador. During the daytime it hangs on moss covered twigs, where it is nearly imperceptible and only becomes active at night to feed on orchid leaves. It not only looks like moss but when disturbed even moves like it was waving in the wind!

Imaginative parrot eats an air cookie1m27s

Imaginative parrot eats an air cookie

Einstein the Talking Texan Parrot is a silly, smart, and popular parrot who loves to talk and entertain! He likes to have conversations with his owners, talking, doing animal sound imitations and acting silly. He also enjoys singing and dancing in some of his video compilations. With his amazing talking abilities, and funny antics, Einstein the talking parrot’s videos will keep you entertained for hours! Einstein loves to eat, however he’s very messy and drops most of his food on the floor. That’s what birds do and is to be expected. Nevertheless, he loves to eat and he often talks about food. His vocalizations include the sounds of lip smacking, or we should call it beak smacking! He talks about melon, he all enjoy watermelon during the hot Texas summers. He makes a water sound that is exactly the way water sounds being poured out of a bottle. I’d like to see a human imitate that sound! Can’t be done! He continues to talk about melon, corn, apple, sweet potato, broccoli, and "brocorn". Brocorn is a word he made up. It’s a combination of his two favorite foods, broccoli and corn. However, what Einstein really wants is a cookie! We let Einstein eat cookies occasionally, but only a small parrot sized bite. It must not have any chocolate in it, as chocolate is toxic to parrots. Einstein pretends he is offered a cookie and holds it with his foot, taking it to his beak where he enjoys a bite. That “air cookie” must be really good! If you enjoyed watching this video of Einstein eating an air cookie, then you’ll enjoy this video too, "Hungry Parrot Reminds Owner It's Dinner Time In The Most Hilarious Fashion” ( ) Einstein loves to pretend! You never know what is going on in his little brain. Einstein parrot is also famous for some of his silly quotes and sayings. Online, Einstein the talking parrot is popular across many social media platforms. Einstein's favorite places to talk at home is perched on the shower wall, in the kitchen on his drawer, and on his screened in back porch. As stated on his website, Einstein's mission statement: "To entertain and bring joy, to foster the human-parrot bond, and to convey that parrots are deserving of immeasurable amounts of patience, nurturing, and companionship." Einstein's website ( ) is designed to inform you about the care of parrots and also entertain you. As previously mentioned, Einstein is popular on many social media sites such as YouTube @einsteinparrot, Instagram @einsteinparrot, Twitter @einsteinparrot, and Facebook @einsteintexanparrot. Living with a parrot is a big commitment. Parrots live a very long time. A parrot such as Einstein can live to be 50 or 60 years old. Many larger parrots like Macaws can live to be 100 years old. They all require a lot of care, proper nutrition, training, time and patience. Parrots need a lot of attention and lots of toys and activities to keep from being bored. Parrots are also expensive, a large cage is an investment and plenty of play perches to spend their out of cage time. Specialized veterinarian care is also required. Most of all they require your companionship and a forever home. Many people decide after the first few years of parrot ownership that the responsibility is too great and the parrots become neglected and sometimes abandoned. When that happens they are sent to parrot rescue facilities to be adopted by a new family or some spend their lives in sanctuaries. It is often said, "Having a parrot is much like raising a 2 or 3 year old child for the rest of your life!"

Rescue Dogs in Wheelchairs Play Adorable Game of Tag at Moroccan Animal Shelter57s

Rescue Dogs in Wheelchairs Play Adorable Game of Tag at Moroccan Animal Shelter

A video of some super cute “wheelie dogs” from an animal shelter in Morocco is gaining traction after it was shared to Twitter on August 8. SFT Animal Sanctuary, based in Tangier-Tetouan, shared the video of some of its wheelchair-dependent rescues playing an energetic game of tag. The footage shows the “wheelies” chasing after one of their pals, who appears to be desperately clasping onto a deflated ball, proving that these tough dogs will let nothing stand in the way of their fun. Credit: SFT Animal Sanctuary via Storyful

Goat jumps on donkey's back to reach leaves41s

Goat jumps on donkey's back to reach leaves

A donkey appears to be helping out a goat reach the high branches of a tree by allowing it to stand on its back. The donkey has no clear benefit from this, proving that these two share a very unique bond!