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For those who are wondering why the #BeastOfTheDay has been, uh, less than daily these things, the reason is that I am shut out of my Facebook and Instagram accounts, both of which are mainly used to discovering beasts. I have a conflict of interest here. I am really enjoying...
...not being on Facebook, and am seriously considering using my lack of access to the account to, well, just not use Facebook any more. That said, this approach to life requires a certain rebuilding of beastly material. All of which makes your nominations all the more...
...important. Remember the rules for submissions, please:
(1) The beast must be a member of Kingdom Animalia. No plants, ice-breaking boats, machines, or people.
(2) The beast of the day is an honorific status, not a criticism.
(3) No domestic dogs or cats ...
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A very special #BeastOfTheDay today to round out our Jan. 6 week of beasts who fight fascists, comfort victims, and otherwise commit acts of valor. @lageneralista yesterday nominated a veritable menagerie of valorous beasts—a thread of whom follows: amp.theguardian.com/science/2004/n…
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Today’s #BeastOfTheDay is “Wojtek”—a Syrian brown bear who fought the Nazis on behalf of a Polish battalion fighting with the British. Bought as a cub by soldiers at a train station in Iran, he was enlisted and had his own rank and serial number.
He was promoted to corporal.
Wojtek served in campaigns across the Middle East and in the Italian campaign. He moved crates of ammunition. After the war, he spent the rest of his life at the Edinburg Zoo in Scotland, visited regularly by Polish soldiers, who lovingly fed him cigarettes. He died in 1963.
There are memorials to him all over Poland and Scotland.
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Support/therapy dogs play a valuable role in high stress law enforcement environments. I remember walking into the FBI cafeteria with @Comey one time and watching him stop to pet the therapy dogs there.
These dogs are today's #BeastOfTheDay
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