After losing part of her left foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant ‘Clear Sky’ is now learning to walk again — in water. The six-month-old is the first elephant to receive hydrotherapy at an animal hospital in Chonburi province, a few hours from Bangkok. The goal is to strengthen the withered muscles in her front leg, which was wounded three months ago in an animal trap laid by villagers to protect their crops.
July 05 Photo Brief: Continued unrest in Egypt, a Tour de France pile up and children pray for Nelson Mandela
Protests in Egypt continue as pro Mohamed Mursi rally in the streets of Cairo, riders hit a bump in the road during the seventy stage of the Tour de France as they pile up during a fall, children release balloons following prayers for Nelson Mandela outside the hospital where he is being treated and more in today’s daily brief.
The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.
Cats strut their stuff at the International Pet Expo in Latvia, an elephant tusk gets pilfered from a French museum, a contentious Kenyan election sparks riots and more in today’s daily brief.
March 28 Photo Brief: Pope Francis leads Chrismal mass, a supersized bottle of Czech wine and a cute baby elephant
Pope Francis leads the Chrismal mass at the Vatican, the Czech Republic unveils their supersized bottle of wine, a baby Asiatic elephant shows of his cuteness and more in today’s daily brief.
Malians loot shops in Timbuktu as French troops arrive, more smog problems in Beijing, Vikings in Scotland, devils in Spain, big waves, bad hair and more in today’s daily brief.
Kevin Balot from the Philippines takes the crown at the Miss International Queen 2012 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant, Russian soldiers rehearsal for a military parade in Red Square, Shaolin monks perform qigong, pet owners show off their furry (and fur-challenged) friends and more in today’s daily brief.
The Monaco Yacht Festival, Chicago teachers’ strike ends, fashion in Milan and more in today’s daily brief.
August 14 Photo Brief with a 17-foot snake, a 4-inch elephant fetus, a 60-foot beached whale and a giant panda’s 9th birthday
A 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python weighing 164 pounds and carrying 87 eggs is caught, killed and studied in Florida, a 60-foot female fin whale perishes on the English shore, the first artificially inseminated elephant continues to thrive in utero and more in today’s daily brief.