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Video captures terrifying moment massive lion pounces at toddler at the zoo

A terrifying encounter between a 180kg lion and a two-year-old toddler at a zoo in Chiba, Japan, was captured on video and posted online over the weekend.The lion, which was crouching on all fours in the background suddenly leapt into the air towards the boy.

Stop everything: the nation's zoos are in a vicious, wonderful #CuteAnimalTweetOff

Stop everything: the nation's zoos are in a vicious, wonderful #CuteAnimalTweetOff Sarah Hill, who lives in Virginia, saw the press release and tweeted a taunt at the Virginia Aquarium.The Virginia Aquarium is not one to back down when a challenge is issued.

Baby anteater is best friends with a giant stuffed teddy bear

Baby anteater is best friends with a giant stuffed teddy bear Unlikely animal friendships come in all shapes and sizes, but this bond between a tiny anteater and a big stuffed teddy has to be one of the less conventional ones we've seen.Beanie, the baby giant anteater who's recently joined the ranks of ZSL London Zoo, befriended the bear after her mother was unable to look after her.

Delicate baby hippo takes her first wobbly steps

Delicate baby hippo takes her first wobbly steps While most of America was prepping for football, one little baby hippo was experiencing a life milestone.We first met Fiona, a baby hippo born at the Cincinnati Zoo, at the end of January.

German zoo really wants its stolen penguin back, please

German zoo really wants its stolen penguin back, please A mysterious disappearance of a penguin at a zoo in Germany has lead local police to believe that it was stolen.The Mannheim Police posted a plea to its Facebook page on Monday, asking the public for any information involving the disappearance of a humboldt penguin from the Luisenpark zoo.

Japan zoo kills 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive alien' genes

Japan zoo kills 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive alien' genes A Japanese zoo has killed 57 snow monkeys by lethal injection, after they were found to be carrying genes of an "invasive alien species.The rhesus macaque, which is native to parts of India and China, is banned in Japan, and therefore categorised as an "invasive alien species.

Sorry Beyoncé, but these baby polar bears are the cutest twins of 2017

Sorry Beyoncé, but these baby polar bears are the cutest twins of 2017 These precious angel bears belong to the Columbus Zoo, who shared the twins' first photoshoot today on Facebook.No offense to Beyoncé, Amal Clooney or any other celebrities expecting twins, but these polar bear babes are the cutest twins of 2017.

YouTube livestream of pregnant giraffe briefly pulled for nudity and sexually explicit content

YouTube livestream of pregnant giraffe briefly pulled for nudity and sexually explicit content A livestream of a pregnant giraffe waiting to give birth has struck controversy online after alleged animal rights activists successfully had the stream removed.After the stream was taken down, Patch was visibly shook and vented his frustrations in a Facebook Live Thursday morning.

You guys, giraffe births are horrifying. Look away.

You guys, giraffe births are horrifying. Look away. Is that something you really want to see?A giraffe pregnancy typically lasts 15 months, and April’s in the final stretch, bless the poor girl.

Clouded leopard cub is not only beyond cute, but a conservation breakthrough

Clouded leopard cub is not only beyond cute, but a conservation breakthrough The Nashville Zoo was overcome with joy a the birth of a male clouded leopard on Wednesday.He's also big step for the zoo and the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too

Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too After all, iconic species like rhinos and elephants are increasingly threatened by poaching and habitat loss in the wild.On Monday, poachers killed one of Africa's oldest and largest elephants in a Kenyan national park.

Zoo sues advertising agency for using raccoon in 'erotic' video

Zoo sues advertising agency for using raccoon in 'erotic' video A petting zoo in Russia claims to be suing an advertising agency that used their raccoon Thomas to film an "erotic" television advert.Teatr Zoo said they only became aware of this after seeing photos from the shoot shared online last August.

Meet the mind-blowing parrot that can talk like Matthew McConaughey

Meet the mind-blowing parrot that can talk like Matthew McConaughey To celebrate his big day, Zoo Knoxville showed off his incredible skills and gave him some tasty treats.His spaceship, ghost, baby cry, and pirate are especially impressive.

Cute animals rip apart Easter baskets because everyone loves candy

Cute animals rip apart Easter baskets because everyone loves candy The Werribee Range Open Zoo in Melbourne, Australia decided to give some of their zoo animals a fun Easter treat by placing ball-shaped piñatas and baskets full of painted eggs in some of the animals' enclosures.The lions had a field day ripping the balls to shreds while the monkeys and meerkats destroyed the Easter baskets, grass and all.

Take a peaceful moment to watch this baby hippo shower

Take a peaceful moment to watch this baby hippo shower Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden shared an adorable video of their baby hippo Fiona taking a shower, and it's safe to say: this baby has fully achieved zen.Earlier this week, after her morning routine of getting weighed and then drinking 60 ounces of formula in the zoo's kitchen, the little hippo walked into a "Fiona-proofed" shower and apparently, really, really loved it.