Tiger gets a bad baby tooth removed
When a tiger’s first response to having a tooth yanked is not a roar, snarl or swipe with claws, but a test nibble to check that its mouth works as well as it suddenly feels, it speaks volumes about how much the bad tooth* must have hurt.
*You can see, briefly, that it’s black and nasty on the inner side. Yuck.
I’m just awed by the amount of trust in this gif. That tiger totally trusts that the human is going to help with that scary metal object on an already painful area and the human totally trusts that the tiger is just test nibbling and not chomping down on his arm. I flinch when a house cat comes at me too fast and these two don’t even hesitate to trust each other., could you give some insight on this? It looks like an exotic vet, but the fact that they just reached their hand into a tiger’s mouth makes me nervous.
I want to say this is either a private pet or a very small, unprofessional zoo. Having worked at a larger zoo —albeit not in the big cats department— we were told that interaction with animals that are a potential hazard (which, yes, includes tigers and other things, like maguari storks*) is limited if not prohibited with the higher risk animals.
Followers? Do you guys know where this is from?
This is Michael Jamison’s tiger so yes, a pet. He’s a South African man that owns two tigers in his backyard, but let’s them roam the house with his many small dogs. He takes them on car rides too. And the only reason he got them was because he almost got robbed a few times.
Bad bad bad, I HATE when this guy’s GIFS show up. This isn’t trust, it’s idiocy and irresponsibility.
Holy fuck. It’s big.
Remember when people laughed about the 80’s and people talking on portable ‘bricks’? mmm, yeah…
Gender abolitionists scare me because they don’t seem to get that they are trying to take away people’s identities. Yes the binary gender system is flawed but the answer isn’t to abolish gender altogether.
One of the first steps in subjugating people is to remove their identity, their sense of self, make them feel like they have no self worth because they don’t exist. Abolishing gender does just that, it’s like one piece of a subjugation puzzle. It takes away a person’s ability to understand themself.
My mom got me this shiRT AND I AM LAUGHING SO HARD SHE DOESNT EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT SHES DONE SHE DOESNT GET THE IRONY IN THIS I AM A CLOSETED LESBIAN THIS IS COMEDY GOLD I MIGHT COME OUT TO HER OVER THIS FUCKING SHIRT JUST TO EXPLAIN WHY I CANT STOP LAUGHING
UPDATE: When I told her I’m gay she crossed her arms and said in a really pissed off voice “Are you telling me I spent $15 on that shirt for nothing??”
Before They Pass Away: The Project
Photographs by Jimmy Nelson
The purity of humanity exists. It is there in the mountains, the ice fields, the jungle, along the rivers and in the valleys. Jimmy Nelson found the last tribesmen and observed them. He smiled and drank their mysterious brews before taking out his camera. He shared what real people share: vibrations, invisible but palpable. He adjusted his antenna to the same frequency as theirs. As trust grew, a shared understanding of the mission developed: the world must never forget the way things were.
There is a pure beauty in their goals and family ties, their belief in gods and nature, and their will to do the right thing in order to be taken care of when their time comes. Whether in Papua New Guinea or in Kazakhstan, in Ethiopia or in Siberia, tribes are the last resorts of natural authenticity.
"In 2009, I planned to become a guest of 31 secluded and visually unique tribes. I wanted to witness their time-honoured traditions, join in their rituals and discover how the rest of the world is threatening to change their way of life forever. Most importantly, I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time. A body of work that would be an irreplaceable ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.
Elegant and evocative portraits created with a 4x5 camera. The detail that is attained by using such large negatives would provide an extraordinary view into the emotional and spiritual lives of the last indigenous peoples of the world. At the same time, it would glorify their varying and unique cultural creativity with their painted faces, scarified bodies, jewellery, extravagant hairstyles and ritual language.”