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  2. nubbsgalore:

    photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

    when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

    approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

    cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save the animals, check out these posts

     

  3. dietcrush:

    my friend’s dog was sick and couldn’t get up so they were gonna put him down and as his final supper they got him a big mac and when the dog smelled it he shot up and ate it in one bite and lived for three more years

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  4. It comes with 2 subwoofers 

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  6. habituallydestructive:

    *laughs while actually getting feelings hurt*

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  7. "I guess"
    — I disagree with you but ill let you have this one because I don’t feel like debating anymore with your simple ass (via monitormylife)

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  8. thebrotherswinchester:

    you know what constantly blew my mind as a child

    in movies when a character is looking straight into their reflection in a mirror

    like

    how does the camera not show up in the mirror

    actually never mind about the whole “as a child” business i still haven’t figured this shit out

    (Source: sergeantjerkbarnes, via laughed)

     

  9. buckbarrow:

    do you ever have second-hand obsessions

    like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend

    (via laughed)

     

  10. justnabingaround:

    when the bitch you hate tries to talk to you

    image

    (via heartbreaks)

     
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  12. dicklover3000:

    *on a date*

    so haha tell me more about your dog

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  13. If you think this is a joke then you’re not in college yet.

    (Source: libbykamen, via gnarly)

     

  14. psychoticmist:

    if you ever feel bad about yourself remember that george bush was once informed that 4 brazilian people were killed in iraq and he responded ‘how many is a brazilian’

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