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By 1994, an elephant named Tyke had been abused in the circus for years. The constant beatings and never-ending confinement were too much for her to bear. This is the story of Tyke’s last day on Earth. Tyke killed a trainer and injured 13 others. She was then shot nearly 100 times and killed. Twenty years later, Tyke’s story is a powerful reminder about the horrors that animals still face in circuses today. Don’t let Tyke be forgotten. Share her story right now!

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A tourist was filmed in Boca Paila, Mexico, desperately swimming to shore to escape a large crocodile. The swimmer managed to escape thanks to a quick-thinking observer who threw an object at the croc. So lucky!

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A reputable source says Discovery Channel employees were “stoned” when they came up with Shark Week; however, a former Shark Week executive producer claims they were only “lightly” inebriated. Either way, there was definitely drinking and probably a few spirited rants during the conception of Shark Week. After the idea was brought up, it was written on a cocktail napkin and then the world became a better place.

Snake

“Apparently a young Red Tailed Hawk bit off more than he could chew when he tackled this 4 foot Bull Snake. Had we not come along when we did the hawk most certainly would have been killed by the snake.” – Scott Adams

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With fake documentaries about “Megalodon” and “Submarine,” the Discovery Channel has turned Shark Week into a source of misinformation about sharks. But it wasn’t always like this. Discovery also owns Animal Planet which shows programs like “Finding Bigfoot.” So this isn’t that surprising, just sad.

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The cameraman and a friend were busy enjoying the delights of the deep when the largest fish on the planet got a little too close for comfort. Whale sharks only eat plankton and very small fish but the diver, after being warned by his friend, was understandably terrified and let out a scream when he saw the opened-jawed animal coming straight for him.

Fish

A video showing a dog desperately trying to save fish that have been seemingly caught by fishermen is fast going viral. Not realising that the fish are dead, the dog tries to splash water on to their bodies – seemingly in an attempt to save them. This dog is more civilised than 60% of earth’s population.

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For a group of Florida divers, every week is Shark Week. Mickey Smith and Robert “Cameron” Nimmo are featured this week in a short GoPro video titled, “Petting a tiger shark.” The footage is incredible, revealing a surreal scene beyond Jupiter, involving a large tiger shark moving gracefully through azure waters as it approaches the divers to be fed and gently touched.

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Because dogs are fun to watch, check out this video of a puppy catching treats and running in super slow motion. Cat lovers can hate all they want, I just want to throw this guy treats all day.

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Finnish mentalist Jose Ahonen is back playing tricks on dogs in a hilarious new video that presents the hungry hounds with a magical hot dog. ‘Today we are going to find out how dogs react to levitating wiener,’ he introduces before materialising the hovering sausage. Some are immediately disturbed and back away, others bark uncomprehendingly, and a few don’t care whether Ahonen is defying the laws of gravity as long as they can get a bite of the salty treat.

Puppy

If you don’t want anyone to see you crying over an online video, now would be a good time to start chopping onions. A touching video posted online shows a family giving their grandpa a puppy to comfort him after the death of his wife of 63 years. Belgian man François Vermeir, 85, was grieving the loss of his wife Jeanne after her sudden death on July 26. In an effort to comfort him, his great-granddaughter Lisa selected a Yorkshire Terrier puppy to give him. “To give him energy and the courage to continue his life, we gave him this present,” his grandson Davy Vanhaesendonck wrote.

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Kama and his owner Kai Holt hit Sandy Beach for a surf session in Oahu. Kama knows exactly what to do when paddling into the wave and riding it. I think it’s safe to say this pig won’t become bacon anytime soon!

Bear

In the end, it will not be bombs or bullets that do us in as a species, but bears. And, judging by the footage coming out of Jefferson Township, New Jersey this week, that end is extremely nigh. You see, the bears—they have learned to walk. I wonder if someone could mistake a bear walking like this for Big Foot? Shout out to Rubén Ros for the submission.

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While spearfishing on the Great Barrier Reef, Strick from ‘Back to Basics Adventures‘ has an unexpected bull shark encounter. Shout out to the man himself, Jack Strickland for the bloody entertaining submission.

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Because hognose snakes are rear-fanged, they do not bite in defence against larger predators. They will often roll onto their back and play dead, going so far as to emit a foul musk. Watch this fascinating snake do exactly that!

Dog

Dogs are famous for hating bath time, but not Leena the Rottweiler. Leena simply loves taking showers. So much so that she will apparently jump into the shower with you if you don’t close the door all the way. Just look at that face!

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Hamish experiences an Amazon tribes’ coming-of-age ritual known as the ‘bullet ant gloves’! The toxins released by the ants generates the worst pain a human is capable of experiencing. Ouch!