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Vicious Battle Between Two Monitor Lizards Caught On Video | SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m39s

Vicious Battle Between Two Monitor Lizards Caught On Video | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Dramatic footage shows two monitor lizards locked in a vicious battle, deep in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. Filmed by renowned wildlife ranger Rob Vamplew, the two alpha-male beasts hold nothing back in their duel, which appeared to be over territory rather than food or female companions. The fight itself lasted for more than 15 minutes, with Rob admitting he had never seen anything quite like it in his 20 years of safaris. The ranger said: "A sighting like this for me is very special. I spend a lot of time on safari and to see something like this is unusual and as exciting as watching predators hunt." Throughout the encounter, both lizards do their best to gain the upper hand, grappling and biting their opponent in what looked more like a slow dance than a deadly confrontation. In Rob’s footage, neither appears to dominate, as both lizards seemingly hold nothing back throughout the clash. Unfortunately, the fate of the two reptiles remains unknown, as the pair's intense clash took them down a steep hill and out of sight. The monitor lizards are large lizards in the genus Varanus. They are native to Africa, Asia and Oceania, but are now found also in the Americas as an invasive species. A total of 79 species are currently recognized. Videographer / director: Rob the Ranger Producer: Danny Baggott, Ed Baranski Editor: Marcus Cooper

Buffalo Mourn Dead Female After Lion Attack | SNAPPED IN THE WILD3m12s

Buffalo Mourn Dead Female After Lion Attack | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

AN encounter between a herd of cape buffalo and a pride of lions produced one of the rarest and most heartbreaking scenes ever captured in the wild. After taking down a lone female buffalo, the lionesses at the Greater Kruger Park South Africa, were faced by the angry herd coming to the defence of their fallen comrade. Within a few short moments the herd tended to the already dead buffalo, seemingly trying to get her to wake up. Cameraman and veteran safari guide, Rob Vamplew, filmed the bizarre event on a visit to the game reserve in April 2017. Videographer / director: Rob The Ranger Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

I’m 24 and I Own a Zoo2m32s

I’m 24 and I Own a Zoo

WHILST a lot of millennials live with loud flatmates, 24-year-old Nikolai Ankergren lives with over 600 noisy animals. Twenty years ago, Nikolai’s parents, Jorgen and Joan opened the first zoo and rescue centre for exotic animals in Denmark. Sadly, two years ago Nikolai’s father passed away from cancer; leaving Nikolai and his mother to look after the busy zoo and rescue animals. Videographer / director: Nikolai Ankergren Producer: Shannon Lane, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

The Undercover Cat Man Feeding Hundreds Of Strays3m10s

The Undercover Cat Man Feeding Hundreds Of Strays

When Glen Venezio moved to Puerto Rico eleven years ago, he was immediately struck by the sight of the stray animals that roam the streets of the city. But instead of turning a blind eye, the man started caring for the animals, first from his own pocket, and now with the help of donations. Starting at ten o’clock at night, Glen spends two to three hours preparing the food and water that he then brings to all the strays on his route around Santurce in Puerto Rico, finishing at five, sometimes even seven in the morning. Over the years, Glen has also spayed and neutered over 100 cats, but some of his friends have also brought in a few felines to be spayed on his behalf. Locals are against his benevolent actions, so lately he has a police officer that follows him around, to make sure there is no trouble. Glen has helped the local police precinct with some animal cruelty cases, saying that more and more kittens, even whole litters, are being abandoned every day and not enough locals do anything to prevent or stop this. To find out more about Glen’s work and to donate to his cause visit: http://facebook.com/glenPR or https://www.paypal.me/glencats Videographer / director: Rich Cordero Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Alberto Falcone

Brooklyn Cat Cafe Employs Rats To Care For Kittens | CUTE AS FLUFF4m18s

Brooklyn Cat Cafe Employs Rats To Care For Kittens | CUTE AS FLUFF

RATS and cats aren’t famous for their strong friendship, however this New York cafe en'tails' peace and harmony between the furry animals. The Brooklyn Cat Cafe located on Atlantic Avenue has recruited two rodents, Emile and Remy, to help care for young orphaned kittens. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Shannon Lane, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

Newborn Hippo Rescued From Hungry Crocodiles 3m55s

Newborn Hippo Rescued From Hungry Crocodiles

Nature is an amazing and frightening thing. It can bring new life into this world while at the same time take it away. It seems that was the case in this clip as these hippos have a very close call with a group of crocodiles! Wild hippo parents welcome a teeny calf into the world meters away from a swarm of crocodiles searching for their next meal. While other safari goers focused on the nearby wildebeest herd migrating across the Mara River, this tour group settled in to watch a new mum give birth - a rare opportunity for safari goers and guides alike. But within moments of its entrance into the world in September 2016, the excitable calf veered into the path of a crocodile. Luckily it got saved just in time! What did you think of this clip? How did you react when seeing this clip? We would love to hear what you have to think so please do not hesitate to leave a comment down in the comments section below! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will keep them on the edge of their seats just as it did to you! This is one video that no one should ever miss out on!

Bald Birds Find Love In Polyamorous Relationship | Cute As Fluff2m29s

Bald Birds Find Love In Polyamorous Relationship | Cute As Fluff

Love is in the air in Florida, as these three lovebirds have formed an unlikely polyamorous relationship. The new bird in town is three-year-old Rhea, who suffers from the same condition as once monogamous Indi and Lemon. Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease affects the feather follicles in birds, causing them to fall off completely. Both Rhea and Lemon have been completely affected by it, though Indi is yet to become bald. Rhea’s owner had to give her precious pet away when her work visa had expired, because PBFD is highly contagious, but not present in every country in the world, and her native Panama is one of them. Fortunately, Fabiana Guagliardo and her family have taken Rhea in as one of their own. She said: "Since we already had Lemon and Indi, who also live with this disease, I already knew what to do! I guess that we were very worried at first. Mainly because Rhea is very intense and loves having all the attention in the room. Fabiana was worried that Rhea might become a third wheel for her birds, but Indi warmed up to her immediately, allowing Lemon to rest, since she is worse off with her condition. Despite sharing one male, the two females only ever get jealous over food. Fabiana says: "If Rhea uses or gets near Lemon’s yellow plate, they fight! Other than that, they share everything. Sharing is caring, right?” Videographer / director: Fabiana Gualiardo Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Orphan Elephant Calf Survives Predator Attack: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m39s

Orphan Elephant Calf Survives Predator Attack: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

An emaciated orphaned elephant calf was rescued from the wild after tourists spotted him struggling. Kenya Wildlife Service and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust responded to reports of the wandering calf on March 18 and dispatched a rescue team to pick up the calf. Angela Sheldrick, Executive Director of DSWT, said: “The Rescue Team located the calf after a short search and it became clear that he was in desperate need of rescuing, and in fact with the infamous Tsavo lions plentiful in that area, it was a miracle that he was still alive. “Small predators - we suspect jackals- had attacked his rear end and hind legs and, due to his wounds coupled by poor condition, it was evident that we needed to respond fast.” Videographer / director: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Unique Tiny Rescue Dog Finds Fur-ever Home | CUTE AS FLUFF3m22s

Unique Tiny Rescue Dog Finds Fur-ever Home | CUTE AS FLUFF

This tiny, funny looking dog is named Cletus. He’s got a crooked nose, a terrible overbite and a hump on his tiny back. When he was found, wandering the streets of Los Angeles, he already had lived a terrible life and no one knew where he had come from. When Cletus was rescued by Best Friends Animal Society, he had respiratory problems and trouble eating. But after getting slightly better, his photo was taken and uploaded to Best Friends Animal Society’s Instagram page, where he stole the heart of Summer Esslingen, Mark Enrietto’s girlfriend. He had just come home from work when Summer sent him a photo of Cletus, demanding that he went to Best Friends LA to pick Cletus up. That’s when love at first sight happened between the two. Cletus love all dogs, but because of his looks, some dogs don’t like Cletus back and don’t know how to lay with him. The tiny doggy gets tired very easily, so he can only walk around the cul de sac for 15 minutes or so, before having to lay down. Cletus might have a myriad of health issues and he can only eat specialty dry dog food, but when it comes to posing in doggy outfits, this once-unfortunate puppy is a rising star on Instagram! After falling in love with Cletus, the pair fully recommend adopting a dog, even if they look a little different. Videographer / director: Summer Eslinger Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

20-Year-Old Acrobat Performs Tricks With His Elephant Family | BEAST BUDDIES4m58s

20-Year-Old Acrobat Performs Tricks With His Elephant Family | BEAST BUDDIES

A 20-YEAR-OLD animal trainer and acrobat performs incredible stunts with five African elephants. Growing up to 10-foot tall, and weighing an average of 6 tons, the African elephant is one of the continents most dangerous animals. However, animal trainer and acrobat, Rene Casselly Jr has a unique bond with his elephants after knowing them his entire life. Videographer / director: Seth Coleman Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Pod Of Orcas Take Down Minke Whale | SNAPPED IN THE WILD1m34s

Pod Of Orcas Take Down Minke Whale | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A group of scientists and tourists, led by photographer Mikhail Korostelev, has the unique experience while on an excursion in Avacha Gulf on Kamchatka, in June 2017. The group, organized by Team Trip, an adventure ecotourism company, came across a pod of transient whales hunting down a minke whale. There are two types of orcas in the wild. There are residents, those who live in the same place and feed off fish and there are the rare, transient orcas, like these, who migrate and can take down bigger prey, like this poor fellow. Team Trip partnered with Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) an organisation comprised of scientists who study the magnificent creatures. During the sighting of the transient orcas killing the minke whale, they managed to record some rarely heard calls these carnivorous animals make after a kill. The pod of orcas have all surrounded the minke whale from the sides and top, preventing him to reach the surface and get some air. According to Mr. Korostelev, the orcas were following the whale for quite some time, until the animal grew tired and stopped resisting. Orcas in the wild are known for being highly organized predators, using their coordinated attacks to take down prey their own size. Videographer / director: Team Trip Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Wildlife Park Celebrates First Wolf Cubs Birth In 47 Years: ZooBorns1m58s

Wildlife Park Celebrates First Wolf Cubs Birth In 47 Years: ZooBorns

A WILDLIFE park celebrates the birth of a litter of Eurasian wolf cubs - the first to be born at the park in 47 years. The curators at Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire recently welcomed the surprise arrival of five mischievous cubs. First-time parents Ash and Ember are recent arrivals at Cotswold Wildlife Park. Both were born in Sweden and arrived from different collections in October 2016 as part of a breeding programme. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Orangutans Saved From Palm Oil Plantation Horror: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m33s

Orangutans Saved From Palm Oil Plantation Horror: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A PAIR of orangutans get to see another day after being saved from a palm oil plantation by a crack team of animal rescuers. The Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) operate out of Sumatra, Indonesia, with the sole aim of protecting the region’s fragile orangutan population. Since 2012 the team have already captured more than 10 orangutans who found themselves stuck in the palm oil plantations, and fear the number will continue to rise. Videographer / director: Jefta Images Producer: Charley Sutton, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Baby Armadillo Spock Set To ‘Live Long And Prosper”: ZooBorns1m23s

Baby Armadillo Spock Set To ‘Live Long And Prosper”: ZooBorns

A teeny armadillo baby called Spock is being hand-reared by zookeepers after its mother rejected it. Born on May 9th 2017, the male pup is being raised by zookeepers at Wroclaw Zoo in Poland. After Spock’s mother Hermiona gave birth, keepers waited for most of the day to see if she would engage with him but they had to remove the cub by the afternoon when she showed no interest. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Mischievous Kinkajou Is The Pet You Never Knew You Wanted: CUTE AS FLUFF3m15s

Mischievous Kinkajou Is The Pet You Never Knew You Wanted: CUTE AS FLUFF

DESPITE her long curly tail and excellent climbing skills, this animal is neither a monkey or a lemur. Stella from Florida, USA is a kinkajou, a rainforest mammal native to Central and South America. This exotic animal may not be your first choice for a pet, however it was for Justin and Samantha Powell. Have you ever seen someone have a pet like this? This is one video that no animal lover should miss! Ins't this animal just adorable? Usually people have dogs, cats, fish or even birds as pets, but this Kinkajou is something really special. Who wouldn't want to have an animal like this living in their home! Do we have to mention how gosh darn fluffy it is? That is one adorable animal! Although most of us don't have access to having a pet like that in our home, there are other things we could get to satisfy our cuddly needs! We could always get some adorable animal plushs from Amazon! Videographer / director: Justin Powell Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Texas’ Wild Alligator Catchers3m17s

Texas’ Wild Alligator Catchers

Texas is the home of a pair of wild gator catchers , who are making a name out of themselves for their heroic efforts to relocate the beasts of the marsh. Former dental assistant Christy Kroboth and ex-healthcare manager “Gator” Chris Stephens make up the Gator Squad. The Squad service residential and public areas in and around Houston, Texas. Unlike others in their profession, who exterminate the huge reptiles, these two are actually committed to relocating them and educating the public on how to react when they come across one. Christy was only a couple years in the business when she caught Gator Squad's biggest gator, which they nicknamed Godzilla. The beast, measuring 13 feet in length and weighing 900 pounds, was found in the parking lot of a hardware store. Chris is the more experienced part of the Squad, being in the business on and off for 20 years, starting at a gator ranch. He says that chasing and managing alligators makes him happy and that he would rather deal with a dozen alligators at once that having to deal with human employees. The duo catch about 100 alligators a year, of all sizes and temperaments. Given the size of the area that the Gator Squad is covering, these scaly beasts can be found in the weirdest places, even in cemeteries. Videographer / director: Gator Squad Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

First ‘Paddington’ Bear Born in Great Britain: ZooBorns1m22s

First ‘Paddington’ Bear Born in Great Britain: ZooBorns

The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has finally emerged from its cosy den at Chester Zoo. The rare cub - whose gender is yet to be revealed - was welcomed by parents Lima, 5, and Bernardo, 7, in January. After spending months snuggled away in its den, the cub has begun to explore its new home at Chester Zoo. Videographer / director: ZooBorns Producer: Hannah Stevens, Michael Muncer Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Angry Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Attacks Man1m47s

Angry Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Attacks Man

This feisty llama brought some drama to an unwanted visitor – who she chased out of her pen. The amusing footage, which was shot at Tri State Zoo in Maryland, shows Animal Bytes TV producer Brian Barczyk taking on the role of zookeeper for the first time. But Brian didn't get a warm welcome from Misty – a four-year-old llama crossed with an alpaca. Barczyk said he was surprised by the animal's behaviour. Here we have a ton of options for alpaca plush animals. Although this alpaca was pretty aggressive, they are still adorable creatures loved by many children around the world. It's a promise that if you buy one of these alpacas, it won't run at you like this one did, that's for sure! Some people love these fluffy guys, and some people can't stand them! What would have you done in this situation? Would you even be caught being that close to an animal like an alpaca? Let us know in the comment section! Check out this hostile alpaca! Videographer / Director: Animal Bytes TV Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

The Family Who Bought A Zoo: Cute Baby Jaguar Arrives3m18s

The Family Who Bought A Zoo: Cute Baby Jaguar Arrives

Ecstatic zookeepers at Paradise Wildlife Park have successfully bred their two jaguars - welcoming female cub Keira. While filming with Paradise Wildlife Park, we went behind the scenes to meet the jaguars and even caught them during a mating session in their jaguar house. Proud parents Kumal and Kedera were first introduced 18 months ago and hit it off straight away. After several months of trying, the proud parents have now welcomed the tiny little female cub into the world. The miracle of birth and the creation of life is truly one of the world's greatest gifts. This little baby jaguar is so cute and it makes your heart melt that when you see it move for the first time. True love does exist even within the animal kingdom, as Jaguars Kumal and Kedera set relationship goals for all of us to follow. Although you can't have your own cute little baby jaguar, you could always get a stuffed animal on Amazon to satisfy your cuteness needs. Videographer / director: Jack Stevens Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Angry Elephant Topples Car57s

Angry Elephant Topples Car

We have all had those days when just about anything would set us off into a flurry of anger, wanting to destroy everything in our path. Check out this INCREDIBLE footage of an angry elephant easily flipping over a car with its trunk. The elephant was appearing at a local festival called Ambalapura in Thrissur, Kerela in Southern India when it went on the rampage. The elephant easily flipped over motor cycles and the car before being calmed down. That elephant flipped the car like it was nothing, like it wasn't even there in the first place. When we get really angry, there are moments that we wish we had the power to flip a car like this. This elephant is expressing and doing what we all dreamed of doing. Sometimes you just have to blow off some steam. Although you can't release all your anger and stress by flipping a car, you could always try using a punching bag or other equipment like that to get out anger and frustrations. Let us know in the comments some of your major stress and anger relievers! Videographer / director: Ajith Kumar T Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Michael Muncer Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Playful Emus Make The Perfect Family Pets: CUTE AS FLUFF1m39s

Playful Emus Make The Perfect Family Pets: CUTE AS FLUFF

People have been having pets since the beginning of time. Be it cats, dogs, horse or birds of any kind, they are the faithful companies of man. But this little family has two unique pet birds that outshine all the others! These two adorable emus are proving that birds of a feather flock together. The inseparable pair live with owner Alicia Speranza, 31 and her daughter Hailey, 11 in Walworth, New York. The emus Phoenix and Stella have been living with the family since they were just a few weeks old and are the best of friends despite being born months apart. Known as "the cousins of ostriches", emus are the second largest bird in the world, able to grow up to 6 feet in height. Even though these birds can grow so big, their young are very tiny! Videographer / director: Alicia Speranza Producer: Hannah Stevens, Michael Muncer Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Dog Found Abandoned And Chained Urgently Needs A Home2m26s

Dog Found Abandoned And Chained Urgently Needs A Home

AN ANIMAL rescue centre in Arkansas is making a desperate plea to re-home Melody the pitbull before it is too late. NovaStar Rescue Centre are hoping the power of the internet will help find this unlucky dog the loving family she deserves, before she is put down in less than a week. Melody’s story begins in January 2016, when she was found with no shelter, food or water, and just a heavy chain around her neck attached to a tree. Skinny, scared and freezing, the chain had been looped around her neck and padlocked together with a huge industrial lock. Fortunately for Melody, she was freed from the tree by her rescuers, however the thick chain couldn’t be removed straight away as it was embedded deep into her flesh. Videographer / director: Tammy Swarek Producer: Shannon Lane, Michael Muncer Editor: Marcus Cooper

Record Number Of Slow Lorises Returned To Wild: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES1m43s

Record Number Of Slow Lorises Returned To Wild: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A record number of slow lorises have been returned to the wild following their rescue and rehabilitation. Wildlife officials and International Animal Rescue seized all thirty during four separate confiscations in January 2016, September 2016, October 2016 and January 2017. Many had their teeth clipped and they were in a distressed state after being packed into tiny, cramped cages. Videographer / director: International Animal Rescue Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

The £2.5M Whiskey Drinking Bull2m25s

The £2.5M Whiskey Drinking Bull

Meet India’s biggest and most valuable bull weighing over 1.5 tonnes and worth £2.5 million ($2,909,600.00 USD). Named Sultan, he reached 5 feet and 11 inches in height and over a ton and half in weight at a very young age, making him the most unique specimen in the entire world. Sultan has won first place in seven competitions, which makes him also a stud in high demand. One of the most valuable things about Sultan is his semen, with one dose valued at 300 rupees (roughly $4.66). The average amount the semen makes a year is around 10 million rupees ($155,291.60 USD)! Sultan receives quite a royal treatment. His owner takes him on 5 kilometer walks each morning and bathes him twice a day. But his biggest regal pleasure is his favorite beverage - whiskey! Sultan gets to drink a bottle of Kentucky’s finest every evening, because he is the best bull in all of India! We can only assume that if Sultan was human, he would only drink out of the best highball glasses. Who would have thought that a bull would enjoy whisky so much? What we do know is that you do not want to miss this video! Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Bald Bird Is Smitten With Lovebird Beau: CUTE AS FLUFF2m00s

Bald Bird Is Smitten With Lovebird Beau: CUTE AS FLUFF

DESPITE all odds, a pair of lovebirds are firm partners for life. Lemon and Indi have Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD), a contagious, fatal viral disease that affects the beak, feathers, and immune system of birds. It has been called the avian version of HIV. The two tweethearts live in West Palm Beach, Florida and are owned by Fabiana, her husband, Guillermo and three children, Gianluca, Bianca and Brianna. Videographer / director: Fabiana Gualiardo Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper