Cobra Bite (Snake Bite Festival)

Every year around June, the residents of Jharkhand honor the Hindu deity Manasa Devi. The goddess of snakes, she is often worshipped for the prevention and cures of snakebites and infertility.

While most pay homage in simple ways, a few show their devotion by placing their fate in her hands. They apply herbal medicine all over their body, ingest Eklavi which protects them from poison, and then place cobras on themselves to be bitten.

Cute Baby Hippo Emma Swims with Human Mom

Two month old hippopotamus calf, Emma, frolicks with surrogate mom Petronel Niewoudt of Care for Wild Africa. The name comes from the ancient Greek for "River horse".

Birth of a Damselfly

What a beautiful insect the damselfly is.

Conjoined Twin Brothers Refuse To Be Separated

Doctors have told 12-year-old conjoined twin brothers that it would be possible to separate them, but the two boys, who share two legs and four arms, are saying they’d rather stick together.

Hyenas Wrestling With Kevin Richardson

Join Kevin Richardson in a full VR experience as he hangs with five Hyneas in Pretoria, South Africa. The story of a remarkable young hyena and one man’s quest to change people’s misconceptions of these remarkable animals.