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Zebra Saved From Deadly Snare Hold: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m23s

Zebra Saved From Deadly Snare Hold: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A zebra was saved from being strangled to death on a snare by a rescue team. In January, KaiNav Conservation Foundation’s S.N.A.R.E team were undertaking a routine illegal snare clearing operation in Tswaing Meteorite Crater Nature Reserve in Gauging Province, South Africa when they spotted the zebra struggling in the snare. Calling in wildlife veterinarians to assist with darting and treatment of the animal, the KaiNav team kept a watchful eye on the zebra for four hours until the veterinarian team arrived. Videographer / director: KaiNav Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Cute Animal Friends: Lion And Dog Kiss52s

Cute Animal Friends: Lion And Dog Kiss

A 500-POUND lion and a cute miniature sausage dog have completely turned the idea of "fighting like cats and dogs" on its head. Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dachshund dog, are so close that Milo nonchalantly licks the massive lion's teeth to clean them. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together. The park was damaged and flooded, but is managing to provide shelter for domestic and wild creatures that are homeless because of the storm.

Wildebeest Gives Birth To Clumsy Calf: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m56s

Wildebeest Gives Birth To Clumsy Calf: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

BIRTHING season for the Tanzanian wildebeests sees thousands of calves being born at once - and one new baby struggles to find its feet. Visiting the Ngorongoro area of the southern Serengeti in the months of February and March, it is likely to see numerous wildebeest births, as photographer Yulia Sundukova discovered. February marks the start of the great migration, and almost 500,000 wildebeest calves are born within a two-week period. Videographer / director: Yulia Sundukova Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Alien-Like Spider Sheds Exoskeleton1m41s

Alien-Like Spider Sheds Exoskeleton

IN A SCENE resembling a science fiction movie, an alien-like amblypygi, or whip spider, sheds its skin. Found in subtropical regions, amblypygi are an ancient order of arachnids dating back to the Carboniferous period; over 300 million years ago. When the whip spiders are young, they moult every two to three months, however as they grow to adulthood they may shed every three years. Videographer / director: Jordan Cadiot Producer: Shannon Lane, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Marcus Cooper

Brave Divers Save Injured Shark: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m41s

Brave Divers Save Injured Shark: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

KIND-HEARTED divers have revealed how they rescued a dusky shark with a rope heavily embedded in its skin. When diver Skyler Thomas and tour operators Vinnie and Debbie spotted a shark in need of rescuing, they didn’t hesitate to jump in and help. They were diving in May 2014 at Cat Island in the central Bahamas when they pulled off their incredible rescue. Videographer / director: Skyler Thomas Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Cheeky Elephant Crosses Railway Track: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m39s

Cheeky Elephant Crosses Railway Track: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A cheeky elephant crosses a railway track in Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. The tuskless male elephant - called a Makhna - used its trunk to push up the crossing barrier, then ambled his way across the tracks before crushing the second barrier and trampling over it. Videographer / director: Rony Chowdhary Producer: Charley Sutton, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

World’s Largest Dodge Viper Collection2m52s

World’s Largest Dodge Viper Collection

A car mad couple have amassed the world’s biggest Dodge Viper collection - worth an amazing $7.5 million. Texan couple D’Ann and Wayne Rauh have collected an incredible 80 Dodge Vipers - and they drive every single one. And incredibly, it’s not only the iconic American muscle car that they collect. The couple own another 60 cars - bringing their collection up to a whopping 140 cars. Videographer / director: Blake Wilson Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Ian Phillips

The World’s Most Pampered Alligator: BEAST BUDDIES4m49s

The World’s Most Pampered Alligator: BEAST BUDDIES

THE THOUGHT of being in close contact with an alligator might be terrifying for most people but this lady dresses her pet gator in a TUTU – and even gives it manicures.The four and a half foot reptile, named LillyGator, is known for wearing a tiara, pink dresses and even has her nails painted. Owner Angela Lance, 44, from Pennsylvania, USA, bought Lilly as a tiny hatchling at just two and a half days old. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Joshua Douglas

Premature Baby Hippo Is Smallest Calf Ever Born: ZooBorns1m49s

Premature Baby Hippo Is Smallest Calf Ever Born: ZooBorns

A baby hippo shocked zoo keepers when it arrived six weeks ahead of schedule. The Nile hippopotamus was born to 17-year-old Bibi on January 24 at Cincinnati Zoo, but the calf - a female hippo - was not expected to deliver until March. As the premature hippo was too small to stand and nurse from Bibi, the veterinary staff moved the baby to the zoo’s nursery where she could receive around the clock care. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Mother Leopard Attacks Daughter: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m08s

Mother Leopard Attacks Daughter: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Two female leopards are caught having a catfight up a tree in Zambia, Africa. The ferocious felines were mother and daughter, and were snapped by safari guides as they fought over a comfy spot in the tree. The mother, known as Malaika, was knocked off balance by her eldest daughter, and was left dangling by her claws eight metres above the ground. Videographer / director: Shenton Safaris Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: James Thorne

The Big Cat Doctor Performs Life-Saving Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES4m55s

The Big Cat Doctor Performs Life-Saving Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

WHILE most vets are treating domestic cats and dogs, this vet is carrying out life-saving operating on tigers and fixing lion’s teeth. Starting as a volunteer 10 years ago, Dr Justin Boorstein is now Big Cat Rescue’s star vet and has graduated from feeding the big cats to saving their lives. Although operating on big cats is an endlessly exciting opportunity, the operations certainly come with some risks. Videographer / director: Big Cat Rescue Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Brave Mongoose Tackles Lethal Black Mamba Snake: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m16s

Brave Mongoose Tackles Lethal Black Mamba Snake: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A TINY dwarf mongoose comes face to face with a deadly black mamba snake in Kruger National Park. Whilst out on a drive with guests, professional safari guide Brett Horely was amazed to witness the bravery of a mongoose as it appeared to take on one of Africa’s most dangerous snakes. Videographer / director: Greastock Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Ian Phillips, Marcus Cooper

The $75,000 Micro Pit Bull5m08s

The $75,000 Micro Pit Bull

FORGET Pugs, Pomeranians or Chihuahuas - the rich and famous could soon be carrying a PIT BULL in their Gucci handbags. A new breed of “micro pit bulls” is rapidly becoming the must-have canine companion in the world of designer dogs. John Truitt, 30, from Long Beach in California, runs The Collectibulls, a company which breeds, trains, and sells ‘bullies’ to customers around the world, and is a leading advocate for the breed. His signature dog is Queen Califa, a 12-inch-high “micro pit bull” who has been valued at over $75,000. Videographer / director: Joel Forrest Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Angry Hippos In Brutal Fight: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m24s

Angry Hippos In Brutal Fight: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

TWO enormous hippos battle it out in an epic dispute to protect their newborn babies. This brutal fight between two male hippos in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park was captured by nature guide, Stacey Farrell at the end of a long safari tour. Known to be the most dangerous mammal in Africa, hippos have incredibly short tempers and will often fight to the death. Videographer / director: Stacey Farrell Producer: Crystal Chung, Ellie Winstanley Editor: James Thorne

Adorable Baby Dik-Dik Antelope Is Only 19cm Tall: ZooBorns1m56s

Adorable Baby Dik-Dik Antelope Is Only 19cm Tall: ZooBorns

An orphaned Kirk’s dik-dik antelope has become Chester Zoo’s newest arrival. The 19 centimetre tall baby lost his mother soon after his birth on Sunday 8 January and zookeepers have become his carers. Named Thanos, the precious calf is doing well with five bottle feeds a day until he is old enough to eat on his own. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Spider Vs Wasp In Battle To The Death: SNAPPED IN THE WILD2m01s

Spider Vs Wasp In Battle To The Death: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Laying only a single egg, the spider wasp has a brutal method to ensure its young have a high chance of survival. With a striking red thorax, the spider wasp gains its name from paralysing arachnids with its large stinger. The spider is then dragged into the wasp’s nest, where it will lay one egg into the still-alive abdomen of the spider, which will act as a ‘host’ to the young. The wasp larvae will then feed on the inside of the spider, till it breaks free as an adult wasp. Videographer / director: Kenneth Gisi Producer: Shannon Lane, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Sonia Estal

Rescued Tiger Undergoes Dramatic Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES3m25s

Rescued Tiger Undergoes Dramatic Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A LUCKY tiger has escaped death after a cub breeding mill left her with a 20lb infection in her uterus.Priya was born at Big Cats of Serenity Springs and records show that she had four litters in under two years. In the wild tigers breed roughly every two to three years, so her forced breeding had a huge impact on her health. The majestic tiger was taken in by Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida when the breeding mill was shut down. Videographer / director: Big Cat Rescue Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

9-Year-Old Snake Handler Krista Guarino2m43s

9-Year-Old Snake Handler Krista Guarino

Little Krista Guarino is only NINE years old - but she's already proving an expert snake handler. The brave schoolgirl lives with a staggering 30 reptiles, including anacondas and a 12 ft python at her home in Michigan, America. She eats, sleeps and plays with the creatures - some of which are twice her size. And she's even been bitten a few times but none of the snakes are venomous - and courageous Krista says it doesn't hurt. Krista, the eldest of three children, was first introduced to the animals by dad Jamie, 33, who is a snake specialist. And she held her first when she was just two years old. Despite her young age, she has already set her sights on opening her own reptile zoo when she's older. And she's determined to change perceptions about the misunderstood snake. Videographer / Director: Laurentiu Garofeanu Producer: Hannah Mouland Editor: Ian Phillips

Snake Fakes Death With Oscar-Worthy Performance: SNAPPED IN THE WILD2m10s

Snake Fakes Death With Oscar-Worthy Performance: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

THIS snake has perfected a cunning way of deterring predators - by playing dead. With an Oscar-worthy performance, the Eastern Hognose writhes around as if in sheer pain, whilst also emitting a disgusting smell. The snake even hangs its fork tongue out of its mouth to ensure the dramatic scene is fully believable. Texan local, Kenneth Gisi, stumbled across the distinctive snake when it was being confronted by a feral cat. Videographer / director: Kenneth Gisi Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Baby Giant Anteater Loves Her Teddy Bear: ZooBorns1m24s

Baby Giant Anteater Loves Her Teddy Bear: ZooBorns

A special teddy bear has been standing in as mum for a tiny baby anteater at ZSL London Zoo. Nicknamed ‘Beanie’, the youngster was born on December 28th 2016, however zookeepers quickly discovered the infant was unable to be cared for by her biological mother. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Dogs As You’ve Never Seen Them Before: CUTE AS FLUFF2m38s

Dogs As You’ve Never Seen Them Before: CUTE AS FLUFF

Two creatives have a unique angle to their dog portraits, underneath them! Tania Ryan and Jason Kenzie, from Vancouver, have been at it again with The Underdogs Project to raise money for animal welfare. This time around they’ve revealed their secrets to how they photograph the quirky canines. Tania said: "“We both not only share the love of pets but also photography, and while we were working on creating the first of these photographs it became clear to us that we needed to do something special with these photos to help raise funds and awareness for animal welfare.” Photographer, Jason, lies beneath a strong sheet of glass, whilst Tania entices the quirky canine with treats. Videographer / director: The Underdogs Project Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Orphaned Baby Elephant Saved From Starvation: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m08s

Orphaned Baby Elephant Saved From Starvation: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

This precious elephant calf was saved from starvation after being separated from her elephant family on the dry African plains. Luckily The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) stepped in after a call from a Big Life Foundation ranger who had spotted the calf wandering the Narraengolo area within the Amboseli-Chyulu ecosystem. Videographer / director: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Jack Stevens

Cute Red Panda Cubs Go Exploring: ZooBorns1m34s

Cute Red Panda Cubs Go Exploring: ZooBorns

Come and meet two precious red panda cubs as they explore their new home. Born on June 24 at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, the endangered cubs are the second set in two years for breeding pair Leafa - female - and Phoenix - male. Female cub Waveland and male cub Sheffield spent the first few months of their lives behind the scenes in their nest box, but they have now ventured out to explore their ivy-covered habitat. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Bat Has Life-Saving Surgery On Broken Wing: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES1m40s

Bat Has Life-Saving Surgery On Broken Wing: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

An injured bat has been given a second chance after life-saving surgery. This Indian flying bat was rescued from predators in the wild following a vicious tussle in the wild. The tiny creature suffered a severely broken wing and came to his rescuers with the bone protruding from his flesh.His rescuers called various vets but none were able to help the delicate creature. After spending 15 days clinging to life the bat was brought to Dr V Madan Kompal, a veterinary surgeon and radiologist who works for Mysore Zoo in Kuvempunagar, India. Videographer / director: Dinesh Dubey Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Angry Giraffes Fight Over Female: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m53s

Angry Giraffes Fight Over Female: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

THESE super heavyweights bring a new meaning to the term ‘head banger’ after they were filmed fighting by an eagle eyed game ranger. The fully grown male giraffes were snapped by field guide and YouTuber, Rob Vamplew, 39, during a safari at Idube Game Reserve, South Africa. The young males battled it out to exert dominance which would guarantee them mating rights in the area. A male giraffe can weigh up to 3000lbs and reach a dizzying height of 18 feet, and fights between males often end in death. Videographer / director: Rob The Ranger Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens