Cincinnati Zoo's Hippo Family Reunited videoelephant 2018-01-205 views The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ hippopotamus family swam together for the first time on Tuesday, July 11. Baby hippo Fiona was separated from mother Bibi and father Henry when she was born six weeks early in January. Fiona and Bibi have spent significant time together, and Henry has spent some time with Fiona. But the three had not spent time together as a family until Tuesday morning before the zoo opened. Bibi intervened when she felt Henry got too close to Fiona, the zoo said. The zoo said the three hippos will be spending more time together, though there is no set schedule. Fiona was born in January at 29 pounds, which is about 30 pounds lighter than the normal weight range for a baby hippo. She now weighs almost 375 pounds. The zoo staff cared for Fiona away from her parents and the zoo crowds for several months before introducing her to the outdoor habitat and to her parents. Credit: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens via ViralVids
Do You Dare to Cross the World’s Scariest Bridge? videoelephant 2018-01-20843 views A bridge over the Vitim River in eastern Siberia is certainly one of the scariest and most dangerous crossings on the planet. This 66-foot-high, 1,640-foot-long bridge is barely wide enough to fit a vehicle on it and comes without any safety railing. Despite its below-par condition and old decaying wooden flooring, the bridge is actively used daily by some 1,500 people at their own risk. The bridge was built around 30 years ago but was never officially put into operation.
Rabbit Leads State Police on Chase Around Boston's Zakim Bridge videoelephant 2018-01-121K views A rabbit gave Massachusetts State Police the run-around on Boston’s Zakim Bridge on October 25, before being eventually captured by two officers, the police said. Video shows the rabbit evading one officer as he tries to capture it in a cardboard box. A second officer appears with another cardboard box, and the video ends with both officers cornering the rabbit on the bridge. While the finale does not appear, a police spokesman said on Twitter that the rabbit had been captured. There were no reports of injuries to the officers or rabbit. Credit: Massachusetts State Police via ViralVids
Man battles back from locked-in syndrome videoelephant 2018-01-102 views Jose Rodriguez Sr. speaks about his son, Jose Rodriguez Jr., and his four-year battle with first a stroke and then locked-in syndrome. Rodriguez Jr. has written several books including a memoir about his journey. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)
Students Design Stunning Mural on Chalkboard videoelephant 2018-01-101 views These talented students from a school in Hong Kong created a mural on a blackboard with an array of colored chalks.“We spent 5-6 hours finishing this incredible chalkboard art! Chalkboards can be found in nearly all classrooms of Hong Kong’s schools, and as students, it’s a part of our school lives. We have previously browsed at other’s work and decided we should give it a try since it’s sort of a privilege for students to use the chalkboard. We would regret it if we did not try it before our graduation,” the uploader told Storyful about the artwork. Credit: illusdreamer via Storyful
Fishermen in South Australia Encounter 9-foot Shark, Engage it in Tug-o-War videoelephant 2018-01-102K views Rob East, Alex Whitehead and Rhett Gill were on the water off Victor Harbour in South Australia when they encountered a 9-foot shark, as seen in a video posted January 9. The fishermen suspected that the shark had caused them to miss out on a good many fish so they engaged it in a tug-o-war. Credit: Rob East’s South Oz Fishing Channel via ViralVids
Doe! A Deer Smashes Through Wisconsin School's Glass Door videoelephant 2018-01-101 views The School District of Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, shared a dramatic video on Friday, January 5, showing a pair of deer running at full speed towards Prairie Farm High School, with one of the deer seen crashing through a glass door. Credit: School Disrict of Prairie Farm via ViralVids
Girl and kitten, both amputees, form special bond videoelephant 2018-01-1094 views When A New Day Pet Rescue needed to place a kitten with three legs, they called Shriners Hospital to see if they knew anyone who could empathize. It turned out they had the perfect little girl in mind-- 8-year-old Colleen Tronnes. Colleen has a prost
Kangaroos Crowd Australian Golf Course videoelephant 2018-01-101 views Greg Tannos’ his day on the golf course got a lot more interesting when a mob of eastern grey kangaroos decided to pay Sanctuary Point Country Club a visit on April 6.This video features footage and spectacular stills of the kangaroos on the golf course.