Wildlife

  1. Lioness 'shows love' for wildebeest calf in Tanzania

    Alfred Mushi

    BBC News, Dar es Salaam

    A wildlife official has described as an "act of love" a lioness' decision to escort a young wildebeest to a safe point for its mother to pick it up within the Serengeti National Park.

    For a big cat to do this was unusual, and it was a case of the lioness' maternal instincts "over-riding" her predatory instincts, Tanzania National Parks Authority spokesman Pascal Shelutete told the BBC.

    A video of the scene, captured on 9 January in the world-famous game reserve, has been posted on Twitter:

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  2. Beavers are back in the Arctic, but not everyone is happy

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    Video caption: Their success is changing the landscape, affecting traditional hunting and fishing

    Their success is changing the landscape, affecting traditional hunting and fishing