In case you need some cheering up, here’s a wheelbarrow full of orangutans.
the kisan family, who live on the outskirts of lakhapada, india adopted a sloth bear cub who, following a herd of goats, wondered into their home one day and didn’t want to leave. sloth bears are an endangered species, and, contrary to the docile nature of this one, are typically very aggressive and deadly. consequently, buddu, as he was named, was ultimately removed from the home by forest department officials and returned to his ever diminishing natural habitat. photos by biswaranjan rout
This is the astonishing moment a jaguar emerged from the water to launch a ferocious attack on a caiman basking on a sand bank. These stunning images show the 20-stone cat striking with lightning speed while the eight-foot reptile basks on a river island in Brazil. In a flurry of action, the ferocious cat sinks its teeth and claws into the back of the leathery reptile before whisking it away in its jaws. - written by Anthony Bond