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Wild elephant steps over border between China and Laos

A wild elephant has surprised Chinese border guards after carefully stepping over roadblocks to enter Laos.

The incident happened just after 4.30am on Saturday, with the elephant captured on CCTV casually strolling between the two countries, returning into China less than two hours later.

Border patrol officers told Chinese state media elephants are often seen looking for food in the area during cold winter months.

Penguin surprises researchers by leaping into boat

A leaping penguin has surprised two Australian researchers who were collecting water samples in Antarctica.

The flightless bird shot up from underwater and into the researchers' rubber boat, checking out a few bags on board before it jumped back into the sea.

Researcher Matt McKay captured the incident on camera during a expedition in Newcomb Bay near Casey research station, a permanent outpost run by the Australian Antarctic Division.

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