🎥 Video & caption by @daisygilardini - During the early months of a polar bear's life, the bond between mother and offspring is essential for the cub's cognitive and emotional development. The bond between mother and child, and between sibling and sibling, is very strong. It’s the only social structure scientists recognize and have identified in a species that is solitary for much of its adult life. Wrestling, chasing, play-fighting, cuddling and napping together are all part of daily life for a young bear. The cubs' games prepare them for life later on. Once weaned, the siblings will stay together for ...
🎥 Video by @tbfrost - The famous jumping crocodiles of the Adelaide river. The saltwater crocodiles immense power is on show, as it uses its tail to propel its self fully out of the water after the bait. The tail of a crocodile is solid muscle and a major source of power, making it a strong swimmer and able to make sudden lunges out of the water to capture prey. These strong muscles also mean that for shorts bursts of time crocodiles can move faster than humans can on land. Location: Adelaide River, Australia 🇦🇺
🎥 Video by @andeancats - Mountain lion. Cougar. Puma. The big cat with many names, known scientifically as (Puma concolor), in this part of the world, the high Andean mountains in South America, it is known as the puma. These young cubs will stay with the mother for up to two years, until they’re finally ready to branch out and find their own territories. Location: The Andes, Chile 🇨🇱
🎥 Video by @latestkruger - Welcome to wild Africa. At a famous waterhole known for its battles between lions and buffalos, a buffalo bull miraculously evades capture from a lion and then a crocodile, making it back to a nearby herd. The will of nature to survive against all odds, will always be one of its most endearing characteristics. Location: Kruger, South Africa 🇿🇦
🎥 Video & caption by @mishawilcockson - Play time. Savanna and her sister, Shandy, were born to Jacomina, a “problem animal” (meaning she had killed livestock and as a result could be legally shot) who was captured by @ccfcheetah (Cheetah Conservation Fund) before being re-wilded at Erindi. Savanna and Shandy are the first ever cheetahs to be raised successfully to adulthood in the wild by a cheetah reintroduced by CCF. Location: Erindi Game Reserve, Namibia 🇳🇦
🎥 Video by @andyparkinsonphoto - A mother bear and her litter of cubs patrol the shoreline of the scenic Kuril Lake, as they welcome the arrival of spring in far-east Russia. Location: Kamchatka, Russia 🇷🇺