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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

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

Hostile Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Headbutts Unwanted Visitor1m47s

Hostile Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Headbutts Unwanted Visitor

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. Check out this hostile alpaca! 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! When Brian Barczyk volunteered to clean up this zoo’s petting area he got more than he bargained for. Head zookeeper of the Tri-state zoological park in Cumberland MD want to make sure they are looking good for people coming in and taking care of the animals, so the petting area is where they start. Even though Brian is known for his online videos with snakes and other reptiles, on this occasion, he wanted to get a feel for the zookeeping of some other animals. Thinking it was some pretty easy job, he was up for a big surprise! Namely the alpaca hybrid wasn’t a fan of the reptile man and soon let him know that! While you would expect animals in the petting area to be quite docile, this four-year-old llama-alpaca cross isn’t that keen on keeping Brian in the pen. However, despite his problems with Misty, it seems he shouldn’t take it too personal as the animal seemed to be aggressive with the head zookeeper as well. After watching this clip, you probably won’t believe this, but llamas can be a quite organized gang and even try to snatch a vehicle from the unsuspecting scents! For real! As you are about to see, this can happen in real life! In another video, we see two guys riding through something that looks like a safari park when a bunch of llamas surrounds them. They try feeding them in the attempts to make them leave, but these hilarious llamas are not giving up! One of them even stood in front of the car, so the guys can’t leave! How hilarious is that? One of the guys is obviously scared, while the other one keeps his cool and tries to come up with the solution to this crazy situation. In the end, he politely asks llama to move, and she does exactly that! LOL! Can llamas understand English? Judging by this video, yes, they can! Well, at least when you are super polite to them! What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy! 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!