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Cute 'Goldendoodle' Dog Becomes An Instagram Star1m12s

Cute 'Goldendoodle' Dog Becomes An Instagram Star

AN ADORABLE 'Goldendoodle' would be at home on the catwalk - as it dresses up in array of human outfits. Stylish pooch Oliver, a poodle and Golden Retriever cross, has more than 52,000 Instagram followers. And as well as his fashion forward ensembles, Oliver also has some fun with fancy dress. The pooch has posed with Kermit the Frog as Muppet character Fozzie Bear, and wore a fake snout when he transformed into 80s sitcom star Alf the alien.

New Cat Breeds: Meet the Hairless SphynxieBob And BamBob3m02s

New Cat Breeds: Meet the Hairless SphynxieBob And BamBob

CAT lover April Arguin is presenting two new cat breeds to the world for the first time - the SPHYNXIEBOB and the BAMBOB. The SphynxieBob is a Sphynx and Bobtail cat mix, and the BamBob is a cross between a Bambino cat and Bobtail cat. April, who runs Lil Nudists Cattery, has spent three years researching the breeds and is now trying to get them recognized by the Rare and Exotic Feline Registry. 

45 Whales Die After Being Stranded On Beach in Tamil1m37s

45 Whales Die After Being Stranded On Beach in Tamil

45 whales have died after they became stranded on a beach in India. A further 36 whales are said to have been saved by a combined rescue attempt between officials and fishermen to drag them back into the ocean. A similar incident last happened on the same beach in 1973 when 147 whales died. Videographer / Director: M.Sudalaikumar Kumar Producer: Kanika Dhupar

This Woman Shares Her Home With 1,100 Felines4m11s

This Woman Shares Her Home With 1,100 Felines

A caring cat lady has given up her 4,200 square foot home to more than a thousand felines. Sixty-seven-year-old Lynea Lattanzio now lives in a trailer on her six acre property and allows the cats to run freely through the five bedroom house. Today she runs Cat House On The Kings which is California’s largest no-cage, no kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats. Lynea and her team of volunteers care for about 800 adult cats and 300 kittens. She started fostering cats in 1992 and acquired 96 by the end of the year - successfully rehoming all of them. In 1993 she became a veterinary technician to help keep the animals’ medical costs down and the number of cats continued to grow. The team starts feedings at the shelter at 4 am and they also give medical attention to critically ill cats. To learn more about adoptions at Cat House On The Kings visit http://www.cathouseonthekings.com  This is one interesting lady. We have heard of the stereotypical cat lady before, but this has taken that stereotype over the top! Over 1100 felines is insane! At least all these cats have a good home and will be happy and safe! Having that many cats require a whole lot of cat food! She spends a a whole lot on those cats alone! Over a million dollars a year, that is crazy! If she ever runs out of the food, she could always buy some more cat food from Amazon! Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Samantha Grillo, Nick Johnson Editor: Ian Phillips

Hairstyle Dog: Fashionable Pooch Becomes Instagram Sensation1m29s

Hairstyle Dog: Fashionable Pooch Becomes Instagram Sensation

SPORTING everything from plaits to flower crowns and messy buns, this Japanese dog's hairstyles put the average It Girl to shame. Kuma, a Shih Tzu and Pekingese cross, has racked up more than 18,500 followers on her Instagram page which showcases her luscious locks. Owner Yuki said: “I do Kuma’s hair on my own, it’s an original style. I get inspiration for the hairstyles from the internet.  "I originally saw a picture of a western model and I liked her hair so I just copied the style." Yuki’s Instagram account is completely dedicated to her furry friend - and the pup is an absolute natural in front of the camera.  Videographer / Director: Damon Coulter Producer: Crystal Chung, Nick Johnson Editor: Ian Phillips, Sonia Estal

Great White Shark Breaches Caught On Camera1m21s

Great White Shark Breaches Caught On Camera

DRAMATIC underwater footage captures the moment a Great White shark turns into a real-life Jaws – jumping out of the water to ravage tuna bait. Known as ‘breaching’, the predatory behaviour mirrors the instinctive moves made when sharks attacks seals. The footage was shot by cinematographer Elke Specker during a five day trip to Guadalupe island, Mexico – a well known breeding ground for the fearsome shark. The filmmakers’ persistence paid off as the 15ft, 3,500 pound male leapt majestically in full view of the cameras. The dive marked Specker’s first time first time being up close and personal with a Great White – the largest predatory shark in existence. Videographer / Director: Elke Specker Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Sam The Painting Dog aka The Doggy Da Vinci35s

Sam The Painting Dog aka The Doggy Da Vinci

Sam the painting dog. Holding his brush like an old master, Sam the painting dog is the Leonardo Da Vinci of the canine art world. Using the lush surroundings of his home town of Eastern Shore, Maryland as his muse, Sam's paintings are attracting a loyal art world following. Selling for up to $1700 for an individual work, Sam has put his brush to 22 different canvases. Using his tailor made paintbrush, which he holds in his mouth, Sam approaches the blank 16inch by 20-inch canvas with his mind made up to make some modern art.

Home Made Remote-Controlled Camera Captures Animals Close Up2m02s

Home Made Remote-Controlled Camera Captures Animals Close Up

Meet BeetleCam - the amazing homemade gadget that allowed two British brothers to venture into a real lions' den and bring you these stunning images of Africa's most dangerous wildlife. The spectacular closeups of lion prides, elephant herds and huge cape buffalo's were all made possible by the cute remote-controlled gizmo who trundled around the roughly-terrained bush on oversized rubber wheels. Brothers Matthew Burrard-Lucas, 20, a student, and William, 26, a wildlife photographer, both from London, constructed BeetleCam last year in their garage and fitted the groundbreaking contraption with a camera. For two weeks in August they let their electronic camouflaged companion loose in the wilds of remote Katavi National Park, South-West Tanzania, and got incredible results. During their excursion tough BeetleCam was almost completely destroyed by a lion but was repaired by the brothers using some bush DIY.

Orphaned Elephant Calves Have Human Baby Handlers2m32s

Orphaned Elephant Calves Have Human Baby Handlers

These adorable youngsters have found unlikely friends in orphaned elephant calves. Rescued from a forest last year, the one-year-old elephants now live in Vandular zoo in southern India where they are cared for by a team of mahouts and their children. The youngsters are carried home from school on the elephant's backs, shower together, play football and even sleep curled up with them. Zoo staff believe without this friendship and love the orphaned elephants would have died soon after being rescued.

This Big Cat Likes To Play Soccer3m15s

This Big Cat Likes To Play Soccer

For South Africa, 2010 was the year of soccer, something even the animals at the Johannesburg ZOO had felt. The animal that was most excited about the World Cup was Triton, their white lion, who could be seen running around the enclosure with a soccer ball, at the amazement of visitors. "This year, being 2010, we just thought it would be a good idea to do a soccer-themed behaviour enrichment programme," said the zoo's brand and communications manager, Letta Madlala. "[The programme] is not something new; it's just the angle that's befitting at this point in time." Triton might have been the most excited about playing with the balls, but the female lions held their own competition. Children and adults alike were enthralled with the vigorous display of agility; even the zookeepers were enchanted. White lions are uncommon, even in the wild; the Joburg Zoo was the first to breed a white lion cub. Most white lions found in other zoos originate from the Joburg zoo, which highlights the importance of conservation. White lions are not albinos - their coloring is a genetic mutation. They are a genetic color mutation of African lions native to the Timbavati area, although all but one pride has existed solely in captivity since their first natural wildlife reintroduction in 2009.

Mother Elephant Tries To Rouse Her Unconscious Calf2m05s

Mother Elephant Tries To Rouse Her Unconscious Calf

A DISTRESSED elephant tries to protect her unconscious baby in a heartbreaking display of motherly love. The dramatic footage shows a calf being darted by a compassionate veterinary team after it was injured by a poacher's snare. The traumatic scenes took place at the Olaro Motorogi Conservancy in South West Kenya, after a call came through reporting a calf dragging a snare on his hind leg. But when the SkyVets from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Kenya Wildlife Service tried to treat the two-year-old, the protective mother tried to rouse her baby from the anaesthetic - before also being darted to ensure her parental instincts did not interfere with the rescue effort. Videographer / Director: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Producer: Mak Hodge, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Diver Puts Shark In Trance To Remove Hook From Its Mouth1m56s

Diver Puts Shark In Trance To Remove Hook From Its Mouth

We have seen so many videos where mere humans come out to help hapless animals in dire circumstances. Deer have been untangled from wire fencing, turtles were rescued from fishing nets… but we have never seen a diver approach one of the most dangerous creatures of the sea to help it out. Until now. One brave diver puts his hands next to the mouth of a dusky shark to remove a fishing hook, but not before hypnotizing the predator. The footage shows experience diver Michael Dornellas coming to the aid of the shark off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. The technique he uses is called “tonic immobility”, which allows Michael to shove his hand into the 10 foot shark and remove the hook from its mouth. It is quite common to see a shark swimming with a hook in its mouth in the waters around Florida, as fishermen catch them for sport and then release them, with the hook intact. Since they are stainless steel, it can take years for them to rust and human intervention is necessary. The 32-year-old explains that this is never 100% safe; nothing guarantees your safety when you are swimming with predators. "I’ve seen hooks work their way back, cutting open the jaws of the shark,” he said. The self-employed diver has been swimming with sharks for years and currently teaches people about them. He hopes that the clip will educate people that sharks aren’t the vicious killing machines that Hollywood likes to portray them as. Videographer / Director: Speared Apparel Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson Editor: Kyle Waters

Insta Spider: ‘Cute' Tarantula Dresses Up For Tumblr4m11s

Insta Spider: ‘Cute' Tarantula Dresses Up For Tumblr

MEET Pandora, the furry TARANTULA taking social media by storm. Cassandra Tainsh poses her Chilean Rose tarantula in an array of hats and scenes and her one eight-legged pet is simultaneously delighting and frightening followers. The 23-year-old account manager from Leeds then posts pictures of the spider shopping at a supermarket, trying on hats and skateboarding to social media. Unbelievably, just a few years ago Cassie was terrified of spiders and shivered at the sight of the hairy creatures. But now she has nineteen tarantulas that live in tanks around her room – side by side with 23 snakes. Videographer / Director: Jonathan Pow Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

Swimming With A Wild Polar Bear Family2m32s

Swimming With A Wild Polar Bear Family

A VETERAN explorer captured the amazing moment a mother polar bear taught her cubs to swim. Amos Nachoum, 65, came face to face with the apex predator whilst diving off the coast of north-east Canada in August. Amos attempted to take a similar set of pictures ten years ago with a single, male polar bear. Unfortunately the bear perceived him as a threat and chased Amos to a depth of 75 feet. Amos has previously taken up close, underwater pictures of Nile crocodiles, anacondas, leopard seals, orcas, great white sharks and grizzly bears. Videographer / director: Amos Nachoum Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Kyle Waters

Adorable Newborn Rhino Rescued After Being Abandoned By Its Mother2m02s

Adorable Newborn Rhino Rescued After Being Abandoned By Its Mother

A baby rhino abandoned as a newborn due to a case of mistaken identity was saved by a local rescue team. The rhino, now one month old, lives with the team at Aquila Rescue Centre, who have developed an 18 month plan to reintroduce him into the wild. Looking after the young calf is a full-time occupation, with the baby needing to be fed every two hours. He has also be assigned a mentor to teach him how to graze, something his mother would have done.  Videographer / director: Divan Grobler Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

This Shark Is Believed To Be The Biggest One In The World 2m11s

This Shark Is Believed To Be The Biggest One In The World

Unseen footage of what experts believe is the biggest great white shark ever caught on camera has been released. The 20 feet long female known as Deep Blue stunned the world last year when video was unveiled of it dwarfing cage divers off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Now, diving enthusiast Michael Maier, 48, has released even more eye-catching clips of the Great White shark feeding on bait and inquisitively circling divers. Deep Blue, who is estimated to be at least 50 years old, was filmed by Michael in November 2013 - but these latest files were previously unseen. The seasoned diver released even more eye-catching clips of the huge shark as it was feeding on a bait and circling the divers in a cage. “When we entered the water we had to wait because there was nothing to see. All of a sudden out of the deep blue, there she came. We realized almost immediately that she was very big." says Michael. “She was very calm and not at all nervous and was circling us. She was very interested and was looking at us. During the circles we realized just how big she was - she must have been something like seven meters long (20 feet). Everything was very well prepared. The whole team felt safe." The salesman from the Cologne area also described Deep Blue as graceful, rather than scary. He admitted that he loves that, no matter Deep Blue's massive force, it was quiet and beautiful to be with her in the water. Videographer / director: Michael Maier Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

Sweet Little Pitbull Learns To Swim In Bathtub2m43s

Sweet Little Pitbull Learns To Swim In Bathtub

Dogs are well-known for the friendship they build with humans. While some of them are being raised as pets, others get their skills upgraded and are turned into protection dogs. Dark Dynasty K9s in New Hampshire, USA, specialises in training elite protection dogs for the police, celebrities and billionaire clients around the world. One of their world-famous dogs is the 175lb Pitbull Hulk. Recently he and his mate Roxy have had another litter of puppies. Four weeks have passed since they were born, so now has come the time when these cute little puppies should start getting familiar with their surroundings. The first step is introducing them to the water. It is very important for these dogs to not be afraid of the water, because when they grow up, they should be able to jump in every situation and defend their owner. "Water is an element of life and if the dog is going to be a top protection dog they really need to be prepared for anything." says Marlon Grennan from Dark Dynasty. That’s why Marlon and Lisa Grennan prepare Hulk and his latest brood for a swimming lesson in the bathtub. First the puppies are being introduced to the warm water coming from the faucet and later they give it a try in the bathtub filled with water. The bravest of them all is tiny Tigger. Such a suitable name for a fighter like him. He starts kicking his paws the moment he touches the water surface. Sure, he drinks a little from the water, but it doesn’t matter, because he has overcome his fear. After him, his siblings try their luck in the bath. The swimming lessons are over, so now it’s time for pappa Hulk to nuzzle with his son Tigger. Watch how this cute dog dynasty prepares for its future challenges! Videographer / Director: Marlon Grennan Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson Editor: Ian Phillips, Joshua Douglas

Scaredy Cat: Buffalo Foils Lion Attack By Puncturing Tyre1m32s

Scaredy Cat: Buffalo Foils Lion Attack By Puncturing Tyre

HAVING already flipped one lion, a never-say-die buffalo found an ingenious way to shake off its second attacker - by using its horns to puncture a car tyre. The resulting loud release of air was enough to scare away the big cat, forcing it to release its vice-like grip and flee. The buffalo was targeted by a pair of male lions but had already managed to dispatch the first one by flipping him into the air with its horns, leaving the lion with a gaping leg wound. The dramatic scene unfolded in front of cars full of tourists in Kruger National Park, South Africa - where it was caught on video by Hannes van Aswegen and photographed by Gerda Niemann.  Videographer / director: Greatstock Producer: Jack Flanagan, Nick Johnson Editor: Ian Phillips, Joshua Douglas

Hidden Camera-trap Captures Rare Pictures Of Elusive African Animals2m49s

Hidden Camera-trap Captures Rare Pictures Of Elusive African Animals

A BRITISH wildlife photographer has captured close-up images of some of the world’s most elusive carnivores. With a combination of camera traps - and a lot of patience and planning - Will Burrard-Lucas managed to capture hyenas, lions, and leopards in the Namibia region of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA). Will undertook the three month assignment in the summer of 2015 for World Wildlife Federation (WWF), with an aim to obtain high-quality images of elusive animals, some of which having only ever been photographed on research cameras.  Videographer / director: Will Burrard-Lucas Producer: Crystal Chung, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Reptile-loving Dad Lets His Children Play with a 19-foot Python4m27s

Reptile-loving Dad Lets His Children Play with a 19-foot Python

A FATHER allows his three young children to play with his 19ft reticulated python and huge lizard collection. Eric LeBlanc is a reptile enthusiast who owns hundreds of lizards and snakes.  He recently had to move dozens of the apex predators into his home when a fire at his reptile store killed some of his animals and injured many more. Despite the danger the animals could pose he has no problem allowing his three children Erica, three, Larry, four, and Katie, seven, to handle them. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Dan Howlett, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Caught On Camera: Python Devours Goat Whole1m23s

Caught On Camera: Python Devours Goat Whole

A MASSIVE python devours a full size goat after sneaking into the village of Garkhuta in West Bengal, India. The astonishing feat of digestion was caught on camera near Sonakhali Reserve Forest by photographer Roni Choudhury. The giant snake, estimated to be up to 10ft long, can be seen steadily stretching its mouth around the goat's lifeless body.

Lion Vs. Hippo: Mother Defends Calf From Lion Attack1m33s

Lion Vs. Hippo: Mother Defends Calf From Lion Attack

The tables are turned on a lion as it attempts to hunt a hippo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. After bringing down the young hippo calf, the calf’s mother returned to chase off the lion. The lions left without a meal and dented pride, the hippo appeared to not show signs of any serious injury.

Elephant Attack: Circus Animal Lifts Car Off The Ground1m44s

Elephant Attack: Circus Animal Lifts Car Off The Ground

Loose circus elephant smashes a car and terrifies holidaymakers after being beaten by a handler. This video was filmed in Danish beach town Karrebaeksminde and the shocking footage was captured by Norwegian car salesman tourist Oddmar Nygard, 48, on July 11 who was on a holiday with his family. Three elephants become agitated after being bathed in the sea in front of a large crowd. The bathing of elephants in the sea is an annual tradition which is popular with the locals. When circus workers started to lose control, the huge beasts approached onlookers. One of the animals seems very distressed and shows rage after being struck with a metal crowbar by one of the keepers. This rampaging circus elephant smashes a car and terrifies holidaymakers after appearing to be beaten by a handler. The angry animal shows incredible display of brute strength, and lifts up a Skoda Fabia with its tusks. This elephant puts very little effort to push the vehicle up, which shows his amazing strength. “There were many cars and a lot of people in the street, the elephants probably got a bit stressed by this", says Oddmar. Obviously the elephant got somehow irritated after being hit and started going after the vehicle. When the car owner tried to reach his car, circus staff stopped him as car windows started to crush and there was a lot of damage in the front of the car. Many of the witnesses were scared when the situation escalated, even the circus staff, as the animal was out of control. Elephants are massive creatures and nobody knows what they are capable to do when they are distressed.

Caught On Camera: Leopard Attacks Safari Guide1m27s

Caught On Camera: Leopard Attacks Safari Guide

A BRITISH safari guide has been hospitalised after a leopard attacked him in the open-top jeep he was travelling in. Curtis Plumb, 38, was bitten and clawed in the arm after the predator launched itself at his vehicle in Kruger National Park, South Africa. The mauling just after 1pm on Thursday was caught on camera by tourists, who watched the horrifying incident unfold before their eyes. Eyewitness accounts say Mr Plumb stopped his vehicle full of tourists to watch the big cat when it suddenly attacked. In the chaos that followed, the safari vehicle and another car in the convoy both ran over the leopard with their wheels. In a statement William Mambasa, general manager of Kruger National Park, thanked the tourist from the other vehicle for saving the guide and tourists’ lives. Mr Plumb, who has been working as a guide for four years after moving to South Africa from the United Kingdom, was taken to hospital for immediate surgery. He is said to be in a stable condition. The injured leopard was put down after the incident, which comes just a month after a lion mauled 22-year-old American tourist Katherine Chappell to death in a predator park in South Africa.

9 Foot Bull Shark Spotted In Florida Backyard1m19s

9 Foot Bull Shark Spotted In Florida Backyard

This unsettling video footage shows a shark prowling in the backyard of one stunned Florida resident’s home. Dick Frey, 69, shot the frightening footage two weeks ago from his home in Bonita Springs. In the video, the nine foot bull shark is spotted swimming close to the docks through the channel just outside his building. It was a sunny morning when this elderly man decided to have his first coffee just outside in his backyard, when he suddenly noticed something strange in the waters. Soon, he realized in shock that it's a giant shark, curiously wandering around. The man was quick to shoot all of this on camera, even though we're sure he was terrified by the sight. As much as sharks are scary, they are pretty simple creatures that do not want much to do anything with humans. They are a valuable animal that is part of the oceans ecosystem and without them, the balance of the ocean would be in dismay. Have you ever seen one of these sharks before? What would your reaction be if you saw one of these? We would love to hear your opinion so please do not hesitate to leave a comment! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely shock them. This is one clip that no one should miss!