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Here's What it Looks Like When a Massive Whale Lifts Your Kayak: VIDEO

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A pair of kayakers in Puerto Madryn, Argentina had the good fortune to spot some whales during their time in the water, most likely some southern right whales.

It just so happened that the whales spotted the kayakers, too, and decided to swim closer for an inspection...MUCH closer. One curious cetacean swam right up to the boat and for reasons unknown decided to play with it by lifting up and out of the water a few times, much to the kayakers' delight.

Fortunately they caught it all on a waterproof video camera and uploaded the encounter to YouTube for the world to enjoy, which you can too, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Here's What It's Like When a Massive Bear Comes to Hang Out With You: VIDEO

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Drew Hamilton, a tech worker at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, recently shared an incredibly close encounter with an Alaskan Brown Bear at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.

The area is well-known as the world's largest gathering place of brown bears (there is even a webcam from which you can view it at certain times of the year), however, Hamilton probably wasn't counting on getting this close to one, even if his stomach may have already been stuffed with fish.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Hamilton's bear does seem a lot less hungry than this bear or this bear.

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Tourist Captures Video of Louisiana Man Feeding Marshmallows to Alligators with His Mouth: WATCH

Gators

Local and state wildlife officials are investigating after a tourist from Oregon captured video of a man in a swamp in Lafitte, Louisiana frolicking with alligators and feeding marshmallows to them with his mouth.

Watch the insane video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Three Rare Siberian Tigers Released into the Wild: VIDEO

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"lona, Borya and Kuzya, three orphaned Siberian (aka Amur) tigers rescued after their mothers were killed by poachers are released back to the wild in Russia. Only 360 of these rare creatures exist in the wild. IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare worked with partners in far east Russia to rescue and rehabilitate these amazing animals."

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Mama Bear Saves Cub Stranded On Canadian Highway: VIDEO

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As a kid your mother probably warned you not to play in the street and to look both ways before you cross the street. This is sound advice for humans and for bears, as it turns out. Last weekend, a baby bear cub got caught on the side of a highway in British Columbia's Kootenay National Park. Thankfully, mama bear was not far behind and, after looking both ways, came to the rescue of her cub. 

Check out the amazing and adorable footage captured by storm chaser Ricky Forbes, AFTER THE JUMP…

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Bear Saves Raccoon: VIDEO

Baby raccoon rescue

The rescuer writes:

A mother raccoon made herself a nest in our kitchen soffit. This baby raccoon managed to fall through the narrow space in the wall behind our oven. After listening to its cries for several hours, we decided to take action.

Much furry adorableness is to be found in the video AFTER THE JUMP...

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