Meet the dogs who have become penguin protectors!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Dr. Lynda

Have you ever noticed that the best innovations are often created by people who put several things together that no one ever thought to combine?

These are the ideas that always seem like a stroke of genius, but often in retrospect, they feel like obvious connections someone should have made much sooner!

Image: Guard dogs, a chicken and a clutch of penguins being eyed by a fox
Sources: Dogs: Warnnambool City Council // Penguins: Wikipedia // Fox: Wikimedia // Chicken: Wikimedia

That’s the case for the genius in the success that Ever Widening Circles (EWC) points you to today. This one really brings a smile and makes one say, “What other simple solutions are out there, just waiting for someone to put two and two together!

Let’s get right to this wonderful convergence of old-school expertise and innovative thinkers.

Via: Bondi Vet 1

So “timing and perseverance” is the key!

We’ll need a lot of that in the coming decades to solve the problems that the negative news cycle overwhelms us with every day.

But this one example shows there’s so much to be optimistic about. (And you can find more than 700 other articles here at EWC to back up that assertion!)

I was still curious about the details to this story of success. Let’s dig in a little further for more of the back story and find out how new puppies will be brought on board to keep this effort going:

Fabulous! Brings such a smile.

Now if you are the “give me the facts” sort of person, you might want to finish today’s article with a taste of the actual science and community support behind this effort. In the end, that is where all sorts of innovations of the future will have to find their footing.

Maybe there is a problem in your community that could use a little “outside of the box” thinking?

Finally, a great look at how the locals nurtured this project into success by participating in the science. The video is a little lower quality, but it’s important and closes the loop on where we started today’s article. Enjoy!

Lovely example of possibility here today.

If you love dogs, you can learn much more about their instinct to herd and partner with humans in an article we wrote (with amazing drone videography) called “Sheepdogs: the brilliant relationship of Man and Dog”.

Could this kind of thinking save other endangered species?

As a matter of fact, we’ve found plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the answer to that question. If you head to our category of articles about “Animals”, you’ll find more stories of human ingenuity beginning to turn the tide in favor of the natural world!

Are you just discovering us here at EverWideningCircles.com?

Image: Collage of EWC article photos

You’ll find no end to the carefully fact-checked articles we have written, celebrating all the innovation and insight to be had out there. Most of it being completely ignored by the negative 24-hour news cycle.

Join us daily to begin or end your day with something uplifting and brilliant.

Stay open, curious and optimistic!

~ Dr. Lynda

Want to continue this train of thought?

If you want, stay with this innovation through common sense theme, take a look at our article called Saving Rivers by Turning Toxins into Art. It’s another great connection that someone might have made sooner, but two thought-leaders made the leap! It’s just as inspiring and intuitive as today’s insights.

Now to stay with this “thought leader” concept I recommend you to go directly to an article that I consider one of the best-hidden gems on this website. Kick back and listen to “A Photographer’s Life Changing Stories.” That is one of my most favorite pieces and it shows how great minds work in a “problem solving” mode almost all the time.

And you can always scroll down to the very bottom of an article like this and you’ll see a few more articles I can recommend in this train of thought.

If you want to get a better idea of the scope of our project here at EWC, head to our homepage to scroll down there!