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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 Pig1m44s

Meet The Bald And Beautiful Skinny Pig

This bold, but beautiful guinea pig lives with his owner Jessica in the Southern parts of the Netherlands. Pim is in fact a Skinny Pig, a type of hairless guinea pig. Today’s Skinny Pig is a cross between haired guinea pigs and a hairless lab strain, traditionally bred for laboratory use in dermatology studies. Skinny pigs are as healthy as ordinary guinea pigs, they just typically only have hair on their muzzles, feet and legs. With his hairless body and pink skin you could mistake this animal for a piglet rather than a rodent. Because of his hairless body, this piggie needs warm clothes to keep him warm, so his owner Jessica has made him tons of sweaters. Because of him being very cute when dressed in this cozy clothing and cuddling under the warm blanket, Pim has become a rising Internet star. Everybody seems to love tiny Pim! Pim has lots of animal friends. Dogs, hamsters, chickens just name it and you can find it on his animal friends list. This pink chubby skinny pig has a healthy appetite. Man, he’s an eating machine! Everything that goes inside his mouth is "grinded" in just a few seconds. Pim’s owner Jessica Pires is very aware of his eating abilities, as she says "Every time my mother comes into my room when the curtains are closed, he will scream until he gets his vegetables." According to Jessica, little Pim loves all his fans and he loves to be famous. Some of her followers are so in love with him that they would love to see him every day. And for some people he is the best piggy of Instagram. Videographer / director: Jessica Pires Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

'Deadpool’ Prevents Epic Battle Between Alligators 2m59s

'Deadpool’ Prevents Epic Battle Between Alligators

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

Meet The Youngest Owner Of A Rescue Zoo Who Helps Mistreated Animals2m32s

Meet The Youngest Owner Of A Rescue Zoo Who Helps Mistreated Animals

While a lot of millennials live with loud flatmates, 24-year-old Nikolai Ankergren shares his home with over 600 noisy animals, no wonder he is constantly getting interrupted. Twenty years ago, Nikolai’s parents, Jorgen and Joan bought a zoo and started the first zoo and rescue centre for exotic animals in Denmark. Unfortunately, two years ago Nikolai’s father passed away from cancer, leaving Nikolai and his mother to look after the busy zoo and the rescue animals. Nikolai went to pursue his dream as a game developer, but after his father’s passing, he had to return to his hometown and help his mother run the zoo. Owning a zoo is a busy work, with Nikolai taking on many jobs, feeding, cleaning and playing with the animals. 600 animals may sound like plenty, but Nikolai actually wants the zoo to grow. He hopes to fulfill his parents’ dream and make it the biggest rescue center for exotic animals in all of Europe. Things work different than in the traditional zoos. They feel the responsibility to help where they can, that is when they converted the zoo into a rescue zoo instead. That means taking in mistreated animals that come from abusive situations, such as laboratory animals, given that, some of their animals do have scars and problems of which they have to take care of. Having to support his mother and the zoo, Nikolai has come up with a creative way to raise some money. A mobile app game about the zoo. The game’s profits will go to various charities and Nikolai hopes the money raised will also help realize his family’s dream of making their rescue center the biggest in Europe. 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 Kittens4m18s

Brooklyn Cat Cafe Employs Rats To Care For Kittens

There are some people out there who believe that animals are just ordinary creatures but the truth is the animal kingdom never ceases to amaze and inspire us, making us put all our differences aside. Unusual friendships happen all the time and not just in the world of humans but with animals also. Giraffes and ostriches, dogs and owls, chickens and puppies, rabbits and deer, lions and bears are just handful examples of how friendships in the animal kingdom have no limits. And friends do not have to look anything alike to make a great team just as this unusual friendship proves. Their friendship is definitely something to be admired and taken as an example. The extraordinary difference between these species is just not at all an issue for them to see as a barrier but better yet an opportunity to show the world that all of us can somehow find a way to get along and love each other. 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. This is an extraordinary tail with a happy ending which is basically a sanctuary for animals that have lost their way and have been limited by nature in one way or another. This lovely cafe shop has found a amazing way to bring a news meaning to unusual friendships. People are free to walk in, get some coffee and enjoy the presence of cats and rats. These species are known to have no love for each other going by stereotypes, but don't you be to quick to say until you watch this video. Enjoy! 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

Baby Armadillo Spock Set To ‘Live Long And Prosper”: ZooBorns1m23s

Baby Armadillo Spock Set To ‘Live Long And Prosper”: ZooBorns

A teeny armadillo baby called Spock is being hand-reared by zookeepers after its mother rejected it. Born on May 9th 2017, the male pup is being raised by zookeepers at Wroclaw Zoo in Poland. After Spock’s mother Hermiona gave birth, keepers waited for most of the day to see if she would engage with him but they had to remove the cub by the afternoon when she showed no interest. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Mischievous Kinkajou Is The Pet You Never Knew You Wanted: CUTE AS FLUFF3m15s

Mischievous Kinkajou Is The Pet You Never Knew You Wanted: CUTE AS FLUFF

DESPITE her long curly tail and excellent climbing skills, this animal is neither a monkey or a lemur. Stella from Florida, USA is a kinkajou, a rainforest mammal native to Central and South America. This exotic animal may not be your first choice for a pet, however it was for Justin and Samantha Powell. Have you ever seen someone have a pet like this? This is one video that no animal lover should miss! Ins't this animal just adorable? Usually people have dogs, cats, fish or even birds as pets, but this Kinkajou is something really special. Who wouldn't want to have an animal like this living in their home! Do we have to mention how gosh darn fluffy it is? That is one adorable animal! Although most of us don't have access to having a pet like that in our home, there are other things we could get to satisfy our cuddly needs! We could always get some adorable animal plushs from Amazon! Videographer / director: Justin Powell Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Texas’ Wild Alligator Catchers3m17s

Texas’ Wild Alligator Catchers

Texas is the home of a pair of wild gator catchers , who are making a name out of themselves for their heroic efforts to relocate the beasts of the marsh. Former dental assistant Christy Kroboth and ex-healthcare manager “Gator” Chris Stephens make up the Gator Squad. The Squad service residential and public areas in and around Houston, Texas. Unlike others in their profession, who exterminate the huge reptiles, these two are actually committed to relocating them and educating the public on how to react when they come across one. Christy was only a couple years in the business when she caught Gator Squad's biggest gator, which they nicknamed Godzilla. The beast, measuring 13 feet in length and weighing 900 pounds, was found in the parking lot of a hardware store. Chris is the more experienced part of the Squad, being in the business on and off for 20 years, starting at a gator ranch. He says that chasing and managing alligators makes him happy and that he would rather deal with a dozen alligators at once that having to deal with human employees. The duo catch about 100 alligators a year, of all sizes and temperaments. Given the size of the area that the Gator Squad is covering, these scaly beasts can be found in the weirdest places, even in cemeteries. Videographer / director: Gator Squad Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper