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According to a recent announcement from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), leopards living in Russia’s Far East Amur region have just been officially declared critically endangered. The Amur leopard has been officially declared a critically endangered species. They were once found in large numbers in Russia and China, but now live only […]

Amur Leopards Officially Declared Critically Endangered — Alluring Planet

Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan

Bird of the Day: Paradise Flycatcher — Organikos

By Keerthana Nithyakumar

If you saw Cleo getting her chin scratched on a soft couch today, you’d never guess where her story began.

It was a starless night when Blue Cross of India first discovered her.

Her beady eyes surveyed the new surroundings. Alone under the night sky, tucked inside a wet cardboard box on the lonely road, she didn’t dare to stir, the thudding of her heart echoing in her ears. Was this really happening, or was her brain playing cruel tricks on her?

Minutes turned into hours without any sign of her beloved human coming to take her back – fear and confusion overpowered her.

Cleo left out a soft purr that sounded like a “Why?”

After what felt like infinite time, the sun’s soft rays filtered through the nearly bare branches, and she was startled to meet a pair of eyes that reflected her own surprise!

The flutter of hope took a U turn when she realized that the pair did not belong to her familiar person, and fear gripped her heart. But that pair of eyes stared back at her with something familiar, something she thought she’d lost forever, that she ached for – something that felt like love.

The human stepped near, and Cleo’s defense kicked in, but she was too exhausted and traumatized to escape the approaching hands. She let herself be carried out of the flimsy box. A pair of soothingly protective arms wrapped her trembling body covered with fleas. Cleo clung to them, wishing away the worst of her days.

And you know what? The wonderful days that followed Cleo’s abandonment proved that wishes do come true! Because she had just been rescued into the arms of Blue Cross. She was immediately treated and cared for, body and soul.

While one Blue Cross team was doing a splendid job of nourishing and showering her with all the love in the world, the other team had been appealing to the world to give Cleo her the forever loving and responsible home that she deserves.

After just a few days, a lovely human named Rebecca reached out to Blue Cross to adopt and take her to her loving home. Well, who could resist this adorable snowy bundle of curiosity and innocent fun?

Photo: Velu TM, Blue Cross of India

Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Bird of the Day: Ruddy Kingfisher — Organikos

Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Bird of the Day: Golden-fronted Leafbird — Organikos

Leander Khil Photography El Paredon, Guatemala

Bird of the Day: Great Blue Heron — Organikos

For over 6,000 years, Mount Kailash has been one of the most sacred places on Earth. Located in Western Tibet and considered by many to be the physical manifestation of a divine presence seated at the root of the world’s religions, this mountain is regarded as one of the most significant centers of spirituality on […]

Mount Kailash: The Most Spiritual Place on Earth — Alluring Planet

Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Bird of the Day: Pied Bushchat — Organikos

Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Bird of the Day: Himalayan Bulbul — Organikos

Ganges Canal, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Bird of the Day: Plumbeous Redstart — Organikos