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Hannah the Hippo Gets a New Pool

When a pygmy hippopotamus was rescued from the dry back yard of a California doctor, staffers at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center were told the rare animal likely wouldn’t survive.

Hannah P. Motamus was found with adequate food and drinking water, but without the habitat—namely shade and a deep swimming pool—needed to sustain the water creature. Rejecting veterinarians’ claims she would have to be euthanized due to the severity of her dry, cracked skin, caregivers at the Ramona, Calif. rehabilitation facility fought for her life, rejuvenating her skin to a supple gray and building a mud pond in which she could finally bask.


Thai ‘spider-man’ rescues autistic boy

BANGKOK (AFP) A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said Tuesday.

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