For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com orFollow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevisionA unique dog competition was organized in southern India on Monday. Dogs of various breeds showed off their skills in eating the most buns.India's industrial city of Coimbatore hosted a unique occasion called the Dogs Bun Eating Competition on Monday.Dogs displayed their artistry in eating buns, buns and more buns.One dog ate most of the buns in this competition and bagged the first prize.The dog Brownie emerged victorious.[Sushila, Owner of First Prize Winner]:"My pet's name is Brownie and he's very naughty, but affectionate. Now that he has won the first prize in the bun eating competition, I'll not take his naughtiness seriously."Another pet owner is overwhelmed that his dog managed to grab the third prize.[Ranganathan, Pet Owner]:"I have taken part in the competition for the first time and there are various breeds of dogs taking part in it. I am feeling extremely happy that my Labrador won the third prize by eating buns."Dogs of various breeds like Labradors, Dalmatians, pugs and Pomeranian took part in the competition.
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A chimpanzee hooked on smoking has been given a second chance at a healthier life in a Brazilian sanctuary, after animal rights workers rescued him from a zoo in Lebanon. The 12-year-old Omega was welcomed last week to a 108,000-square-foot ranch in the southern state of Parana - a home much more spacious than the cage where he spent the past eight years. Members of the non-governmental organization Animals Lebanon found him at a 430-square-foot cage puffing on cigarettes to entertain visitors at a zoo in Ansar. Activists negotiated the chimp's release from the now defunct zoo and transferred him to a sanctuary in the capital Curitiba, where 23 other chimps and dozens of animals, including monkeys, deers, flamingos and several birds already live. Omega, who weighs around 132 pounds, developed a nicotine addiction after picking up cigarettes apparently thrown by visitors. In his early years, he also served water pipes and entertained customers at a restaurant. Sanctuary founder Anita Starostik said Omega was adapting well and was enjoying a healthy diet. Oatmeal and fresh fruits and vegetables harvested in the sanctuary are the main items in Omega's menu. He is being quarantined in a house while veterinarians test him for several diseases and give him treatments for his addiction and his teeth, which have turned yellow and accumulated tartar due to years of smoking. Veterinarian Paulo Diniz Basteane said Omega will no longer be given any cigarettes. Omega's integration with other chimps will be carried out slowly, since he has never interacted with fellow chimps before. Once ready, he will be taken to a large area mimicking his natural environment and equipped with toys such as trampolines.
University researchers have made high-speed videos that offer insight into the way that cats drink -- a phenomenon so fast it cannot be followed by human eyes. Unlike a dog, the cat does not use its tongue like a ladle to scoop its drink. Instead, the inertia with which the cat retracts the surface of its tongue pulls up a column of liquid. In the instant that the column of liquid is suspended, the cat closes its mouth around it. The perfect timing allows the feline to quench its thirst without wetting its furry chin. The results were published in the Nov. 11 online edition of the journal "Science". Duration: 00:44.
Sydney's premier zoo is celebrating the birth of its first female Asian elephant. The 270 pound calf is reported to be doing well. Taronga Zoo director Cameron Kerr said in a statement that the birth means that Australia now has a dozen of the endangered animals in zoos in Sydney and Melbourne, after initially receiving eight from Thailand in 2006. The newborn, which has yet to be named, is the third born in the Sydney zoo and the first female. The zoo says the calf was suckling within two hours of birth and walking unassisted within three hours.
Five animal rights activists who intimidated companies linked to Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) in an attempt to close down the animal testing lab were sentenced to between six years and 15 months in prison. Sarah Whitehead, 53, Nicole Vosper, 22, Thomas Harris, 27, Jason Mullan, 32, and Nicola Tapping, 29, were all members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (Shac). The youngest member of the conspiracy Alfie Fitzpatrick, 21, received a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community work. Winchester Crown Court heard, during the sentencing hearing, that the six waged a wide-ranging international conspiracy of intimidation against a host of supply companies to force the closure of Cambridge-based HLS, using Shac as a front. Action carried out included realistic hoax bombs posted to the homes of staff and offices, criminal damage, threats of violence and abusive telephone calls. Some company directors had leaflets distributed near their home falsely telling neighbours they were convicted paedophiles and others had used tampons sent through the post saying the blood was HIV positive.
For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com/Growing development and the loss of natural habitat is having a devastating effect on the wildlife in many regions. To try and counteract some of the damage, passionate staff and volunteers in Australia, work tirelessly at the world’s largest wildlife hospital.Dedicated to helping sick, injured and orphaned animals, the Australian Wildlife Hospital is the largest of it's kind in the world. Located in Queensland, it's an establishment where every single creature counts. Hence their motto.[Gail Gipp, General Manager, Australian Wildlife Hospital]:"Save one, save the species."Established in 2002 by the man known as "Crocodile Hunter" the late Steve Irwin, and wife Terri.The inspiration was the vision of Steve's mother Lyn Irwin, a pioneer in wildlife care. The hospital relies heavily on the support of dedicated volunteers.[Gail Gipp, General Manager Australian Wildlife Hospital]:“We look after them really well. And they’re the backbone of the organization and we couldn’t operate without them.”Now treating up to 7000 animals a year, most are victims of land clearing, road accidents and attacks by domestic pets.[Pauline Brookman, Vet Nurse, Australian Wildlife Hospital]:"This is Buster; he’s a male koala ... and he had severe injuries down this side of the body. So he’s had a fractured leg."To cope with the increasing number of animals needing care, and to make sure that none suffer unnecessarily, staff are on call 24/7.Mrs Gipp believes that educating the public is vital. For example the rings on the top of many plastic bottles are dangerous to animals. They get caught around their necks, causing terrible pain and in some cases, death. The fix?, cut them before throwing them away.Robert Apicella, NTD, Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Heavy rainfall has caused flooding at a wildlife sanctuary in India's Assam state, putting animals at risk. The sanctuary is home to one-horned rhinos.Incessant downpours over the past few days have caused flooding at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam on Tuesday.It is the third time in the year that a local river has inundated the sanctuary, famous for its one-horned rhinoceros.[Deepak Mahanta, Game Warden, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary]: "The entire wildlife sanctuary is submerged in floodwater. In fact, only two or three camps are saved, everything else has been submerged by the floods."The animals have moved to higher ground in search of safer places and also food.[Sukleshwar Rajbongshi, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary]:"For the past seven to eight days, we were all on continuous duty for the safety of the animals of the sanctuary. Last night I got information by radio that the rhinos are moving out of the wildlife reserve."Villagers in the area helped the rangers rescue the animals.