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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 Walks Pack Of Dogs Without A Leash2m47s

Dog Whisperer 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.

Caught On Camera: Curious Cheetah Uses GoPro As A Chew Toy3m29s

Caught On Camera: Curious Cheetah Uses GoPro As A Chew Toy

A CURIOUS cheetah uses a GoPro camera as a chew toy - while sat on the roof of a photographer's jeep. The footage was taken by snapper and filmmaker Boris von Schoenebeck who was observing a group of the big cats in the Serengeti region of Tanzania. The 47-year-old, who was making a wildlife film, said the predators were regular visitors to his car. They would climb onto the roof of his vehicle, but one day the animal took a vicious swipe at the GoPro.

Caught On Camera: Bear Attacks Santa1m02s

Caught On Camera: Bear Attacks Santa

A grumpy bear takes a swipe a toy Santa in a comical caught on camera encounter. Photographer Robert Martinez placed the soft toy in the San Gabriel mountains above Glendora, California, to see how the local wildlife would react to it. Training a camera on the festive lure, Robert caught the moment an inquisitive bear investigates the toy before sending Santa flying with a powerful paw. 

Horse Play: Jack Russell Rides Miniature Horse1m40s

Horse Play: Jack Russell Rides Miniature Horse

Seven-year-old miniature horse Spanky, who stands at just 32 inches tall and his pal Dally, a six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier were rescued by horse trainer Francesca Carson and have worked together since. The dynamic duo perform their tricks across America and have even appeared on the iconic Late Show with David Letterman.

Big Predator Cat Befriends Impala In Wilderness1m29s

Big Predator Cat Befriends Impala In Wilderness

The wild wild world outside our door is full of wonders. You can’t predict someone’s actions any more than you can predict the weather. It just doesn’t happen. The inner workings of the mind are off limits to us humans, and this applies to anything walking and breathing on this earth. That is why this footage is so precious. Most impalas run for their lives at the sight of a leopard - but this plucky youngster seems determined to befriend one. It shows no fear and it braves the wrath of the fierce cat. The bizarre interaction filmed in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, sees the baby animal nuzzling the killer cat's nose and mouth as it lazes in a clearing. And even when the leopard starts playing a little rough, the newborn makes no attempt to leave - and even follows it around. If we’d have anything to compare it to, we’d say that it looks as though these two are acting like two siblings. The older brother isn’t too fond of its little sister’s pestering and is quite vocal about it, but the youngster is having none of it. Friendships like this one are very far and inbetween in the wilderness, making this footage very precious. The encounter was filmed by game ranger Estiaan Houy, 31, while out on safari with British and American guests. Don’t you just wish you’d have been there witnessing this first-hand? Absolutely breathtaking!

Heavy Load: Huge 35 Tonne Whale Lifted Onto Truck2m22s

Heavy Load: Huge 35 Tonne Whale Lifted Onto Truck

A GIANT 35 ton whale carcass is lifted on to a removal truck after it was found floating near the coast of Almeria, Spain. The female adult fin whale, which was missing part of its tail stock, measured around 16 metres. Marine rescue organisation Equinac successfully moved the enormous creature with the help of the Coast Guard, the Almeria Port Authority, the Spanish Ministry of Environment and the local police. Biologist Alexander Sánchez, who works for the non-profit company, said that the huge mammal - which had likely been struck by a vessel - posed a danger to passing ships.

Great White Shark Breaches Off South Africa's Coast2m25s

Great White Shark Breaches Off South Africa's Coast

Sharks are one of the most dangerous animals on this planet. Whenever we go to the beach and try to get our soak on and enjoy the sum and the big blue waters, there is always this very important factor to remember, that sharks do exist and they are very very vicious creatures. For some of us however adrenaline seem to be one of our favorite things and we usually go out of our way to seek for it. The main issue here is that sharks are not that keen to anyone else coming to their territories unless its a fish which they enjoy for breakfast. A magnificent great white shark leaps from the water to take a chunk out of a would-be seal.These amazing full breaches were conceived using a foam rubber seal decoy – which is dragged behind a shark cage diving boat, as a way of enticing the hungry predator. Shot by filmmakers Mark van Coller and Morne Hardenberg in Cape Town, between June and August of 2013 and 2014, the footage demonstrates the frightening power and agility of the iconic animal. But achieving such incredible shots is only possible if the conditions are right. In this video in particular we have the great luck of experiencing the great power of sharks. The powerful way of their movement when they hunt, the scary look of their appearance, let alone how plain scary they look. Ether way, they cant get you through the screen, so go ahead and take a look at this video as it will show you how dangerous sharks can really be. Enjoy!

Rescued Pup Blissfully Enjoys His First Shower1m47s

Rescued Pup Blissfully Enjoys His First Shower

When it comes to bath time, the dogs are divided. They either love it to the moon and back, or refuse to be associated with the stuff. But one tiny little pup seems to really be enjoying his first puppy shower, in the hands of the good people who rescued him from certain death. The two-week-old was found abandoned in a dumpster with his two sisters, but now it looks like his troubles are a million miles away. The small litter was found by Dallas Animal Service and referred to the DFW Rescue Me animal shelter, where volunteer Claire Fowler was tasked with looking after the babies. The 21-year-old student said: “The little guys need round-the-clock care – they can’t use the restroom by themselves or even regulate their own body temperature. I do everything for them and they need to be fed every couple of hours.” When asked for what made her decide to film this glorious moment of blissful nirvana, Claire said: “I decided to film him in the bath because he was enjoying it so much and I really wanted to capture it. He just looked so content.” She adds that his sisters don’t enjoy bath time as much, but it still has to be done. None of the babes have names yet because they are still so young, but Clair is certain they will all get strong names. This little brown dude will definitely not grow up to be like the Great Dane, who did everything in her power to stay dirty.

Cute Polar Bear Cub Plays In The Snow For The First Time2m17s

Cute Polar Bear Cub Plays In The Snow For The First Time

After braving three months underground a mother polar bear shows her cub the outside world for the first time. Keen photographers Andre and Anita Gilden caught the extremely rare pictures after waiting more than four days in temperatures dipping to minus 40 degrees Celsius in Manitoba, Canada. Andre said: “When we arrived there were no paw prints around the den so we knew we would be catching the mother coming out with her cub for the first time. It was incredible – the little one still has a long way to go but his mother will be keeping a close eye on him. 

Instagram Pets: Cute Pups Rack Up 28,000 Online Followers4m21s

Instagram Pets: Cute Pups Rack Up 28,000 Online Followers

These nine 'teacup' dogs can count Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Charlotte Crosby amongst their 28,000 Instagram followers. The eight spoilt Chihuahuas and miniature Pomeranian are the beloved pets of nurse Abbie Sisson, 23, from Derbyshire, who has shelled out a whopping £25,000 on her pampered pooches. Snaps of the coddled canines show them modelling the latest doggy apparel, relaxing in their very own swimming pool and stretching out over four poster dog beds. The fancy pack consists of Chihuahuas Pixie, Kink, Sky, Murray, Maisy, Wendy, Lulu and Thelma, and petite Pomeranian, Dolly – who is thought to be the smallest of her breed in the UK, weighing just 3lbs.

Herman The Scaredy Cat’s First Christmas: CUTE AS FLUFF1m42s

Herman The Scaredy Cat’s First Christmas: CUTE AS FLUFF

IT’S Herman The Scaredy Cat’s first Christmas - and he couldn’t look more grumpy about it. Earlier this year the ultimate scaredy cat stole the hearts of many around the world with his unique facial expressions. Herman, an exotic shorthair, was born with exceptionally big eyes - giving him a permanently startled expression. When he was younger, the kitten’s bulbous eyes were so big that he couldn’t close his eyelids - even when he was sleeping. And dressed as an elf, the fearful feline resembles the Grinch. Videographer / director: Shirley Nordenskiold Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Raising Eyebrows: Cute Cat Becomes Viral Sensation3m53s

Raising Eyebrows: Cute Cat Becomes Viral Sensation

FURROW-BROWED feline has taken the internet by storm - flashing his expressive eyebrows in adorable photos posted to Instagram. The curious-looking cat named Sam has racked up 150,000 Instagram followers and 530,000 likes on Facebook since bursting onto the scene in 2012. Owner Amanda Collado, 26, from New York, USA, has been handling the overwhelming amount of requests from fans and media for the past three years. 

These Bunnies Have Never Had A Bad Hare Day3m39s

These Bunnies Have Never Had A Bad Hare Day

A bunny breeded from California is the proud owner of the world’s furriest rabbits. Their fur can reach lengths of almost 15 inches in length! Betty Chu, a former professor of economics has been dedicated to breeding the fluffy bunnies for 34 years to produce prize-winning English angora rabbits. The 70-year-old retired professor from San Jose State University was introduced to the breed via a friend and she fell in love with them immediately. Today, she and her husband share their home in San Jose, California with 50 English and French angora rabbits. Betty, who is part of the Northern California Angora Guild, competes at up to 50 shows a year. The undisputed queen of the angora category has won countless best-in-show awards. But she made headlines when her best bunny Franchesca was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest fur in the world, measuring 14.37 inches. The bunnies all have an extensive beauty regime to keep them in shape for the rabbit show circuit. Still, Betty says that there is a lot to get you there. "You need to have the right genetics; not all angora rabbits have the ability to grow and maintain a long coat,” says the dedicated breeder. "Next you need to take very good care. The owner needs to be very vigilant in keeping the rabbit well-maintained and in good condition.” Francheska might be a pageant queen, but even they need to leave offspring at some point in their lives. And when her boyfriend couldn’t find Francesca's “hidden treasure” under her luscious coat, Betty had to give her a haircut. She uses the fur to make scarves and mitten, which she sells at shows.

Cute Fox Cubs Rescued By Wildlife Charity2m06s

Cute Fox Cubs Rescued By Wildlife Charity

A LITTER of adorable fox cubs were saved - after being dumped next to a bin in a car park. The newborns were found by a passerby who noticed a cardboard box sitting next to a clothing donation bin. The litter of five males and two females were discarded in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, USA, but are expected to survive. The babies - estimated to be 10 days old were taken to the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Educational Center in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Cute Pet Lamb Lives In New York City Apartment4m17s

Cute Pet Lamb Lives In New York City Apartment

Winter weary New Yorkers have been given a timely reminder that Spring has finally sprung. Smokey Da Lamb is turning heads in some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods after chef Sandy Dee Hall, 34, and his girlfriend Maxine Cher, 24, adopted him. Smokey was born at Violet Hill Farm in upstate New York but was abandoned by his mother and would have likely died in the cold. Fortunately Sandy agreed to take him in when contacted by the farmer and Smokey was smuggled into his tiny apartment in the city’s Lower East Side. Smokey is bottle-fed three times a day and needs to be burped like a baby after he has had his formula. He needs regular baths and can only be washed with water so his fleece does not shrink.

Cute Baby Giraffe And Elephant Are Best Friends1m40s

Cute Baby Giraffe And Elephant Are Best Friends

A BABY giraffe and an infant elephant have become best friends after being rescued by a wildlife charity. Filmed in October, this heart warming footage shows Kiko, a one month old rescued giraffe, playing with fellow orphan Loboito – a boisterous three week old elephant calf. The pair are being cared for at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Orphanage in Nairobi National Park. Kiko, who was found abandoned in Kenya's Meru National Park, sleeps with the baby elephants as he is too small to sleep in the giraffe stable.