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Meet The Lion Whisperer, the animal behaviourist reinventing zoology

The Lion Whisperer: Kevin Richardson with one of his male lions in South Africa. The zoologist has reared 27 lions by hand and is treated as one of the pack A SOUTH AFRICAN zoologist has pulled off the ultimate home relocation, moving 27 adult lions from one game reserve to another in a Mercedes Sprinter van. Remarkably, a few months after their arrival at the park north of Pretoria, all lio

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Elephants help calf cross river

Auntie trying to catch baby elephant washed away by swift current © Dan Slaven A deep river is never easy for elephant adults, let alone a six month old calf, to cross and being washed away in the current is a very real possibility. This incredible footage by Kicheche Laikipia guest, Sandy Gelderman, filmed while being led by guide, Onesmus Lesiata, in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, shows a mo

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“World’s Biggest Dinosaur” Discovered

Photo credit: José María Farfaglia, via MEF A farmer in Chubut, Argentina made an incredible dinosaur discovery about three years ago. While working out in his fields, he stumbled across some fossilized dinosaur remains. Paleontologists from the nearby Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio excavated the area and found about 150 incredibly well-preserved bones from seven individuals of a sp

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It’s the lion of long leap: Amazing moment predator catches an antelope in mid-air

It's the lion of long leap: Amazing moment predator catches an antelope in mid-air A soaring lion leaps from a ridge to catch a fleeing antelope in mid air. The extraordinary take-down happened after a pair of lionesses surprised two blesboks running in their direction. To escape, a frightened blesbok jumped several metres from the ridge - only to be intercepted mid-flight by the hungry f

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10 Reasons Why Nature is the Best Medicine

Sunny skies, tall shady trees, the sound of waves crashing upon the beach, and vibrant sunrises peaking over rugged mountain tops – as if you really need an excuse to get out and enjoy nature. Yet nature isn’t just for taking in astounding sights or adventuring through the outdoors; spending time outside does wonders for people’s physical and mental health, making it an ample way to impro

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A world’s first: Kevin Richardson playing football with wild lions (FULL VIDEO)

This man likes to play football with wild lions. While wearing a suit. What a hero. In this video for Van Gils, who are the official tailor to the Royal Dutch Football Association, Kevin Richardson can be seen tussling with the lions and having a friendly game of football. The lions are affectionate and playful with him but they’re still LIONS. Full grown lions with teeth and claws and a lu

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Claud may only have 3 legs, but he’s as fast as almost any bobcat we have!

Two bobcats from different worlds are now together at The Wildcat Sanctuary where they have truly bonded and live wild at heart. Claud is a wild born bobcat. When Claud was just a kitten, he was found caught and impaled on a fence in California. Wildlife rehabilitators were unable to save his right rear leg and it had to be amputated. This injury meant Claud could no longer be released back i

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Cat Rescues Little Boy From Dog Attack – Cat saves boy

Cat saves boy , Hero cat World's Most Awesome Cat Rescues Little Boy From Dog Attack 2014/05/13 A Bakersfield, California boy suffered only minor injuries after what could have been a tragic dog attack was thwarted...by the family cat. Harrowing security camera footage taken outside of the boy and cat's home show the boy playing on his bicycle in the driveway before being attacked, unprov

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Rare gray wolf appears for first time in 83 years – only to be shot dead by a hunter

An animal shot dead by a coyote hunter in Iowa in February was the first gray wolf spotted in the state since at least 1925, DNA testing has confirmed. The hunter, who hasn't been named, shot the female wolf near Fairbank in northwest Buchanan County believing it to be a similar-looking coyote. It is legal to shoot coyote in Iowa, though hunting wolves is illegal as they are a protected species.

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A mother’s sorrow: Macaque monkey spends days carrying her dead newborn baby in heartbreaking display of grief

This is the heartbreaking moment a female macaque monkey cradled her dead baby in her arms. The grief-stricken mother spent days carrying around the tiny newborn at Tangkoko Nature Reserve and National Park in Sulawesi, Indonesia. She could be seen tenderly cradling her baby - before fending off a male macaque who tried to reach out and touch it. Heartbreaking: A female macaque cradles her

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