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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

First ‘Paddington’ Bear Born in Great Britain: ZooBorns1m22s

First ‘Paddington’ Bear Born in Great Britain: ZooBorns

The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has finally emerged from its cosy den at Chester Zoo. The rare cub - whose gender is yet to be revealed - was welcomed by parents Lima, 5, and Bernardo, 7, in January. After spending months snuggled away in its den, the cub has begun to explore its new home at Chester Zoo. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Michael Muncer Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Angry Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Attacks Man1m47s

Angry Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Attacks Man

This feisty llama brought some drama to an unwanted visitor – who she chased out of her pen. The amusing footage, which was shot at Tri State Zoo in Maryland, shows Animal Bytes TV producer Brian Barczyk taking on the role of zookeeper for the first time. But Brian didn't get a warm welcome from Misty – a four-year-old llama crossed with an alpaca. Barczyk said he was surprised by the animal's behaviour. Here we have a ton of options for alpaca plush animals. Although this alpaca was pretty aggressive, they are still adorable creatures loved by many children around the world. It's a promise that if you buy one of these alpacas, it won't run at you like this one did, that's for sure! Some people love these fluffy guys, and some people can't stand them! What would have you done in this situation? Would you even be caught being that close to an animal like an alpaca? Let us know in the comment section! Check out this hostile alpaca! Videographer / Director: Animal Bytes TV Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

The Family Who Bought A Zoo: Cute Baby Jaguar Arrives3m18s

The Family Who Bought A Zoo: Cute Baby Jaguar Arrives

Ecstatic zookeepers at Paradise Wildlife Park have successfully bred their two jaguars - welcoming female cub Keira. While filming with Paradise Wildlife Park, we went behind the scenes to meet the jaguars and even caught them during a mating session in their jaguar house. Proud parents Kumal and Kedera were first introduced 18 months ago and hit it off straight away. After several months of trying, the proud parents have now welcomed the tiny little female cub into the world. The miracle of birth and the creation of life is truly one of the world's greatest gifts. This little baby jaguar is so cute and it makes your heart melt that when you see it move for the first time. True love does exist even within the animal kingdom, as Jaguars Kumal and Kedera set relationship goals for all of us to follow. Although you can't have your own cute little baby jaguar, you could always get a stuffed animal on Amazon to satisfy your cuteness needs. Videographer / director: Jack Stevens Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Angry Elephant Topples Car57s

Angry Elephant Topples Car

We have all had those days when just about anything would set us off into a flurry of anger, wanting to destroy everything in our path. Check out this INCREDIBLE footage of an angry elephant easily flipping over a car with its trunk. The elephant was appearing at a local festival called Ambalapura in Thrissur, Kerela in Southern India when it went on the rampage. The elephant easily flipped over motor cycles and the car before being calmed down. That elephant flipped the car like it was nothing, like it wasn't even there in the first place. When we get really angry, there are moments that we wish we had the power to flip a car like this. This elephant is expressing and doing what we all dreamed of doing. Sometimes you just have to blow off some steam. Although you can't release all your anger and stress by flipping a car, you could always try using a punching bag or other equipment like that to get out anger and frustrations. Let us know in the comments some of your major stress and anger relievers! Videographer / director: Ajith Kumar T Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Michael Muncer Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Playful Emus Make The Perfect Family Pets: CUTE AS FLUFF1m39s

Playful Emus Make The Perfect Family Pets: CUTE AS FLUFF

People have been having pets since the beginning of time. Be it cats, dogs, horse or birds of any kind, they are the faithful companies of man. But this little family has two unique pet birds that outshine all the others! These two adorable emus are proving that birds of a feather flock together. The inseparable pair live with owner Alicia Speranza, 31 and her daughter Hailey, 11 in Walworth, New York. The emus Phoenix and Stella have been living with the family since they were just a few weeks old and are the best of friends despite being born months apart. Known as "the cousins of ostriches", emus are the second largest bird in the world, able to grow up to 6 feet in height. Even though these birds can grow so big, their young are very tiny! Videographer / director: Alicia Speranza Producer: Hannah Stevens, Michael Muncer Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Dog Found Abandoned And Chained Urgently Needs A Home2m26s

Dog Found Abandoned And Chained Urgently Needs A Home

AN ANIMAL rescue centre in Arkansas is making a desperate plea to re-home Melody the pitbull before it is too late. NovaStar Rescue Centre are hoping the power of the internet will help find this unlucky dog the loving family she deserves, before she is put down in less than a week. Melody’s story begins in January 2016, when she was found with no shelter, food or water, and just a heavy chain around her neck attached to a tree. Skinny, scared and freezing, the chain had been looped around her neck and padlocked together with a huge industrial lock. Fortunately for Melody, she was freed from the tree by her rescuers, however the thick chain couldn’t be removed straight away as it was embedded deep into her flesh. Videographer / director: Tammy Swarek Producer: Shannon Lane, Michael Muncer Editor: Marcus Cooper

Record Number Of Slow Lorises Returned To Wild: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES1m43s

Record Number Of Slow Lorises Returned To Wild: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A record number of slow lorises have been returned to the wild following their rescue and rehabilitation. Wildlife officials and International Animal Rescue seized all thirty during four separate confiscations in January 2016, September 2016, October 2016 and January 2017. Many had their teeth clipped and they were in a distressed state after being packed into tiny, cramped cages. Videographer / director: International Animal Rescue Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

The £2.5M Whiskey Drinking Bull2m25s

The £2.5M Whiskey Drinking Bull

Meet India’s biggest and most valuable bull weighing over 1.5 tonnes and worth £2.5 million ($2,909,600.00 USD). Named Sultan, he reached 5 feet and 11 inches in height and over a ton and half in weight at a very young age, making him the most unique specimen in the entire world. Sultan has won first place in seven competitions, which makes him also a stud in high demand. One of the most valuable things about Sultan is his semen, with one dose valued at 300 rupees (roughly $4.66). The average amount the semen makes a year is around 10 million rupees ($155,291.60 USD)! Sultan receives quite a royal treatment. His owner takes him on 5 kilometer walks each morning and bathes him twice a day. But his biggest regal pleasure is his favorite beverage - whiskey! Sultan gets to drink a bottle of Kentucky’s finest every evening, because he is the best bull in all of India! We can only assume that if Sultan was human, he would only drink out of the best highball glasses. Who would have thought that a bull would enjoy whisky so much? What we do know is that you do not want to miss this video! Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Bald Bird Is Smitten With Lovebird Beau: CUTE AS FLUFF2m00s

Bald Bird Is Smitten With Lovebird Beau: CUTE AS FLUFF

DESPITE all odds, a pair of lovebirds are firm partners for life. Lemon and Indi have Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD), a contagious, fatal viral disease that affects the beak, feathers, and immune system of birds. It has been called the avian version of HIV. The two tweethearts live in West Palm Beach, Florida and are owned by Fabiana, her husband, Guillermo and three children, Gianluca, Bianca and Brianna. Videographer / director: Fabiana Gualiardo Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Tiny Baby Otter Ventures Outside Its Nest: ZooBorns1m29s

Tiny Baby Otter Ventures Outside Its Nest: ZooBorns

A TINY otter pup has begun to venture outside its nest at Taronga Zoo after being delivered in a lifesaving caesarean birth. Veterinarians were called in to save the Oriental Small-clawed Otter pup on 28 February after mother Pia was unable to give birth naturally. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

French Bulldog With No Eyes Loves Life: CUTE AS FLUFF2m09s

French Bulldog With No Eyes Loves Life: CUTE AS FLUFF

Running around and playing with her canine brothers, this French Bulldog seems like any other playful pup - except she has no eyes. Milly was the runt of a litter and kept hidden away in a wooden box by her breeder as she looked so different from her siblings. As the result of over-breeding to achieve the bulging eyes found in brachycephalic breeds, Milly’s eyes were completely out of proportion to her body and extremely infected. Fortunately veterinary technician Christin, from Ramat HaSharon, Israel, gave her a home after seeing an ad for her on Facebook. Check out these adorable French Bulldogs! Videographer / director: Christin Slobidker Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

The Family Who Bought A Zoo: New Penguin Enclosure5m03s

The Family Who Bought A Zoo: New Penguin Enclosure

Paradise wildlife park has proudly unveiled their new African penguin enclosure - but the penguins took a little longer to warm up to the change than expected. The family zoo in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire has carefully designed a new, larger enclosure for the colony. The zoo was bought by the Whitnall family in 1985 and they worked tirelessly to transform it from the UK’s worst zoo into an amazing conservation focused zoo for all species. How amazing is this family's story? This is the age old tail of making something out of nothing. Now they are on their way to having a top class conservation focused zoo. With all of these awesome animal species, this family has got the making for the creation of an everlasting legacy! Check out these penguins enjoying their new enclosure! Videographer / director: Jack Stevens Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Long Bunny Set To Become World’s Biggest Rabbit2m13s

Long Bunny Set To Become World’s Biggest Rabbit

A three-foot long rabbit is gunning to become the world’s biggest bunny - and he’s only 10-months-old. Dexter, the humongous bunny from Basildon, Essex, already weighs more than three times the size of an average newborn baby and has at least another two years to grow to his full potential. The bunny's owner is more than optimistic his giant pet can outgrow the world’s biggest bunny, Darius - the 4ft 4 rabbit who just happens to be Dexter’s father. The bunny is already as big as his owner's two pet dogs, a French Bulldog and a Pug, and they are as welcoming to him as he is to them. Talk about adorable! Since he is such a big boy, the monstrous bunny even has his own room in the house, so that he can enjoy a warm comfy bed at night after being outside all day. What did you think of this video? Do you have a really big pet? We would love to hear what you think so please do not hesitate to leave a comment down in the comments section! Please share this incredible video with your family and friends as it is sure to leave them in awe!

Elephant Saved After Maggot Infested Injury: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m26s

Elephant Saved After Maggot Infested Injury: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A VETERINARY team risk their lives to rescue an elephant injured by an infected wound crawling with maggots. Wildlife film producer, Verity White and her team were filming the darting of a giraffe with the Uganda Wildlife Authority Vet Team in Murchison Falls National Park, when they came across the limping elephant. The Uganda Conservation Foundation had recently provided a dedicated veterinary vehicle to the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Murchison Falls as part of measure to tackle the poaching problem. Videographer / director: Verity White Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Extreme Angler Jeremy Wade Encounters Legendary ‘Sea Serpent’4m13s

Extreme Angler Jeremy Wade Encounters Legendary ‘Sea Serpent’

Extreme angler Jeremy Wade meets the creature behind the sea serpent legend - as he comes face to face with a rarely seen oarfish. Giant oarfish, also known as ‘messengers of the sea’, are mainly seen when they are washed ashore, often triggering fears of earthquakes. Whilst filming for the latest series of television series River Monsters in the Mediterranean Sea in France, Wade was fortunate enough to come face to face with one of the bizarre-looking creatures at a jaw dropping depth of 80 ft under water. Catch the brand new Season 8 of River Monsters on ITV1, premiering on Friday May 19 at 8pm. Videographer / director: Icon Films Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Extreme Angler Jeremy Wade Encounters Legendary ‘Sea Serpent’

Extreme Angler Jeremy Wade Encounters Legendary ‘Sea Serpent’

Extreme angler Jeremy Wade meets the creature behind the sea serpent legend - as he comes face to face with a rarely seen oarfish. Giant oarfish, also known as ‘messengers of the sea’, are mainly seen when they are washed ashore, often triggering fears of earthquakes. Whilst filming for the latest series of television series River Monsters in the Mediterranean Sea in France, Wade was fortunate enough to come face to face with one of the bizarre-looking creatures at a jaw dropping depth of 80 ft under water. Catch the brand new Season 8 of River Monsters on ITV1, premiering on Friday May 19 at 8pm. Videographer / director: Icon Films Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Check Out India’s Cyclops Baby Goat1m41s

Check Out India’s Cyclops Baby Goat

A baby goat with one enlarged eye has been born in Assam, India. The kid was born on Wednesday May 10th, and has baffled local villagers. Vets predicted that the goat, who also has only one ear, would die within a few days but he has defied expectations and stayed alive longer than expected. The condition which causes these defects is called cyclopia and can also affect horses, pigs and cows. The cause for this condition is the brain's failure to separate the two hemispheres, which in turn causes the skull to form a single eye socket, with lid and lashes missing. The cause of this genetic condition is uncertain, although it is possible that a toxin ingested during pregnancy can be culprit. The upper and lower lips can be present, but are usually small, and the upper jaw is short and teeth are missing, which is why the normal sized tongue protrudes. Horses, pigs, cows, cats and even dusky sharks have been known to get affected with this condition. The goat’s owner Mukhuri Das, says that he was really shocked when he saw the baby goat. At first they thought that the neighbors would ridicule them, but instead people have been travelling from all around the area to see the “gift from God”, making them famous. Videographer / director: Rima Sharma Producer: Haziq Qadri, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Sloth Released Into The Wild After Surviving Dog Attack: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m07s

Sloth Released Into The Wild After Surviving Dog Attack: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A vicious dog attack broke this sloth’s arm in two places, but thanks to her rescuers she has been released back into the wild. The sloth, named Tina by Toucan Rescue Ranch workers, was pulled from the jaws of several dogs by locals in Sarapiqu, Costa Rica. After calling wildlife authorities, the sloth’s rescuers contacted Toucan Rescue Ranch who brought her to Heredia, Costa Rica for treatment on October 31 2016. Videographer / director: Toucan Rescue Ranch Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Hungry Crocodiles Attack Migrating Wildebeest: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m56s

Hungry Crocodiles Attack Migrating Wildebeest: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A float of crocodiles swarm a herd of wildebeest as they try to migrate across the Masai Mara river. Shaurya Reshamwala - who runs a wildlife travel company Call of the Wild in Mumbai, India - was on safari in Kenya when she witnessed the mauling of several wildebeest. The group had decided to set up near the river to watch the wildebeest attempt to cross the treacherous waters safely. The wild can be a dangerous place. There are several predators to several different types of prey. You never know what's going to happen. Unfortunately these wildebeest couldn't have seen any of this coming. Check out this crazy crocodiles ambush on wildebeest! Videographer / director: Shaurya Reshamwala Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Cute Dwarf Dog Lives His Life To The Fullest Despite Of His Condition2m30s

Cute Dwarf Dog Lives His Life To The Fullest Despite Of His Condition

This inspiring pup is refusing to let having dwarfism get in the way of living his life to the fullest. German Shepherd Michelangelo Augustine, affectionately known as MikeyGus, was born to proud parents Spartacus and Temperance in Clarksville, Indiana, and at first he seemed just like the rest of his litter. At six weeks old his owners Amy and Heath Carkuff began to wonder if there was something wrong with the happy puppy as he was much clumsier than his siblings. The mischievous pup lives happily alongside his parents, Lilo the family Shuh Tzu, a brood of chickens and Biscotti the cow, who often lays against the fence so that MikeyGus can snuggle up to her. When he was 16 weeks it was confirmed that MikeyGus had dwarfism, which has many negative side effects, the bone deformation of all of his long bones. When MikeyGus turned six months old he suddenly stopped walking entirely but owners hoped that he would learn to walk again and that he just needed some time and encouragement. He was extremely determined and eventually began walking again. His condition contributed for the family to learn much about determination, ambition, love and serving. Their journey with MikeyGus has been very bittersweet. He isn't showing any signs of pain even if walking appears to be uncomfortable, but his ears are up and his disposition cheery. MikeyGus has a particularly special bond with the Carkuff’s youngest daughter Samantha, who says MikeyGus is more like a sibling than a pet. Videographer / director: Amy Carkuff Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Two-Toed Sloth Born at Memphis Zoo: ZooBorns2m17s

Two-Toed Sloth Born at Memphis Zoo: ZooBorns

A sweet baby Linne’s two-toed sloth has been welcomed by keepers at Memphis Zoo. The female infant - named Lua, meaning “moon” in Portuguese - was born on 17 March to parents Marilyn and Sparky and is the first successful birth of a Linne's two-toed sloth at the zoo. Mother Marilyn has birthed other infants that did not survive infancy, so zookeepers decided to hand-rear the new arrival to give her the best chance of survival. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Giraffes Go Neck-To-Neck In Epic Fight: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m08s

Giraffes Go Neck-To-Neck In Epic Fight: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Two giraffes come neck to neck to battle for the affections of a nearby female. Co-owners of Wild-Life Tours Steven Mecinski and Britt van Meegen were conducting a safari for guests in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park - a big five game reserve in KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa - when they spotted two male giraffes sizing each other up. Male giraffes use their necks as a weapon in dominance battles or to win the right to mate with females - cows - in a particular area. Videographer / director: Wild Life Tours Africa Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens