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Animals Cool Off at Sydney Zoo With the Help of Pools and Frozen Treats1m53s

Animals Cool Off at Sydney Zoo With the Help of Pools and Frozen Treats

Elephants at Taronga Zoo, in Sydney, entertained crowds during the summer heatwave by taking a dip in their pool to cool down. Video from the zoo shows one of the younger elephants, Jai Dee, submerging his entire body in the cold water, while he was cheered on by watching visitors. The calf was soon joined by his mother, Pak Boon, who dunked her head under the water to escape the heat. The elephants were also treated to a hose shower by one of their zookeepers. Credit: Taronga Zoo Syndey via Storyful

Picket Line Dancing: Teachers Keep Spirits Up During Strike Action40s

Picket Line Dancing: Teachers Keep Spirits Up During Strike Action

Teachers taking part in the Los Angeles teachers’ strike didn’t allow wet weather to dampen their spirits, and used some fancy dance moves to keep warm and motivated. Evan Geary shared video of striking teachers and their supporters dancing on the picket line at Venice High School, in Los Angeles, on Monday, January 14. Credit: Evan Geary via Storyful

Wyoming Firefighters Make Training Fun With Hockey Game43s

Wyoming Firefighters Make Training Fun With Hockey Game

Firefighters from Jackson Hole Fire Department in Wyoming jazzed up some recent air consumption training with a game of ice hockey. A video shared to Instagram by Ben Thurston shows his crew battling it out on the ice rink at Owen Bircher Park in Wilson, with oxygen tanks and masks strapped on. According to the post, the firefighters were kitted out in full bunker gear. “Gotta keep the training fun and new,” Thurston wrote alongside the footage. Credit: Ben Thurston via Storyful

Aussie Larrikin's Hilarious Way of Cooling Down During Intense Heat50s

Aussie Larrikin's Hilarious Way of Cooling Down During Intense Heat

This Aussie bloke had onlookers in hysterics after he ‘swam’ down a flooded street in Geraldton, New South Wales, on January 12. The Perth man took advantage of a burst water main that flooded a street outside the Freemasons Hotel. He began performing breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly to the applause of onlookers. “I can’t even express how funny it was to watch in person,” uploader Tahlia Bland told Storyful. “All the customers were watching and applauded at the end. “The guy swimming is from Perth but comes to our pub every night for dinner when he is working here in Geraldton." The stunt was a dare from friends, Bland said. Geraldton was one of a number of towns affected by high temperatures in mid-january. Severe weather warnings were issued for communities in New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia as authorities advised residents to follow health and safety tips to avoid heatstress. Credit: Tahlia Bland via Storyful

Koala Chills Out Beside River to Escape Intense Australian Heat3m16s

Koala Chills Out Beside River to Escape Intense Australian Heat

A koala was spotted chilling out by a river on Sunday, January 13, at Narrandera, New South Wales, where the temperature reached 42 degrees Celsius, according to weather reports. In this video shot by Grant Higginson, a koala joined holiday-makers along a river, stopping to have a drink and relax on the sand before wandering off into nearby bushland. “We were having breakfast and the koala came down from a tree right beside where we were setup and it stood there looking at us for a while then walked to the river and stood and sat there. Hung around for maybe half an hour before strutting off to another tree,” Higginson said. Narrandera was one of several areas across the country to experience a heatwave in mid-January. Severe weather warnings were issued for communities in New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia as authorities advised residents to follow health and safety tips to avoid heatstress. Authorities also urged members of the public to be on the look out for heatstressed animals and keep water sources full for local wildlife. Credit: Grant Higginson via Storyful

Heavy Police Presence as Honduran Migrant Caravan Crosses Border into Guatemala9s

Heavy Police Presence as Honduran Migrant Caravan Crosses Border into Guatemala

A migrant caravan that departed Honduras on Monday, January 14, was met by heavy police presence as it reached the border crossing to Guatemala, at Agua Caliente, on Tuesday. Several hundred members of the US-bound caravan presented documents to cross legally into Guatemala, Reuters reported. Nearly 150 migrants were turned away because they lacked the correct documents, according to Reuters citing local police. Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday about the new caravan, saying “only a wall, or steel barrier, will keep our country safe!” Credit: Enma Calderon / Azteca Honduras via Storyful

Crowd Cheers in London's Parliament Square After May's Brexit Vote Defeat14s

Crowd Cheers in London's Parliament Square After May's Brexit Vote Defeat

Anti-Brexit demonstrators cheered as the defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union was broadcast on a big screen in Parliament Square, outside the House of Commons, in London, on January 15. May’s deal was defeated by 432 votes to 202 – the largest government defeat since 1924. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a “no confidence” vote in the government, raising the potential for a general election. Credit: John McCabe via Storyful

Riot Police Push Back Yellow Vest Protesters Ahead of Macron Arrival in Bourgtheroulde3m47s

Riot Police Push Back Yellow Vest Protesters Ahead of Macron Arrival in Bourgtheroulde

Police pushed back yellow vest protesters from the main street of Bourgtheroulde in Normandy, France, on January 15, ahead of the arrival of President Emmanuel Macron. Macron was in town to address a gathering of 600 mayors at a national debate where the president hoped to resolve issues raised by the yellow vest, or “gilets jaunes,” protests. This footage was livestreamed by a founder of the ‘Gilets Jaunes Citoyens’, Thierry Paul Valette. It shows police pushing back a chanting crowd with riot shields. Credit: Thierry Paul Valette via Storyful

Canberra Man Helps Thirsty Possum During Intense Australian Heatwave35s

Canberra Man Helps Thirsty Possum During Intense Australian Heatwave

A couple in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, helped out a thirsty possum who was suffering through an intense heatwave that gripped the country on Monday, January 14. Griffith resident Murray O’Hanlon told the Canberra Times he found the possum lying on its back in his shed before it ran up into the roof. He offered it a big bowl of water and a peach to help it cool down in the 36 degree heat. The heatwave in Canberra continued through the week, with temperatures peaking at 40.1 degrees on Tuesday and expected to reach 41 degrees on Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). BoM tweeted on Wednesday that the past four days were in Australia’s top 10 warmest days on record. Credit: Murray O’Hanlon via Storyful

Student Lends Musical Support to Striking Teachers in Reseda32s

Student Lends Musical Support to Striking Teachers in Reseda

Striking teachers in Reseda, California, on january 14 received musical support from student Michael Lum, who played guitar and sang Tear the Fascists Down by Woody Guthrie outside Cleveland High School as teachers picketed. “There were dozens of students joining us on the picket line despite the weather, bringing their energy and creativity with them,” said Jessica Peroff, who shot this video. Teachers from Los Angeles Unified School District began a strike on Monday, the first in nearly 30 years. According to Peroff, teachers were striking for smaller class sizes and more funding for support staff, along with higher pay. Credit: Jessica Peroff via Storyful

Protesters Block Strikebreakers in Los Angeles During Teachers' Industrial Action42s

Protesters Block Strikebreakers in Los Angeles During Teachers' Industrial Action

Protesters waved signs and chanted, demanding that administrators and substitute teachers filling in for demonstrators go home, during a second day of union-organized strikes in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 15. Video taken in Los Angeles’ Koreatown shows protesters chanting, “Turn around,” and preventing strikebreakers from entering a parking garage to report to work. Tuesday was the second day of strikes planned by United Teachers Los Angeles, a union representing public school teachers. Monday’s protests saw 32,000 teachers in the second-largest school district in the United States leave work to protest, according to local media. Teachers’ group United Teachers Los Angeles has demanded smaller class sizes, funding for school safety initiatives and higher wages. Credit: DSA Los Angeles via Storyful

Brazilian Spiders Fill Sky as They Spin Giant Shared Web47s

Brazilian Spiders Fill Sky as They Spin Giant Shared Web

Jercina Cabral Martinelli recorded this video when she witnessed what looked like a sky full of spiders in Espirito Santo do Dourado, Brazil. She was with her grandson, who recorded his own video of the arachnid phenomenon. Local media reported that the phenomenon happens during hot and humid weather, when ideal conditions are created for spiders to build a gigantic web across the sky. The Guardian quoted a biologist as saying that the species of spider, parawixia bistriata, is uniquely social. They form a communal web as an efficient way to trap prey. The fine threads make the web difficult to see, giving the impression that the spiders are floating in the sky. Credit: Jercina Cabral Martinelli via Storyful

Pitch Invader Dog Runs Rings Around Players During Soccer Game44s

Pitch Invader Dog Runs Rings Around Players During Soccer Game

A dog interrupted Tunbridge Wells’ SCEFL fixture against Chatham Town on Saturday, January 12, when it ran onto the pitch and had to be chased away by several players. Footage shared to Twitter by East Sussex resident Benjamin Braddock shows an energetic Yorkshire Terrier sprinting away from players as they attempt to coax it off the pitch. The dog’s appearance proved helpful to Chatham Town, who managed to defeat hosts Tunbridge Wells 4-3. Credit: Benjamin Braddock via Storyful

Controlled Avalanche Sends Snow Tumbling Towards Highway in British Columbia1m18s

Controlled Avalanche Sends Snow Tumbling Towards Highway in British Columbia

Controlled avalanches in Field, British Columbia, delayed Leslie Lukan for about 90 minutes while she traveled towards Lake Louise on January 15. Lukan captured one of the avalanches as it sent snow tumbling down towards the highway below. The avalanches were triggered to prevent lives being put at risk by natural avalanches occurring in the area. Credit: Leslie Lukan via Storyful

Students Sing as Last Piece of 'Silent Sam' Statue Removed From UNC Campus39s

Students Sing as Last Piece of 'Silent Sam' Statue Removed From UNC Campus

Students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill sang the school’s alma mater as workers removed the pedestal of a statue of a Confederate soldier on the university quad after midnight on Tuesday, January 15. The statue, known as “Silent Sam,” had been a divisive issue amid a national debate around institutional racism and the value of Confederate monuments and other symbols. In August 2018, the monument was pulled down by protesters. When the university sought to re-erect it, UNC’s Undergraduate Student Senate issued a statement criticizing the administration’s decision. On January 14, the University Chancellor, Carol Folt, announced her intention to resign at the end of the spring semester and authorized the removal of the statue’s pedestal and plaque. The decision, according to Folt’s statement, to preserve “the personal safety and well-being” of the UNC community. Video taken on Tuesday shows workers removing the pedestal and remaining elements of the monument as student sang “Hark the Sound,” the UNC school anthem. Credit: Defend UNC via Storyful

Wily Fox Steals Limited Edition Flip-Flops From Ex-Olympian's Home36s

Wily Fox Steals Limited Edition Flip-Flops From Ex-Olympian's Home

Amy McCann, a former Olympian baseball player, is seeking the return of some precious items that were stolen by a fox outside her Watsonia home, in Melbourne, Victoria. The wily animal can be seen in CCTV footage uploaded to Facebook running from McCann’s porch with a flip-flop in its mouth, before returning for the second shoe and finally for a baseball. McCann told Storyful of her attachment to the shoes. “Those thongs are limited edition Rio 2016 Olympic Games thongs that I bought from the Athletes Village in Rio when working there with the Australian Olympic Team in 2016, so can’t really get them back… they are pretty unique!” she said. “We are not sure where he [the fox] took them. We walked down the street to the school to look there and found the baseball all chewed up but couldn’t find the thongs,” McCann added. Credit: Amy McCann via Storyful

Happy Birthday to You: Man Buys Dream Car for Girlfriend's Special Day2m27s

Happy Birthday to You: Man Buys Dream Car for Girlfriend's Special Day

For those with birthdays in January, it can be tough when it comes to getting presents. Richard Vida wanted to change that for his girlfriend, Kali Ann Mass. Born on January 3, she always finds herself getting gifts on Christmas rather than her birthday. However, her most recent birthday went a little differently. Vida decided to get her something really special for her birthday, her dream car. The Tampa native decided to surprise Kali a few days early so she could enjoy her gift but didn’t want Christmas to overshadow it. After picking up the Range Rover Velar, he surprised Mass at home and presented her with the keys. Overjoyed, she couldn’t wait to take the car for a spin. Credit: Rj Vida via Storyful

Smoke Rises From Scene of 'Shooting Incident' in Nairobi45s

Smoke Rises From Scene of 'Shooting Incident' in Nairobi

Police warned motorists to avoid the Riverside Drive area of Nairobi after reports of explosions and gunfire near a hotel and office complex there on January 15. Police told The Star they were alerted to a “shooting incident” at an address on Riverside Drive and had cordoned off the area. Video here shows smoke rising from the scene of the suspected attack. Credit: @Imran_Otieno via Storyful

Mahomes Makes Young Chiefs Fans' Day by Gifting Headband46s

Mahomes Makes Young Chiefs Fans' Day by Gifting Headband

Two young Kansas City Chiefs fans got more than they bargained for after the Chiefs’ playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, January 12, when quarterback Patrick Mahomes gave one of them his headband. Mahomes, 23, stopped on his way to the locker room to make nine-year-old Charlie Prender’s day. Speaking to Storyful, Charlie’s mom, Alena, said it was a moment Charlie and his friend Brody would never forget. Credit: Alena Prenger via Storyful

Motorist Finds Toddler in Car Seat That Fell From Vehicle Into Street3m00s

Motorist Finds Toddler in Car Seat That Fell From Vehicle Into Street

A motorist in Mankato, Minnesota, got a shock on January 14 when he turned a corner to find a child strapped into a car seat lying on a busy road. Dashcam footage posted on Facebook shows Chad Cheddar Mock’s vehicle make the turn, to where the child is lying. The car the child had been travelling in fails to stop, and continues off down the street as Mock comes to the child’s aid. Police said the child fell out of her mother’s car because the safety seat in which she was sitting had not been secured properly. Police and ambulance staff who attended the scene found the child to be uninjured. The girl’s mother may face charges of child endangerment, local media said. Credit: Chad Cheddar Mock via Storyful

Police Clear Yellow Vest Protesters From Town Ahead of Macron's Arrival for 'National Debate'38s

Police Clear Yellow Vest Protesters From Town Ahead of Macron's Arrival for 'National Debate'

Protesters were removed from the main street of Bourgtheroulde in Normandy, France, on January 15 ahead of the arrival of President Emmanuel Macron. Macron was in town to address a gathering of 600 mayors, the launch of a national debate during which the president hopes to resolve issues raised by the yellow vest, or “gilets jaunes,” protests. Credit: Clément Bargain via Storyful

Tiny Possum Munching on Fruit for First Time Is Just the Cutest38s

Tiny Possum Munching on Fruit for First Time Is Just the Cutest

A tiny possum at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales, tried some delicious fruit for the first time recently, and a video of the taste experience was shared on Facebook on January 13. Pretzel the possum tried some blueberries and raspberries, which looked comically big compared to the super-small critter. Pretzel’s cute fruit debut had over 42,000 views on Facebook at the time of writing. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful

Armed Police Respond to Attack on Nairobi Hotel7s

Armed Police Respond to Attack on Nairobi Hotel

Police in Nairobi, Kenya, responded to reports of an explosion and heavy gunfire in the Westlands area of the city on January 15. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, Al Jazeera reported. The incident was reported to have occurred at the Dusit Hotel at 14 Riverside, a luxury complex in the city. Police confirmed that an attack had occurred and said the area was cordoned off, but did not immediately provide further information. Credit: Africa Uncensored via Storyful

Snow Piled in Public Park as Winter Storms Hit Bavaria35s

Snow Piled in Public Park as Winter Storms Hit Bavaria

The risk of avalanches remained high in mountainous areas of Germany on January 15 after more than a week of extreme weather left snow piled across the south of Bavaria. This footage shows piles of snow in the Geretsried forest park, a little over 20 kilometers south of Munich. Credit: Waldpark Geretsried via Storyful

Explosion and Gunfire Reported Near Nairobi Hotel41s

Explosion and Gunfire Reported Near Nairobi Hotel

Explosions and gunfire were reported at a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on January 15. The explosions were reported on Riverside Drive in the Westlands area of Nairobi. City police were quoted as saying they were informed of the shooting incident near the Dusit Hotel. Credit: @kujidai_tu via Storyful