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Rescuers Work To Save Stranded Whales

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In New Zealand, almost 100 pilot whales have been left stranded on the beach after the high tide quickly went out.

22 of the whales have already died, and now rescuers are trying to save the remaining 77.

They are making sure the whales are upright and are keeping them nice and wet until high tide comes back.

We really hope these whales turn out okay.

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Do Animals Commit Suicide?

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A pod of 61 whales recently beached themselves in New Zealand.

Every time something like this happens, the question arises… do animals commit suicide?

We know that animals can display self-destructive behavior, but do they have the higher cognitive abilities, the self-awareness to decide to end their lives and have some sort of an understanding of the repercussions?

Dolphins, some apes, magpies and elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror, which would suggest self-awareness.

There are stories of a depressed Newfoundland dog who repeatedly let into water, kept his limbs still, and would hold his head under water for minutes at a time.

So sad.

Other dogs have drowned or starved themselves after their owners died. A duck even drowned itself after the death of its mate.

But are these considered suicide? Similar to how a human can contemplate and understand one's own mortality?

Many creatures, like bees and naked mole rats, will leave their colony and go off to die alone whenever they get a disease they could pass along to the colony.

All we know is, there's always an alternative to suicide.

If U ever even consider suicide as an option, we PROMISE it gets better! Call 1-800-784-2433

[Image via AP Images.]

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Victoria Leaves David For The Dog

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Victoria Left David For The Dog

SRSLY?

Super pregnant Victoria Beckham is feeling so fat, ugly and uncomfortable she’s moved out of the bed room she shares with hubby David Beckham to sleep with her dog.

According to a source close to the family:

"Victoria has moved into her own bedroom suite in their LA home. She says she can’t sleep next to David any more because she feels like a beached whale and wants to stretch out.

David thinks it’s hilarious she’s taken their new puppy Scarlet with her. She’s treating it like her new daughter before the arrival of the real one.”

David understands Victoria’s been tetchy lately. But he thinks it’s funny Scarlet has been keeping her sane, especially when he sees how happy she is now she’s moved out of the marital bed and is nesting with the little French bulldog.”

Puppies are cute. We get that.

BUT WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO SHARE WITH DAVID BECKHAM?!?!

Pregnancy must make you nuts.

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Stranded Whale Returned To Sea!

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Beached whale pushed back into ocean

Twenty SeaWorld employees volunteered to push a young beached sperm whale back into the ocean yesterday.

The male whale was about 15 to 18 feet long and weighed 3,000 pounds!

That's like pushing a tractor trailer, but without wheels!

It was found on a beach in La Jolla, California, a small town north of San Diego, and was probably stranded because it became sick or got lost.

The volunteers pushed and guided the whale a quarter mile into the ocean before it swam off by itself.

The sperm whale was making normal noises and was energetic as they assisted it out to see, so SeaWorld volunteers were optimistic about its chances for survival, which is GREAT news!

Thanks SeaWorld!

Anyone who sees a stranded marine animal near San Diego should call (800) 541 – SEAL (7325) to notify SeaWorld.

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Dolphin Is Sent Back To The Ocean!

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A dolphin is back in the ocean!

The dolphin that was stranded on a Cape Cod beach this morning was released back into the ocean!

The dolphin was found at around 5:45 am and a team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare responded.

After his vital signs were checked, the dolphin was successfully sent back home to the ocean.

Yay! We are so glad he is OK!

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