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Staff from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and crew members from the Coast Guard station in Cape May, New Jersey, worked together to free a leatherback turtle. They had received a call reporting a turtle stuck in fishing gear about 30 miles off the coast. The marine reptile was estimated to weigh about 800 pounds, but the crew was able to successfully free its flipper from a tangled buoy line. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Grateful Dog Shows Rescuers Some Love Rescued Leopard Remembers Her Human Savior Beagle Freedom Project Rescues More Dogs From Laboratory...

PRETORIA - South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhinos from the famed Kruger National Park to safe havens beyond horn smugglers' reach, the environment minister announced Tuesday. Credit: Getty Editorial "A decision has been made on this issue of translocation," Edna Molewa said, announcing an action plan to curb escalating illegal hunts for rhino horn. "Relocations from the Kruger National Park and the creation of rhino strongholds could allow the total rhino population size of South Africa to continue to grow," she said. The authorities "could relocate up to 500" rhinos, which can weigh a tonne or more, said South African National Parks ecologist Sam Ferreira. Illegal rhino...

Most people would be terrified to see a leopard bounding towards them and jumping into their arms, but not Juhi Agrawal. The volunteer at Cheetah Experience in South Africa had cared for Pardus the leopard when the animal was abandoned as a cub, and the big cat has obviously not forgotten. Pardus curls up on Agrawal, offering nuzzles and trying to get as close as possible to her favorite human. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Dogs in Wheelchairs Have No Problem Playing Fetch Fawn Doesn't Want Belly Rubs to Stop Elephant and Dog Play Together in the Water...

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Pawparazzi Report July 2014

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In Poland, Hedgehogs Find a Saviour

KRAKõW, Poland - Too weak to stand on his feet after swallowing poison for garden slugs, Smoky the hedgehog is fighting for his life. Credit: Getty Creative Thanks to a devoted Polish animal lover, he has a chance. Andrzej Kuziomski set up Poland's first and only hedgehog shelter after as a bicycle courier he came across hundreds of the small, quilled mammals that had been killed or maimed in run-ins with humans. "He hasn't eaten anything for days... He weighs less than half of what he should," the 45-year-old says as he holds Smoky, gently stroking his prickly back. The refuge on the outskirts of Krakow has space for up to 50 sick or injured hedgehogs. Driven from their habitat by...