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The battle took place in Kurile Lake Park, Kamchatka, an area known for being a salmon breeding site. Photographer Giuseppe D'Amico snapped the pair and said that they fought for three to four minutes.

Stunning photographs captured two huge bears laying into each other at a Russian lake known for being a salmon breeding site.

This incredible clash of the titans in Kurile Lake Park, Kamchatka, was watched by 57-year-old Giuseppe D'Amico - whose box office seats were worth travelling for.

Giuseppe said: 'I went to this remote and very isolated region to photograph the bears, there are a lot of animals in those places because they are rich in salmon.

'The two bears were at the mouth of a river that flows into the Kurile Lake fishing when suddenly began to struggle.

'They fought for about three to four minutes, between the lake and the low river. They stopped fighting suddenly and turned away without further activity.'









A two-day-old foal has been brought back to life after a woman gave it mouth-to-nose resuscitation when it choked on a clump of hay and became unconscious.

 Suzanne Hall, from North West Equine Rescue Shelter in Tamworth, regional NSW, was recorded performing the desperate attempt to revive the baby horse.

After 20 minutes of breathing into the horse's nose and massaging its lungs, the female foal burst to life and jumped to her feet. Ms Hall told 9 News that she knew something was wrong when she woke up at 5am on Thursday morning, immediately rushing down to the stable.

'I stroked her and I got no response, and then I lifted her head and I got no response whatsoever,' Ms Hall said.

'I panicked first and then did the only thing I could do, and that was start to breath into her (nostrils).'

When the foal started breathing again, Ms Hall was overcome with emotion.


The foal, now known as Esmeralda Sparkles around the stables, is just one of many struggling animals nursed back to life by Ms Hall at her animal shelter.
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Costa Rica’s Ministry refused to help this whale, indigenous guys decided to save her

 A group of local surfers in Boca Barranca, Puntarenas, on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, rescued a baby pilot whale that had become stuck in the mouth of a river early Wednesday morning.

Mauricio Camareno, one of the surfers who discovered the baby whale shortly after 5 a.m., said that they first noticed what appeared to be a “black lump” near the bank of a river before they heard the animal crying in distress as they approached closer.

“She was very weak and could not keep afloat,” Camareno told Amelia Rueda, who said that the whale had made its way about 50 meters up river from the sea. Camareno and his surfing companions labored to carry the heavy animal back to the mouth of the river, where they stayed with the animal for more than six hours as it regained its strength.

Camareno said that during that time, several locals called the authorities from Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the Coast Guard, but neither agency responded to the scene.

“They told us that they had to follow a protocol to check if the whale had any disease. MINAE said they would send a [veterinarian] but during the whole time we were there no one ever arrived,” Camareno said.

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Failing to receive a response, the group of surfers waited for the tide to rise in order to guide the animal back to sea. Camareno said it took several tries, but the baby whale eventually dived and disappeared into the sea, presumably in search of its herd and mother.

When fully grown, the species typically measure between 21 and 24 feet in length, with females weighing up to 1,300 kg and males up to 2,300 kg.
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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez issued a letter today supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Standing Rock Sioux have been fighting the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is proposed to be built under the Missouri River on Treaty lands a half-mile from their reservation. According to the Standing Rock Sioux, their water supply is being threatened by the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

“We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they defend the encroachment of potential environmental disasters along their traditional border,” President Begaye said.

Native American tribes are constantly fighting to protect the sanctity of their natural resources and tribal territories.

Often this includes opposing the development of natural resource industries or construction developments that are proposed near or adjacent to sacred tribal lands. It also includes protecting the purity of water sources and opposing the mining of caustic or radioactive elements.

“Time and again, Native American tribes have faced encroaching development upon tribal lands from industry and the federal government. Industrial interests have damaged Indian lands and left tribes with the legacy of cleaning up,” Vice President Nez said. “From uranium mining to the recent Gold King Mine spill and Dakota Access Pipeline, these issues continue.”


In this day and age, the need for tribes to band together is critical in uniting against outside interests. It shows the government and corporations that Native Americans are serious when it comes to defending their lands and resources.


“In defending their traditional homeland against development that could potentially harm their lands and the purity of their natural resources, the Navajo Nation stands in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe,” President Begaye said.

The letter, which is addressed to Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II, pledges water and other necessities to assist those who are present in the formal resistance and opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Image: Marty Two Bulls

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Skunks comically bound towards the bike, tails bobbing up and down. They sniff around the wheel before investigating the man's boot. The cyclist wisely stays still throughout before the five run back to wild.

A cyclist had a Disney movie-worthy encounter when he was greeted by a family of inquisitive skunks in the countryside.

The unnamed man was biking through Pointe-Taillon National Park in Quebec, Canada when the group came scampering out of the undergrowth to say hello.

In amusing footage, the parent and four offspring comically bound towards his stationary bike, their tails bobbing up and down.

Unwilling to make the expedition alone, they press their bodies tightly together, making the family seem like a mass of black and white fur as they approach the cyclist.

The curious critters squeak as they nosy up to the bike's wheel, thoroughly intrigued by the bizarre contraption.


Hilariously they appear to group together to confer about the tire before turning their attention to the man's boot.


Just as before they huddle together as they trot off down the road back into the wild, their assessment of the cyclist complete.
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