Fighting Baby Bears

Fighting Baby Bears

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The cuter side of a polar bear.

The cuter side of a polar bear.

African Ambush

A routine trip to the water hole recently resulted in a life-or-death struggle for a pair of African elephants when they were ambushed by a hungry Nile crocodile (pictured).

Tourist Martin Nyfeler of Kloten, Switzerland, captured pictures of the wild encounter during a visit to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park in late September.

“We saw a mother elephant and baby at the water hole and said [to the guides], You know, what a cute picture, let’s stop here,” Nyfeler told National Geographic News.

“And suddenly the croc jumped out. The whole event took maybe 15 seconds.”

This particular clash of the titans had a happy ending—except perhaps for the hungry crocodile.

“The elephant managed to turn, but the croc was still hanging on,” photographer Nyfeler said. “Then the little baby somehow stumbled over the croc, and the croc released the elephant.

“The croc went back into the water, and both elephants just ran away.”

—Brian Handwerk (National Geographic)

African Ambush

A routine trip to the water hole recently resulted in a life-or-death struggle for a pair of African elephants when they were ambushed by a hungry Nile crocodile (pictured). Tourist Martin Nyfeler of Kloten, Switzerland, captured pictures of the wild encounter during a visit to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park in late September. “We saw a mother elephant and baby at the water hole and said [to the guides], You know, what a cute picture, let’s stop here,” Nyfeler told National Geographic News. “And suddenly the croc jumped out. The whole event took maybe 15 seconds.” This particular clash of the titans had a happy ending—except perhaps for the hungry crocodile. “The elephant managed to turn, but the croc was still hanging on,” photographer Nyfeler said. “Then the little baby somehow stumbled over the croc, and the croc released the elephant. “The croc went back into the water, and both elephants just ran away.” —Brian Handwerk (National Geographic)
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AT just four weeks old, this cute African lion cub is already ruler of Monarto Zoo - and mum Kiamba couldn’t be prouder.
The playful cub loves frolicking in the winter sun and cuddling up to its mum.
It will be another four weeks before zoo keepers can determine its gender, when Kiamba will have a general anaesthetic so staff can get close enough to give the cub a check-up.
Until then, mum and bub will continue their routine of feeding, sleeping and just playing around.
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Monarto’s new lion cub

AT just four weeks old, this cute African lion cub is already ruler of Monarto Zoo - and mum Kiamba couldn’t be prouder.

The playful cub loves frolicking in the winter sun and cuddling up to its mum.

It will be another four weeks before zoo keepers can determine its gender, when Kiamba will have a general anaesthetic so staff can get close enough to give the cub a check-up.

Until then, mum and bub will continue their routine of feeding, sleeping and just playing around.

Read More >