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Watch three Sumatran tiger cubs — the 'world's rarest' — frolic at the London Zoo

With only 300 Sumatran tigers left worldwide, staffers at the London Zoo were probably ecstatic after the arrival of three cubs in early February. On Thursday, the zoo released video footage of the cubs. “We’ve been observing them 24/7, and one of us is always on duty to keep an eye on the little ones throughout the night,” zookeeper Teague Stubbington said online.

Elephants can pick up clues about a person's gender and ethnicity by their voice

For the first time, researchers have evidence that elephants can distinguish between human voices.

This river otter attacked a Florida alligator and ate it alive

Nature has officially gone insane. Last week we gaped in horror at these photos of a 10-foot python strangling and swallowing an entire crocodile in northern Queensland, Australia. The epic, 5-hour struggle ended when “the snake uncoiled itself, came around to the front, and started to eat the crocodile face-first,” according to an eyewitness.  

This horrible video of a poached rhino dying in South Africa will fill you with rage

There's a poaching epidemic in South Africa. Few things make the horror of the slaughter as vivid as this video.

See this stunning footage taken by a pelican with a GoPro strapped to his bill

Four months ago, when a powerful storm swept over Lake Tanganyika in Africa, a young pelican got separated from his flock. Now, there are few things sadder than a baby animal losing his way, but fear not, this story has a happy ending. 

Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo celebrates first hippo birth in 16 years

Mexico City, MEXICO – The Chapultepec Zoo is celebrating the first birth of a hippopotamus in 16 years and the public can help select a name for the animal, Mexico City's government said. The parents and the baby hippo are living in the zoo's pastures, the Mexican capital's government said. "The baby was born underwater, without complications and with a weight of approximately 40 kilograms (88 pounds). Since its birth, it has received maternal care and feedings, which will continue until the age of 11 months," officials said in a statement.

For endangered wildlife, this Indonesian zoo can be akin to a death sentence

JAKARTA — Surabaya Zoo is famous across the world. Not for being the oldest and biggest zoo in Indonesia, nor because of its large and diverse collection of rare species. No, the reason Surabaya Zoo has been making international headlines is that its animals keep on dying.

37 motorbikes carrying everything, including crocodiles

Motos make the world go round. In most places that's literally the case. Motos are how people get to school, get to work, transport poultry and large reptiles. If you have ever seen someone attempt to put all their earthly possessions on the back of one moto, and succeed, then you know what I'm talking about. 

Indians pulled this baby elephant out of a sinkhole

Accidents happen. In India, accidents involving elephants happen. This poor baby pachyderm slipped next to a railway embankment in Assam, in northeastern India, and got stuck in a sinkhole.
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