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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (24 images)

There are moments when you look at a picture and feel absolutely speechless. There's just so much in it, so many options, so many stories running through your head, so many feelings coming through that one image. Words are not enough to describe it, not even 1000 words.

Week by week, we bring you pictures like that. The kind of pictures that inspire - that bring about stories, that make your thoughts race, that make you want to show them to others and talk about it. These incredible pictures are not ones that we would ever be able to describe justly in anything less than 1000 words, some of them truly deserve novels of their own. And hey, maybe you'll be the one inspired enough to write a book about what exactly led those six adorable bunnies to have a secret conference, and it'll make you a worldwide best seller. Hopefully. 

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (22 Images)

Every week, we bring you a new collection of animal pictures that are simply too incredible to describe in anything less than 1000 words. Some pictures are just like that, the stories behind them are too vast and complex. And many times, even though we may not know the story, it takes all but one glimpse to know that it's there. Something must have led to this special moment in time being caught, either something hilarious, adorable, or shocking. 

So, look at these incredible photos and let your imagination take over. Who knows? Maybe you'll see one that will inspire you and have you wanting to make something incredible of your own.

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Adorable GIFs Of Baby Animals That'll Melt Your Heart

As if animals weren't cute enough already, they also come in mini-versions! Check out more adorable animal GIFs and be prepared to "aww" out loud. These animals will have you begging to adopt one in no time. 

adorable cute and sweet gifs of baby animals baby hippo duckling stretching a leg kitten pulling on adult cats tail otter first swim elephant falling into a bathtub
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This is Something Not Seen Every Day - A Baby Elephant Helping a "Drowning" Man

A recent video on the internet has gone viral, after a baby elephant was caught on camera jumping into the water to save a man that appeared to be "drowning." While the man happened to be swimming, and he was originally terrified to see the large animal rushing towards him, he eventually realized its intentions.

The baby elephant arrived and protected the man from the current, allowing him to hang onto its trunk and leg as he made his way to the bank. Truly there is nothing in this world like the heart of animals. They are sometimes more human than people can ever be.

Baby elephant rushes into water to save "drowning" man as he floats down the stream
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International Elephant Recognition Day is Here!

Happy World Elephant Day! This auspicious day to recognize how much we love these gentle giants of the Savanna, and appreciate the dangers they face from mankind's ever-expanding swathe of deforestation and encroachment into historical habitats for many animals, including elephants of all species and locales. First celebrated in 2012, World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12th every year. So in honor of this extremely important day, we've put together a list of some interesting facts about these creatures you might not have known.

If you want to get even more background on this day, and why it exists in the first place, you can check out some of these links:

  1. Smithsonian 
  2. Federal Wildlife Service

International Elephant Day - A day celebrating the elephants and the importance of conservation along with the dangers their species faces
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elephants conservation Prince Harry Writes Emotional Instagram Posts to Bring Attention to Poaching of Elephants and Rhinos
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The description of this image posted on Instagram includes a statement from Prince Harry in an effort to bring attentio to conservation of elephants and rhinos who are hunted for their horns and ivory. 

Prince Harry has released this personal photo taken during his summer visit to southern Africa. Here Prince Harry shares his story behind the photograph... "After a very long day in Kruger National Park, with five rhinos sent to new homes and three elephants freed from their collars - like this sedated female - I decided to take a moment. I know how lucky I am to have these experiences, but hearing stories from people on the ground about how bad the situation really is, upset and frustrated me. How can it be that 30,000 elephants were slaughtered last year alone? None of them had names, so do we not care? And for what? Their tusks? Seeing huge carcasses of rhinos and elephants scattered across Africa, with their horns and tusks missing is a pointless waste of beauty." Photograph © Prince Harry

He also shared a video where he meets a baby orphaned rhino.  

Prince Harry has released this personal video taken during his summer visit to southern Africa. Here Prince Harry shares his story behind the video... "These baby rhinos are at an orphanage because their mothers were killed by poachers. I can't say where this is for obvious reasons. But I spent an afternoon with Petronel Nieuwoubt who runs the orphanage. The youngest rhino was called Don. He was just two months old when he was found in Kruger National Park. Petronel has students and volunteers from all over the world come to look after these orphans. They pay for this experience and that money is used for milk, food, fencing and rangers for security." For more information go to: www.careforwild.co.za Video ©Prince Harry

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In the caption of this video includes a link to www.careforwild.co.za for more information on how to help these animals 

Surprise of The Day: Hyena Tries to Eat Elephant Through Booty Hole, Things Get Crazy
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Gotta eat the booty like elephant butt?

One curious hyena got the surprise of its life after finding a dead elephant carcass and shoving its head inside the elephant's anus.

It is actually a common scenario for predators to start devouring an animal starting with the booty. But in this case, the hyena maybe should have started elsewhere.

"He got a little bit of a scare from that," says one of the scientists in the video.

Yes, yes he did. We are all scared of elephant buttholes now.

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A pack of 14 lions was recently caught on camera surrounding a 1-year old elephant at the Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp in Zambia by journalists on safari.

Odds were not in this baby elephant's favor, but thanks to some quick wit and a nearby stream, it was able to escape and reunite with its herd.

The safari guide was as shocked as everyone else. "In the 30-plus years I have been a safari guide in Zambia at the Luangwe Park, never have I seen anything like this," he told the Post.

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Meet Shanthi, a 36-year-old Asian elephant at the Smithsonian's National Zoo who composes her own tunes on harmonicas, horns, or whatever else her keepers provide.

According to keepers:

She will use her trunk to cover anything with a hole in it and blow until it makes a sound -- and will often coax the objects to get different types of sounds from it. She taps objects with her trunk and flaps her ears against objects that make noise.

This video is a compilation of some her most recent work.

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A shopping center in suburban Cork, Ireland, got a surprise visit from an escaped Indian elephant on the lam from a nearby circus.

The petulant pachyderm refused to be led away by its handler and took off down the street. Two circus employees eventually stopped the elephant at a traffic light as it was heading for Blackpool Shopping Centre and managed to escort it home.

No one was injured in the elephant escape attempt, but one shopper contacted police to report damage to his parked car.

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