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    Default 14 Stories That Prove Animals Have Souls

    Pretty interesting stories. The only one I think I'd heard of before was the lion one. The one that really got to me was the African Grey - that's amazing and touching if true.

    14 Stories That Prove Animals Have Souls

    14 Stories That Prove Animals Have Souls

    Animals are capable of so much more compassion, love, bravery, and ingenuity than most people realize. Here are 14 incredible stories that reveal their hidden depths. posted about a week ago
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    1. Koko the gorilla responds to a sad moment in her favorite film.

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    LINK:Watch the video here.
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    2. The parrot with the moving last words.

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    Alex the African gray parrot was able to count and identify colors, and he had a beautiful relationship with his person, Irene Pepperberg. When Alex died in 2007, his last words to her were "You be good. I love you."
    Source: npr.org


    3. The fact that cows have best friends and get stressed when they are separated.

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    According to scientist Krista McLennan, "When heifers have their preferred partner with them, their stress levels in terms of their heart rates are reduced compared with if they were with a random individual."
    Source: dailymail.co.uk / via: peta.org


    4. The two guide dogs who led their owners down 70 floors in the World Trade Center before the towers collapsed on September 11.

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    Guide dogs Salty and Roselle were awarded a joint Dickin Medal "For remaining loyally at the side of their blind owners, courageously leading them down more than 70 floors of the World Trade Center and to a place of safety following the terrorist attack on New York on 11 September 2001."
    Source: en.wikipedia.org


    5. The Jack Russell Terrier who gave his life to rescue five children from wild dogs.

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    In 2007, five children were playing with George when they were attacked by pit bulls. "George tried to protect us by barking and rushing at them," said one of the children about the attack, "but they started to bite him - one on the head and the other on the back." His heroic intervention saved the children, though he later died from his injuries. George was posthumously awarded a medal for bravery.
    Source: dailymail.co.uk / via: en.wikipedia.org


    6. The beluga whale who saved a free diver who had cramped up 20 feet below the surface.

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    Source: telegraph.co.uk / via: treehugger.com


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    When free-diver Yang Yun tried to return from the bottom of an arctic pool, she found that her legs had cramped up and she couldn't move.
    "I began to choke and sank even lower and I thought that was it for me – I was dead. Until I felt this incredible force under me driving me to the surface."
    A Beluga whale named Mila had seen what was happening and sprang into action, guiding Yun safely back to the top of the pool.
    Source: telegraph.co.uk / via: treehugger.com


    7. The cat who can sense when someone is about to die.

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    Oscar could always sense when one of the residents at the nursing home where he lived was near death and would sit quietly on their bed during their last moments.
    One relative of two sisters who died in the nursing home said of Oscar's vigil, "Oscar's presence gave a sense of completion and contentment. Both women loved pets. Oscar brought a special serenity to the room. What's more peaceful than a purring cat? What sound more beautiful to fill one's ears when leaving this life?"
    Via: smh.com.au


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    8. The Staffordshire bull terrier who protected her owner from a machete gang.

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    Patricia Adshead was making tea when three men wearing masks and wielding machetes broke into her home. Adshead's ex-husband rushed to help, but one of the assailants sliced through his hand with a machete.
    “I was trapped in the kitchen with Oi and one of the men. He raised the machete over my head," she said.
    "Oi jumped up and bit his hand. He brought the machete down on her head but she still chased him out of the house. If she hadn’t gone for him I would have been dead. She saved my life.”
    Via: newsshopper.co.uk


    9. The gorilla who remembered his old friend.

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    10. The recent discovery that fish use tools to perform tasks.

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    In 2011, a professional diver captured this amazing image of a fish smashing a clam against a rock to get at its innards, proving that fish have vastly superior capacities than most people believe.
    Source: wired.co.uk / via: peta.org


    11. The German Shepherd who has become a seeing eye dog for a blind spaniel.

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    Source: menmedia.co.uk / via: pawnation.com


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    When Ellie, a blind spaniel, was adopted by shelter manager Jean Spencer, she never expected that her other dog, Leo, would choose to become her very own seeing-eye dog. "I take them for walks in the park and Leo guides Ellie around," says Spencer. "He is so protective and herds the more boisterous dogs away from her."
    Source: menmedia.co.uk / via: pawnation.com


    12. The abused circus elephants who were reunited at an elephant sanctuary after 25 years apart.

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    Source: advocacy.britannica.com / via: yesmagazine.org


    13. The amazing story of Christian the lion.

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    Source: youtube.com

    LINK:Watch the full video here.
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    14. The chimps who grieved for their dead friend.

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    At a Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, a chimp named Dorothy died of heart failure. What happened next was amazing: Her fellow chimps hugged each other in solidarity and solemnly watched as their friend was laid to rest.

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    I'm crying. It pisses me off when humans dismiss animals and their feelings as learned behavior....that they couldn't possibly have feelings like us humans. Very narcissistic thinking that the world only revolves around us and our needs.
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Not a very witty response but damn it, I believe every bit of it.
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    Oh God, the video with Christian, the lion, has me blubbering.
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    Nice stories. I remember the Elephant one from years ago. Such a sad story but so sweet. Elephants are darlings.

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    Another lion who remembered the person who rescued him once:
    [YOUTUBE]X9Jz1JZFrOE[/YOUTUBE]

    Koko the gorilla mourns the loss of her kitten:
    [YOUTUBE]CQCOHUXmEZg[/YOUTUBE]

    Koko and Robin Williams: a love story
    [YOUTUBE]GorgFtCqPEs[/YOUTUBE]
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    these brought tears to my eyes...wah!!!! i whole heartedly believe that animals have feelings.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    All these are enormously moving - I've seen the video of Christian several times and I blubber each time. And although I love the one about the cat who knows when someone is going to die, I'd hate to wake up and find the damn thing sitting on the end of my bed.

    The one where the beluga rescues the diver is just amazing to me - how did it know?
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    Clicked on the thread thinking wow, do I really want to do this? I am wrecked as predicted but didn't want the stories to end.
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    Sad and sweet at the same time
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    Quit showing Koko that movie!!

    All of these make me cry. I remember the elephants, Christian the lion and Kwibi. All of these just make me cry like a baby.

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    I choked up just telling my hubby about this thread...all beautiful stories. The elephant one really got me.
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    I don't think those 2 guys with Christian the lion were brothers, when you read the text on the clip.
    The one with the two elephants I saw on TV. What are the odds they'd end up at the same place?
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    Warning...if you don't want to cry anymore, DO NOT get an update on Jenny and Shirley

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