This is the shocking moment a lion jumps on and attacks a youngster after dozens of screaming children were trapped inside the enclosure, allegedly in Saudi Arabia.
Disturbing footage has emerged of a dying shark being tied to a car and dragged along a Western Australia road.
The video was initially posted in the Fishing Western Australia Facebook group and shows the animal tied to a rope and hauled behind a vehicle at high speed.
Although barely moving, the shark is clearly alive for part of the video and can be seen bleeding as it is pulled along the quiet stretch of road.
Watch the dramatic moment a tortoise finds himself between the feet of a thirsty herd of elephants that is on its way down to the waterhole.
This is the hilarious moment a hapless horse fell at the fence - and face-planted straight into a pile of snow.
The clip shows ten-year-old Jack galloping towards a gap in the fence through a snow-covered field.
The thoroughbred-quarter horse polo pony was filmed losing its footing before endiing up face-first in the five-foot mound of snow.
A video believed to be from inside a Chinese restaurant has gone viral showing a chain of mice scurrying across a restaurant floor to hide under a dining table.
Terror-stricken villagers cut open a killer crocodile to find the arms and legs of a mutilated fisherman.
Andi Aso Erang, 36, vanished while collecting clams in a river near his home in East Kutai, Borneo.
His worried family raised the alarm and were left devastated two days later when they found his mutilated body on the banks of the Kabuyahan River last Thursday.
Locals noticed Andi's left leg and forearms arms were missing and immediately started hunting a man-eating crocodile.
The beast was found around 30 minutes later and locals let off five rounds from a rifle into its one-metre wide body.
WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES: The tragic fate of the endangered animal is part of a killing spree of rare wildlife that also saw an orangutan shot 130 times
A critically endangered tiger was brutally killed and its body parts hacked off allegedly to be sold as traditional medicine and souvenirs.
The tragic fate of the animal is part of a sickening killing spree of rare wildlife in Indonesia that also saw an orangutan shot 130 times.
Animal rights activists said the tiger had likely been killed with the hope of its 'valuable' body parts being used for profit.
The Sumatran tiger was found in the village of Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, with missing teeth, claws and facial skin.
Sickeningly, the killers had also hacked off its tail.
A man bravely pulled a 7ft-long Black Mamba from a car engine after the deadly snake slithered under the bonnet to escape from people attacking it.
Snake aficionado Jason Arnold came to the rescue when the driver of the car became trapped inside, fearing the highly venomous beast would bite him if he tried to get out.
Universal Reptiles employee Mr Arnold said: "He heard people screaming and shouting and saw a big snake underneath the overhang of the building."
The huge snake - which administers venom that can kill a human in just 20 minutes - was then seen wriggling under the man's car in the South African city of Durban after witnesses threw things at it, local media reported.
This clip shows the moment a man bravely dives into a freezing canal in the middle of Storm Emma to perform a dramatic rescue operation - for a stranger's dog.
Tom Sullivan, 25, woke up after sleeping at a friend's house to hear noise outside.
When he discovered it was a dog stuck in the canal in Camden, north London, he was straight outside and on the case to rescue the pooch.
He told the Evening Standard : "I didn't really care, I stepped out and fell through pretty much instantly.
"I kept sinking back under every time I tried to help the dog up.
"I was probably in there for a couple of minutes but it felt like a lot longer."
Tom's friend Lewis arrived with coats and towels to give to Tom and the dog - and he went and got a warm shower to recover.
A dramatic video showed rescuers digging a man out of an avalanche that injured five people as blizzard conditions gripped California and killed a snowboarder.
Dozens of rescuers and rescue dogs rushed to the scene after the avalanche hit the Squaw Valley Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe close to the Nevada state line.
One man was hospitalized with a serious lower body injury, another person was treated for injuries and released while three other people escaped injury, the resort said in a statement.
A video uploaded from the slopes shows rescuers digging a man out of the snow, uncovering a bearded face as the victim was covered up to his neck in snow.
The avalanche came just hours after Wenyu Zhang, 42, vanished Thursday and died in the blizzard that was packing winds gusting to nearly 150 mph (241 kph) over the ridge tops. It dumped 3 feet (1 meter) of snow in the mountains.
For Burmese pythons — one of South Florida's most notorious invasive species — few meals are too big. But new research by scientists suggests the snake might be snacking above its weight class.
While tracking pythons in Collier Seminole State Park in Collier County, a group of wildlife biologists from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and land managers from the state park stumbled upon an unsettling discovery: An 11-foot Burmese python that had devoured a white-tailed deer fawn weighing more than the snake.
The 2015 finding, which has since been peer-reviewed and is set to be published in the Herpetological Review this month, is believed to be the largest python-to-prey ratio documented to date, with the snake weighing 31.5 pounds and the deer 35 pounds, said Ian Bartoszek, wildlife biologist and science coordinator for the Conservancy.
"It almost did not compute," he said during an announcement of the findings in the Conservancy's snake laboratory Thursday.
A previously unknown “supercolony” of Adélie penguins has been discovered in the Antarctic, easing fears their numbers had been in decline for decades.
The thriving colony inhabits the Danger Islands, where the effects of both climate change and human activity are less pronounced than in other parts of Antarctica.
Located off the Antarctic Peninsula’s northern tip, these islands are both incredibly remote and surrounded by thick sea ice.
This allowed the penguins to remain hidden from the world, until a team of researchers mounted an expedition there to investigate signs of nesting birds.
“Until recently, the Danger Islands weren’t known to be an important penguin habitat,” said Professor Heather Lynch, an ecologist at Stony Brook University who co-led the work.
A scuba diver captured the moment he was body slammed by a giant shark.
Elton Polly took to the waters in Durban, South Africa, and was filming the dive on his GoPro.
The 38-year-old was on a baited scuba dive with several other divers on Saturday when the shark suddenly charged at one of his friends.
Footage shows them swimming around several Oceanic blacktip sharks.
But when one of the sharks became startled it charged right into the diver while trying to get away from the group.
Two titans of the safari had an epic 15 minutes battle after one stepped into the other's territory.
The tense face-off between a tiger and a bear was caught on camera as the pair clashed in a national park in India.
The sloth bear was with its young cub, cooling off by the water when the tiger appeared.
In a desperate bid to protect her child the sloth tried to stand her ground but the tiger attacked.
Footage recorded the two beasts fighting in the Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra.
Akshay Kumar, the chief naturalist at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge, tells NDTV in India, that the tiger is seven-year-old Matkasur, a dominant male from the park who had marked the water as his territory.
A massive venomous spider capable of killing humans 15 minutes after a bite has been handed in at a reptile park.
The Australian Reptile Park said the huge arachnid, named Colossus, is the biggest male funnel web spider they've seen.
Colossus, said to measure between 7cm and 8cm in length, was dropped off at the wildlife sanctuary in Somersby, New South Wales, after being found in a back garden.
The park said the spider will now be "milked" for its venom to boost its anti-poison supplies.
A dog which was tortured and left to die has been miraculously rescued after it was found it trapped in tar with maggots all over its body.
Distressing footage shows the moment the barely alive stray pooch was inspected near the Dadu Bridge in Taiwan's Wuri District.
The video, which went viral on social media with more than three million views, shows the unnamed dog lying on its side with its body encased in hard mud.
It was filmed by dog sanctuary owner Hsu Wen-liang, who was alerted to the animal.
It is not clear whether the dog once had an owner but it appears the animal was tortured with tar poured over its body before being left to die under the bridge.
A Greenland shark, a species that can live for over 500 years, has been caught on film using a baited camera in the Canadian Arctic.
A man was trampled to death by an elephant in Kolar, India, on Sunday after he fell unconscious and was unable to run away.
The woman, 55, was just 20 metres from the sands of Congwong Beach, in Sydney's south-east, when she was attacked about 7pm Friday.
A mutant pig was born looking more like a baby elephant - with a tiny TRUNK hanging from its face.
The three-day-old creature stunned villagers when it was born in remote Nakhon Phanom province, Thailand, on the Laos border last Saturday.
Residents noticed the male pig's deformed face and the strange trunk hanging from his forehead between his tiny eyes.
But the youngster was unable to suckle its mother and the residents began providing round-the-clock care for the pig by bottle-feeding it milk.
Criminal investigators in Russia are probing an horrific video in which a student hurls a kitten into a scorching hot oven.
The torture came during a teenage party in Krasnoyarsk, a city in Siberia.
The black cat is thrown in the 375C oven by a man who has been identified as 18-year-old Kirill Beryozin as he and others laugh and joke, say police.
The sick abuse was filmed by an unknown male friend and posted on Beryozin's social media.
During the clip, the first voice - belonging to the person filming, is hearing saying: '375 degrees! Wh***!'
A second voice replies: 'Let's do it one more time!'
A third asks: 'What will happen to it?'
The first person says: 'I'm in hysterics. Shame, cat is not visible there!'
The third then says: 'Drag him out, whore! He f****** did not understand!'
'Look, cruel attitude to animals!' the second person says before the cat is hurled into the oven.
Over laughter, the first person says: 'Oh, that was tough! 375 degrees! You've broken his spine!'
The kitten's condition after the torture is unclear.
Later one of Beryozin's accounts was closed, the other deleted.
The student later changed his online family name to Kalashnikov, but then deleted this account, too.
Beryozin had been previously pictured online with his cat.
A spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee, which probes serious crimes, said: 'A video was posted on the internet where teenagers inKrasnoyarsk region are torturing a cat during a house party.
'They put it into a hot oven. At the moment the circumstances of this incident are being investigated.
'A decision will be made based on the results of these checks.'
Beryozin is a student attending the prestigious Krasnoyarsk College of Radio Electronics and Information Technology.
The video sparked a furious backlash on social media.
'These young people are absolutely mad, as if they are not human…,' said one shocked viewer.
'He is obviously enjoying it, he gets excited when he is hurting the cat,' complained another. 'Tricks with a human being will be the next in his chain of entertainments…'
A woman asked: 'Is it a new trend among young people to torture animals?
'Almost every day I come across a new case.'
Russia recently increased the jail terms for cruelty to animals. Individuals can be jailed for up to three years.
If torture is inflicted by a group, the penalty is up to five years.
A moose cow has attacked a Cocker Spaniel in a Midtown backyard, prompting Kim to share her security camera footage to warn people about the danger the large Alaskan mammal poses.
A starving baby rhino has been filmed desperately trying to feed from its dead mother who had been killed by poachers for her horn.
The heartbreaking footage was captured just last week in a national park in South Africa, by the rescue charity Rhino 911.
As the camera rolls the tiny one-month-old rhino can be heard calling for its mother as it tries to nudge her head and then suckle for milk.
Rescuers think that just hours earlier the female had been killed and then had both her horns hacked off.
Usually the poachers kill the calf too, despite it having no horn, as they often disturb the process of getting the horn, as they desperately cling to their mother.
At least in this case Lottie – as she has been dubbed – survived.
Terrified visitors were trapped in a lion enclosure for 50 minutes while a pride surrounded their car at a safari park - leaving a PAW-shaped dent.
Abi Tudge, 23, and a friend where still inside when the rangers closed the gates for safety on Wednesday afternoon.
Heart-stopping footage shows the lightning-fast beasts bounding on to the bonnet and roof of the Hyundai i-30 leaving behind a huge paw print-shaped dent at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley.
The pair, who had two children in the back seat, became trapped in the section as wardens tried to deal with the "agitated" and "aggravated" animals.
But they were left stunned when the pack suddenly bolted for a female and leapt on top of the car, leaving behind dents and scratches.
Abi, of Hereford, said they were left feeling shaken and feared the car's windows could have been smashed by the animals, which can weigh up to 30 stone (190kg).
A heartless man threw a helpless puppy into a crocodile infested lake for it to be eaten alive.
The horrific act of animal cruelty was caught on camera and is believed to have taken place in Indonesia.
It shows a man taking a struggling puppy out of a bag and walking down to the water's edge.
As he holds the dog by its neck, people who are not in shot can be laughing and shouting as if egging him on.
It is not clear from the clip who the man is or why he did that but he has been slammed for his actions.
People viewing the video have called him "sick" while others suggested he should be thrown in the same pool of water.
A matador screamed in pain as an 1,000-lb bull pinned him to the ground and gored him repeatedly in his bottom during a bullfight in Colombia.
Spanish matador Julian Lopez, 35, was tossed into the air like a ragdoll by the injured bull before he was stabbed by the animal's deadly horns at La Santamaria bullring in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday.
Video shows Lopez taunt the bull which was already stabbed and bleeding.
Lopez waved his red flag at the bull but the animal skipped his target and struck Lopez repeatedly with his horns instead.
Lopez was pinned to the ground between the bulls horns and gored repeatedly.
Men rushed to his aid and threw a large purple cloth over the bull's head to distract the animal so his victim could escape.
A 'malnourished' zoo lion chewed off its own tail after it got it frozen stuck in a water hole.
Tourists visiting the Taiyuan Zoo in Shanxi Province during the Chinese New Year holidays noticed the injured lion, which was extremely malnourished.
The 'skin-and-bones' animal was kept in a cage together with a lioness, which appeared equally underfed.
Visitors accused the zoo of abuse and maltreatment and demanded to know why the lion was missing half of its tail.