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Lion King: 23-Year-Old Is Best Friends With Big Cats | BEAST BUDDIES8m04s

Lion King: 23-Year-Old Is Best Friends With Big Cats | BEAST BUDDIES

HANDSOME lion wrangler Shandor Larenty is so busy with his lions and hyenas - who like to give him kisses - has no time for romantic relationships with girls. While his friends were out partying and enjoying their teens, the dedicated 24-year-old was working night shifts at The Lion Park near Johannesburg, South Africa, mucking out hyenas, watching over sick lions, or doing special night feeds with injured giraffes. While Shandor admits he’s doing his “dream job”, the work is demanding it means he has no time for a love life. Thankfully he does get affection from somewhere, but it’s usually from his furry friends at the park like Themba the hyena.

Ultimate Guard Dog Weighs 200lbs | TRULY6m59s

Ultimate Guard Dog Weighs 200lbs | TRULY

A DOG breeder from California claims to have resurrected a breed of giant guard dogs, weighing 200lbs. Marcus Curtis, 45, of Riverside, is the proud owner of a 212-pound monster ‘American Molossus’ dog named ‘Old World Sasquatch’. The 18-month-old beast is the result of Marcus’ mission to bring back what he calls the ‘Old World Molossus’ breed; dogs which are said to have guarded the leaders of the ancient world around 5000BC. Marcus told Barcroft Studios: “When people see Sasquatch, jaws drop. People are in shock and amazement when they see these giant beasts.” Marcus now sells ‘American Molossus puppies’ for five thousand dollars, but there’s a long waiting list for one of the rare pups.

I Was Spat Out By A Whale | SNAPPED IN THE WILD3m50s

I Was Spat Out By A Whale | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

A DRAMATIC set of pictures show a man nearly being swallowed by a Bryde’s Whale off Port Elizabeth Harbour. Rainer Schimpf, 51, has worked as a dive tour operator in South Africa for over 15 years. But in February, he experienced something very rare – the inside of a whale’s mouth. In perfect sea conditions, Rainer and his team set off to document a sardine run – a natural event where gannets, penguins, seals, dolphins, whales and sharks work together to gather the fish into bait balls. Rainer and his colleagues film the expedition for educational and environmental purposes.Split into two groups, Rainer led his team into the ocean, about 25 nautical miles from shore.But it was when the sea suddenly churned up that the team knew something strange was happening.

Venom, King of The Micro Bullies Fathers 250 Pups | TRULY4m26s

Venom, King of The Micro Bullies Fathers 250 Pups | TRULY

THE WORLD’S most famous micro bully - Venom – has become one of America’s most valuable dogs thanks to his ability to produce lookalike, muscular pups. According to owner Matt Siebenthal, Venom has up to three stud services per week, and each puppy is sold for around $8000. In a year Venom’s puppies in combination with his Stud Service can easily generate sales of over a million dollars, with Matt struggling to keep up with demand. Venom has gained fame worldwide for his unmistakeable bodybuilder physique and lives with his owner Matt Siebenthal, Matt’s wife Deanne and their son Christian in Lake Worth, Florida. Venom’s ability to produce puppies who look exactly the same as him has led Matt and Deanne to launch Venom’s own line, called Venomline, with Venom’s fame helping the American Bully became one of the fastest growing breeds in 2018.

I Love My 600lbs Tiger | BEAST BUDDIES6m22s

I Love My 600lbs Tiger | BEAST BUDDIES

MEET the brave Czech family who spend their days living with big cats – including a tiger that weighs 44 stone. Petr Augustÿn manages Fauna Park, a sanctuary that houses more than 150 animals and 40 different species, from monkeys and meerkats to tigers and cougars. With the help of his family at their home in Lipová, Czech Republic, 53-year-old Petr is the leader of the pack who has been working with dangerous animals for the last 10 years. Describing the animals as the ‘centre of his life’, Petr interacts closely with Diego – a 44 stone tiger that he hand-feeds and cuddles every day.

This Woman Has An Elephant For A Best Friend And Their Bond Is Unbreakable 5m49s

This Woman Has An Elephant For A Best Friend And Their Bond Is Unbreakable

Elephants are the biggest mammals with the biggest hearts who know nothing but good and love. They are adorable and loving animals who can create bonds not just with other animals, but with humans too. Elephants are about as friendly as humans-which means, they can be incredibly, and that’s why they can form bonds with humans and become best friends. That was the case with Lauryn Murray and her huge elephant Lady Essex who became best friends and are inseparable. Take a look at this video and see what true friendship look like! WHAT if your best friend weighed 10,000lbs and was able to crush a watermelon under her foot? Acrobat and animal handler Lauryn Murray, 33, from Florida, grew up in a circus and spends almost every day caring for Lady Essex, a huge Asian elephant. Lauryn says the two are 'as close as a human and an elephant can be.’ Amazingly, Lady Essex plays fetch with Lauryn’s dogs and even likes to play with her three-year-old son, who helps bath her. “How close are me and Lady Essex? Well, just as close as humans and animals can be. I grew up in a circus. Lady Essex became part of our family before I was born. She is an Asian elephant , she almost weights 10,000 pounds. Caring for her, it’s a full-time job. “ Lauryn talks about her bond with her elephant bestie. Her day is entirely dedicated to her friend. She wakes up, drinks her coffee and then she goes on a long walk with her, and after that, if the weather is good, she will have her bath, then she will drink her water and eat. And throughout the day, they will go through the same things, and periodically they will do certain things like teaching her new tricks like throwing a ball or kicking a ball, or she will play fetch with her dog. “So elephants have over 40,000 muscles in their trunk alone. You know, that’s more than the human body, and they can drink up to 60 gallons of water in one sitting, “ tell Lauryn how much she knows her friend. She spends almost every day with her since she was born. She says that Lady Essex has a fantastic personality and her considerers her as part of the family. This is a tremendous story, and we hope you will share this video so people can see how beautiful are elephants!

Dog Whisperer Can Walk Pack Of German Shepherds Without Leash7m11s

Dog Whisperer Can Walk Pack Of German Shepherds Without Leash

A DOG WHISPERER who became famous for walking a pack of unleashed German Shepherds through busy city centres has revealed how his training methods have saved thousands of dogs from death. Augusto Deoliveira, from Sharon, South Carolina, became an internet sensation after his video of him walking five German Shepherds down a city street without a single leash went viral. The 27 years old man says that the most rewarding part of his job as an expert dog trainer is the ability to save lives of dogs who otherwise would have been put down by their owners for their aggressive behaviour. Augusto calls himself a ‘balanced trainer’ and says that he uses both positive and corrective reinforcement techniques to train the dogs.

My Therapy Monkey Saved My Life | CUTE AS FLUFF6m23s

My Therapy Monkey Saved My Life | CUTE AS FLUFF

A SEXUAL abuse survivor says she “would not be here today” if it weren’t for her pet capuchin monkey. Lauren Elizabeth McAna from Loxahatchee, Florida, has two Brazillian Tufted Capuchin monkeys; three-year-old Emerson Alexander and five-year-old rescue Chica Morey.The 23-year-old veterinary technician has suffered with mental health problems throughout her life, resulting in physical trauma and she sees her capuchin monkey Emerson as her support animal.

I Live With A 6’6" Alligator | BEAST BUDDIES8m05s

I Live With A 6’6" Alligator | BEAST BUDDIES

A FORMER professional wrestler lives with a giant alligator inside her house – and she even shares a bed with him. The 6 foot 6 inch, 200lbs reptile named Rambo not only has his own room in the house, he also watches TV on the sofa and eats dinner at the kitchen table. Mary Thorn, 57, adopted her beloved pet Rambo 13 years ago, rescuing him from imminent death. Now the 17-year-old gator freely walks inside the house, bosses the dogs around and loves to be the centre of attention. Rambo, who Mary often dresses up in leather jackets and sunglasses, is potty trained, he obeys 70 commands and poses “no threat to humans”. Mary, who resides in Lakeland, Florida, considers Rambo as a significant part of her family and says she has a special bond with the gator – who responds to her sign language.

Wild Cat Fanatic Lives With 14 Felines | BEAST BUDDIES5m41s

Wild Cat Fanatic Lives With 14 Felines | BEAST BUDDIES

A 58-year-old woman from Czech Republic, has turned her suburban home in Prague into an ultimate cat-haven. Ivana Cákorová, who works in a clothing store, lives with a total of 14 cats that she calls her “babies” – a puma, caracal, four servals, a bobcat and seven house cats. She hasn’t taken a single holiday since opening her home to her furry friends, and says it would be “punishment” to do so. In the house, the big cats have their own individual bedrooms to sleep in and they are free to roam around the house as they please.

Goodbye Maia: The OG Pitbull Who Started DDK9’s | DOG DYNASTY13m50s

Goodbye Maia: The OG Pitbull Who Started DDK9’s | DOG DYNASTY

HULK’s great-great grandmother Maia is the OG of dog breeders Dark Dynasty K9s, the pitbull who started it all. Acquired by DDK9s founder Marlon Grennan as a 10-week-old puppy, Maia - whose name means ‘female warrior' - has produced generations of the finest protection pups. But the 12-year-old was diagnosed with terminal cancer a year ago, and now DDK owners Marlon and Lisa face an impossible decision as they decide whether or not the time has come to say goodbye to their beloved matriarch. The story is featured in the new season of Barcroft TV’s hit online show Dog Dynasty, which has racked up more than 150 million views on YouTube and Facebook. The show follows the fortunes of Hulk and the other DDK9 protection dogs, which sell for between $5000 and $25,000 and has catapulted Hulk to global superstardom, with the loveable giant having his own dog food brand and merchandise line.

RIP Ace: Super Pitbull Killed In Horror Attack | DOG DYNASTY10m37s

RIP Ace: Super Pitbull Killed In Horror Attack | DOG DYNASTY

THE OWNER of the world’s biggest pit bull, Hulk has spoken of the guilt he feels after his top training dog, Ace, was killed by two of his other dogs. Pit bull Ace was the main “demonstration dog” at Marlon Grennan’s protection dog training company Dark Dynasty K9s (DDK9s), and famous for his acrobatic leaps through car windows and his ferocious drive. He was attacked and fatally wounded by two much larger, younger dogs on June 26, 2018, at the company’s New Hampshire HQ after accidentally being let out at the same time as both of them and, crucially, a lone female. The tragic story is featured in the new season of Barcroft TV’s hit online show Dog Dynasty, which has racked up more than 150 million views on YouTube and Facebook.

World’s Biggest Pitbull Hulk Stars In Rap Video | DOG DYNASTY15m01s

World’s Biggest Pitbull Hulk Stars In Rap Video | DOG DYNASTY

MOVE aside Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and Bow Wow, there’s a new canine at the top of the rap game - superstar pit bull Hulk. The 175lb giant had a starring role when hip hop duo Usual Suspecktz visited dog breeders, Dark Dynasty K9s HQ to film the music video for their new song ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’, inspired by the life and success of Hulk’s owner Marlon Grennan. And Hulk almost proved too much to handle for Usual Suspecktz members Bobby O and Medisin, who were pulled along the driveway when the colossal 175lb canine took off after a stray ball. The rap pair visited Dark Dynasty K9s HQ in early November 2018, with the shoot featured in the second episode of season three of Barcroft TV’s hit digital reality series Dog Dynasty.

Home Invasion! Hulk Takes Down An Armed Intruder | DOG DYNASTY14m11s

Home Invasion! Hulk Takes Down An Armed Intruder | DOG DYNASTY

CANINE INTERNET sensation the Hulk made light work of a masked and armed intruder who climbed into the family’s New Hampshire home. The colossal 180lb pit bull went on the attack and apprehended the invader after being ordered into action by owner Lisa Grennan, of protection dog breeders Dark Dynasty K9s. Luckily for Lisa, 28, and husband Marlon Grennan, 31, the burglary was part of a simulated home invasion scenario, with trainer Jeff Cummings the man behind the mask. The high-impact stunt features in the new season of Barcroft TV’s hit online show Dog Dynasty, which has racked up more than 150 million views on YouTube and Facebook. The show follows the fortunes of Hulk and the other DDK9 protection dogs, which sell for between $5000 and $25,000.

Doggy Style - World’s Craziest Dog Grooming | CUTE AS FLUFF5m28s

Doggy Style - World’s Craziest Dog Grooming | CUTE AS FLUFF

Step into the weird and wonderful world of creative dog grooming, where pet groomers gather each year in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to showcase their most outrageous and intricate dog designs. With a $2,500 cash prize on the line, the competition is serious business. The dogs need to be dazzingly shaved, trimmed and coloured in under three hours to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious award.

The 11-Year-Old Insect Collector With 1400 Bugs | TRULY5m53s

The 11-Year-Old Insect Collector With 1400 Bugs | TRULY

WHILE most 11 year olds are only interested in watching YouTube videos and playing Fortnite, Shelby Counterman would rather spend time with her enormous INSECT collection. Shelby from Claremore, Oklahoma, is an insect and reptile enthusiast living in Claremore, Oklahoma. The pre-teen became obsessed with creepy crawlies when she was just 18 months old and has been collecting all kinds of bugs since she was three. Shelby currently has approximately 1,400 insects, comprising of about 20 different species of roaches, including lobster roaches, question mark roaches and hissing roaches. As well as stick insects, mealworms, Monarch butterflies, a corn snake and a Mediterranean house gecko. Her prized possession is a Simandoa cave roach, which is extinct in the wild.

Abandoned ‘Ugly’ Dog Finds A Happy Home | CUTE AS FLUFF2m46s

Abandoned ‘Ugly’ Dog Finds A Happy Home | CUTE AS FLUFF

ONE HAPPY dog had a rough start in life, after being diagnosed with a fatal disease. Murray the Weimaraner was found as a puppy with his three siblings on Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico. The name 'Dead Dog Beach' is attributed to this spot because it is a well known dumping spot for stray animals. Whilst in Puerto Rico, Murray and his siblings showed signs of distemper, a virus that is fatal to most dogs as it affects their respiratory and nervous symptoms. Murray was due to be euthanised, however after a wag of his tail - the vet changed their mind and did what they could to treat him. Due to the virus, Murray now has no teeth, causing his tongue to flop out of his mouth. He also has bone deformation that makes him look a little different. But this didn't stop him from being adopted by Mackenzie Gallant and her family.

Male Jaguars Engage Into A Fierce Territorial Fight 2m26s

Male Jaguars Engage Into A Fierce Territorial Fight

Territorial claims and disputes are as deadly to animals as well as to humans. This video shows how determined one is to protect and maintain their territory. Nonetheless, with the overwhelming strength of the younger giant cat, the other is subdued. Should he fight till his last breath? Check the video to find out what happened. Territory – a factor that is so vital for anything that lives. Anyone who does not have a space he or she can claim as their personal territory feels so restricted and not totally free to thrive. Thus, it is so important for one to define his or her own personal territory, no matter how small it is. Whether one is willing to share the enjoyment of such territory to another living creature is a choice that could be deadly. For cats, territory is very important - as important as life itself. Marc Nussaume, a wildlife photographer is so lucky to have captured pictures and recorded videos while these jaguars fought. The two jaguars are named Scarface and Marley. They appear to be of the same size so it is difficult to say if they are young or old. But, as mentioned in the video, Scarface is twelve years old while Marley is four years old. At the start of the video, Scarface was shown doing his routine patrol over his territory of about thirty square miles. Wow, that is a wide territory, is it not? Well, if you read about the territory of jaguars online it says that female jaguars usually maintain a range of about twenty square kilometers to twice than this. On the other hand, the males have about double the range of the females territory. If humans build walls or fences to mark their boundaries, how do jaguars mark their territory? Perhaps, there is no need to answer this question as you already know the answer. Now, marking is as important as protecting and maintaining the boundary of such territory thus, the more important question is how do these big cats ward off intruders? No trespassing is their rule. These big cats are solitary in nature. They do not stay in a group like lions stay in a pack. Their tolerance level is so low that an intruder would surely spark a fierce fight. Nature photographer Marc Nussaume and his girlfriend Pailin were so lucky to have witnessed, snapped photos and take a video of this startling incident at Pantanal, Brazil when one male fights to defend his territory while the other fights to conquer and gain a new home. It must take much courage to track jaguars knowing that they are the beast of prey . With their long and sharp teeth and claws with a muscular body built and massive weight that may go as heavy as one hundred fifty kilograms, humans can easily be overpowered by these giant cats. Will you dare track jaguars to obtain a unique video of how they defend their territory? If you dare go, be careful. You are not a rival or an intruder of these giant cats’ territory but you are to them a sumptuous meal. Remember that these creatures, no matter how gorgeous their coats are, are extremely dangerous.

Family Shares Their Home With Two Bobcats4m31s

Family Shares Their Home With Two Bobcats

Cats are captivating, thus it is no wonder that people love having them in their homes. Nonetheless, here we are talking about domesticated cats. Will you be thrilled by the thought of sharing your home with wild cats, bobcats for instance? The thrill is real as wild cats may display divergent behavior compared to domesticated species. If you are up for the thrill, take a look at this video to know what to expect having bobcats in your home. If you are a cat lover, you might be considering keeping these interesting and awesome creatures.. Watching the video, one may not instantly notice that these cats are wild. If you do not pay attention to their size, their tails and ears, it is convenient to maintain the impression that the video is just another cat video posted on the Internet. Looking closely, these cats are much bigger than a home cat we regularly see. According to Melissa and Mick McAllister, the owners of these two bobcats named Gypsy and Monaco, owning bobcats mean having scratches. The good thing about it is that these injuries are suffered not because of aggression or anger. Melissa said that never were they hurt because their pets were angry – it is all during play. Since the claws of bobcats are longer and they are stronger too, the scratches that they cause may be deeper than those of domesticated cats. Cat owners of domesticated species agree that it is inevitable to sustain injuries when looking after for cats. While playing with them, they tend to bite and have a tight grip – this is how their claws manage its way penetrating our skin. If you are a cat person, you will agree that cats do put up efforts not to hurt their owners. When they bite, they won’t thrust their teeth with full force. However, they may still cause injuries and bleeding during the play. Other scratches are incurred while giving them a bath or grooming them – their claws are really sharp and once the they get in touch with the skin, it will sometimes cause tiny or even deep incision. Imagine having a cat that is double the size of what you have now, with claws that are longer and strength that is perhaps two times greater, too. This means you should always be prepared for injuries. Despite all these, the couple in Texas opted to keep two bobcats in their home. Why? Melissa mentioned that these cats are more loyal than any other pets that the couple ever had. She described how these creatures are so attached to them. Watch the video to hear the owners talk enthusiastically and with pride about these bobcats in their home. The owners also mentioned the lifespan of these cats and it is much longer than the domesticated ones. This means that owners won’t get very depressed for for the loss of their loving pets soon after they start looking after them. There is a longer period of time for bonding and caring, having fun and spending an exciting time with them. One question that a watcher may have in mind is since these cats are wild, can they be trained? One of the biggest concerns of pet owners is how to deal with the stench of their waste materials. Can bobcats learn to discharge their wastes in a particular place? You will find the answer in this video. Domesticated or wild, cats are amazing!

Meet Hope, The Blind and Deaf Dachshund | CUTE AS FLUFF3m49s

Meet Hope, The Blind and Deaf Dachshund | CUTE AS FLUFF

This determined sausage dog refuses to let being blind and deaf get in her way. The double dapple dachshund was left at a rescue centre a few years after being born. Lauren Ann Kramer-Theuerkauf, from Freeburg, Illinois, found Hope on a rescue website and instantly fell in love with her.

Inside The Charm School For Rescue Kittens | CUTE AS FLUFF6m28s

Inside The Charm School For Rescue Kittens | CUTE AS FLUFF

A school for kittens is rescuing and socialising stray cats so that they can be adopted into loving homes. In 2012, Shawn Simons, 50, set up Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats in Los Angeles after recovering from temporary paralysis caused by a double disc rupture in her spine, and giving up her life as a high flier in the television industry. Shawn developed her own curriculum for the cats and has dedicated her entire life to changing theirs. Since then the ‘Headmistress' has successfully rescued and rehabilitated thousands of cats.

Amputee Turtle’s Epic Adventure | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m42s

Amputee Turtle’s Epic Adventure | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

A YOUNG turtle with only three flippers has exceeded expectations and migrated across the ocean. The loggerhead turtle was rescued on 12 July 2016 by environmental non-profit organisation Equinac, off the coast of Spain. At the time of discovery, the endangered animal, who rescuers have called Benjamin, had an almost-dead fin due to it being entangled in fishing equipment. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the flipper, so the organisation chose to amputate the limb. When it came time to release him back into the wild in July 2018, the team decided to fit a tracking device to his shell. He was released in Cabo de Gata Natural Park in the Mediterranean, and has already travelled further than the team at Equinac ever expected.

The Woman Who’s Rescued Thousands of Guinea Pigs | CUTE AS FLUFF4m23s

The Woman Who’s Rescued Thousands of Guinea Pigs | CUTE AS FLUFF

A woman has dedicated her life to caring for hundreds of adorable guinea pigs. Saskia Chiesa set up Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue 20 years ago in Chatsworth, California. After discovering that there was no place for rescued guinea pigs to go in LA, Saskia knew she had to set up her own to save her spirit animal. The guinea pig lover expected to start slowly but she found herself with 20 guinea pigs with health problems within the first month.

Mississippi Mom Is The $15,000 Pit Bull Queen8m01s

Mississippi Mom Is The $15,000 Pit Bull Queen

GIANT Pit Bulls and happy family life might not traditionally go hand-in-hand, but one Mississippi mum is changing perceptions of the breed. Renee Castleman, 27, and her husband, Patrick, own Gatorhead Bullies – a breeding business specialising in XL Pit Bull Terriers and French Bulldogs. The company’s prestige puppies, which are bred for their athletic ability and protective instincts, sell for anything between $4,000 to $15,000. Renee, who runs the company from her 17-acre farm in rural Mississippi, quit her job as a sales manager for a computer company to run the business full time.

Coalition Of Cheetahs Attack Female | SNAPPED IN THE WILD2m01s

Coalition Of Cheetahs Attack Female | SNAPPED IN THE WILD

In June 2018, whilst on safari in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana, photographer Anton Campbell-Harris got a little too close for comfort with a coalition of cheetahs. During this safari, a female presumably on heat was being harassed by four male cheetahs. After failing an escape up a tree, this female cheetah sought safety in the fleet of cars, where a fight broke out between the angry female and persistent males - right next to the photographers vehicle. Luckily the males were so engrossed in the female cheetah, they didn’t notice all the cars windows were still open.