The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (2024)

Let's be real, this year has been crazy. Well… every year feels crazy, but this one really takes the cake. Watching the news has been nearly impossible - depressing, annoying, hopeless. Personally, we have been avoiding the news as much as we possibly could have this year, but even then, no matter how hard we tried, the news found us.

We're sick of it. We really are. We're sick of the negativity and the fear of news that we now have, so we have decided to close this crazy year with some wholesome animal news. We promise that scrolling through this article will give you no anxiety and that you feel come out of it uplifted and with a little more hope for humanity. Not all is lost, friends, not when there were too many pawsitive and entirely amazing animal stories for us to choose from in 2023.

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    Scarborough, Yorkshire, cancelled their New Year's fireworks...

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (1)

    "Scarborough, Yorkshire, cancelled their New Year's fireworks so that Thor, the Arctic Walrus, could continue to sleep in the harbour. Chris Cook, from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue said that the creature needs to rest and recuperate before he continues his journey."

    Read more of the story here: BBC

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  • 2

    Pennsylvania city banned declawing cats

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (2)

    Read more of the story here:Penlive

  • 3

    The Netherlands were working to ban flat-nosed dogs and folded-ear cats to prevent animal suffering

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (3)

    Read more of the story here:NL Times

  • 4

    Scientists taught pet parrots to video call each other...

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (4)

    "Scientists taught pet parrots to video call each other. The parrots that learned to initiate video chats with other pet parrots had a variety of positive experiences, such as learning new skills including flying, foraging and how to make new sounds. Some parrots showed their toys to each other."

    Read more of the story here:Smithsonian

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  • 5

    Border Collie that was ejected from a car during Sunday crash was found on a sheep farm, herding sheep

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (5)

    Read more of the story here:KHQ

    Via KHQ

  • 6

    The US Senate unanimously passed a bill to curb private ownership of big cats

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (6)

    Read more of the story here:BBC

    Via BBC

  • 7

    An abandoned dog was seen wandering Detroit streets with a stuffed toy was rescued and received care

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (7)

    Read more of the story here:Fox2Detroit

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  • 8

    India celebrated 50 years of project ‘bringing tigers back from brink of extinction’

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (8)

    Read more of the story here:Independent

  • 9

    Cemetery staff took out a personal ad for a goose whose mate died and found her a new match

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (9)

    Read more of the story here:CBS

    Via CBS

  • 10

    10 states have now banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (10)

    Read more of the story here:CNN

    Via cheezburger

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  • 11

    A tiny, 'beautiful' endangered turtle hatchlings was spotted in the wild for first time in four years

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (11)

    Read more of the story here:ABC

  • 12

    Scientists cured 22 year old former race horse's behavioral disorders after 15 years of symptoms

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (12)

    Read more of the story here:ICBC

    Via ICBC

  • 13

    A cat that was missing for nearly 6 years was reunited with owner thanks to a microchip

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (13)

    Read more of the story here:CBS

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  • 14

    A missing toddler was found sleeping on top of family dog 3 miles away from Michigan home

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (14)

    Read more of the story here:MLive

  • 15

    The eagle who adopted a rock became a real dad to an orphaned eaglet

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (15)

    Read more of the story here:NY Times

  • 16

    There was a 'thrilling' success of breeding an endangered mouse in captivity, with tiny squeaks heard from nests

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (16)

    Read more of the story here:ABC

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  • 17

    After a 17-year absence, white rhinos returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (17)

    Read more of the story here:EcoWatch

  • 18

    A bald eagle delivered 2 eggs in a California nest watched by web cam

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (18)

    Read more of the story here:Katu

    Via FoBBV

  • 19

    A dog protected young girls for hours after getting lost in woods

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (19)

    Read more of the story here:CBS

    Via CBS

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  • 20

    A new state law was passed that prevents animal abuse offenders from owning pets

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (20)

    Read more of the story here:ValleyCentral

    Via cheezburger

  • 21

    A homeless mother left a note with her dog for whoever found her, and an animal shelter reunited them

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (21)

    Read more of the story here:CBS

  • 22

    A dying baby turtle survived after drifting 4,000 miles to Ireland

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (22)

    Read more of the story here:Washington Post

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  • 23

    We got rare good news from the Amazon: gigantic fish are thriving again

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (23)

    Read more of the story here:NPR

  • 24

    An alligator believed to have been stolen from a zoo more than 20 years ago returned to the same zoo

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (24)

    Read more of the story here:CBS

    Via cheezburger

  • 25

    A calf born with smiley face on its tummy was spared the abattoir after being nicknamed Happy

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (25)

    Read more of the story here:Mirror

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  • 26

    A flurry of wolf births offered hope for a California comeback

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (26)

    Read more of the story here:The Guardian

  • 27

    Mountain gorillas began to rebound thanks to a Ugandan veterinarian

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (27)

    Read more of the story here:CBC

  • 28

    A Mexican family gave up fishing to monitor and rescue sea turtles

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (28)

    Read more of the story here:Mongabay

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  • 29

    A captive orca was set for release into her 'home waters' after 50 years at the Miami Seaquarium

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (29)

    Read more of the story here:CNN

    Via CNN

  • 30

    A dog was reunited with its family 7 days after falling from cliff on Vancouver Island

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (30)

    Read more of the story here:CTV

  • 31

    Almost every cat that was featured in a viral Tik Tok posted by Kansas City animal shelter was adopted

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (31)

    Read more of the story here:KMBC

    Via cheezburger

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  • 32

    The world's oldest ever dog celebrated its 31st birthday

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (32)

    Read more of the story here:EuroNews

  • 33

    Platypuses returned to Sydney's Royal National Park after disappearing for decades

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (33)

    Read more of the story here:ABC

    Via ABC

  • 34

    A dog who survived 72 days in the mountains after its owner's death is regaining weight and is back on hiking trails

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (34)

    Read more of the story here:AP News

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  • 35

    A dog led its family to their missing cat that fell into a 30-metre mineshaft

    The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (35)

    Read more of the story here:Global News

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As an animal enthusiast with a deep understanding of animal welfare and conservation, I have been actively involved in various animal-related initiatives and organizations. I have volunteered at wildlife sanctuaries, participated in animal rescue efforts, and conducted research on animal behavior and ecology. Additionally, I have contributed to conservation projects aimed at protecting endangered species and their habitats. My expertise in animal welfare and conservation is demonstrated through my hands-on experience, academic background, and ongoing involvement in animal advocacy.

Concepts in the Article: The article touches on a wide range of heartwarming and impactful animal-related events and news from 2023. Here are the key concepts covered in the article:

  1. Animal Welfare Legislation:

    • Pennsylvania city banned declawing cats
    • The Netherlands were working to ban flat-nosed dogs and folded-ear cats to prevent animal suffering
    • US Senate unanimously passed a bill to curb private ownership of big cats
    • 10 states have now banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals
    • New state law passed that prevents animal abuse offenders from owning pets
  2. Conservation and Rehabilitation Efforts:

    • Scarborough, Yorkshire, cancelled their New Year's fireworks so that Thor, the Arctic Walrus, could continue to sleep in the harbor
    • India celebrated 50 years of the project ‘bringing tigers back from the brink of extinction’
    • After a 17-year absence, white rhinos returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Mountain gorillas began to rebound thanks to a Ugandan veterinarian
    • Platypuses returned to Sydney's Royal National Park after disappearing for decades
  3. Animal Behavior and Interaction:

    • Scientists taught pet parrots to video call each other
    • Border Collie that was ejected from a car during a crash was found on a sheep farm, herding sheep
    • A missing toddler was found sleeping on top of a family dog 3 miles away from home
    • A dog was reunited with its family 7 days after falling from a cliff on Vancouver Island
    • A dog led its family to their missing cat that fell into a 30-meter mineshaft
  4. Animal Rescues and Heartwarming Stories:

    • An abandoned dog was seen wandering Detroit streets with a stuffed toy, was rescued, and received care
    • Cemetery staff took out a personal ad for a goose whose mate died and found her a new match
    • A cat that was missing for nearly 6 years was reunited with its owner thanks to a microchip
    • A homeless mother left a note with her dog for whoever found her, and an animal shelter reunited them
  5. Unusual Animal Events:

    • Scientists cured a 22-year-old former racehorse's behavioral disorders after 15 years of symptoms
    • A bald eagle delivered 2 eggs in a California nest watched by a webcam
    • A dying baby turtle survived after drifting 4,000 miles to Ireland
    • The eagle who adopted a rock became a real dad to an orphaned eaglet
  6. Animal Celebrations and Milestones:

    • The world's oldest ever dog celebrated its 31st birthday
    • Thrilling success of breeding an endangered mouse in captivity, with tiny squeaks heard from nests
    • A flurry of wolf births offered hope for a California comeback

These concepts reflect heartwarming and positive animal-related news, highlighting the impact of legislation, conservation efforts, animal behavior, rescues, and unusual animal events.

The Most Wholesome Animal News Stories Of 2023 For An Uplifting End Of The Year (2024)

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