Henry and Baloo are the best of friends, and their bond is evident in these adorable photos
In 2014, avid hikers Cynthia Bennet and her boyfriend adopted their first dog, Henry. Bennet was interested in finding a golden retriever mix, but then she came across Henry… At just 14 weeks old, he stole her heart. Henry was 5x bigger than the other puppies but quickly proved himself to be a huge cuddle bug. When Bennet sat down, he curled up in her lap, went belly up, then flipped his head over her arm. That’s when she knew he was “the one.”
Bennett told The Dodo: “I think we only had him for three days when we took him on our first hike. He found the steepest, tallest rock around, and he ran up to the top of it to look over the edge.” That’s when they started calling him their little “mountain goat.”
After a few months, the couple decided their family wasn’t complete. After five months of searching, they rescued a Siamese kitten mix named Baloo. “He ran right up to me,” Bennett said. “And he was the one who played, but he wasn’t the most rowdy.” Just like Henry, he was perfect for them.
When Henry and Baloo were first introduced, it was love at first sight, according to Bennet. Reportedly, all they wanted to do was snuggle up together and play. Before long, both critters started going on hiking trips with their human parents.
“He’s definitely not the kind of cat we can leave home alone on the weekend anymore,” Bennet said, referring to Baloo. “I think he thinks he’s more a dog than anything.”
The hiking enthusiast added,
“I get a lot of questions about how we got him used to it. But he really loves it. He really wants to go outside. “If I touch Henry’s leash, [Baloo] will start screaming at the door.”
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A subterranean paradise: Russian travelers capture drone footage of world’s largest cavern.
A small team of Russian travelers recently managed to acquire drone footage of the Son Doong Cave – the largest known natural cave in the world. Nestled in the emerald rainforests of central Vietnam, the Son Doong cave is one of the most pristine natural formations in the world. First discovered by a local Vietnamese logger named Ho Khanh in 1991, the exact location of this natural wonder was lost to the world until its rediscovery by British explorers led by Howard Limbert in 2009.
Formed over 2 million years ago from a cave-in caused by a mountain river, the massive Son Doong cave stretches over 5 kilometers in length and boasts a massive size of 150 meters by 200 meters. An entire city block could easily fit in its cavernous depths. With an estimated volume of 38.5 million cubic meters, this gargantuan cave is twice the size of the Malaysian Deer Cave – now the second largest cave – effectively dethroning the latter as the largest cave in the world.
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By Lorraine Chow
Sea Shepherd Global has documented the grisly annual hunt and slaughter of pilot whales and dolphins in the Danish Faroe Islands.
As part of its ongoing Operation Bloody Fjords campaign, the ocean conservation group sent a crew of volunteers posing as tourists to six different Faroese towns covering 19 designated whaling bays with the aim of “[exposing] the continued barbaric killing of dolphins and pilot whales,” campaign leader and Sea Shepherd UK Director Robert Read said.
Over the course of ten weeks from this July to early September, the volunteers documented nine separate grindadráp events (what these yearly hunts are called in Faroese). According to the group, 198 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and 436 pilot whales were killed.
The Faroese whaling tradition, also known as a grind, has a recorded history since 1584. During a grind, island authorities allow a flotilla of boats to drive dolphins and whales into a shallow bay. The animals are then killed with a whaling knife that severs their spinal cord.
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