I met this butterfly on a tree yesterday during a hike. As I was clicking photos, I recognized this thing that happens when I begin making a connection with an insect. I could tell the butterfly didn't want to fly away and welcomed my finger approaching her. She let me pet her wings and then she climbed on my finger and let me continue taking photos. What was particularly interesting, even astounding, was how she didn't want to fly away as I walked back home. She stayed on my finger for the entire walk; about two blocks. I don't know why she didn't fly away. It was my first walk with a butterfly! I put her on my front porch railing after I arrived home. I don't know what to think .... it was so amazing.
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
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even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
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