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Gator Girl Belays Social Life To Rescue Nuisance Alligators5m27s

Gator Girl Belays Social Life To Rescue Nuisance Alligators

While her peers are out socializing with other folk their age, Gabby Scampone is wrestling alligators. She moved from New York to Florida few months ago to pursue a career in relocating and caring for alligators. Gabby says she’s been loving reptiles since she was 15, so with the lack of alligators in New York, she decided to seek her happiness elsewhere. “When I moved here and told my parents that I was wrestling alligators they weren’t too excited. They were obviously afraid for me because it can be dangerous. But they support me in everything I do." says the brave 22-year-old. With her boss Paul Bedard she volunteers at Everglades Holiday Park, where she puts on a daily show wrestling alligators whilst also educating the audience. She might be following the career path she always wanted, but it doesn’t come without some difficulties. Mainly, it is Gabby’s social life that has taken a toll. "So I was actually on a date last week. Half way through the date, Paul calls me about an alligator. So obviously I have to go get it, but it was a blessing in disguise because the guy didn’t want to come with me. Gabby says she will continue pursuing her dream career with alligators, hoping to not lose any fingers in the process.

The 'Birdman' Of Gujarat Feeds Thousands Of Birds Every Day3m28s

The 'Birdman' Of Gujarat Feeds Thousands Of Birds Every Day

Harsukhbhai Dobariya and his family have been feeding thousands of birds every single day for the past 17 years. Parrots, weaver birds, pigeons and crows are some of the species which flock in every morning to the rooftop of Harsukhbhai’s home in Gujarat, India. This generous family spends over £1100 every three months to feed these birds on sticks of pearl millets. “The fact that these birds come is what pleases me the most. The more birds come the more I enjoy”, says Harsukhbhai. These people wake up early in the morning and get busy preparing food for their early morning guests, who start arriving in flocks with the first rays of the sun. This has been their tradition, and they’ve been doing it for 17 years. To feed this large number of birds, he made a special contraption which makes it easier for him to hang out the sticks of pearl millets. Harsukhbhai is a farmer by profession and also runs a showroom. Along with juggling work in the fields and the showroom, he also makes small bird shelters which he decorates with beads and glitters to sell to people. These birds come from as far as 50 kilometres away, however none of them are caged and they fly back to their nests and the tree tops once they are done with the feeding. The birds bring their chicks along and the number keeps increasing over the years. Friends come over for tea and watch the spectacular flocking in the mornings. And the entire household of Harsukhbhai is equal in their love and compassion for these winged creatures. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Check Out What The Inside Of New York's Luxury Dog Hotel Looks Like4m38s

Check Out What The Inside Of New York's Luxury Dog Hotel Looks Like

Private chef-prepared meals, spa treatments and chauffeur-driven rides are just a few of the services provided to clients of New York’s most exclusive hotel… for dogs. D Pet Hotels, in New York’s affluent Chelsea neighborhood, caters for the pets of the rich and famous, and its rooms and services are fit for the world’s most pampered pups. And with basic suites starting at a cool $84 a night and featuring an orthopedic bed, TV, and 24-hour care, patrons include some of the world’s most famous dog lovers. The hotel’s co-owner Kerry Brown says their clientele varies from attorneys and bankers, to pop star princesses and movie actors. When nothing but the best will do for their furbabies, the hotel’s clients will book an “uber suite”, complete with a double bed and a 42 inch TV screen that plays all the doggie-friendly programs, for a mere $200 a night. Anything to make their dogs feel as much at home as possible. She adds: “[The uber suites] are nicer than my bedroom at home.” They even offer a specialized gym for the fitness-conscious pups, since sometimes it is imperative that these dogs keep up their normal routine. This also means having their walk at a specific time of day or night. Kerry said a lot of New Yorkers have chosen not to have children and their dog is their child. “Parents know when they bring their dog here that they can expect the very best, and that we are going to treat them just like family.” Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Sophia Rahman, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Fefe The Plucking Cute Cockatoo | CUTE AS FLUFF1m38s

Fefe The Plucking Cute Cockatoo | CUTE AS FLUFF

She might be a little on the bald side, but Fefe is like any other happy Goffin cockatoo. Her previous owner had kept her in bad conditions, with a lack of stimulation and poor nutrition. Sadly this lead to the little cockatoo plucking out her feathers due to stress. Fortunately the 16-year-old parrot was adopted by nurse, Eve Butler, one and a half years ago, in Miami, Florida. "She was relinquished to Parrot Outreach Society by a woman who had to care for her sick mother and could no longer care for Fefe. It was my understanding when the women prior to me got her she was three years old and was already plucking her feathers.” said Fefe’s new owner. "I am a volunteer at Parrot Outreach and fell in love with her as soon as she came in. The funny thing is she has fallen in love with my husband. Every waking moment she wants to be with him!” Fefe’s hair follicles are so damaged from her previous stress, that the feathers will never grow back on her head and back. In an attempt to prevent the bird from plucking herself further, Eve tried putting clothes on her, like flower petal collars or sock sweaters. But Fefe was smart, so she would figure out how to get them off. "The petal collars stayed on a little longer but you could tell how miserable she was. My husband and I finally decided to quit putting her through misery just to try to get her feathers to grow back. We love her just the way she is.” According to the organisation In Defense of Animals, the companion parrot has 'joined the ranks alongside the most discarded, homeless pets in America'. They further reported that 'parrots are surrendered or sold and live in at least five homes before dying prematurely or finding their forever home'. Videographer / director: Eve Butler Producer: Shannon Lane, James Thorne Editor: James Thorne

Big Cats Are ‘Beast Buddies’ Of This Petite Woman 4m02s

Big Cats Are ‘Beast Buddies’ Of This Petite Woman

This tiny animal lover does not let her size stop her from interacting with deadly lions that weigh more than 480lbs. In the heart of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, 35-year-old Annel Snyman spends her days cuddling and hand-feeding the most dangerous of predators, by forming a close bond with lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. Annel is the owner of Loebies Guesthouse and Predator Park, which houses 35 animals, 17 of which are wild predators and scavengers that Annel has hand-raised. Annel Snyman established the park in 2009, and says that it requires a lot of hard work, but thanks to the dedicated staff she employed, things run smoothly. There are many people and school groups who visit the park and they try to educate people about the wild cats. Many guests would ask her if she trusts her lions to which she replies that she is not scared but only cautious. Neil Van Deventer is her main park assistant. They always work in pairs of two for just in case, because every animal can bite and attack, as they cannot be completely trusted. She says that all animals have a different way of talking to her and have different personalities. Her house is in the middle of the park, which they call the zoo house, and there are several animals living with her. They sit on the sofa, they get into her clothes. She has a few scars and stories to tell. Some animals might think you are part of the pride and never show aggression but only want to play. They give you cuddles, they jump on you, which is their own way of showering you with affection. She says she does it for the love she receives, they are simply “beast buddies”. Videographer / director: Paul Hugo, Jannes De Villiers Producer: Danny Baggott, James Thorne Editor: James Thorne

The Orphaned Gibbon Looking For Love | CUTE AS FLUFF3m49s

The Orphaned Gibbon Looking For Love | CUTE AS FLUFF

HAPPILY SWINGING AROUND his enclosure, it’s hard to believe this gibbon had a difficult start to life. When he was a baby, Carlos’ mother couldn’t look after him due to a breast infection and he almost died. Carlos was hand reared by Joan Thygesen and Jorgen Ankergren, the directors and founders of the Foundation Odsherred Zoo Rescue, where Carlos was born - and still lives. Videographer / director: Nikolai Ankergren Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Grant Hanson-Vaux

Hanging Out With Costa Rica’s Orphaned Sloths4m20s

Hanging Out With Costa Rica’s Orphaned Sloths

TRAVELLING TO Costa Rica every year to photograph baby sloths, many would say that Lucy Cooke has a dream job. Founder of The Sloth Appreciation Society, Lucy travelled to the Toucan Rescue Ranch and KSTR sanctuaries once again this year to take photographs for her 2018 calendar. The rescued sloths are all orphans who were either brought to the sanctuary with injuries or found alone on the ground. Their mothers were nowhere to be found, killed by dogs, electric pylons or hit by cars. The rehabilitation programme run by The Sloth Institute is a pioneering scheme, actively releasing sloths back into the wild where they belong. Videographer / director: Lucy Cooke Producer: Shannon Lane, James Thorne Editor: James Thorne

These Indian Doctors Created An Animal Ark | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES4m04s

These Indian Doctors Created An Animal Ark | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

Two human doctors in India have dedicated their lives to helping both the people and animals in Hemalkasa, Maharashtra. Dr Prakash Amte and his wife, Dr. Mandakini Amte started their charitable exploits in the early seventies when the doctors set up a hospital where they would treat tribal people for free. Their project Lok Biradari Prakalp was providing medical assistance to tribal people. “We lived in tribal areas and provided medical aid to people even in the times when there was no electricity.” says Dr. Prakash. “We made a cottage and started a hospital there. We faced many problems in the beginning, as people had no faith in us. They used to run away from us.” Then, after a chance meeting with an orphaned monkey, the Amtes opened up an animal orphanage - called Amte’s Animal Ark - for rescued wild animals. One day the doctors came across a group of people coming back from the hunt, with two monkey tied to the bamboo stick, a mother and her baby, who was trying to suckle milk from her teat. The Amtes offered the hunter rice and vegetables in exchange for the baby monkey, which they agreed to. That was their first bargain. The family then started bargaining with the tribals in exchange for animals that they rescued, including a baby bear. For the last two decades, the Amte family have rescued animals including jackals, leopards, jungle cats, sloth bears, giant squirrels, rat-tail langurs, four-horned antelopes, black buck antelopes, rat snakes, Indian pythons, crocodiles, monitor lizards, hynas, peacocks, spotted deer, and porcupines. Videographer / director: Haziq Qadri Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Thom Johnson

Meet The Bald And Beautiful Skinny Pig | CUTE AS FLUFF1m44s

Meet The Bald And Beautiful Skinny Pig | CUTE AS FLUFF

WITH HIS hairless body and pink skin you could mistake this animal for a piglet rather than a rodent. Pim from the southern part of the Netherlands is in fact a Skinny Pig, a type of hairless guinea pig. Skinny pigs are as healthy as ordinary guinea pigs, they just typically only have hair on their muzzles, feet and legs. Today’s Skinny Pig originated with a cross between haired guinea pigs and a hairless lab strain, traditionally bred for laboratory use in dermatology studies. Videographer / director: Jessica Pires Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

'Deadpool’ Prevents Epic Battle Between Alligators | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m59s

'Deadpool’ Prevents Epic Battle Between Alligators | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

An Alligator wrangler dressed as superhero Deadpool courageously breaks up a fight between two gators going head-to-head over territory. Someone needed to suit up to end this battle, and Deadpool walks in to tame the mighty reptiles. The man behind the mask was not Ryan Reynolds, who played the former Special Forces operative in the 2016 film of the Marvel comic series, but experienced gator wrestler Jason McDonald. McDonald, 36 from Aurora, Colorado works at The Colorado Gator Farm and has been wrestling gators for 12 years - and says he has only been bitten once. This farm was celebrating gator fest, the theme of which was superheroes, going somewhat to explain Jason's bizarre choice of outfit. Despite his heroic costume, he says the outfit made his job even more dangerous by restricting his vision while helping a wounded alligator. He closes gator's mouth and shuts his eyes, as he sits on top of him, holding his front legs. This female has been fighting and has come off second best so they now have to treat her nasty wound on her front leg. Most of the aligators on the farm are rescues confiscated from people's homes, the farm tries to give the reptiles as natural environment as possible. They also give gator handling classes, so people can learn how to become alligator fighting super heroes just like Jason and his helping hand, reptile wrestler Jay Young whose family first set up the Colorado Gator Farm.

Call The Midwife Actress Cycles 2500km To Rescue Street Dog4m48s

Call The Midwife Actress Cycles 2500km To Rescue Street Dog

British actress has cycled 2500km from Bulgaria to London to rescue a street dog and raise money for an animal rescue charity. Traveling across six countries, it has taken Kate Lamb six weeks to get from Bulgaria to London, England. Call the Midwife star's mission raised over £12,000 to help street dogs in Bulgaria and she will now live with her new pal, named Scout in her London home. Kate found Scout through her work with dog rescue homes Street Hearts BG in Bulgaria. Scout was found at a train station, abandoned, starving, eating plastic, but he will now live with Kate in his new home in London. What a nice happy rescue story. Moreover, Kate is raising money and awareness for street dogs by embarking on an epic cycle from Bulgaria to London, through six countries, covering 10,500 km in just six weeks, all with the help of her new friend Scout. "I am not really sure how we are really going to do it, but I know it is going to be fun and it will be our first adventure", says Kate. They traveled through mountain regions, wet regions, experience the sun and rain weather conditions. Scout was sometimes running next to Kate or other times was sleeping in his basket, sometimes he ran out to the corn fields along the road, and once the wheels of their side car broke. However, they finally finished their adventure and arrived in London, raised over 12,000 pounds for street dog charities, Street Hearts BG. With one adventure down, Kate and Scout have many adventures to come in their new life in London together. Videographer / director: Kate Lamb Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

This Adorable Canine Is Best Of Friends With A Playful Big Feline1m41s

This Adorable Canine Is Best Of Friends With A Playful Big Feline

Playing rough with a jaguar would leave most thinking this pup’s chance of survival is slim at best. But this unlikely dog and big cat pairing are actually best of friends – playing, sleeping and even eating together 24 hours a day. Bullet the Jack Russell dog became pals with the jaguar, fondly known as ‘Jag’, after he was moved to the Akwaaba Lodge in South Africa. Now the two are almost inseparable! When it comes to friendships in the animal kingdom, it’s rare you would think a dog and a jaguar would be best buds. Jag the Jaguar came to them at a very young age, and was in need of company. Facility owner Layla knew that Bullet the Jack Russell was the perfect canine companion for the job. She says: “Every night Jag needed comfort so he took me in as a mom. And as I could not let him sleep with me all the time, I put Bullet with him. “These two struck it off straight away. They don’t leave each other alone, they feed together, sleep together, do everything together. They are like brothers.” They play together, sleep together and even eat their meals together. Showing a kinship and wonderful understanding between species, this video proves to us that if a dog and jaguar can get along, there’s hope for Celtics and Lakers fans yet.

Vicious Battle Between Two Monitor Lizards Caught On Video | SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m39s

Vicious Battle Between Two Monitor Lizards Caught On Video | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Dramatic footage shows two monitor lizards locked in a vicious battle, deep in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. Filmed by renowned wildlife ranger Rob Vamplew, the two alpha-male beasts hold nothing back in their duel, which appeared to be over territory rather than food or female companions. The fight itself lasted for more than 15 minutes, with Rob admitting he had never seen anything quite like it in his 20 years of safaris. The ranger said: "A sighting like this for me is very special. I spend a lot of time on safari and to see something like this is unusual and as exciting as watching predators hunt." Throughout the encounter, both lizards do their best to gain the upper hand, grappling and biting their opponent in what looked more like a slow dance than a deadly confrontation. In Rob’s footage, neither appears to dominate, as both lizards seemingly hold nothing back throughout the clash. Unfortunately, the fate of the two reptiles remains unknown, as the pair's intense clash took them down a steep hill and out of sight. The monitor lizards are large lizards in the genus Varanus. They are native to Africa, Asia and Oceania, but are now found also in the Americas as an invasive species. A total of 79 species are currently recognized. Videographer / director: Rob the Ranger Producer: Danny Baggott, Ed Baranski Editor: Marcus Cooper

Buffalo Mourn Dead Female After Lion Attack | SNAPPED IN THE WILD3m12s

Buffalo Mourn Dead Female After Lion Attack | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

AN encounter between a herd of cape buffalo and a pride of lions produced one of the rarest and most heartbreaking scenes ever captured in the wild. After taking down a lone female buffalo, the lionesses at the Greater Kruger Park South Africa, were faced by the angry herd coming to the defence of their fallen comrade. Within a few short moments the herd tended to the already dead buffalo, seemingly trying to get her to wake up. Cameraman and veteran safari guide, Rob Vamplew, filmed the bizarre event on a visit to the game reserve in April 2017. Videographer / director: Rob The Ranger Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

I’m 24 and I Own a Zoo2m32s

I’m 24 and I Own a Zoo

WHILST a lot of millennials live with loud flatmates, 24-year-old Nikolai Ankergren lives with over 600 noisy animals. Twenty years ago, Nikolai’s parents, Jorgen and Joan opened the first zoo and rescue centre for exotic animals in Denmark. Sadly, two years ago Nikolai’s father passed away from cancer; leaving Nikolai and his mother to look after the busy zoo and rescue animals. Videographer / director: Nikolai Ankergren Producer: Shannon Lane, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

The Undercover Cat Man Feeding Hundreds Of Strays3m10s

The Undercover Cat Man Feeding Hundreds Of Strays

When Glen Venezio moved to Puerto Rico eleven years ago, he was immediately struck by the sight of the stray animals that roam the streets of the city. But instead of turning a blind eye, the man started caring for the animals, first from his own pocket, and now with the help of donations. Starting at ten o’clock at night, Glen spends two to three hours preparing the food and water that he then brings to all the strays on his route around Santurce in Puerto Rico, finishing at five, sometimes even seven in the morning. Over the years, Glen has also spayed and neutered over 100 cats, but some of his friends have also brought in a few felines to be spayed on his behalf. Locals are against his benevolent actions, so lately he has a police officer that follows him around, to make sure there is no trouble. Glen has helped the local police precinct with some animal cruelty cases, saying that more and more kittens, even whole litters, are being abandoned every day and not enough locals do anything to prevent or stop this. To find out more about Glen’s work and to donate to his cause visit: http://facebook.com/glenPR or https://www.paypal.me/glencats Videographer / director: Rich Cordero Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Alberto Falcone

Brooklyn Cat Cafe Employs Rats To Care For Kittens | CUTE AS FLUFF4m18s

Brooklyn Cat Cafe Employs Rats To Care For Kittens | CUTE AS FLUFF

RATS and cats aren’t famous for their strong friendship, however this New York cafe en'tails' peace and harmony between the furry animals. The Brooklyn Cat Cafe located on Atlantic Avenue has recruited two rodents, Emile and Remy, to help care for young orphaned kittens. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Shannon Lane, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

Newborn Hippo Rescued From Hungry Crocodiles 3m55s

Newborn Hippo Rescued From Hungry Crocodiles

Nature is an amazing and frightening thing. It can bring new life into this world while at the same time take it away. It seems that was the case in this clip as these hippos have a very close call with a group of crocodiles! Wild hippo parents welcome a teeny calf into the world meters away from a swarm of crocodiles searching for their next meal. While other safari goers focused on the nearby wildebeest herd migrating across the Mara River, this tour group settled in to watch a new mum give birth - a rare opportunity for safari goers and guides alike. But within moments of its entrance into the world in September 2016, the excitable calf veered into the path of a crocodile. Luckily it got saved just in time! What did you think of this clip? How did you react when seeing this clip? We would love to hear what you have to think so please do not hesitate to leave a comment down in the comments section below! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will keep them on the edge of their seats just as it did to you! This is one video that no one should ever miss out on!

Bald Birds Find Love In Polyamorous Relationship | Cute As Fluff2m29s

Bald Birds Find Love In Polyamorous Relationship | Cute As Fluff

Love is in the air in Florida, as these three lovebirds have formed an unlikely polyamorous relationship. The new bird in town is three-year-old Rhea, who suffers from the same condition as once monogamous Indi and Lemon. Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease affects the feather follicles in birds, causing them to fall off completely. Both Rhea and Lemon have been completely affected by it, though Indi is yet to become bald. Rhea’s owner had to give her precious pet away when her work visa had expired, because PBFD is highly contagious, but not present in every country in the world, and her native Panama is one of them. Fortunately, Fabiana Guagliardo and her family have taken Rhea in as one of their own. She said: "Since we already had Lemon and Indi, who also live with this disease, I already knew what to do! I guess that we were very worried at first. Mainly because Rhea is very intense and loves having all the attention in the room. Fabiana was worried that Rhea might become a third wheel for her birds, but Indi warmed up to her immediately, allowing Lemon to rest, since she is worse off with her condition. Despite sharing one male, the two females only ever get jealous over food. Fabiana says: "If Rhea uses or gets near Lemon’s yellow plate, they fight! Other than that, they share everything. Sharing is caring, right?” Videographer / director: Fabiana Gualiardo Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Orphan Elephant Calf Survives Predator Attack: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m39s

Orphan Elephant Calf Survives Predator Attack: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

An emaciated orphaned elephant calf was rescued from the wild after tourists spotted him struggling. Kenya Wildlife Service and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust responded to reports of the wandering calf on March 18 and dispatched a rescue team to pick up the calf. Angela Sheldrick, Executive Director of DSWT, said: “The Rescue Team located the calf after a short search and it became clear that he was in desperate need of rescuing, and in fact with the infamous Tsavo lions plentiful in that area, it was a miracle that he was still alive. “Small predators - we suspect jackals- had attacked his rear end and hind legs and, due to his wounds coupled by poor condition, it was evident that we needed to respond fast.” Videographer / director: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Unique Tiny Rescue Dog Finds Fur-Ever Home3m22s

Unique Tiny Rescue Dog Finds Fur-Ever Home

This tiny, funny looking dog is named Cletus. He’s got a crooked nose, a terrible overbite and a hump on his tiny back. When he was found, wandering the streets of Los Angeles, he already had lived a terrible life and no one knew where he had come from. When Cletus was rescued by Best Friends Animal Society, he had respiratory problems and trouble eating. But after getting slightly better, his photo was taken and uploaded to Best Friends Animal Society’s Instagram page, where he stole the heart of Summer Esslingen, Mark Enrietto’s girlfriend. He had just come home from work when Summer sent him a photo of Cletus, demanding that he went to Best Friends LA to pick Cletus up. That’s when love at first sight happened between the two. Cletus loves all dogs, but because of his looks, some dogs don’t like Cletus back and don’t know how to lay with him. The tiny dog gets tired very easily, so he can only walk around the cul de sac for 15 minutes or so, before having to lay down. Cletus might have a myriad of health issues and he can only eat specialty dry dog food, but when it comes to posing in doggy outfits, this once-unfortunate puppy is a rising star on Instagram! After falling in love with Cletus, the pair fully recommend adopting a dog, even if they look a little different. Videographer / director: Summer Eslinger Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

20-Year-Old Acrobat Performs Tricks With His Elephant Family | BEAST BUDDIES4m58s

20-Year-Old Acrobat Performs Tricks With His Elephant Family | BEAST BUDDIES

A 20-YEAR-OLD animal trainer and acrobat performs incredible stunts with five African elephants. Growing up to 10-foot tall, and weighing an average of 6 tons, the African elephant is one of the continents most dangerous animals. However, animal trainer and acrobat, Rene Casselly Jr has a unique bond with his elephants after knowing them his entire life. Videographer / director: Seth Coleman Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Pod Of Orcas Take Down Minke Whale | SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m34s

Pod Of Orcas Take Down Minke Whale | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A group of scientists and tourists, led by photographer Mikhail Korostelev, has the unique experience while on an excursion in Avacha Gulf on Kamchatka, in June 2017. The group, organized by Team Trip, an adventure ecotourism company, came across a pod of transient whales hunting down a minke whale. There are two types of orcas in the wild. There are residents, those who live in the same place and feed off fish and there are the rare, transient orcas, like these, who migrate and can take down bigger prey, like this poor fellow. Team Trip partnered with Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) an organisation comprised of scientists who study the magnificent creatures. During the sighting of the transient orcas killing the minke whale, they managed to record some rarely heard calls these carnivorous animals make after a kill. The pod of orcas have all surrounded the minke whale from the sides and top, preventing him to reach the surface and get some air. According to Mr. Korostelev, the orcas were following the whale for quite some time, until the animal grew tired and stopped resisting. Orcas in the wild are known for being highly organized predators, using their coordinated attacks to take down prey their own size. Videographer / director: Team Trip Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Wildlife Park Celebrates First Wolf Cubs Birth In 47 Years: ZooBorns1m58s

Wildlife Park Celebrates First Wolf Cubs Birth In 47 Years: ZooBorns

A WILDLIFE park celebrates the birth of a litter of Eurasian wolf cubs - the first to be born at the park in 47 years. The curators at Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire recently welcomed the surprise arrival of five mischievous cubs. First-time parents Ash and Ember are recent arrivals at Cotswold Wildlife Park. Both were born in Sweden and arrived from different collections in October 2016 as part of a breeding programme. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Orangutans Saved From Palm Oil Plantation Horror: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m33s

Orangutans Saved From Palm Oil Plantation Horror: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A PAIR of orangutans get to see another day after being saved from a palm oil plantation by a crack team of animal rescuers. The Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) operate out of Sumatra, Indonesia, with the sole aim of protecting the region’s fragile orangutan population. Since 2012 the team have already captured more than 10 orangutans who found themselves stuck in the palm oil plantations, and fear the number will continue to rise. Videographer / director: Jefta Images Producer: Charley Sutton, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens