Guide Horse: Tiny Horse Keeps Eyes On Big Responsibility

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    Guide Horse: Tiny Horse Keeps Eyes On Big Responsibility



    [A guide horse is an experimental mobility option for blind people who do not wish to or cannot use a guide dog. They are provided by The Guide Horse Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide miniature horses as assistance animals to blind users living in rural environments]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: Shari Bernstiel, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania is helped along the sidewalk by Tonto, her guide horse March 19, 2004 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Tonto, a minature horse who went through one year of training, acts as Sheris seeing eye dog and is one of three working guide horses in the United...

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    Baby Sumatran Rhino

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    Baby Sumatran Rhino



    [The Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is a member of the family Rhinocerotidae and one of five extant rhinoceroses. It is the only extant species of the genus Dicerorhinus. It is the smallest rhinoceros, standing about 120–145 centimetres (3.9–4.76 ft) high at the shoulder, with a body length of 250 centimetres (8.2 ft) and weight of 500–800 kilograms (1,100–1,800 lb). Like the African species, it has two horns; the larger is the nasal horn, typically 15–25 centimetres (5.9–9.8 in), while the other horn is typically a stub. A coat of reddish-brown hair covers most of the...

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    Simply: Cats

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    Simply: Cats



    A little girl hangs three Siamese kittens on a washing line in a garden in Croydon, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 14th July 1931...

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    «Happy Feet» Recovers In Wellington Zoo

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    «Happy Feet» Recovers In Wellington Zoo



    [Happy Feet] the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from its stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by...

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    «Basketball Girl» Qian Hongyan

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    «Basketball Girl» Qian Hongyan



    Eight-year-old handicapped Chinese girl Qian Hongyan crawls with two home-made props and part of a basketball at Zhuangxia Village on January 5, 2005 in Luliang County of Qujing City, Yunnan Province, China. The girl who lost both of her legs in a traffic accident in 2000 at the age of three, struggles to live her life with a basketball as an underprop, [walking] between school and home by herself. The girls story is widely reported in the country, and experts from China Rehabilitation Research Center has come to Qians home to help her for rehabilitative treatment early 2005. (Photo...

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    Munich Zoo Presents Baby Elephant

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    Munich Zoo Presents Baby Elephant



    A newly-born male baby elephant, who so far does not have a name, walks with his mother Temi during his first venture outside at their enclosure at the Tierpark Hellabrun zoo on May 12, 2011 in Munich, Germany. The baby elephant was born at the zoo on May 6. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)...

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    Afghan Women Attend Friday Prayers In Kabul

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    Afghan Women Attend Friday Prayers In Kabul



    Afghan women pray at the Karti Sakhi shrine on May 13, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Within many mosques women have separate areas from the men for prayer, however, in many parts of Taliban controlled Afghanistan, women are only allowed to pray at home. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)...

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    Southern Tamandua Brings Up Her Baby

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    Southern Tamandua Brings Up Her Baby



    [The Southern Tamandua, Collared Anteater or Lesser Anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) is a species of anteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites and bees. It has very strong foreclaws that can be used to break insect nests or to defend itself]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: A three-month-old baby Southern Tamandua [Konbu] lies on its mother Taes back at Sunshine International Aquarium on July 7, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Baby Southern Tamandua feels safe and...

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    Japanese Macaques Bathe In Hot Springs

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    Japanese Macaques Bathe In Hot Springs



    Japanese macaque monkeys enjoy sitting in the hot springs at Jigokudani-Onsen (Hell Valley) on January 23, 2005 in Jigokudani, Nagano-Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Macaques, also known as snow monkeys are the most northerly nonhuman primate in the world. In 1963 a female Macaque ventured into the hot springs to retrieve some soybeans. This behaviour was adopted by other monkeys, and eventually by the entire troop. This Macaque troop regularly visits the Jigokudani-Onsen springs to escape the cold. The hot springs are said to help relieve nerve pain and fatigue. (Photo by Koichi...

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    Healing Eco House

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    Healing Eco House



    Gohei Hayashi of Kyoto University is seen in side his movable eco and healing house, [Kujira (Whale) House] July 21, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. The house is made from Japanese paper, bamboo and tatami mat. Hayashi has travelled 500 km from Japans ancient city, Kyoto to Tokyo with his eco house to promote his house which can be placed both out inside and outside to provide a private space. The Kujira house is available at the price of 800,000 yen (roughly US$6600). (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)...

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