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

  3. The billionaire landowners changing Scotland’s landscape

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    Video caption: In Scotland, private landowners are hoping to repair and restore the country’s ecosystems

    Allan Little heads home to see how a handful of private landowners are embarking on a bold vision to repair and restore Scotland's ecosystems after decades of land mismanagement.

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    Video caption: The Scot trekking across Canada to help restore Highland forests

    Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan husky Luna have spent the past nine months travelling coast to coast on foot across Canada.