Hercules the Lion Roars in His Sleep

Watch a full-grown African Lion Roaring in his sleep. Hercules is a rescued Lion that lives at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, and like other lions there, he sometimes dreams of roaring while he is sleeping. Much like dogs do (where they dream of barking or running in their sleep), lions also have vivid dreams, and Hercules is having one heck of a wild dream!


Cody the Peekaboo Parrot

Cody having a chat with his mom. Cody is a ring necked parakeet. He is about 10 years old.

From Gregory Fultz


Porcupine Eating Papaya

Kemosabe the prehensile-tailed porcupine, or coendou, loves his fruit including papaya. He lives at Animal Wonders and gives educational presentations about his unique species, wildlife, and conservation. Here's a look at him at night when he's most awake (nocturnal) and happy to interact with his keeper, Jessi Knudsen Castaneda. It's apparent I spent several hours with my infant son just prior to shooting this video with Kemo. I apologize for the baby talk, though Kemo doesn't seem to mind.

From Animal Wonders


Black Rhino Baby

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announces the birth of a female black rhino to mother "Inge" and father "Jimma." Born on August 17, 2010, the baby is Inge's fourth female calf. In this video, animal keeper Alisa Sandor shows us that weighing a baby rhino isn't as easy as you might think.


Pelican Learns to Fly

Abandoned by it's flock, Bigbird the pelican stumbled ashore after a storm and was taken in by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania.

Watch as Bigbird learns to fly for the first time.

From Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots


Elephant Empathy

How one very social species says, "Poor you!"

From The New York Times


Black Bear Cubs

Three black bear orphans receive care at the Oregon Zoo veterinary center.