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Orphaned Baby Elephant Saved From Starvation | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m08s

Orphaned Baby Elephant Saved From Starvation | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

Animal lovers prepare to have your heart melted as this emotional yet inspiring video emerges! This precious elephant calf was saved from starvation after being separated from her elephant family on the dry African plains. Luckily The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) stepped in after a call from a Big Life Foundation ranger who had spotted the calf wandering the Narraengolo area within the Amboseli-Chyulu ecosystem. Faith in humanity restored as this group of heroes save this elephant. This adorable elephant calf , now named Esampu according to the area she was found in, seems so happy after it got rescued. Although the calf was not in need of medical treatment, the sorrow over the loss of her family will take time to overcome. It is believed that the Masai practice of elephant spearing could be the reason behind her family’s disappearance. The DSWT really is an amazing group and organization as animals are precious to this planet and need to be saved if they ever get in trouble! They deserve a pat on the back! This adorable elephant looks so cute! Don't you wish that you could bring something like that home with you? Unfortunately you can't but you could always get an adorable animal plush from Amazon! Videographer / director: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Jack Stevens

Cute Red Panda Cubs Go Exploring: ZooBorns1m34s

Cute Red Panda Cubs Go Exploring: ZooBorns

Come and meet two precious red panda cubs as they explore their new home. Born on June 24 at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, the endangered cubs are the second set in two years for breeding pair Leafa - female - and Phoenix - male. Female cub Waveland and male cub Sheffield spent the first few months of their lives behind the scenes in their nest box, but they have now ventured out to explore their ivy-covered habitat. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Bat Has Life-Saving Surgery On Broken Wing: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES1m40s

Bat Has Life-Saving Surgery On Broken Wing: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

An injured bat has been given a second chance after life-saving surgery. This Indian flying bat was rescued from predators in the wild following a vicious tussle in the wild. The tiny creature suffered a severely broken wing and came to his rescuers with the bone protruding from his flesh.His rescuers called various vets but none were able to help the delicate creature. After spending 15 days clinging to life the bat was brought to Dr V Madan Kompal, a veterinary surgeon and radiologist who works for Mysore Zoo in Kuvempunagar, India. Videographer / director: Dinesh Dubey Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Angry Giraffes Fight Over Female: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m53s

Angry Giraffes Fight Over Female: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

THESE super heavyweights bring a new meaning to the term ‘head banger’ after they were filmed fighting by an eagle eyed game ranger. The fully grown male giraffes were snapped by field guide and YouTuber, Rob Vamplew, 39, during a safari at Idube Game Reserve, South Africa. The young males battled it out to exert dominance which would guarantee them mating rights in the area. A male giraffe can weigh up to 3000lbs and reach a dizzying height of 18 feet, and fights between males often end in death. Videographer / director: Rob The Ranger Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens

Asian Elephant Herd Welcomes Rare Newborn: ZooBorns2m02s

Asian Elephant Herd Welcomes Rare Newborn: ZooBorns

AMAZING night cam footage has captured the birth of an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo. Following a 22 month gestation, and a short 20 minute labour, the male calf was born to two-year-old mum Sithami Hi Way. Zoo keepers stayed up to monitor the birth via live CCTV and watched in awe as the baby dropped onto soft sand and scrambled to his feet in minutes. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

‘We Live With 220 Lions And Tigers': BEAST BUDDIES10m08s

‘We Live With 220 Lions And Tigers': BEAST BUDDIES

ANIMAL lover Jeff Lowe provides care and shelter to more than 220 big cats - and they live in his back garden. 51-year-old Jeff owns the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, one of the largest private zoos in the world that rescues and protects over 500 wild animals, from tigers and lions to bears and crocodiles. Jeff, a multimillionaire, spends his days closely interacting with the most dangerous animals, walking them on leads inside his cabin house and laying in and around their enclosures – he even takes his smaller tigers to the vets in his Ferrari. Lauren Dropla, Jeff’s 25-year-old fiancé, offers a helping hand with looking after their exotic pets and maintaining the park on a daily basis. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Hunting With Eagles2m53s

Hunting With Eagles

Remote nomadic families are supporting themselves using one unconventional method - hunting with golden eagles. In 2015 and 2016, videographer and photographer Joel Santos travelled for several days across Mongolia to reach their remote homes of the Kazakh nomads and witness the stringent training they endure to bond with their eagles. With only around 400 traditional eagle hunters left in the world, the custom is precious and unless your father was an eagle hunter, you cannot become one. Videographer / director: Joel Santos Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Green Turtles Feast On Jellyfish: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m24s

Green Turtles Feast On Jellyfish: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

In an unusual sighting an unfortunate jellyfish was snapped up for dinner by two peckish green turtles. While searching for leopard sharks off the coast of Byron Bay, Australia wildlife photographer and videographer Craig Parry came across this odd feeding frenzy. Adult green turtles are a herbivorous marine turtle but juvenile green turtles will feed on invertebrates like crab, sponges and jellyfish if the opportunity arises. Videographer / director: Craig Parry Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Blue The Thera-Pig Helps Sick And Elderly: CUTE AS FLUFF3m04s

Blue The Thera-Pig Helps Sick And Elderly: CUTE AS FLUFF

A PAMPERED pig who lives the life of luxury is helping the sick and elderly - and is looking incredibly stylish as she does it. In recent years, pigs have become more known in the home, than on a farm. Pet owners, and meat eaters alike, are beginning to realise how intelligent these misunderstood animals are. And a particular porker called Blue, from Wellington, Florida is just that. The potbelly lives with her owner Jahaira Zamora, and is both a therapy worker at a nursing home and part-time fashionista. Blue makes frequent visits to the home to bring joy to the residents, who pet and play with her. Videographer / director: Jahaira Zamora Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

The Monkey Mum: BEAST BUDDIES5m19s

The Monkey Mum: BEAST BUDDIES

MONKEY MUM Pinky Janota is raising six monkeys at her home - and even dresses them up. The 53-year-old owns three rescued Rhesus Macaques, one Bonnet and two Marmosets monkeys, all with with names influence by cosmetic brands including; Maybelline, L’Oreal, Avon and Max. The primates have all proved the truth behind the phrase ‘monkey see, monkey do’ by mimicking their owner’s behaviour. Pinky spends her days teaching her monkey kids sign language, feeding them on a high chair, changing their diapers, bottle feeding them and bathing them. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Sea Turtle Survives Boat Propeller To The Face: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES3m28s

Sea Turtle Survives Boat Propeller To The Face: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

This sea turtle was almost split in half by a motor boat propeller - but local rescuers managed to bring him back from the brink of death. Jose the turtle was found on Torre García beach in Almería, Spain by locals walking on the beach. Luckily they contacted Equinac - a nearby non-profit organisation who specialise in helping sea turtles and cetaceans on the coast. Equinac volunteer Juan Cruz D’Amico said: “Jose was hit by a motor boat and a family who were walking on the beach saw him and called us. They thought Jose was dead because he wasn’t moving, but he was still breathing. Videographer / director: Equinac Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Family Loses Home To Keep Their Tigers and Lions: BEAST BUDDIES5m43s

Family Loses Home To Keep Their Tigers and Lions: BEAST BUDDIES

A SOUTH AFRICAN family are living in an isolated trailer - so they can provide their tigers and lions a home. The Fernandes family once owned the luxurious Jugomaro Predator Park, which was home for their pet tigers and lions for seven years.The beautiful enclosures and fields the size of football pitches meant their beloved big cats had a five-star complex and were even allowed to go inside the family house. But sadly, in November 2015, the luxurious retreat was demolished when owner Rosa and her children, Justin and Maxine, ran into financial difficulties and the liquidators gained control of their home and dumped their possessions in a waste pile - leaving their six lions, 10 tigers, three caracals and one jaguar with no home. This detrimental change of circumstance forced the distraught family to flee to a section of land in Krugersdorp, South Africa, where they are currently living in a trailer and have to wash and go to the toilet in the nearest bushes. But despite all of their loss, the trio put everything they have into their beloved pets that now live in smaller enclosures just 50 metres away from their trailer home. Videographer / director: Paul Hugo Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Ex Circus Tiger Starts New Life At Florida Sanctuary: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m41s

Ex Circus Tiger Starts New Life At Florida Sanctuary: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

Before his rescue from an illegal circus this tiger had never wetted his paws - now he swims in his own lake every day. Animal Defenders International (ADI) were on track to rescue Hoover and one other tiger from the circus during a nationwide law enforcement operation in 2014, but the circus went underground and Hoover was lost for almost a year until a member of the public tipped off ADI to the location of the Peruvian circus. Together with Peruvian wildlife officials, ADI seized Hoover from the circus - he later became the sole survivor of up to 12 tigers who were kept by Circo Africano - and took the emaciated, parasite infested tiger to their temporary holding facility. Finally, in April 2016 BCR received the green light from United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in time for Hoover to arrive at his new one-acre enclosure on his twelfth birthday. Videographer / director: Big Cat Rescue Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Sonia Estal

Baby Giraffe Arrives In Time For Christmas: ZooBorns1m14s

Baby Giraffe Arrives In Time For Christmas: ZooBorns

CHESTER Zoo is celebrating after a rare breed of giraffe was born on Boxing Day. The Rothschild’s calf, which would have fallen more than 6ft during its birth, is the product of Chester Zoo’s endangered species breeding programme. The Rothschild’s giraffe is one of the worlds most at risk animals due to poaching and habitat loss, with experts estimating numbers of less than 1,600 left in the wild. The newest addition to Chester Zoo - who is yet to be sexed and named - is already standing at an impressive 6ft and was up and bonding with his mum Tula within minutes of entering the world. Videographer / director: ZooBrons Producer: Eve Wagstaff, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Rare Sighting Of Humpback Whales In British Seas: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m29s

Rare Sighting Of Humpback Whales In British Seas: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A pod of humpback whales has been photographed underwater for the first time in Britain. The rare moment was witnessed off the Shetland Islands, Scotland, by coastal and marine photographer Richard Shucksmith and Brydon Thomason. The Shetland Islands’ locals spotted the whales feeding in the area over the previous three weeks, and was anticipating an opportunity to photograph them up close. Richard said: “I had been waiting for a weather window to go and try to get underwater images of the humpback whales. Videographer / director: Richard Shucksmith Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Rescue Dogs Get A Festive Makeover: CUTE AS FLUFF2m23s

Rescue Dogs Get A Festive Makeover: CUTE AS FLUFF

The dapper dogs in clothes are back with a second series, and they’re feeling festive. Earlier this year we were introduced to UCAPS' well dressed canines available for adoption. Photographer Tammy Swarek came up with the idea of dressing up rescue dogs to draw attention to their stories and help potential owners personally connect with them. Tammy, from Arkansas, drew her inspiration from Facebook after spotting another portrait project for sheltered animals. So she contacted her local dog shelter, the Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS) and has worked closely with shelter manager Tanja Jackson ever since. Videographer / director: Tammy Swarek Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Dan Cousins

Cute Baby Orangutan And Mother Released After Rescue3m06s

Cute Baby Orangutan And Mother Released After Rescue

An ADORABLE baby orangutan and her doting mum clamber freely through the lush green jungle after being released back into the wild. Mum, Ah Foo, 25, and her 18-month-old baby, Kebaco, swing joyously from the trees after a three-month stint in quarantined captivity. The pair were rescued from an oil palm plantation after a concerned farmer raised the alarm amid preparations for the harvest – which would have destroyed their home and put them in serious danger. The team took the mum and baby to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysia to screen them for disease before being released to set up their new home amongst fellow great apes. Gilbert Woolley, a photographer and editor from Bristol, UK, now living and working in Borneo, captured the young family’s adventure on film.

Cute Otter Is Best Friends With Lions And Hyenas3m09s

Cute Otter Is Best Friends With Lions And Hyenas

An orphaned otter has formed an extraordinary bond with a hyena and a huge lioness. Moses, a Cape clawless otter, was found abandoned by his parents by the side of a river when he was just a few weeks old. A policeman brought the helpless pup to Annel Snyman at Loebies Guest Farm and Predator Park in Bela Bela, South Africa. Moses was nursed back to health by Annel who was also raising lion and hyena cubs in her home. Now 18-months-old Moses still visits Annel in her house, sleeps in her bed and play fights with the big cats at the predator park.

Tiny Puppy Manages To Break Down Dog-Proof Gate1m34s

Tiny Puppy Manages To Break Down Dog-Proof Gate

A cute corgi makes a daring escape from behind a puppy proof fence. Filmed in July, this adorable footage shows Beau, an 11 week old puppy, pulling down and climbing over a gate which was meant to confine it to the kitchen. The video was shot in Wapakoneta, Ohio, by the dog's loving owner Dan McLaughlin, who wanted to know how the mischievous puppy kept breaking loose. Beau was born on May 31, as part of a litter of four puppies and was bought by animal lover Dan who lives with his girlfriend. Dan said: “When we left the apartment, we would put Beau behind the fence. But every time we would come back, even if we were just gone for a few minutes, we would find him roaming around the apartment and the puppy fence knocked over." So, the couple did what every other confused puppy owner would do - they set up a camera. Lo and behold, tiny Corgi Beau used his even tinier mouth to pull the doggy gate out and roam the apartment, free as a bird! The 21-year-old insists that Beau definitely has an adventurous side. He said: “The first few nights we had him, we put him in a laundry basket with blankets to sleep in, and it didn't take long for him to find a way to climb out of it. “He hates being constrained to a small space, and will find anyway possible to get out." We feel you, pup!

Sea-Section: Incredible Shark Birth Caught on Camera1m24s

Sea-Section: Incredible Shark Birth Caught on Camera

A family outing turned into a shocking emergency c-section shark birth caught on camera. Restaurant owners Beth Cordell, 44 and Lindsey Cordell, 44, were walking along the coast of Georgia, USA with their three children and a friend when they noticed a shark that washed up on shore. Their son, Lindsey Cordell, 13, recorded the astonishing footage.  Strangers gathered and helped remove a hook from the 6ft shark’s body when they noticed movement inside its stomach. Realizing the shark was pregnant, another beach goer volunteered to cut the mother open, exposing the wriggling newborns inside. Three shark pups were successfully rescued and released back into the ocean.

Tabby Potter: Munchkin Moggy Becomes Online Celebrity2m34s

Tabby Potter: Munchkin Moggy Becomes Online Celebrity

A pushy cat owner wants to turn her tiny munchkin into a huge Hollywood superstar. Albert Baby Cat is an adorable blue-eyed feline who has already taken the Internet by storm - dressing up in adorable outfits from popular TV shows and films. But his owner Christine Look is hoping for bigger things from tiny Albert – who already has more over 60,000 followers on Instagram. The one year old wears chic sweaters, glasses and cute costumes for his Instagram followers but his seemingly effortless poses are anything but. Christine started dressing Albert up around six months ago and uses her home near Los Angeles as his studio.

Cute Bouncing Lamb Becomes Huge Internet Star1m27s

Cute Bouncing Lamb Becomes Huge Internet Star

AN ADORABLE happy lamb hops his way to internet fame after a brush with death. Hilarious videos of little Winter bouncing down hallways and on beds has made the fluffy creature a Vine star. And despite being just five months old he has amassed a dedicated following of 25,000 people who follow his every move.Shannen Hussein, 21, from Melbourne, Australia, found the young lamb during a cold winter night after being abandoned by their mother.

Cute Baby Bear Rides Surfboard In Pool3m32s

Cute Baby Bear Rides Surfboard In Pool

An adorable bear cub catches a wave on a surfboard in a swimming pool with his owner Carl Bovard. The now ten-month-old Syrian brown bear named Bruiser lives in an enclosure at Single Vision educational facility run by Carl, 43, in Melrose, Florida. Carl opened Single Vision nine years ago and currently has six tigers, two lions, two bear cubs, two mountain lions, two bobcats, and two alligators. Bruiser and his bear friend, Honey, a Florida black bear, began swimming at three-months-old when they climbed into the big pool in the yard. The bears lived inside Carl’s home when they were young, but now live in an outdoor enclosure. The brown bear is the most widely distributed bear and can be found across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It is also one of the largest living terrestrial members of the order Carnivora, rivaled in body size only by its close cousin, the polar bear. They are very smart animals, so it comes as no surprise that this talented fella quickly mastered the art of surfing. When he doesn't surf, his favorite pastime is nursing (he is a baby after all), and you can see just how cute he looks while nursing in the video. The owner may need to find a bigger pool once Bruiser grows up.

Dog Whisperer: Trainer Walks Pack Of Dogs Without A Leash2m47s

Dog Whisperer: Trainer Walks Pack Of Dogs Without A Leash

Meet leader of the pack Augusto Deoliveira, who can walk huge groups of unleashed German Shepherd dogs obediently at his heels. The magical dog trainer, 23, is a web sensation and turns heads wherever he goes - at the head of huge packs of dogs. Augusto lives in Hyannis, USA, but grew up surrounded by dogs on a farm in Brazil where he discovered he could lead groups of dogs with training. Now he’s wowing Americans as he walks through their towns and cities showing off the amazing feat. Augusto lives, breathes and sleeps with dogs as the head of his firm Griffin Shepherd Kennels. At the training kneels where he lives, he claims to be able to guide up to 15 free-walking dogs at the same time. Augusto has taken a new feat to the busy streets of the city of Boston, when he walked six dogs, all at his heel and without a leash. He says that it was different for the dogs, to be able to walk in such a noisy and stressful environment they are not used to, plus all those distractions. He starts by walking them all on a leash and removes them one by one over time. German Shepherds are known for their agility and obedience. Originally bred for herding sheep, today they are the number one working dog, from police and military roles, to disability assistance. Besides being highly intelligent and obedient, they are well known as being very protective of their owners.

Mane Attraction: Man Cuddles and Kisses Huge Pet Lion1m21s

Mane Attraction: Man Cuddles and Kisses Huge Pet Lion

THEY say a dog is a man’s best friend – but Zion the lion begs to differ. The big cat, which is known for being a fearsome predator prowling the plains of Africa, has an unusual bond with his caretaker Frikkie Von Solns. The 69-year-old has taken care of the friendly lion since birth after he was removed from his mother’s care. The cub needed constant feeding every four hours and the pair even shared the same bed. Eleven years later and the bond between the surrogate father and son is stronger than ever.