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Most solitary big cats like leopards may well be happy to hunt moderate sized prey, but lions which are a social species can be very ambitious when it comes to the type of species they take on. Thanks to hunting as a pride and the need to feed every member, the big cats have been known to be willing to take on buffalo bulls and even elephants. One of the more sizeable meal options for lion prides are giraffes but taking one down is by no means an easy task.
The African elephant may well be the largest land mammals on Earth but for their babies who haven’t yet reached adulthood and their maximum weight, a riverbank that is steep or a slippery watering hole may pose a significant challenge. Fortunately for the little critters a helping trunk is always on hand. Timothy Van Vuuren managed to shoot some spectacular footage of a herd of elephants acting as a single unit
If you need a fix of adorableness today, then check out this super cute video of an elephant calf playing with homemade football in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park. Dylan Royal who serves as a guide at a couple of different lodges shot the footage whilst he was showing tourists around Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Mr Royal learned there was a leopard in the vicinity so was on the hunt for the big cat when he chanced up a herd of elephants.
Every year World Octopus Day is celebrated in October and there are memes aplenty when it comes to the celebration of this strange and wonderful species. Last year Octolab released footage of a captive cephalopod named Arnold was captured on video seen squeezing his body through an extremely narrow slit in his tank in order to reach a treat that was on the other side of the tank. The octopus successfully manages to squeeze his 1.8-kilogram body though a 2-centimeter gap.