Well, the last coupla posts seemed to be very stressful in that they involved stolen or injured horses. Sigh. So, today I wanted to post two videos that were forwarded to me. They don’t have anything to do with horses but they do have to do with humanity and that counts in my book.
OK, now onto the happy videos!
This just killed me! I decided that maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing to be a sloth. They seem so happy and contented. Maybe they are the highest animal after all? I mean, not one of them looks sad or unhappy. Basically, they either look sleepy or amused. And look at this baby! He/She looks like Buddha! Love that! Oh and the music chosen for the video is absolutely perfect. Enjoy!
Here is the blurb about the video (click here or on pic):
I filmed this at the Aviaros del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica – the world’s only sloth orphanage. Baby 2 and 3 toed sloths, whose mother’s have either been run over or zapped by power lines are brought to the sanctuary and looked after by legendary sloth whisperer Judy Arroyo. For more sloth photos and videos follow my blog pinktreefrog.typepad.com/ or twitter twitter.com/amphib_avenger. For more on the sanctuary go to slothrescue.org/. Music: “Scrapping and Yelling” by Mark Mothersbaugh from “The Royal Tenenbaum’s” movie soundtrack.
This one is unbelievable, really. The text is in French so I put it through Babblefish. Worthless translation. Basically, I think the translation meant that this guy, Kevin Richardson, in South Africa has some property and he helps big cats. And, even though his property is small, all the cats are very healthy and loving. I think it says that this man treats the animals lovingly since birth and they all love him back.
The last shots are incredible! I think he is trying to fly spray them but the big guys just won’t let him. They keep grabbing him and wrestling with them. Y Carumba! You wouldn’t catch me in there unless I was in a Hummer. But, this guy really has a bond and I am sure he feels the rewards every day. Wow. Again, I plowed very ungracefully through a bad translation, but I think this is the story. If any of you can read French, please let me know if I got it correctly. Here is the link to the video.
Addendum: We have had a few French speakers translate this… One is in the comments and another I will post here from Robynne:
Not a bad translation. :) It says he’s a premier animal behaviorist and that most of the cats were orphans. They grew up in his immense, comfortable enclosures which are far better than what they’d have in zoos. He never uses whips or beats them, but raises them with love and compassion, treating each animal as an individual. He offers them a new life and despite the relative confinement of their enclosures compared to their native habitat, they are happy, healthy, and appreciate what he does for them. They return his love in kind.