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15+ Photos Showing How Devastated Mother Nature Feels When We Stab Her in the Back

The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans’ that only specialist in fingerprints can read the difference between them. In this and many other ways animals are so much like people! They are as vulnerable as we are and it’s so easy to make them sad by taking away their homes or putting them in captivity.

We at Bright Side have collected the photos of what happens humans get in nature’s own way and we tried to show you how nature really feels about this unwanted impact.

1. “I had to cut down a tree in my yard and now I feel bad.”

2. An orangutan trying to save his home

3. An Amazon parrot in a fake natural habitat

4. A stray dog in Bucharest huddles in a street after a blizzard.

5. These otters are suffering from oil pollution in their water.

6. Polar bears are eating garbage.

7. Photo taken by the Coast Guard: this egret’s feet, legs, and bottom feathers are coated in oil.

8. So close yet so far away.

9. Gus, a polar bear who became the symbol of human interference

The bear (1985–2013) was an icon of the Central Park Zoo in New York City. His exhibit was visited by over 20 million people during his lifetime. He came into the public eye in the 1990s when he began swimming obsessively in his pool for up to 12 hours a day. Reporters dubbed him “neurotic,” “depressed,” and “bipolar,” turning him into a “symbol of the stress of living in New York City.”

10. This is what happens to turtles when human beings throw out soda can rings.

11. A koala is sitting amid the remains of his home.

Welcome to the effects of deforestation. This cute little koala mourns the loss of his home by Australian loggers. They’ve literally torn everything down. Look at how ugly the area looks now.

12. One of the saddest things to witness in nature is man’s impact on the wild, even in a sanctuary like Kruger National Park.

13. UK barn owl has lost its homes due to deforestation.

14. A devastated kangaroo after the massive bushfires in Australia

15. Laysan albatross live in piles of trash due to global pollution

16. Animals are so much like people.

Giant Panda, Yang Yang, holds a brush behind some pictures it painted at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria on August 10, 2018.

Bonus

Every cloud has a silver lining. Mother nature is still ready to give humanity a second chance to live together in harmony. More and more people have been taking this opportunity and have started recycling trash, creating organizations that stand up for animal rights, and are trying to live doing less harm to the environment.

A new era of digital technology helps us use more creative tools for entertainment.

Circuses are using holograms instead of live animals for a cruelty-free magical experience, which is very cool.

People can actually be animals’ best friends.

This puma was rescued from a contact-type zoo, but it can’t be released into the wild, so it lives the life of a spoiled house cat.

We are releasing them back to their habitat.

This Ural owl from a zoo is impatiently waiting for his release back into the wild, which is going to happen in a minute.

...and rescuing them from fires.

We share the things that enlighten our spirits with them.

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired, and rescued elephants in sanctuary along the Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

And even birds assist humans in their mission to clean up the planet.

The crow is collecting plastic bottles and putting them into a trash container.

Which of the photos really hit home with you? Please share in the comments below.

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