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National Geographic Traveler Photo contest is a yearly event were people send in photos of wildlife. The annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is coming to an end.

Not a snake person but this is a pretty cool picture

oliviabeanlove: givemeinternet:a brave snake saving a fish from drowning! A brave snake saving a fish from drowning.

Just adding to my knowledge of strange animals :)

Animals you thought never existed. I knew about the Maned Wolf, the Star-nose Mole, and the Blob fish. I think everyone knew about the Naked Mole rat (Kim Possible). The octopus is my fav:)

Relationships are a key part of survival and balance in any ecosystem. Though unusual, this hippo and tortoise would seem to have chosen a relationship of mutual support and companionship.

Clearly the hippo has immersed itself in turtle culture. A hippo raised by turtles is acceptable. Baby hippo and 130 year old tortoise become best friends…

In the 1970′s, actress and model Tippi Hedren (mother of actress Melanie Griffith, shown in photo) created the Shambala Preserve after producing the film Roar. The preserve rescued exotic big cats living in captivity that had been abused or were in need of help, one of which the family created a close bond with. Neil the lion lived with the family in their home, and played an active role in the day to day activities of the preserve.

How a lion lives with a family

In actress Tippi Hedren ("The Birds"), established the Shambala Preserve in California’s Mojave Desert, a wildlife sanctuary for lions and tigers. This lions name is Togar. He was brought to the sanctuary but had never been around any other lions.

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