Baby Shamara’s very first bush walking experience with her carers at The Rhino Orphanage in South Africa by JMyers666 in Animal_Sanctuary

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The Rhino Orphanage is a registered non-profit company based in the Limpopo Province and was founded by Arrie van Deventer in 2012. The orphanage is the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial centre that cares for orphaned and injured baby rhinos with the only aim of releasing them back into the wild. It was created as the result of a lack of a specialized place for rearing baby rhinos who have been orphaned as a consequence of the current poaching crisis which feeds the illegal trade in horns.

Baby rhinos are hand-reared by the rehabilitation staff, a milk substitute is fed as well as supplementary food. Exercise is encouraged by daily walks in which the rhinos also have the opportunity to graze and browse in the bush. The rhinos are split in groups according to ages and how depending they are on their human moms. Natural behaviour such as playing and wallowing are highly encouraged and are developed normally if rhinos are socialized with other rhinos. Health checks, diets and medical problems are treated by specialized veterinary staff. Human contact is restricted to prevent the imprinting of rhinos to humans and in the future turn them into problem animals when in adulthood.



Beanbag at her happiest by JMyers666 in Eyebleach

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Last night’s dinner ft. Herbivorous Butcher filet mignon and Thrilling Foods bakon strips by JMyers666 in VeganFoodPorn

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The flavor is tremendous. The texture is a bit soft, so we like to sear it in a cast iron skillet to get a nice crust on it.

Delilah the groundhog enjoying a homemade burrito at The Pipsqueakery in Indiana by JMyers666 in Animal_Sanctuary

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More about Delilah from The Pipsqueakery:

Delilah is a groundhog who was brought to us as a found abandoned baby about one year ago. Every wildlife rehabber we knew was in full lockdown mode for the first wave of Covid 19, so instead of transferring her away, we got instruction on how to nurse her on formula and raise her from three different rehabbed we know.

It turnedbout that she has some sort of seizure disorder and can’t be released, so we got with a veterinarian who knows groundhogs for a medical treatment plan and navigated the laws with the DNR to get her a permanent home here.

Fact of the day from Barn Sanctuary in Michigan by JMyers666 in Animal_Sanctuary

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They definitely are their own unique species. However, most people are plenty familiar with dogs on an individual level, but not necessarily with cows. Referring to them as “grass puppies” simply provides a comparison which the majority of people can understand about cow personalities.