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Jack Russell Diving Dog Jumps From Rocks With Her Owner1m37s

Jack Russell Diving Dog Jumps From Rocks With Her Owner

Diving is a sports activity which allows you to swim underwater and to explore the environment. Carmelo Abela, a 49-year-old diver loves diving with his Jack Russell Terrier. Titti’s incredible talent and human-like act attracted fans on social media. This diving dog scores a perfect "10" as she launches herself off a clifftop into the clear blue waters of St Peter's Pool in Malta. This Jack Russell Terrier, named Titti, can even perform a synchronized dive with her loving owner, 49-year-old Carmelo Abela. Titti, attracted fans to flock to Marsaxlokk, a fishing village in south east Malta, after footage of the duo's jump was shared online. This brave dog manages to jump like humans do . When she launches herself at the clifftop into the clear blue waters of St Peter’s Pool in Malta, he makes the highest score, after which he patiently waits for his owner at the cliff. Carmelo insists that Titti only jumps with him. He says: “She trusts me and whatever I do, she does it. When I tell her to jump, she jumps.” She was hesitant to begin with, but now shows no fear as she takes the jump off the cliff edge into the water below.” “The bond we built together, me and her, it's incredible.” Titti was around four months old when she started jumping from much smaller heights and now Carmelo reveals that the canine star often can't contain her excitement when they arrive at the beach together. Videographer / Director: Mark Cassar Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Animal Lover Turns Home Into Hedgehog Hospital: CUTE AS FLUFF4m45s

Animal Lover Turns Home Into Hedgehog Hospital: CUTE AS FLUFF

Tucked away in a cosy cottage in Berkshire is a hospital that rescues over 700 hedgehogs a year. In 2007, web developer Gill Lucraft started the rescue centre Hedgehog Bottom after discovering an hedgehog hidden under a pile of leaves in her garden. Her love of the iconic British animal has now taken over entire rooms of her house and hogs are stacked up in her front room, dining room and living room. Find out more at: http://www.hedgehog-rescue.org.uk/ Videographer / director: Kashfi Halford Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Anti-Poaching Dogs Protect Kenya’s Endangered Wildlife4m28s

Anti-Poaching Dogs Protect Kenya’s Endangered Wildlife

HIGHLY-TRAINED dogs are the latest weapon in the battle against rampant rhino and elephant poaching at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. From tracking to attacking, these specialised canines are tasked with protecting the park’s precious wildlife. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to some of the most endangered wildlife in the world and, in 2013 with poaching threats on the rise, the park established an anti-poaching dog unit consisting mainly of a special breed of dog known as a Malinois. The breed is known for its hardiness in extreme conditions, its intelligence, high energy and speed. Videographer / director: Earth Touch Producer: Crystal Chung, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Disabled Orca Becomes Leader Of The Pod: SNAPPED IN THE WILD3m59s

Disabled Orca Becomes Leader Of The Pod: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A DISABLED orca first spotted by a couple in 2013 returns to greet them four years later - and now he’s leading the pod. In 2013, photographer and marine tour guides Rainer and Silke Schimpf spotted a young killer whale, who they named Sira, with a missing dorsal fin and right-side pectoral fin, leaving him unable to hunt for himself. But rather than be left to fend for itself or - even worse - die the young calf appeared to be cared for by members of its pod, which shared food with the youngster. Four years later, by chance and coincidence, Rainer and Silke were out at sea in Algoa Bay, South Africa, documenting a pod of 1000 common dolphin hunting sardine when they had the surprise of a lifetime. Videographer / director: Rainer Schimpf, Silke Schimpf Producer: Crystal Chung, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Zebra Saved From Deadly Snare Hold: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m23s

Zebra Saved From Deadly Snare Hold: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A zebra was saved from being strangled to death on a snare by a rescue team. In January, KaiNav Conservation Foundation’s S.N.A.R.E team were undertaking a routine illegal snare clearing operation in Tswaing Meteorite Crater Nature Reserve in Gauging Province, South Africa when they spotted the zebra struggling in the snare. Calling in wildlife veterinarians to assist with darting and treatment of the animal, the KaiNav team kept a watchful eye on the zebra for four hours until the veterinarian team arrived. Videographer / director: KaiNav Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Wiener Dog Gives Loving Kisses To Massive Lion52s

Wiener Dog Gives Loving Kisses To Massive Lion

This is quite the story of an unusual friendship. Here we have the king of the wild, yes you guessed it, a lion. The most vicious creature with the highest predator instinct. The lion is not only the toughest, strongest but the proudest and scariest of all the land animals. It's in the lion's nature to be respected and feared from all and that's exactly the way he carries himself. Although, you will not believe your eyes once you see what happens in this video. This is proof that there is kindness above all in this world. This video will for sure blow your mind. A 500-POUND lion and a cute miniature sausage dog have completely turned the idea of fighting like cats and dogs on its head. Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dachshund dog, are so close that Milo nonchalantly licks the massive lion 's teeth to clean them. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together. The park was damaged and flooded, but is managing to provide shelter for domestic and wild creatures that are homeless because of the storm. Now having to now a little about these two lovely palls, go ahead and complete the picture by taking a look at an ordinary everyday life of these two BFF's. They bond they have created is nothing short of extraordinary!

Wildebeest Gives Birth To Clumsy Calf: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m56s

Wildebeest Gives Birth To Clumsy Calf: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

BIRTHING season for the Tanzanian wildebeests sees thousands of calves being born at once - and one new baby struggles to find its feet. Visiting the Ngorongoro area of the southern Serengeti in the months of February and March, it is likely to see numerous wildebeest births, as photographer Yulia Sundukova discovered. February marks the start of the great migration, and almost 500,000 wildebeest calves are born within a two-week period. Videographer / director: Yulia Sundukova Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Alien-Like Spider Sheds Exoskeleton1m41s

Alien-Like Spider Sheds Exoskeleton

IN A SCENE resembling a science fiction movie, an alien-like amblypygi, or whip spider, sheds its skin. Found in subtropical regions, amblypygi are an ancient order of arachnids dating back to the Carboniferous period; over 300 million years ago. When the whip spiders are young, they moult every two to three months, however as they grow to adulthood they may shed every three years. Videographer / director: Jordan Cadiot Producer: Shannon Lane, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Marcus Cooper

Cheeky Elephant Crosses Railway Track: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m39s

Cheeky Elephant Crosses Railway Track: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A cheeky elephant crosses a railway track in Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. The tuskless male elephant - called a Makhna - used its trunk to push up the crossing barrier, then ambled his way across the tracks before crushing the second barrier and trampling over it. Videographer / director: Rony Chowdhary Producer: Charley Sutton, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

World’s Largest Dodge Viper Collection2m52s

World’s Largest Dodge Viper Collection

A car mad couple have amassed the world’s biggest Dodge Viper collection - worth an amazing $7.5 million. Texan couple D’Ann and Wayne Rauh have collected an incredible 80 Dodge Vipers - and they drive every single one. And incredibly, it’s not only the iconic American muscle car that they collect. The couple own another 60 cars - bringing their collection up to a whopping 140 cars. Videographer / director: Blake Wilson Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Ian Phillips

The World’s Most Pampered Alligator: BEAST BUDDIES4m49s

The World’s Most Pampered Alligator: BEAST BUDDIES

THE THOUGHT of being in close contact with an alligator might be terrifying for most people but this lady dresses her pet gator in a TUTU – and even gives it manicures.The four and a half foot reptile, named LillyGator, is known for wearing a tiara, pink dresses and even has her nails painted. Owner Angela Lance, 44, from Pennsylvania, USA, bought Lilly as a tiny hatchling at just two and a half days old. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Joshua Douglas

Premature Baby Hippo Is Smallest Calf Ever Born: ZooBorns1m49s

Premature Baby Hippo Is Smallest Calf Ever Born: ZooBorns

A baby hippo shocked zoo keepers when it arrived six weeks ahead of schedule. The Nile hippopotamus was born to 17-year-old Bibi on January 24 at Cincinnati Zoo, but the calf - a female hippo - was not expected to deliver until March. As the premature hippo was too small to stand and nurse from Bibi, the veterinary staff moved the baby to the zoo’s nursery where she could receive around the clock care. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Mother Leopard Attacks Daughter: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m08s

Mother Leopard Attacks Daughter: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Two female leopards are caught having a catfight up a tree in Zambia, Africa. The ferocious felines were mother and daughter, and were snapped by safari guides as they fought over a comfy spot in the tree. The mother, known as Malaika, was knocked off balance by her eldest daughter, and was left dangling by her claws eight metres above the ground. Videographer / director: Shenton Safaris Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: James Thorne

The Big Cat Doctor Performs Life-Saving Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES4m55s

The Big Cat Doctor Performs Life-Saving Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

WHILE most vets are treating domestic cats and dogs, this vet is carrying out life-saving operating on tigers and fixing lion’s teeth. Starting as a volunteer 10 years ago, Dr Justin Boorstein is now Big Cat Rescue’s star vet and has graduated from feeding the big cats to saving their lives. Although operating on big cats is an endlessly exciting opportunity, the operations certainly come with some risks. Videographer / director: Big Cat Rescue Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Brave Mongoose Tackles Lethal Black Mamba Snake: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m16s

Brave Mongoose Tackles Lethal Black Mamba Snake: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A TINY dwarf mongoose comes face to face with a deadly black mamba snake in Kruger National Park. Whilst out on a drive with guests, professional safari guide Brett Horely was amazed to witness the bravery of a mongoose as it appeared to take on one of Africa’s most dangerous snakes. Videographer / director: Greastock Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Ian Phillips, Marcus Cooper

This Micro Pit Bull Beauty Is Small Enough To Fit In Your Handbag5m08s

This Micro Pit Bull Beauty Is Small Enough To Fit In Your Handbag

Forget Pugs, Pomeranians or Chihuahuas - the rich and famous could soon be carrying a Pit Bull in their Gucci handbags. These adorable canines are valued for over $50,000 and their friendly nature but buff exterior makes them the new craze in the United States. A new breed of “ micro pit bulls” is rapidly becoming the must-have canine companion in the world of designer dogs. John Truitt, 30, from Long Beach in California, runs The Collectibulls, a company which breeds, trains, and sells ‘bullies’ to customers around the world, and is a leading advocate for the breed. His signature dog is Queen Califa, a 12-inch-high “micro pit bull” who has been valued at over $75,000. He goes to say that what sets these dogs apart from the ordinary American Pit Bull are both the size and the character. Micro bullies stand at about 9 to 11 inches, while their larger relatives easily reach 21 inches. The largest dog in this category is actually named Hulk and he weighs around 175 pounds. One of the main things John wishes to accomplish by promoting this breed is to assure people that pit bulls are not the scary monsters they are portrayed out to be. He says that they are extremely cuddly, they like the attention and they are generally easy to get along with. What do you think? Are Micro Bullies a yay or a nay? Make sure you tell us in the comments down below. Videographer / director: Joel Forrest Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Angry Hippos In Brutal Fight: SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m24s

Angry Hippos In Brutal Fight: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

TWO enormous hippos battle it out in an epic dispute to protect their newborn babies. This brutal fight between two male hippos in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park was captured by nature guide, Stacey Farrell at the end of a long safari tour. Known to be the most dangerous mammal in Africa, hippos have incredibly short tempers and will often fight to the death. Videographer / director: Stacey Farrell Producer: Crystal Chung, Ellie Winstanley Editor: James Thorne

Adorable Baby Dik-Dik Antelope Is Only 7.5 Inches Tall | ZooBorns1m56s

Adorable Baby Dik-Dik Antelope Is Only 7.5 Inches Tall | ZooBorns

An orphaned Kirk’s dik-dik antelope has become Chester Zoo’s newest arrival. The 7.5 inches tall baby lost his mother soon after his birth on Sunday 8 January and zookeepers have become his carers. Named Thanos, the precious calf is doing well with five bottle feeds a day until he is old enough to eat on his own. This baby <a href=" https://rumble.com/v33z3y-just-an-orphaned-dik-dik-being-bottle-fed.html " target="_blank">dik-dik</a> was orphaned when his mom dies at birth, so assistant team manager Kim Wood and keeper Barbara Dreyer have both been playing mom to the adorable calf. Kim said: “The youngster is beginning to find his feet now and is really starting to hold is own. He is doing ever so well and is getting stronger by the day. “We’re hopeful that, in a few months time, we’ll be able to introduce him to some of the other members of our group of dik-diks. He may be tiny but he is certainly making a big impression on everyone at the zoo." Kirk's dik-diks have tiny teardrop markings just under their eyes which make them look four-eyed. They got their name from Sir John Kirk, a 19th century Scottish naturalist, as well as the sound they make when feeling from danger. Although he is already one of the smallest members of the animal kingdom, Thanos will not grow too much more as dik-diks grow to a maximum size of 40cm - making them one of the smallest species of <a href=" https://rumble.com/v3f9ei-antelope-rescued-from-barbed-wire-fence.html " target="_blank">antelope</a> in the world. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Spider Vs Wasp In Battle To The Death: SNAPPED IN THE WILD2m01s

Spider Vs Wasp In Battle To The Death: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Laying only a single egg, the spider wasp has a brutal method to ensure its young have a high chance of survival. With a striking red thorax, the spider wasp gains its name from paralysing arachnids with its large stinger. The spider is then dragged into the wasp’s nest, where it will lay one egg into the still-alive abdomen of the spider, which will act as a ‘host’ to the young. The wasp larvae will then feed on the inside of the spider, till it breaks free as an adult wasp. Videographer / director: Kenneth Gisi Producer: Shannon Lane, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Sonia Estal

Rescued Tiger Undergoes Dramatic Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES3m25s

Rescued Tiger Undergoes Dramatic Surgery: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A LUCKY tiger has escaped death after a cub breeding mill left her with a 20lb infection in her uterus.Priya was born at Big Cats of Serenity Springs and records show that she had four litters in under two years. In the wild tigers breed roughly every two to three years, so her forced breeding had a huge impact on her health. The majestic tiger was taken in by Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida when the breeding mill was shut down. Videographer / director: Big Cat Rescue Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Nine-Year-Old Girl Is An Avid Snake Handler2m43s

Nine-Year-Old Girl Is An Avid Snake Handler

Believe it or not, the little heroine in our video, Krista Guarino is only nine years of age and she already is proving to be an expert snake handler. While most typical girls at her age enjoy spending their time playing with dolls, our brave schoolgirl from Michigan is one of a kind. She prefers snakes and lives with a staggering 30 reptiles, including anacondas and a 12 foot python at her home. She eats, sleeps and plays with the creatures - some of which are twice her size. And she's even been bitten a few times but none of the snakes are venomous - and courageous Krista says it doesn't hurt. Krista, the eldest of three children, was first introduced to the animals by dad Jamie, 33, who is a snake specialist. And she held her first snake when she was just two years old. The word ‘snake’ was among the first words she uttered and always used to point at whenever she saw one. A very good indicator for what was to come not much later in her life. She never shower fear of snakes, just on the contrary, her first instinct was to grab and play with them. Despite her young age, she has developed quite a natural talent for snake handling . Krista even helps out in the reptile center where her father works and the feedback from the biologists there is that her knowledge surpasses what even they have come to learn through years of education and experience. Her love for these wonderful animals is so immense that she has already set her sights on opening her own reptile zoo when she's older. And she's determined to change perceptions about the misunderstood snake. Videographer / Director: Laurentiu Garofeanu Producer: Hannah Mouland Editor: Ian Phillips

Snake Fakes Death While Showing Off Its Impressive Acting Skills 2m10s

Snake Fakes Death While Showing Off Its Impressive Acting Skills

This snake has perfected a cunning way of deterring predators - by playing dead. With an Oscar-worthy performance, the Eastern Hognose writhes around as if in sheer pain, whilst also emitting a disgusting smell. The snake even hangs its fork tongue out of its mouth to ensure the dramatic scene is fully believable. Texan local, Kenneth Gisi, stumbled across the distinctive snake when it was being confronted by a feral cat. Kenneth explained: "I was just coming home from the store and, while I was walking down my driveway, I noticed a feral cat in the tall grass staring down at the ground intensely. I had a feeling that this cat had found a snake so I went to investigate. Sure enough, it was this Hognose. I was extremely happy that I got to save it from the cat and got to experience this beautiful creature." The Eastern Hognose is famous for being able to deter its enemies from attacking by doing the ages-old trick of playing dead. One really cool feature is that, when confronted with a possible foe, they spread their necks to imitate cobras . But if you don't go away, they will eventually throw themselves into fake spasms and simply play dead! Awesome! Videographer / director: Kenneth Gisi Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Baby Giant Anteater Loves Her Teddy Bear: ZooBorns1m24s

Baby Giant Anteater Loves Her Teddy Bear: ZooBorns

A special teddy bear has been standing in as mum for a tiny baby anteater at ZSL London Zoo. Nicknamed ‘Beanie’, the youngster was born on December 28th 2016, however zookeepers quickly discovered the infant was unable to be cared for by her biological mother. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Photographers Make Adorable Unique Dog Portraits2m38s

Photographers Make Adorable Unique Dog Portraits

Raising funds for animals can oftentimes be a very difficult task. In our modern society, we seldom have time or will to think about those without a voice or a home. But two Canadian photographers are making a difference for the animals in a very creative and unique way. Two creatives have a unique angle to their dog portraits - underneath them! Tania Ryan and Jason Kenzie, from Vancouver, have been at it again with The Underdogs Project to raise money for animal welfare . This time around they’ve revealed their secrets to how they photograph the quirky canines. Tania said: "“We both not only share the love of pets but also photography, and while we were working on creating the first of these photographs it became clear to us that we needed to do something special with these photos to help raise funds and awareness for animal welfare.” Photographer, Jason, lies beneath a strong sheet of glass, whilst Tania entices the quirky canine with treats. The results are these awesome portraits that capture the pure essence of dogs - happiness, loyalty and endless love for humans. Each of these dogs has its own unique traits, and these photographers have done a lovely job in portraying that. So cool! Videographer / director: The Underdogs Project Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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