We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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2 years ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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2 years ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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2 years ago (edited)

More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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2 years ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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2 years ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

hobbitly
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2 years ago

Oh that is a good name!

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

I love this initiative.

Rain Rankin
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2 years ago

This would be amazing if Epi-Pen was more affordable

Blue Cicada
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2 years ago

It probably is, in Holland!

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Lenka Smetanová
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2 years ago

Its good, but.. isnt it a little bit dangerously for people with alergies?

Cathelijne van Weelden
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2 years ago

I am allergic and I can assure you it is just as any other plant bed

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Deirdre Doyle
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2 years ago

It’s called the Netherlands 🇳🇱.

Melia Janssen
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2 years ago (edited)

You mean Holland the country or Holland the province? Because I live in the south of the country and I haven't seen this bus stop initiative anywhere here.

Kitty Schellekens-Schraven
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2 years ago

It's in Utrecht (the city), maybe elsewhere also. So, the Netherlands 😊

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Oscar Rottink
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2 years ago

The Netherlands*

WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago

So annoying. But if our government keeps presenting the Netherlands as Holland you can't blame the foreigners.

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Diane Joines
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2 years ago

Bees are in trouble in this country!

Vanities
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2 years ago

No they are not.

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FlourishingEveryday
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2 years ago

It's called The Netherlands. Or do you mean the province?

YoyoSthlm
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2 years ago

In Sweden a lot of stores sell "insect/bee hotels " that you can put in your garden! It really works and our bee population has increased!

Mooncut
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2 years ago

Save the bees, save the world

Diane Joines
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2 years ago

Beautiful!

Jannie Hoek
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2 years ago

You mean Beetifull?

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Thunder
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2 years ago

By the way, for those who don’t know, Holland is only a part of the Netherlands and I love this idea! They should do it everywhere!

Stefan Adamowicz
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2 years ago (edited)

Holland is not a part of the Netherlands it's just a different name for our country

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John Sarsfield
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2 years ago

These guys...♥️

Jack Lambrecht
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2 years ago

If “Buzz Stops” isn’t the official name, it definitely should be!! Brilliant, Ryo Bakura!!

Gwynne Lowther
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2 years ago

That sign should read "Buzz stop" :)

Daniel Nelson jr
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2 years ago

Kids are gunna be runnin from these stop 😂

Adrianna Mattox
Community Member
2 years ago

And it makes the city a more beautiful place

Mary Minenna
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2 years ago

This is wonderful unless you are waiting for a bus and get stung, especially if you are allergic. But I do applaud the effort!

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

It's very unlikely that you get stung. I have a garden with a lot of plants that attract bees and wasps . I've never been stung.

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Andrea Gary
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2 years ago

Nothing like being attacked by territorial bees while waiting for the bus

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 years ago

Canada also has the most wonderful gardens everywhere.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Green is good. Those little buzzing works are invaluable.

Leo Cecchini
Community Member
2 years ago

Just what I want a bus stop filled with bees. What "genius" came up with this plan?

Nancy Kosola
Community Member
2 years ago

Great thought but what about folks who are allergic to bee stings? Who is responsible for the Watering and upkeep?

Naomi
Community Member
2 years ago

That is great.. especially sice bbes are very important to the ecosystem and are slowly getting extinct!

Patrick De Montbrun
Community Member
2 years ago

Take note Canada

Una Fester
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it!

Renée Guercia
Community Member
2 years ago

wonderful idea!

Karen McGinty
Community Member
2 years ago

Not sure how much I would love sitting on a bench directly below a bee refuge...

David Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Bees at every bus stop... Yeah, that can't end badly eventually. And it alienates people with bee allergies from using city transit.

Denise Ward
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2 years ago

This one is a beauty!

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it

Darina Colmáin
Community Member
2 years ago

I know where I WONT be taking a bus !

Brenda Vinson
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe people won't wear so much perfume or colone so the bees will leave them alone. That wil benefit people with allergys or asthma.

tazkwondo
Community Member
2 years ago

The FlipSide: Medical claims and deaths due to allergy rises. People now have to walk if they are allergic.

Tanya Johnstone
Community Member
2 years ago

welcome initiative

Eva Mourey
Community Member
2 years ago

waiting for the bus, getting stung by a bee?

Susan Henry
Community Member
2 years ago

Great

Joey Tam
Community Member
2 years ago

:)

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you Holland!

Monica Hellweg
Community Member
2 years ago

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

A wonderful, and thoughtful plan !!!

Johan Lorentzen
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderfull

Christian Wood
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds awesome until someone gets stung, has an allergic reaction, and either dies or sues the nation of Holland lol

Bonni Tremblay
Community Member
2 years ago

Lovely.

Carol Distaulo
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea.

Marg Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Looking after our bees

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
2 years ago

Great! Bees are indicator species--if the bees die off, we'll be close behind, so it's great to see things like this to encourage their populations in urban areas.

Julie Lynch
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful idea

Debra Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

those should be everywhere

Kirsten Lunoe
Community Member
2 years ago

This should be a world wide initiative

Olga Rodriguez
Community Member
2 years ago

❤️

Leah Stark
Community Member
2 years ago

This could be done everywhere. Green walls, rooftop gardens...

Marianne Heck
Community Member
2 years ago

Where? I have seen none.

Marianne Heck
Community Member
2 years ago

I haven’t seen none? Where are they?I do live in the centre of Holland 🤔

Stéphanie Morneault
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the idea except that im allergic to stings :/ i wish i wasnt

Sherry Stafford
Community Member
2 years ago

awesome.

Karlis Streips
Community Member
2 years ago

I am allergic to bees. Note to self: Don't go to Holland.

Margaret Cabello
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you Holland

Christie Wagner
Community Member
2 years ago

not great for people afraid or allergic of bee's.

Erick Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

As someone with a fear of bee (stings), this is mildly terrifying lol

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

So tiny, yet critically important, and often ignored.

Collette Milligan
Community Member
2 years ago

♥️

Collette Milligan
Community Member
2 years ago

Let’s get Buzzin🐝🐝

Collette Milligan
Community Member
2 years ago

Now! Let’s buzz together🐝

Kill Patrick
Community Member
2 years ago

So it's a ...Buzz stop.

Dee Backiel
Community Member
2 years ago

BEEautiful

Yvonne Gate
Community Member
2 years ago

! Mas plantas para las abejas en Instinción!

Pam Simpson
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea!

Trish Angel
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2 years ago

I want one of these on my barn roof!

Deborah Brudnak
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2 years ago

Fabulous idea.

Irene Fluit
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2 years ago

On ya Dutchies!!

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2 years ago

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Ian McAfee
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2 years ago

Curious, to the people pointing out the difference between Holland and the Netherlands, are you sure they mean the entire country and not just the specific province? Like saying the US when it is really just NY state.

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
2 years ago

What a lovely idea not only for the bees, but the people using the bus stop!

Ivan Axelson
Community Member
2 years ago

save the bees save ourselves

Marnie
Community Member
2 years ago

The US is so far behind. It's like we're still living in the 70s.

JJM
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2 years ago

Sorry not for me I'd have to "buzz off" and take an Uber.

Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

What about people that are highly allergic to bee stings?

Linda Robinett
Community Member
2 years ago

Also the greenery just makes life more pleasant.

Tara B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Which is great, until someone with a bee allergy pisses one of em off. 😂

Tina Hugh
Community Member
2 years ago

Some people who use buses have deadly bee allergies. It’s a great idea — for a different location. It’s not right to exclude certain people from public transportation.

Susan Barnes
Community Member
2 years ago

Why not here?

Haleema
Community Member
2 years ago

As they say every little helps.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

OH, such a clever idea, in colder climates, it may be difficult, but many countries can !!!

Kellum Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the cute cartoon!!

Sarawyn
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s neat.

Laura Baldwin
Community Member
2 years ago

They know how to think outside the box

Celia Schott
Community Member
2 years ago

<3

Buntat Kuih Lopes
Community Member
2 years ago

how about rainy day, people taking shelter will be wet or they look into that already.

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 years ago

That''s a really good idea. That or solar panels.

Susan Borgen
Community Member
2 years ago

Save the Bees

Sue Pellant
Community Member
2 years ago

Why can't more buildings have "green roofs?"

Ida Klein Rooney
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2 years ago

Happy News‼️‼️‼️

Helen Stevens
Community Member
2 years ago

They've been doing this in Norway for years, houses as well.

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

Very clever!

Lisa Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

Renea, look at this!

Christina Natividad
Community Member
2 years ago

That's beautiful!

Astrid K
Community Member
2 years ago

The Netherlands!

Rani Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

Unless you allergic to bees.

Isog Sargent
Community Member
2 years ago

People with bee allergies can't take the bus.

Pauline Sagnol
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea for the most part. Not so great for those allergic though.

Alexander Schoemaker
Community Member
2 years ago

Please stop calling our country Holland. It is rather inssulting to the Dutch who live in the other parts of the Netherlands.

Suluhu
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2 years ago

I live in Brabant and I don't see why you'd be insulted by that.

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Perfumista Perfumista
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2 years ago

While I am all for protecting bees I am not sure I want them hanging out at my bus stop..

Silvana Hex
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2 years ago

as long as you´re not waiting on the bus on the roof of the bus stop you´re fine

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Yancy Naughton
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2 years ago

bee careful what you wish for, I am allergic! ;)

Linda Matheny
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2 years ago

Here in the US if someone gets stung there would be a lawsuit!!!

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Deservedly, this is endangering people’s lives!!!

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Marc
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2 years ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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I love this picture! So cute!

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2 years ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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2 years ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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2 years ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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2 years ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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2 years ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 years ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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2 years ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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2 years ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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2 years ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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2 years ago

Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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2 years ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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2 years ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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2 years ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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2 years ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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2 years ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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2 years ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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