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Top 5 Animal Heroes

It's time for some heart-warming stories about animal heroes. Have you ever been somewhere in the wilderness when something dangerous threatened your life? Maybe you survived because of the help of an animal hero! Animal heroes are animals that have saved humans or other animals from danger. Here are Kidzworld's Top 5 Animal Heroes.

Dolphins

Some people say that dolphins are the smartest animals on the planet. They are well-known for saving humans from shark attacks. There are many stories about people who are swimming in the ocean suddenly finding themselves being circled by a pod of dolphins, preventing a hungry shark from getting close. Here are some examples:

  • October 30, 2004: in New Zealand dolphins saved lifeguards training of the coast of Whangarei
  • August 2, 1996: A British tourist named Martin Richardson was saved by dolphins in the Gulf of Akaba
  • August 28, 2007: A surfer was saved by dolphins in Monterey, California

There is a famous dolphin named Filippo in Italy. Filippo became famous for saving the life of a 14-year-old boy named Davide Ceci in 2000. Davide had fallen from his father's boat and Filippo pushed him back up to the surface before he drowned.

Gorillas

Binti Jua was a famous zoo gorilla in Brookfield, Illinois who saved the life of a little boy who fell from the top of a 20-foot wall. The boy hit his head and landed unconscious. Just before another aggressive gorilla approached the boy, Binti Jua scared him away and cradled the little boy to safety.

This exact same situation also happened in a New Jersey zoo in 1986, where a gorilla named Jambo rescued a little 5-year-old boy who fell of a high wall into the dangerous gorilla pit.

Elephants

In 2003 in Empangeni, Zululand, 11 elephants rescued a herd of antelope who were about to be killed by humans hunters. The elephants approached the large cage that the antelope had been captured in and one of the elephants went up to the locks. She carefully undid all the latches with her trunk, swung the gate open and stood back with her herd. The herd watched the antelope leave the cage and dart off before they walked off into the night.

Polar Bears

There is a polar bear named Tuk who used to live in Vancouver, Canada's Stanley Park zoo. In 1983 a young man threw a kitten into the polar bear's pool. Tuk rose, stretched, and then slid into the pool, surfacing moments later with the kitten held gently between his teeth. He then lay by the pool with the tiny kitten held protectively between his paws and licked it dry.

Dogs

Man's best friend... dogs! They have been in thousands of stories about rescuing and saving the lives of people and other animals. Dogs not only save people and animals from danger, but some dogs have jobs as firedogs and police dogs - these working dogs help firefighters and the police do their work.

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SmartSunnyShadow
I wrote this when I was in grade 4. Please don't judge. It's cringy, I know.
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SmartSunnyShadow
    I AM Poem   By: SmartSunnyShadow     I am insecure and imaginative I wonder how God’s imagination can be this endless I hear my dad’s screams I see the beauty in the sky I want to go home I am insecure and imaginative   I pretend I’m someone I’m not I feel melancholic I touch my wet tears I worry how people think of me I cry frequently I am insecure and imaginative   I understand the purpose of living I say the opposite of what I mean I dream lucidly and endlessly I try to wear a mask I hope I will fulfill my dreams I am insecure and imaginative                                                                   
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AnnaOfExquizurd
" Hello, Link. Wake up. The Great Deku Tree wants to talk to you! " The high-pitched voice barely penetrated my sleep, but thankfully ripped me from the nightmare. The words, however, didn't register, and I acknowledged whoever was speaking to me with a groan. Complete with me rolling over. Then a light started flashing across my closed eyelids, rapidly; almost quickly enough to give me a moment of epilepsy. It was confusing, because I was facing the wall.... As the light did that, the voice came again: " Link, get up! Hey, c'mon! Can Hyrule's destiny  really  depend on such a lazy boy?! " The feminine voice was louder now--not only because it was shouting. It sounded  naturally  loud. But what in the world did she mean by Hyrule's destiny depending on...  me ? Curiosity made me want answers, and the want for those answers prompted me to roll back over, sit up and the edge of the bed, and sleepily open my eyes. The interior of my house was still dim... it must've been dawn. My eyes widened more than being just open when I saw the blue ball of light floating in my vision... with barely visible, crystal-clear wings. I was being addressed by a  fairy . Instead of being a typical 11-year-old and responding verbally, I straightened up and rested my hands on my lap. My attention was fully on this fairy, the only one to speak directly to me in my life. " You finally woke up! "  her loud voice exclaimed.  " I'm Navi the fairy. The Great Deku Tree asked me to be your partner from now on. Nice to meet you! " I was genuinely shocked.  Finally , I was like every other Kokiri. The smile that spread across my face was uncontrollable... and I couldn't think of what to say. Mido wouldn't be able to make fun of me anymore! "C'mon, he wants to talk to you. Let's go!" Navi called. I hadn't noticed her hover to the doorway, floating by the green curtain that served as a door. I hopped up, adjusted the hem of my green tunic, and put my pointy green hat on as I moved to the door. After exiting, I first brushed some blond locks behind my pointed ears on one side of my face, and then pulled the curtain open and bunched it up behind a hook on the wall, so it would stay open. Navi patiently hovered by my head, lurching downwards almost comically as I descended the ladder attached to my elevated porch. My house was one-of-a-kind; the only one with a porch like that. When I turned to walk up the path, my aquamarine eyes met a familiar pair of sapphire-blue, topped by rich, deep green hair. The bangs were separated from the main body of the hair--chin-length and thick--by a headband just a shade darker than the hair. All of that rested on an eleven-year-old-girl, with pale skin, wearing a more emerald-green sort of vest and shorts. A long-sleeved shirt the same green as her hair was worn underneath the vest, and matching green boots graced her feet. It was Saria, my lifetime friend, accompanied by her lime-green fairy. Since a smile was sufficient greeting for her, I did that, and Saria cheerfully waved back. "Hey, Link! Oh, you've got a fairy now?!" Proudly, I nodded. An excited laugh escaped her lips. " I'm so happy for you! " My already-existent smile widened. "I, uh... thanks. But the Great Deku Tree wants to talk to me. I have to hurry." "He does?" Saria asked. " What an honor! " If it was even possible, her face was expressing more joy than before. "I wonder why...? Wait, you'll find out, hehe. Don't let me stop you! Good luck!" I gave her one last smile, and then started up the brief uphill climb, to where the path branched off into two more. Speeding up into a slow run, I turned right, passing a few Kokiri houses, then shortly reaching the pond. I didn't want to go around; today's events had me happy and energized. So, I hopped across the three little "islands", landing a few feet away from the path between the cliffs that led to the Deku Tree's clearing. Mido was standing at the edge, looking about the greenery all around us, and the surreal trails of light that floated about the forest. I was just about to pass into it when he jumped up and blocked my path. "Halt! What's your business?" he interrogated, in his bossiest voice yet. I knew he was doing this only because he hated me. "I'm going to talk to the Great Deku Tree, of course," I replied in my usual gentle voice. "No. Don't bother him," Mido said in a pompous manner. Being the Kokiri's leader got into his head sometimes... I swear. "But... Navi told me that he said he needed me." "Why? Who's Navi?" he asked. " You got a fairy, eh? Hmph. " "I don't know why..." I answered through clenched teeth. This was beyond irritating. Mido thought for a moment, also clearly relishing my annoyance. "Come back later with a sword and a shield. There's monsters in there. It's not safe." That was probably a load of lies. There were no monsters in Kokiri Forest, period. In frustration, I threw my hands up, and raised my voice--a rare occurrence. Revel in it while it lasts. " Where  in this village am I supposed to find  weapons ?!" Mido giggled. He sounded like a girl when he did, at least to me. "Just look. See ya in a while... or never." I stormed off, avoiding the pond entirely this time, and flopped down against the tree-trunk house right next to the pond with a scowl. The name of whoever owned that house never stuck with me, but he had turned it into a sort of shop a while ago. Which was pointless, because there was no way for any of us to get rupees. Yes, I had a few--ten--but that was collected over the course of my lifetime. Eleven whole years. Navi floated into my line of sight. "Link, your face is adorable when you're mad." I grunted. "Hey... you know the kid who owns this shop? He set a shield made of wood for sale a while ago. Thirty rupees." "I only have ten." "I know how you can get more."
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JO16
JO16 posted in Electronics:
laptop definitely cause u can carry it around and desktop is tied down
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