A person on safari in Kenya happened to be in the right place at the right time was able to capture on video an attempt by a lion to attack a baby elephant. Fortunately for the little fella, mamma elephant was on high alert and managed to drive away the big cat before any damage could be done.
The Aspinall Foundation has some wonderful news for wildlife lovers and conservationists alike. At the start of the year, on January 5th to be exact, Port Lympne welcomed the birth of a male baby black rhino to first time mother Kisima. This is fantastic because the species is critically endangered plus he represents the fourth generation of black rhino born at Port Lympne and is the most recent addition to a lineage which includes his mother, grandmother and great grandmother all of whom were born at the Reserve and where they continue to live.
You have to see this video to believe it. The incredible footage was shot by Dennis Chow off the coast of Vancouver Island British Columbia. Mr Chow and his friends Shaz and Wez were diving when they came across a Giant Pacific Octopus that was trying to conceal itself between the rocks and plant life of a wall. As their name suggests, these octopuses are big and can grow to a span of 16 feet and weigh in excess of 110 pounds.
Last month a whale-watching boat sailing off the coast of San Diego sent a drone into the sky and the device capture a stunning display of a humpback whale performing what one could possibly describe as ballet in the crystal-clear waters. Domenic Biagini a member of the crew of the whale-watching boat was part of the excursion that came across eight whales and says they saw many more spouts in all directions.
Shocking footage has emerged showing a child taking a ride on the back of a python measuring 20 feet long in the streets of a town in Northern Vietnam. The video shows a little boy named Truong aged three happily sitting on the reptile as if it were a horse whilst the snake was navigating the devastating flood waters that had ravaged the region.
If you watched Blue Planet II last year then you will be acutely aware of the impact humans are having on our oceans by polluting it with plastic. Indeed, many of us will have seen horrifying images of sea turtles drowning after becoming tangled up in the mess, or the bellies of dead whales filled with bottles and bags. It is disgusting to see trash out at sea that stretches for miles. This is a global crisis of epic proportions and unless immediate action is taken, the oceans will be filled with more plastic than fish within 30 years.
This video captures the dramatic moment of a senior citizen fighting of a leopard who went on a tear around a village in India. The man’s neighbours in the small hamlet can be heard screaming in sheer panic as he struggles to stave of the big cat from his chest following the mauling of three other people who live in the village.
Recently a baby elephant in India found itself trapped in a well and was unable to escape. Fortunately for the little fella he was able to enjoy a touching reunion with the rest of his herd after local forestry officials mounted a rescue mission that took four hours to complete. The elephant calf fell into the well after its herd was crossing the Urulanthanni River. The poor chap immediately began crying out in distress after he found his repeated attempts at escape failed.
The Siberian tiger is on the brink of extinction and sightings of the big cat are rare. Footage of a tiger going near other species of big cats is even rarer. However recently a camera trap in a Russian nature reserve managed to capture footage of both an adult Amur tiger and leopard seeking refuge in the same cave. It has to be said that the Amur leopard is just as rare as its tiger cousin.
Last month rescue workers arrived at a home in Thailand after the owner reported that a massive python had slithered under the patio. The rescue workers smashed their way through the concrete and dragged the python into a truck so that they could drive it to somewhere in the wild where it could be released.
A professional golfer from Scotland managed to capture some amazing footage of a cobra fighting for its life. The cobra was trying to fend off an attack by a mongoose that took place on a golf course in South Africa. The attack occurred right in the middle of the European Tour’s Nedbank Golf Challenge and Golfer Andrew Coltart was lucky enough to film it and post it online.
A group of men riding motorcycles recorded themselves harassing and chasing Asiatic lions in the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian state of Gujarat. It appears the individuals in question weren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer because they posted the footage they shot online and now they are in trouble with authorities. The incident in question actually took place six months ago in a sanctuary that serves as home to 400 lions. But the video only went viral recently and led forest officials to contact police according to reports in the Indian media.