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This will make you smile!
Animal Sanctuary in Cali, Colombia via a CA news station ^ | 03/12/2008 | E-mail

Posted on 03/13/2008 2:48:33 PM PDT by tsmith130

This is amazing!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: lionkissing

1 posted on 03/13/2008 2:48:34 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

This woman found a lion hurt and about to die. She took him home and took care of him. When the lion was better she called the local zoo. This was the reaction she got when the lion saw her at the zoo.


2 posted on 03/13/2008 2:52:33 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

You’re right. I smiled.

Question: Do you have video on where she tried this again, and the lion ate her head?

Just wondering?


3 posted on 03/13/2008 2:55:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: tsmith130

THAT IS AMAZING


4 posted on 03/13/2008 2:56:36 PM PDT by SF Republican (Conservatives wanted all or nothing, and they got it.)
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To: tsmith130
Thanks! So heartwarming = except I can't help but think the poor lion was hoping she had come back to get him and take him out of his cage...

:o(

5 posted on 03/13/2008 2:57:33 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Responsibility2nd
No video but I'll see if I can find the 911 tape.

Killjoy... ;o)

6 posted on 03/13/2008 2:58:52 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

That doesn’t look very safe, but the big putty tat seems pretty affectionate.


7 posted on 03/13/2008 2:59:11 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: maine-iac7

I know! That’s what I thought too when I saw it...he wants to go home with her. Ok, maybe I should have said ‘it will make you smile...then you’ll be sad.’


8 posted on 03/13/2008 3:00:31 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Wow!


9 posted on 03/13/2008 3:02:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tsmith130

Awwww.


10 posted on 03/13/2008 3:02:32 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: tsmith130

Cute, but there is only one problem:

We don’t have “native” African lions in the Americas. Other types of wild cats? yes. But not African lions.


11 posted on 03/13/2008 3:05:49 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: tsmith130

No video but I’ll see if I can find the 911 tape.
Killjoy... ;o)

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You’re right. I’m a killjoy.

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911 OPERATOR: 911. What is your emergency.

CALLER: Well, a lion just ate some lady’s head.

911 OPERATOR: OK, we’ll send EMS right out.


12 posted on 03/13/2008 3:06:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: tsmith130

But it is still amazing.


13 posted on 03/13/2008 3:07:02 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
I looked up more information about this story. Apparently, she rescue the lion from a traveling circus that had abused it. This is from the Orlando Sentinel:

Just got a phone call from Vermont from a reader who wanted to donate money to Ana Julia Torres, the woman whose love affair with a lion is capturing the imagination of animal lovers around the world. The video (below) of Torres and Jupiter is heart warming. Torres runs the Villa Lorena animal shelter in Cali, Columbia, where she fed and nursed Jupiter the African lion back to health years ago after it was found abused and emaciated in a traveling circus. Unfortunately, I do not have an address for the shelter where donations could be sent. "It is amazing to see an animal like that be so sweet and affectionate," said Torres. "This hug is the most sincere one that I have received in my life." Torres, 47, said her work rehabilitating animals began more than a decade ago when a friend gave her an owl that had been kept as a pet. Later, when she asked her students to bring their pets to school, she realized many families illegally kept wild fauna from Colombia's biologically diverse jungles in their homes. The number of animals under her care grew, and now Jupiter is among 800 recovering creatures at Villa Lorena, where Torres looks after, among others, burned peacocks, limbless flamengos, blind monkeys and mutilated elephants. Most of the animals are caged, though some, like iguanas, roam freely around the grounds of the shelter, which are enclosed by a 13-foot wall. Torres said she relies on donations and her modest teacher's salary to run the shelter. "We dedicate our lives to the care of these animals without one single peso from the state," Torres said.

14 posted on 03/13/2008 3:10:25 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

The link just gives me a page of html code. I tried it in two browsers. It hasn’t made me smile yet.


15 posted on 03/13/2008 3:11:18 PM PDT by Semper911
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To: tsmith130

And some fools believe that animals don’t have feelings!


16 posted on 03/13/2008 3:11:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: tsmith130

Thank you. That’s better. Now it all makes sense.

Regards.


17 posted on 03/13/2008 3:12:09 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Semper911
Hmmm...not sure why. Try this link: (http://www.telestereo.com/Archivos/video.html)
18 posted on 03/13/2008 3:13:40 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130
Similar (Sort of)to a story out of Fort Worth, Texas this week where as a lady found a shivering dog on her front porch after that that snow we had last week.

She sat next to and talked to it to be comforting and called Animal Control to pick it up.

Animal Control comes by and..."Lady, that's not a dog. That's a sick coyote."

19 posted on 03/13/2008 3:14:04 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Semper911

For me it works in IE (6) but not in Firefox.


20 posted on 03/13/2008 3:15:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: tsmith130

FireFox gave me html, IE rendered it right.


21 posted on 03/13/2008 3:16:05 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Deaf Smith

YIKES! That coyote must have been real sick to sit there like that.


22 posted on 03/13/2008 3:16:34 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Semper911

I only got html code too with both links.


23 posted on 03/13/2008 3:17:33 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: tsmith130
Here is one that worked for me:

http://www.truveo.com/African-Lion-Kisses-Its-Rescuer/id/2308294362

And yes I smiled.

24 posted on 03/13/2008 3:18:23 PM PDT by Semper911
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To: Semper911
Oh good. I found a youtube link too.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MSv-nt3hjs)

25 posted on 03/13/2008 3:20:52 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Yep.


26 posted on 03/13/2008 3:24:33 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: tsmith130

Linky no worky...


27 posted on 03/13/2008 3:30:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Never mindy... :) Very nice.


28 posted on 03/13/2008 3:33:45 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: tsmith130
Can't find the video, but here's a story.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1291493/animal_rescue_takes_scary_turn/index.html?source=r_science

29 posted on 03/13/2008 3:40:08 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith

I guess ignorance truly is bliss sometimes.


30 posted on 03/13/2008 3:42:15 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

I am still smiling - that is a heart-warming clip.


31 posted on 03/13/2008 4:09:31 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: tsmith130

That’s why I always say that my dog is a better man than my ex!


32 posted on 03/13/2008 4:13:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: Revolting cat!

Someone once told me to find out who really likes you just lock your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car for an hour. Which one is really glad to see you when you open the trunk?


33 posted on 03/13/2008 4:34:14 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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To: jwparkerjr

[snicker] That’s pretty good.


34 posted on 03/13/2008 4:40:18 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: jwparkerjr

I have 2 dogs, a cat and a husband. Will it still work?


35 posted on 03/13/2008 5:23:00 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130; Deaf Smith

http://dailycoyote.blogspot.com/


36 posted on 03/13/2008 5:47:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: tsmith130

Pingo


37 posted on 03/13/2008 7:40:16 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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