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The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.
The Red Tornado was the first female superhero at DC Comics, and she remains one of the most unusual. Although she is sometimes credited as the first female superhero ever, she was preceded by several other masked and/or superpowered heroines at smaller publishers.
The Golden Age Red Tornado is “Ma” Hunkel, a portly middle-aged woman who dons longjohns and a pot on her head to fight mobsters and criminals for a safer neighborhood for her children.
She had no superpowers but she was strong, physically imposing, and a hell of a fighter. In her Red Tornado identity she is often mistaken for a man, even by her own son — a misconception she does nothing to correct. She was sometimes aided by her daughter Sisty and a neighbor boy as “The Cyclone Kids.”
She functioned mainly as a jokey parody of superheroes, appearing in the humor strip Scribbly, which she quickly began to dominate.
Image from All-American Comics #36 (1942) by Sheldon Mayer
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts