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Maternal instinct: Moving images showing mother animals carrying their young in their mouths. Love is all they need.

Cats, squirrels, rodents, and some other mammals carry newborns by grasping skin at the nape of their necks in their mouths. While being carried, the young become passive and assume a compact posture, with hind legs drawn to the body.

A human mother rocking a baby in her arms and a cat carrying her kitten by the scruff of its neck have the same physiological effect on both young animals and probably stem from the same maternal instinct to protect their young.

Animals carry their young in their mouths when they are newborns to move them from place to place, and to protect them because they are fragile.

They soon stop because the baby needs to grow on its own and learn to thrive for itself.
















The stars of the various Star Treks are so burned into our minds as their respective characters that it's sometimes hard to imagine them as anything else. 

But they've all had careers both before and after donning Starfleet colors, including some well-known roles and some a little off the beaten path. On Gunsmoke, Leonard Nimoy shows a level of animation and emotional involvement as a Native American.

"Find out what it is that touches you most deeply. Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it. Live with it and nurture it." Leonard Nimoy in a 2014 interview with MIT

 Born in Boston in 1931, Nimoy was the son of Ukrainian immigrants. Encouraged by his grandfather, he started acting as an amateur in community theater at the age of 8.


 He took on the life-changing role of Spock in 1965, at the age of 34 — by which point he'd been a professional actor for 15 years.

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Snow Wolf Family and Me, review: 'authentic and thrilling'

A new BBC film, Snow Wolf Family and Me, explores the lives and habits of arctic wolves, revealing the family secrets of one of our most feared predators.

Ellesmere Island is one of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth. This is the only place in the world where wolves are naive to man and have no fear. It allowed wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and scientists an unparalleled opportunity to form bonds with a wild wolf family, revealing the remarkable story of their relationships and behaviour.

Here series producer Ted Oakes talks about some of the highlights and challenges of being accepted by a wild wolf pack.


The cutest sequence showed three pups practising howling. Each would hesitatingly raise its snout skywards before essaying a mournful cry, a baby Wolf of Wail Street.
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Llama drama! Escaped animals run amok in Arizona streets

 A pair of confused llamas wreaked havoc in Sun City, Arizona, this afternoon as they ran through the streets while being chased by police.

The llamas were being shown to residents at an assisted-living community before they broke loose, according to Tina Ortega, an employee who called 911.

"We were showing llamas to our residents who have gotten loose and we've been out here for an hour trying to capture them," Ortega told the 911 dispatcher. "We're wondering if we could get some help."


Live streams of the chase and cable news breakouts captivated viewers and the best responses to the stressful chase appeared on Twitter.
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Radmilla Cody performs her hauntingly personal song "A Beautiful Dawn" from her album Spirit of a Woman.

 Radmilla A. Cody is a Navajo model, award-winning singer, and anti-domestic violence activist who was the 46th Miss Navajo from 1997 to 1998.

Cody was born into the Tłʼááshchíʼí clan of the Navajo Nation to a Navajo Native American mother. Her father is African-American. She was raised in the rural areas of the Navajo Nation by her maternal grandmother, speaking Navajo.

In 1997, Cody participated in and won the Miss Navajo contest, an event for which extensive knowledge of Navajo traditions and fluency in the Navajo language are required,[6] rather than the ideals of beauty promoted by Western beauty pageants. After her tenure, she began a career as recording artist.


In 2002, Cody sang the Navajo version of The Star-Spangled Banner at the Kennedy Space Center as John Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American nation to fly into space.

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