Former hunter and biologist Valentin Pazhetnov organized a Rescue and Rehabilitation Center for bear cubs in the village of Bubonitsy, Russia. The center shelters the cubs whose parents were killed by hunters during the hibernation and who could otherwise freeze or starve to death. As soon as little bears grow up enough they are returned to their natural environment.
Mother dog Amanda saved her four puppies from fire in Chile. The pups were just 10 days old, and the dog picked them up in her mouth and took them from the burning house to the fire truck. She stood by her kids all the time and didn’t let them out from her sight when the vets came to check them over.
The Titan beetle is one of the longest beetles in the world – adult specimens can grow up to 16.7 cm (6.5 in.) in length. This beetle lives in the Amazon rainforests. Especially large dried specimens of the Titan beetle are sought after by collectors and their price may reach $600 and more. Scientists have never found a beetle’s larvae, but it is thought to be about 30 cm (1 foot) long.
Loggerhead turtle Kahuna spent two years in a marine life rehabilitation center after it had her back flippers severely injured in an accident. Now the treatment is over and Kahuna has been set free. The doctors attached a radio transmitter to its carapace in order to track the turtle as it swims back home.