The Reigning Positivity of Animal Friends


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The Reigning Positivity of Animal Friends

4 inspiring animal stories that will brighten your day!

The culture and the widespread influx of positivity originate from human individuals who thrive to promote peace, understanding, and goodwill among the people, community, and society that they live, encounter, interrelate, interact and communicate with daily, for the reason that their longing and wanting for it to transpire in a world that is too tough and rough at times, is of immense importance and in-depth urgency. 

But on the other side of the coin, positivity is not solely emphasized by human individuals alone, for, in fact, the other creations of our Heavenly Creator, which are the beautiful and majestic animals are all unified in promoting and conforming to its long-lasting stint in this wonderful and worthwhile world that they live. 

Realistically, good vibes are being impacted by these animal friends for the reason that they have contributed greatly in alleviating and easing the situations that human individuals are experiencing at the present time of the pandemic. 

In this article, with the aid of the different good stories that were featured in the Reader’s Digest Magazine website, which is a magazine that is highly regarded as one of the best-selling and top-grossing reading materials in the United States, our beautiful and majestic animal friends will be featured as they spread positivity and a helping hand at this time of the global COVID-19 pandemic, through the efforts that they have performed and with the initiatives that they have exerted that definitely moved mountains in some parts of the globe.

Let us begin. 

The On-Guard and Ocean-Ranging Albatross

Wandering albatross equipped with a logger off the coast of the Kerguelen Islands
© C. Matheron/TAAF

The first featured animal friend in this article is the ocean-ranging albatross, who is recognized worldwide as a strong-winged bird who has the ability to take an in-depth provision of security and immediate action on events and happenings that are threatening, strange, and dangerous in the place that they are in. 

In the beautiful country of France, who is renowned worldwide because of its scenic beauty and as the home of the famous Eiffel Tower, the ocean-ranging albatrosses are used as the main core subjects of a pioneering study that is conducted by a group of researchers at CNRS or France’s National Centre for Scientific Research. 

In accordance with the study that was conducted by the researchers, albatrosses were used as a means of detecting illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean. 

19.5 billion euros is estimated to be spent on illegal fishing and on the other hand,  boat satellite monitoring was found to be inaccurate, costly, and slow in accordance with the conducted research in France. 

Moreover, in order to push through with the direct aim and overall goal of the pioneering study, the research team strapped 169 wandering albatrosses with sensors that are enabled to detect the radar of a boat. 

Through these sensors, the presence of the boat’s transponder is confirmed as an effect; the authorities are enabled in tracking the vessel whenever it is switched on. 

On the other hand, transponders are oftentimes turned off during the illegal fishing activity of these boats and vessels. CRNS team leader, Henri Weimerskirch, said that those albatrosses are the perfect fit to become ideal trackers, “They are large birds, they travel over huge distances and they are very attracted to fishing vessels.”

In the duration of the six-month period of the study, the research found that a third of the vessels were detected in the Southern Indian Ocean through the help of the albatrosses. Weimerskirch stated that despite the fact of using the cheapest form of surveillance, the effort has greatly complemented the purpose of satellite monitoring as he says: “We have shown that it is possible.”

The Heartfelt Giving Golden Labrador 

The second featured animal friend in this article is Stumpy, a worldwide famous Golden Labrador, who is living both the dream and career of being a guide dog. 

Life could sometimes be tricky and playful, things and matters turned out to be different for Stumpy for he grew and developed a deformed leg. 

However, his deformity did not hinder Stumpy. His innate desire to become a loving and helpful dog still pushed through and that led him to discover a way he can continuously help, through the act of donating his blood. 

Stumpy, as a nine-year-old Golden Labrador 

In addition, Stumpy, who is a nine-year-old Golden Labrador, has a negative blood type, which is valuable in the lives of other dogs. This specific blood type can be given readily without causing any health complications for the recipient. Stumpy has been donating blood since the age of one and has made a great impact and imprint in the lives of 100 canines. 

Through these efforts of welfare and awareness that Stumpy has contributed to without fail, he was crowned by the United Kingdom with the title of being the “most prolific blood-donor dog.”

Furthermore, Elly Pittaway, who is the proud owner of Stumpy is quoted to have said in an array of media interviews as follows:  “Stumpy obviously has no idea what he’s doing it for, but if he did, I’m sure he’d be very proud of himself.”

Happy Whales at Home

The third featured animal in this article comes in a pair and they are called the Beluga Whales. 

These bubbly animals greatly contribute to the holistic theme of this article for the reason that they bring so much good and positive vibes, because of the journey that they have been into. 

These two female beluga whales, named Little White and Little Gray, are both 12 years old, four meters long and weighs 900 kilograms, have spent most of their life in a chain of captivity. They both grew up in an aquarium in Shanghai, China, entertaining human visitors.

Fortunately, they were given the opportunity to enjoy maximum freedom when they were transferred to one of Iceland’s open water sanctuary. They travel for over 30 hours in customized fitting containers as a courtesy of the Changfeng Ocean World to the sanctuary located in a bay in Heimaey Island, Iceland

This will be the first since 2011, when they left a Russian whale research center, that they’ll get to experience free movement and natural open waters. 

Sea Life Trust’s Head, Andy Bool said, ““We’re delighted that they are safely transported in their sea sanctuary care pools.” 

It is the hope of conservationists that the sanctuary in Iceland will serve as an exemplary model for the rehoming process of 3,000 dolphins and whales, a whole lot of them either house in captive facilities or treated as performers in shows. 

The Prospective Flood Preventing Beaver 

The fourth and last animal friend that are featured in this article are the beavers. 

400 years ago, beavers were hunted that led them into a state of extinction but are now reintroduced in England’s “trial” enclosure. 

A study that was conducted by the British government strongly recommends that these rodents in establishing dams in rivers, which minimizes the water flow as well the process of water purification, could greatly helped in prevention and alleviation of flood.

Moreover, these beavers were sourced from its wide population which is situated in Scotland, and with that, they were reestablished as being the so-called “native species.”

Derek Gow who is a proud practicing ecologist by profession, takes brimming pride in saying that beavers hail with the title of being the so-called “ecosystem engineers.” He said, “They turn landscapes that are largely dead into environments that wildlife can recolonize.” 

These animals have stories that extrudes spirit of positivism and has been a major factor in making our world a better place to live in. 

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