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Tiny Alpaca, Cody, has a big personality

Alpaca classification

Cody the Alpaca was born premature and for a while it was touch-and-go as to whether she would survive.  With the help of Amber Isaacs from Silken Suri, this little girl pulled through, and is a delight to all who know her.  Visit “Silken Suri” below and Cody’s Facebook page.

http://www.silkensuri.com/

https://www.facebook.com/codyalpaca


The story of Cody is based on the real life of one of the smallest surviving alpacas in the US. Now healthy and happy, Cody’s joyful antics have won hearts across the country and all over the world.

Alpacas are Camelids and are shorn and their fleece used in clothing.   Thousands of years ago they were used in South America for fuel, transport and clothing.  The largest population of alpaca is found in the Andean zone of Bolivia and Peru.  For information about this and about alpaca wool, please click on the first link below.

https://www.jjcaprices.com/blogs/news/15598296-alpaca-wool-what-makes-it-so-special

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Other Resources

How to keep Alpacas – difference between Llamas and Alpacas

http://www.stonebarn.co.nz/alpacahistory.php

 

Beautiful Cats & Beautiful People – true story of Niko

Niko the cat

Here is a story that will truly “warm your cockles” if that means it will make you feel warm & fuzzy, and glad that there are people around who care about lost and abandoned animals.  It began in November 2011 when a tiny kitten in a terrible state of health was found and taken care of by a loving man.  The kitten’s first six months with her foster parents were videoed so that she could be transferred to a good home once she had recovered, though at times, her human adopters worried that she would not recover ..

Click on “Full Screen” to watch full screen, or click on “You Tube” to watch it directly on You Tube.

Warning:  video shows how bad the kitten’s eyes were with conjunctivitis, at which you can just turn your face away or close your eyes, but please do continue watching the Video after that.

Now, here is a Follow-up Video, recorded 12 months later, and even though it is in Japanese, anyone with a brain can see what the outcome is …..

Made my heart melt and my eyes tear up –  this story has “made my day.”   May Niko live a long, happy & healthy life.

The Lion, The Tiger & the Bear

The Lion-the tiger-and the bear

Baloo the bear, Leo the Lion and Shere Khan the tiger have the most unusual and unlikely friendship between them.   They were rescued 12 years ago, via police drugs raid in Atlanta, Georgia when they were a few months old only.  They had been kept as “pets” and status symbols by drug dealers.

Diane Smith, Assistant Director of the Noah’s Ark animal rescue centre in Locust Grove, reported that they decided to keep the 3 youngsters together.

Surprisingly for three apex predators with the power to kill with a single bite or swipe of their paw, they are very relaxed around each other.

Please go to the link below for more information.

The Telegraph – Tiger, lion and bear form unusual friendships

 

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