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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

Meet Venom The World’s Most Famous Micro Bully Valued At Over $500,000 4m12s

Meet Venom The World’s Most Famous Micro Bully Valued At Over $500,000

Venom is the world’s most famous micro bully who is valued at over $500,000. Thanks to his bodybuilder physique, the micro bully attracted fans from all across the globe. He lives with Matt Siebenthal, his fiancé Deanne and his stepson Christian in Lake Worth, Florida, along with his fellow dogs King Tyson and Lucky Lucciano. Despite his gentle personality, the breed has often been labelled as aggressive by the mainstream media, but his family believes in the loving nature of their dog. There is one big misconception about American bullies that they look aggressive because of their muscle mass or size, but they are sweet, gentle giants . Don’t judge a book by its cover and don’t believe everything the media puts out. Any dog breed will be mean and aggressive if they are kept locked up 24 hours a day. This family has the perfect example of prime micro bully breeding and they are passing on Venom’s priceless genes onto healthy pups, who sell out months in advance for an average of $4-6000, with one pup selling for $25,000. The value of these dogs is priceless, because they are part of the family, and how can you put a value on that, says Matt. Matt decided to listen to his fiancé and start writing about the striking breed in his own magazine - Bully King Magazine. This bi-monthly magazine celebrates everything bully related from breeding and training information to health, diet and exercise tips. Videographer / director: Kendri Rodriguez Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Dog And Duck Become Inseparable Best Friends  2m46s

Dog And Duck Become Inseparable Best Friends

A feisty duck has chosen a pretty unusual best friend- a loving golden retriever. Proud duck owner Pam Ishiguro has a flock of seven ducks but her four-year-old Pekin duck Rudy and Golden Retriever Barclay have formed the strongest bond. The Orange County-based mom said: “The animals are much like my two boys - they have a love-hate relationship. When they are together, somebody is always chasing or jumping on someone else, but when they are apart, they’re always calling for each other." When the ducks first arrived, Barclay didn't care about them at all, but it all changed when he realized they all have food, too funny! Barclay thinks their food is delicious! He is not a very picky dog, he loves food so much and is always excited to eat a meal. Sometimes he will even steal the ducks food, he always wants more food! Barclay and Rudy are best friends and no one is going to take that away from them! This is too cute! Check out this video of a dog and a duck who become best friends! Have you ever seen an unlikely duo like these two before? Let us know in the comment section down below! Videographer / director: Pam Ishiguro Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

The Crocodile Queen: BEAST BUDDIES7m31s

The Crocodile Queen: BEAST BUDDIES

A REPTILE obsessed mum is proving that crocodiles are a woman’s best friend. Savannah Boan works at Gatorland in Florida, home to approximately 2500 alligators and crocodiles of all shapes and sizes. She has only worked at the park for seven months, but it has been a lifelong dream to work with reptiles. And her special connection with the reptiles has already earned her the unique role of Crocodilian Enrichment Coordinator. Videographer / director: Francisco Hidalgo Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

The Crocodile Queen: BEAST BUDDIES7m31s

The Crocodile Queen: BEAST BUDDIES

A REPTILE obsessed mum is proving that crocodiles are a woman’s best friend. Savannah Boan works at Gatorland in Florida, home to approximately 2500 alligators and crocodiles of all shapes and sizes. She has only worked at the park for seven months, but it has been a lifelong dream to work with reptiles. And her special connection with the reptiles has already earned her the unique role of Crocodilian Enrichment Coordinator. Videographer / director: Francisco Hidalgo Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Snake Whisperer Is Best Friends With Cobras: BEAST BUDDIES3m33s

Snake Whisperer Is Best Friends With Cobras: BEAST BUDDIES

Snake whisperer Abu Zarin Hussin watches TV, plays soccer and reads bedtime stories to his 14ft venomous King Cobras. Despite being bitten eight times - once almost fatally - and ending up in a coma twice, Abu is totally devoted to his scaly friends, and has no intention of ever giving up his perilous pets. The 32-year-old, from Kelantan, Malaysia, followed in the footsteps of his snake handler father and became a specialist snake handler in the fire service. But despite the love for his work, Abu accepts that snake handling is not for the fainthearted. Videographer / director: Hashim Sakiri Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Giraffe Calf Falls 6 Feet During Birth: ZooBorns1m36s

Giraffe Calf Falls 6 Feet During Birth: ZooBorns

PASSIONATE conservationists at Chester Zoo have captured the moment a rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf is born - including its first wobbly steps into the world. The five-foot tall youngster arrived at 3:20pm on April 3 to eight-year-old mum Orla. Zookeepers named the young female calf Narus after a valley in Uganda’s Kidepo National Park, where conservationists are trying to save the species. After falling over six feet from her mother into a bed of straw, the giraffe surveyed her new home before taking her first tentative steps. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Tiny Chick Hatches From Its Egg: CUTE AS FLUFF1m03s

Tiny Chick Hatches From Its Egg: CUTE AS FLUFF

A hatching chick emerges from its shell in an egg-straordinary display of new life. Multimedia artist and photographer, Mindia Midelashvili, documented a newborn chick from the first crack in the shell, to fluffing up its feathers. The NYC based photographer went to his uncle’s country house and waited for the chick to make its big break. Over a period of 50 minutes, the chick uses its egg tooth to make the first chip in the shell, and then enlarges the hole, gradually turning round to create an opening. The tiny bird then emerges with wet feathers, eventually drying off - cheeping the entire time. Videographer / director: Mindia Midelashvili Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

‘Snake Queen’ Masseuse Cures Depression With Pythons: BEAST BUDDIES5m35s

‘Snake Queen’ Masseuse Cures Depression With Pythons: BEAST BUDDIES

A HOLISTIC therapist uses snakes to massage her clients - claiming it cures depression and even helps victims of abuse. Instead of traditional massaging techniques, Sarah Zaad uses up to six pythons and boa constrictors on brave customers who want to relax or be treated for mental disorders. The flamboyant therapist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil believes her snakes have a magic touch, which can benefit people by massaging their bodies. Videographer / director: Kadeh Ferreira Producer: Camile Rocha-Keys, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

First Ever Footage Of Blue Whale Calf Nursing: SNAPPED IN THE WILD2m19s

First Ever Footage Of Blue Whale Calf Nursing: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

WORLD first footage shows a baby blue whale nursing captured off the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The incredibly rare footage taken by wildlife film-maker Patrick Dykstra shows an approximately 80-foot blue whale mother feeding her calf. Blue whales are typically known to nurse their calves deep under the water - so the sight captured in Sri Lanka was an extremely special one. Videographer / director: Patrick Dykstra Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

The Family Who Bought A Zoo3m51s

The Family Who Bought A Zoo

WHILE most kids can only dream of growing up with lions, Aaron Whitnall lived it for real - when his family bought a zoo. Aaron lives in Hertfordshire, England at a very special zoo with a strong family history - Paradise Wildlife Park. Three decades ago Aaron Whitnall’s grandfather, Peter Sampson, stumbled across the UK’s worst zoo. He decided to give the animals a new chance at life and re-launch the zoo, changing his family’s - and his future grandchildren’s - lives forever. WHILE most kids can only dream of growing up with lions, Aaron Whitnall lived it for real - when his family bought a zoo. Aaron lives in Hertfordshire, England at a very special zoo with a strong family history - Paradise Wildlife Park. Three decades ago Aaron Whitnall’s grandfather, Peter Sampson, stumbled across the UK’s worst zoo. He decided to give the animals a new chance at life and re-launch the zoo, changing his family’s - and his future grandchildren’s - lives forever. Videographer / director: Jack Stevens Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Proud Mum Shows Off Baby Orangutan: ZooBorns1m38s

Proud Mum Shows Off Baby Orangutan: ZooBorns

Zookeepers at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a critical endangered Bornean orangutan. The fuzzy orange baby is the first of its kind to be born at the British zoo in almost a decade and is an important milestone for conservationist efforts. Recent estimates indicate that less than 55,000 Bornean orangutans are left on the island of Borneo in Indonesia - the only place they can be found in the wild. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Crocodiles Brutally Ambush Zebras During Migration: SNAPPED IN THE WILD3m14s

Crocodiles Brutally Ambush Zebras During Migration: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Ravenous crocodiles swarm a defenceless zebra as it attempts to cross the treacherous Mara river. While working as a Safari Guide at Mara Intrepids Camp near the Masai Mara, Dennis Waweru Mbugua came across this horde of hungry crocs. Videographer / director: Dennis Waweru Mbugua Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Adorable Prairie Dog Befriends German Shepherd1m58s

Adorable Prairie Dog Befriends German Shepherd

In Four Worth Texas, nurse Taylor Williams and her husband Brad have two adorable and unusual dogs, Prince the prairie dog and the German shepherd named Banksy. They were first introduced in April 2016. Even though they have huge size difference, the two of them created a bond immediately after they saw each other for the first time in their lives. "We got Prince on 21 April 2016 and named him Prince after the singer because he passed away on that same day. There is definitely a learning curve with raising a prairie dog . We just assumed it was like having a regular dog - we were wrong. He has so much personality and is so smart. He actually has to go to time out when he is in trouble! We read many, many books and referred to Gena Seaberg, a specialist in prairie dogs." says Prince and Banksy’s owner, Taylor. This married couple has one more pet, the 11-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Coco. But this girl stays out of Prince and Banksy’s way as she likes her quiet time, while the others have formed an unbreakable bond and from the moment they met each other, they spend hours playing every day. 6-year-old Banksy is very loving and he is always licking his little brother Prince who is spunky but also very loving towards Banksy. Tiny Prince likes to test his older brother’s patience with his boundless energy so he teases nips on Banksy’s toes and likes to pounce on his face. As it seems, Prince doesn't really seem to get too annoyed with Banksy. What a lovable unusual friends these two are! Videographer / director: Taylor Williams Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Cicada Emerges From Its Exoskeleton After 7 Years: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m40s

Cicada Emerges From Its Exoskeleton After 7 Years: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A PULSATING cicada sheds its exoskeleton after living underground as a nymph for seven years. The cyclochila australasian, also knows as the green grocer, is a species of cicada and Australia’s most recognised and loudest insect. Taken over a period of just under two hours, Australian wildlife photographer Brad Leue caught one cicada shedding its exoskeleton atop a veranda pole. Using a tripod and torch, Brad documented the transformation in a stop motion consisting of 3,466 photographs. Videographer / director: Brad Leue Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Adorable Lemur Twins Are Vienna Zoo’s Newest Arrivals: ZooBorns2m11s

Adorable Lemur Twins Are Vienna Zoo’s Newest Arrivals: ZooBorns

RING-TAILED lemurs have successfully conceived twins in the world’s oldest zoo. On Saturday March 25, the tiny twins were born at the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna – weighing around 70 grams each. The newborns will be suckled for around six months and will begin to eat fruit and vegetables by the time they have turned one. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

This Tiny Horse Is Becoming An Internet Sensation2m45s

This Tiny Horse Is Becoming An Internet Sensation

A tiny horse that lives in Georgia, USA, and suffers from a rare form of dwarfism has become an Internet sensation after his owner posted a video to Facebook. 5-months-old Shammy weights just 50 pounds and he’s little over 20 inches tall. This little fella’s condition may make him smaller than his fellow equines - but that doesn’t stop him from being mischievous and delighting his online fan base. Everyone loves Shamy. People in shops and the town hair salon just adore him and take pictures of him all the time, so he is fast becoming an online sensation. "He’s a one in a million. He’s very lovable." says his owner Michelle. It was literally love at first sight. When he was barely 30 days old people came by to see him, some of them wanted to take him home or even buy him. But, of course, his owner Michele will never sell him. When Shammy is not causing trouble around Michelle’s farm, he wants to relax and show his more loving side. "When he’s ready to nap, I can come over and lay him down. He will stay with me until i get him up. Shammy is almost like a dog. He would rather be with me than a herd of horses or even with his momma sometimes. He follows me around..." He even waits for her in the yard when she comes back from the town. This tiny adorable horse is about to have even bigger issues. As horses with his condition get older, they unfortunately suffer more and more. They tend to get artritis and their bodies don’t grow as fast as their internal organs, causing them a hard time. Have a look at Shamy’s world and smile at his silly behavior. Let’s give him the best time he has left on Earth! Videographer / Director: Matt Jones Producer: Daniel Howlett Editor: Sonia Estal / Ian Phillips