What should you do when a 7-tonne elephant and its tusks approaches your open-air safari vehicle? Well the short answer to that question is exactly what your safari guide tells you to do. This is exactly what happened to an unidentified woman who was on a safari holiday in Kruger National Park when a curious bull elephant approached the tour vehicle at South Africa’s famous game reserve.
Andrei Grigoriev is a kiteboarder who lives in Norther California, and recently he discovered a surprising speed bump in the San Francisco Bay. At first, he wasn’t sure what it was but within seconds a humpback whale surfaced right in front of him. You would think that would be enough to stop someone dead in their tracks but Mr Grigoriev says it barely slowed him down. He says he was kiteboarding off Crissy Field Beach in San Francisco when the encounter occurred and was fortunate enough to record the event.
Recently Floridian beach-goers at Okaloosa Island received some unexpected visitors whilst they were taking a dip off the coast. A number of sharks appeared in the shallow sea during the afternoon and one holidaymaker who was there managed to capture the whole thing on video. Stephanie Adcock was lazing on the beach with the rest of her family at about 3 in the afternoon when she said that seven sharks appeared in the shallow water.
Check out this amazing video of a swift rescue of a drowning elephant calf by two adult elephants. CCTV footage was captured from the Grand Park Zoo in South Korea showing a baby elephant playfully dunking it’s trunk into a large pool of water standing right next to an adult elephant. The next thing that happens is the baby elephant falls into the enclosure pool. At first the panicked adult looked on helplessly as the baby tried to keep its head and trunk above water. Another adult who was nearby heard the splash and arrived at its partners side within seconds as both attempted a rescue.
In November 2015 Mbwambe the gorilla was taken to the Parc de la Lékédi in a 4×4 vehicle by the Aspinall Foundation. The Parc already has two orphans that were born in the wild under their care. One is a 13-year-old male called Rafa, the other named Dikélé is just 4 years old and had been severely traumatised.
Creatures of all sizes can have an impact on a community. If you don’t believe that then all you need to do is ask Koko the gorilla who is acting as a foster mum to three kittens called Bear, Mia and Vaida. Julie St Gregory of the San Jose Animal Care Centre in California says the kitten’s interaction with the gorilla has definitely made them less scared by socialising them. She says when you are being held by a giant gorilla, very few other things will make you afraid.
A spear fisherman who had a camera attached to his head was able to catch an intense moment when a reef shark measuring 8 feet long attacked him and took a chunk out of his leg. The incident took place near Middle Samo Reef of Boca Chica in the Florida Keys. The fisherman who has not been identified posted a video of the attack on the internet and wrote that “this clearly could have been much worse”
A hunter in the Canadian woods is lucky to be alive following an attack by a black bear. The hunter, Richard Wesley was bow hunting close to Ontario’s Fire River when he saw a black bear strolling around quite close to him. Initially the bear did not seem to bothered by the presence of Mr Wesley, but when he makes a noise in an attempt to scare of the approaching bear, the bear decides to charge.
Shanthi is an Asian female elephant who is 36 years old and lives at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Now that might seem quite ordinary by Shanthi has a special talent, she can play the Harmonica!. Whilst at present Shanthi only has the ability to play a couple of notes, what is amazing is her keepers say they did not teach the elephant how to use a harmonica. What they did notice is that Shanthi really loved to make noise using a variety of objects, so they tested her by leaving instruments such as horns and harmonicas around and by herself she started blowing into the instruments until they produced a sound.
The hippopotamus is arguably considered to be Africa’s most dangerous mammal. This is because they display extremely aggressive behaviour and have a penchant for attacking humans when they have not been provoked. Recently an unidentified couple who were touring South Africa’s Kruger National Park experienced the hippos aggression first hand when they came across one that was clearly not happy to see them.
It is probably a really bad idea to tease animals that have the ability to kill and eat you. If you check out this video you will see a man who doesn’t quite comprehend this idea. The individual came across an Asiatic lion in India’s Gir Forest National Park and got a little too involved in filming the king of the jungle.
If you haven’t been convinced to stay away from wild animals, then this next video will certainly do the trick. This terrifying video was taken by a group of people out on a boating safari at the Liwonde National Park in Malawi just a couple of weeks ago. The video shows a massive crocodile attack an elephant by the river side.