Lava from Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano continued to flow into the Pacific Ocean on June 11, creating clouds of steam, hot water and molten splatter.
The USGS Volcanoes division shared this footage of lava entering the ocean, creating “littoral explosions,” which throw spatter (fragments of molten lava) and pieces of solidified glassy lava high into the air.
The Roscommon Township Fire Department was called to assist the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to safely remove the animal, which had climbed approximately 65 feet into a tree after being hit with a tranquilizer dart.
Video posted to Facebook shows the bear being lowered gently to the ground by a rope. Local news reported that the bear would be tagged and released back into its natural habitat.
"This morning the Roscommon township fire department was dispatched to assist DNR in the area of 16th street in neighboring Denton township with the removal of a black bear! Here’s a short video of the animal being lowered from its resting place after being darted by the DNR!"
A mother elk was killed when a car hit her in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Sunday, June 10, but she birthed a baby elk that survived. Passing drivers stopped and helped the calf, which suffered minor trauma but was attempting to stand on its own.
The drivers used blankets to dry the calf, and officials contacted wildlife officials for help. FB post:
"At 0600 Flagstaff Fire E2, R2, and B1 were dispatched to I40 WB at MM 197 for report of a vehicle vs elk. An SUV had struck an elk trying to cross the freeway. There were no injuries to the driver of the vehicle. Passerby’s that stopped to assist found the deceased elk off the side of the freeway. They also found the cow elk had birthed her calf after being struck. The calf had some minor trauma but was attempting to stand on its own. The passerby’s used blankets to dry the calf. DPS contacted Game and Fish for assistance.
UPDATE— The calf is at Bearizona in Williams. Her name is Lucky and they are happy to have her there. She is drinking formula and has been doing well so far."
“Akeno is only the second greater one-horned rhino to ever be born at the zoo,” the zoo reported, “so he is certainly a very special addition to the endangered species breeding programme that is working to preserve their future on the planet.”
His name means “beautiful sunrise,” which came to the researchers after they noticed a strong personality and a cheeky attitude in the rhino, native to Asia.
Video from the zoo shows the young animal scampering around other rhinos.
He's bolshie. He's cheeky. He's quite the handful for mum. He's been named... Akeno! 🦏💙
Poco, a two-month-old baby tamandua that was born on Easter Monday, recently made her public debut in London Zoo.
Last October, a tamandua male named Tobi moved to London Zoo to join female Ria. Poco arrived five months later on Easter Monday.
“We were confident Ria was pregnant as she’d just started to put on some weight, but we weren’t expecting to welcome a new member of the family quite so soon" said zoo spokesman Steve Goodwin. "They must have got together pretty much on their very first date – Tobi clearly pulled out all the stops!”
The video was posted on the official page for Zoological Society of London, otherwise known as London Zoo. We’ve worked with London Zoo in the past. Clearance for the video was provided in a press release to Storyful.
Merapi, one of the country’s most active volcanoes, spewed a 19,600-foot (6,000 metres) column of volcanic ash to the sky during its two-minute eruption, the BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Twitter.
Shortly after, volcanic ash was reported falling on villages on the slopes of the volcano. The Research and Technological Development for Geological Disaster Agency (BPPTKG), which monitors Mount Merapi, warned that volcanic ash may affect areas northwest of the volcano.
Merapi, which is located on the densely populated Indonesian island of Java, has erupted several times since May 11.
The authorities raised the status level to alert at 11 pm on May 21. An exclusion zone of 1.9 mile radius from Merapi’s peak remains in place.
In a video shared on the zoo’s YouTube page, the new resident can be seen climbing around its habitat at only two days old. “While mothers of some species keep their newborns hidden away for several weeks, mountain goat kids are typically on their feet within minutes after birth,” the post stated. As of writing, the footage has over 100 views on YouTube.
Police said Bill, who appears in footage of the incident with a walking cane, was waiting outside a library when he saw officers chasing on foot an 18-year-old armed male suspect. Bill can be seen sticking out a leg to trip up the suspect, a move which they said “likely saved” his life.
Police recovered a Glock 9mm pistol from the suspect, who had a criminal record and, they said, “went back to jail.”
The lava traveled from the Leilani Estates to the coast, with part of highway 137 closed off, potentially affecting residents trying to evacuate, Hawaii News Now reported.
One man was reported to have sustained serious injuries after he was hit in the leg with a lava splatter on May 19, becoming the first person to be seriously injured since eruptions began earlier this month.
This video shows lava fountains beside a dark molten landscape at fissure 20 on May 19.
Bill Roettger said he was on a Sunday fishing trip when the dolphin swam up to their boat and began interacting with them. Video shows the dolphin raising its head above the water and responding to them clapping, clearly enjoying the attention from his new friends.
he video is described as being filmed on May 6. The uploader also posted a photo described as being taken on that date. However, due to the limited nature of the footage, it was not possible to confirm this.
The video is described as showing Wando River, which is located in South Carolina. Due to the limited nature of the video, it was not possible to confirm this. However, Roettger tagged Lisa Roettger O’Keefe in the post, whose profile states that she lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where the river is located.
According to the uploader, this footage was shot by local Sky Doss, who owns a power sports store in the area.
“We had a rotating cloud feature/dust devil in Parker, AZ, today,” the uploader wrote. “I don’t see a connection to the cloud but it had debris, ripped through his power sports shop threw some things around.”
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department posted a video showing the herd en route to their summer ranges of Gros Ventre Wilderness, Teton Wilderness, southern Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
The herd, which consists of around 11,000 animals, spent the winter in the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming.
Rocky Mountains, Wyoming Wyoming Game and Fish Department said the video shows the Teton Range in the Rocky Mountain in Wyoming. The tallest peak in the mountain range visible in the video is also seen in a Google Maps image of the Teton Range.
This video shows the car veering off the track and over an exterior barrier.
In a statement to local station WFMY News 2, stadium officials said the accident posed no threat to the safety of the audience.
“What occurred on Saturday wasn’t a danger to fans but was instead our safety systems working as intended to ensure that fans were kept safe – just like they have been for 70 years at Bowman Gray Stadium,” it said.
Credit: Erika Norris Church via Storyful
The upload date corresponded with local news reports.
Rowena Facee Schaeffer, who runs Facebook page Rowena Goes Ape, shared video of the clever gorilla on April 16, writing, “A rescued female gorilla gets mangoes out of the tree by throwing rocks at them. Great natural enrichment!”
Schaeffer uses the Rowena Goes Ape page to help promote conservation of great apes and regularly travels to rescue centres around the world to volunteer her time.
She told Storyful, “I’m passionate about taking care and helping critically endangered great apes. Not only to raise money but also with my two feet in the dirt by working as a volunteer.”
The video was shared on April 16. Schaeffer told Storyful it was recorded on April 14.
The video was taken in the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Limbe, Cameroon, as stated by the uploader. She works at the center, according to her website.
The video was shared by Rowena Facee Schaeffer on her Facebook page Rowena Goes Ape. The uploader granted Storyful clearance on the video.
Ramapo Police shared a video of the capture and said that the swan was being taken to a rehabilitation farm.
CBS New York reported that the swan was first found by a woman who was concerned that the swan would get hit by cars on the narrow road. She waited with the bird for 45 minutes. The swan was reported to be “very thin” and to have a damaged left foot and an infected right foot.
Credit: Town of Ramapo Police Department via Storyful
The first clip shows a semi-trailer losing control and slamming into the front of a school bus. The driver braced herself during the crash and no students were injured. The driver said in an interview that she followed training protocol.
In a separate incident, a surveillance camera captured the moment a tree fell atop a moving school bus with six students from Southside High School aboard. The school district told Storyful that five of them sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital. The driver was uninjured.
A funnel cloud formed over homes in Sacramento, California on Wednesday, March 21, as thunderstorms hit the region.
This video was captured by an eyewitness in Windsor Court, Plumas Lake. The cloud occurred amid reports of a thunderstorm hitting Sacramento, and the neighbouring towns of Marysville and Stockton, according to the National Weather Service.
The funnel cloud was accompanied by news reports of a possible tornado Yuba County.
This footage was captured by cetacean ecologist Jared Towers on December 2, 2016. It was the first time the scientists had witnessed an orca whale drown the young of its own species, CBC news reported.
The scientists published a research paper relating to their discovery in the science journal Nature on March 20, 2018. There, they suggested “infanticide is a sexually selected behavior in killer whales that could provide subsequent mating opportunities for the infanticidal male.”
Video shows the officers engaging in a snowball fight with several children, who can be seen wearing thin plastic gloves. After losing the fight, the officers chipped in and returned with warm gloves for the children, the NYPD said. “You got plastic gloves on,” one of the officers can be heard saying, “How are you going to play in the snow with plastic gloves?”
Dashcam footage shows Christopher King, 38, driving ahead of the police car in a red Ford Fiesta.
He then appears to accelerate as police put their sirens on and give chase in Castle Bromwich, West Mids., at around 8am on January 26.
He drives at more than double the 30mph speed limit down the middle of a two-way road, passing other vehicles.
He continues to evade police and overtake traffic, crossing a junction before going around a roundabout in the wrong direction.
Helicopter footage shows him driving off-road onto grass, before leaving the car and running through River Cole.
Police are one step ahead of King, who they then detain.
King, of Kitts Green, Birmingham, admitted dangerous driving, handling the stolen car, and motoring offences.
He was given banned from driving for three years, given a suspended 18-month sentence and 120 hours of unpaid work at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday (9/3).
Police used a stinger on the car after it was spotted within an hour of being reported stolen from Sutton Coldfield, West Mids., but the driver managed to speed away down residential roads during rush-hour.
It caught his front tyres, but he was able to drive off.
Detective Constable Brett Stephenson, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “King continued to drive in a dangerous way, during rush hour and with lots of other traffic, pedestrians, and children on their way to school.
“He made every effort to get away, including driving the wrong way around traffic islands, going through red lights and driving on the wrong side of roads.
“He eventually dumped the car on land near Forth Drive in Chelmsley Wood, fleeing across a river and into Elmore Close, where he was finally arrested.
“King’s driving was completely reckless and put other road users and pedestrians at risk."
On him was a set of keys with a chip which had been coded to match the stolen vehicle.
A dashboard camera captured the moment an ambulance turned over after being hit by an oncoming car in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on February 4.
This video was released by the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) on March 8. It shows the ambulance, with its emergency lights flashing and sirens blaring, collided with the car in southeast Oklahoma City.
EMSA released the video to highlight the importance of making way for emergency service vehicles.
This spooky video shows the surreal moment in which tens of thousands of starlings take over an entire road on a dark and snowy evening.
The video which was taken by Andrew Waddison, 37, was captured in the midst of the storm which has been dubbed "the beast from the East."
It looks like something from a horror movie as the huge flock of black birds stops traffic by descending down on a country lan.
Andrew said: "It was very odd - I was just driving through the snow, on the way back from doing some shopping.
"The first thing I noticed was the trees all covered in black - and then I saw the hills and roads were black.
"But no, it wasn't scary at all, it was brilliant - it was really incredible. There must have been around 50,000 birds.
"There was just me to start with, I drove through the birds slowly at first, then pulled over so that it was safe for me to watch them properly.
"I think that where the grit had been washed down the hill, they were eating all the grit which helps their digestive systems.
"Also, the nutrients in the salt are good for them and help them build strong egg shells, because it's breeding season around the corner, next month, they would have wanted that."
RSPB in the East shared the video on Twitter said: "Has anybody else seen any incredible wildlife behaviour like this during #snowday? @AWPRCO has captured this unusual behaviour in Norfolk - amazing!"
They said that the birds could have been looking for food and water, but that they couldn't be sure what had caused the unusual behaviour.
Andrew runs a PR business called AW-PR, near where he lives with his two dogs in Brunham Market, Norfolk.