Hungry Stingray Jumps Water Ramp to Make Itself Known to a Pair of Tourists Who Were Tossing Chum Into the Water

Upon seeing a large school of fish congregating around a pair of tourists who were throwing bits of chum into the water, a very brave and hungry stingray in Maldives jumped a man-made water ramp to make itself known to the humans with the food. The ray appeared to be very appreciative and even let the surprised tourists get in close enough for a bit of cuddle.

A hungry stingray jumps out of the water and onto a man-made ramp, providing these tourists an incredible up-close experience during a trip to Maldives.

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Selfie, An App for Face-to-Face Video Conversations

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Selfie is an app for face-to-face video conversations. The app allows users to record videos of up to 24 seconds, and respond to videos sent by others to create larger conversations. Conversations can be public or private, and can include a single other person or multiple people. Each video plays when touched. Selfie is currently available on iOS.

The human face is still the most sophisticated communications technology we’ve got, and yet we remain connected to the wider world through things like texts and status updates. We’re settling for incomplete relationships without even knowing it. Selfie aims to reintroduce the world to itself, this time as real people.

Both TechCrunch and The Verge have posted extensive articles about Selfie, its founders, and the app’s core features.

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Full disclosure: Laughing Squid founder Scott Beale is an advisor to Selfie.com.

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Excited Lioness Gleefully Greets the Man Who Raised Her with a Great Big Hug

While visiting the Modisa Wildlife Project in Maun, Botswana, Dr. John Hawkins captured this amazing footage of the gleeful reunion between a lioness named Sirga and wildlife conservationist Valentin Gruener, the human who rescued her as an orphaned cub.

This is a video of my good friend Val. He is a a wildlife conservationist that raised Sirga (the Lioness) almost from birth. This guy is exceptionally inspirational. He takes her on game walks and she can even hunt on her own!

Valentin and Sirga

Smiling at Each Other

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Animal Rescuer Gently Frees Baby Swan From Chain Link Fence While Politely Waving Off Irate Swan Father

Animal rescuer Simon Cowell, the founder of Wildlife Aid Foundation, responds to call informing him that a baby swan (cygnet) had become stuck in a chain link fence while following its mum into the River Thames. Despite the looming threat of the irate father swan (cob) who physically attacked the rescuer with several angry slaps with his wing, Simon was finally able to gently free the cygnet from the fence and reunite the little one back with its family.

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