A few months ago, Cody Wabiszewski decided to swap his desk job for a boat in Florida. The one-time aerospace engineer no longer sits staring at a computer screen all day but instead spends his time working at a dive shop and uses his days off to go scuba diving off the Florida Keys. Mr Wabiszewsk says the choice was simple, he really did not dig the cubicle life and prefers to be out on a boat everyday and has even obtained his captain’s license recently.
A French family on holiday narrowly managed to escape a pack of hungry cheetahs without any injuries after they exited their vehicle in a safari park to take a few pictures with the wild animals. The heart stopping moment was captured on video. On first appearance the three cheetahs seem quite calm as they chill out on the Grass at Safari Park Beeske Bergen in the Netherlands.
Recently a rather remarkably rare spectacle took place about a mile off the coast of Western Australia that was captured on video. A drone captured footage of sharks and a saltwater crocodile engaged in a feeding frenzy side by side on a 50-foot humpback whale carcass. It is believed that this is the first time ever that sharks and crocs have been documented feeding together. Dr Austin Gallagher a scientist who has been studying sharks for more than a decade says he has never seen anything like this and it is incredibly rare to see two species overlapping.
Recently the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute released an extremely touching video of a mama gorilla cradling her new born child. Calaya a 15-year female gorilla gave birth to her son who has been named Moke according to the zoo. That by itself was quite the achievement since it is the first birth of a male Western lowland gorilla as the zoo in nearly a decade.
A video of gorilla at a zoo in Philadelphia has gone viral after the gorilla began displaying walking abilities that mimic the way humans walk. The gorilla’s handlers say clearly the ape doesn’t like getting his hands dirty. According to handlers of Louis the gorilla, the 14-year old was holding a bunch of tomatoes in his hands when the video was shot. Despite the explanation, the video became widely shared on social media almost immediately after it was posted.
This dog showed an immense amount courage quick thinking and was able to mount an incredible escape from a wolf pack that had been hunting it in the thick snow of the Southern Italian mountains. The footage is astonishing and shows the dog clearly being attacked by a menacing pack of three wolves in Abruzzo.
This is an incredibly heart-warming video which shows how people in a village in Thailand joined forces to rescue a baby elephant that found itself trapped in a muddy well. The video which was posted on YouTube shows the baby elephant having a tough time keeping its head above the muddy waters. According to a report in the Chiang Rai Times the calf was part of a herd of 40 elephants that had found themselves in a rubber plantation searching for food.
A group of tourists on safari managed to get the ultimate up close and personal experience with nature after a cheetah leapt into their car. The tourists were travelling through the Serengeti and were completely shocked when a cheetah decided it wanted a better look of what was happening inside the car.
A video has emerged of an orangutan at a zoo in Indonesia smoking a cigarette. The video has sparked a wave of criticism of the zoo which is infamous for its animal welfare troubles. The video shows a young man flicking his half-smoked cigarette into the orangutan’s enclosure. The primate picks up the cigarette and proceeds to expertly puff on it drawing laughter from crowd.
This amazing video shot in Taboda National Park in the Indian state of Maharashtra managed to capture a violent battle between an adult tiger and a sloth bear. The video which was shot by a tourist group leader on safari and begins with the tiger initially chasing the bear away. At first the bear retreats and then launches its own counter attack, charging back at the tiger. This is certainly not a play fight. As the video continues, it shows the tiger attempting to pin down the bear, with the bear valiantly trying to escape its grip.
This video is bound to tickle your aww bone. China has loaned two giant pandas to Finland where they will stay at a zoo in the centre of the country. These critters were introduced to the public recently and got their first taste of snow. Check them out frolicking, galloping, climbing and playing in the snow after emerging from a month-long quarantine.
Whatever you do, do not try this at home folks. Check out this video of Jim Kowalczik hanging out with his 1,400 Kodiak bear friend named Jimbo. The pair have a long history as companions so Mr Kowalczik thought nothing of giving his friend a big bear hug when the fella was feeling a little blue. Jimbo has reached the grand old age of 24 and was born in an animal park in California. Mr Kowalczik adopted Jimbo after the park closed.