From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex, or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com, and they could appear on “World News.”
Unbelievable Photos of a Cheetah Playing Peak-A-Boo
A cheetah playing peak-a-boo gave one photographer the opportunity of a lifetime to take some unbelievable photos. Australian photographer, Bobby-Jo Clow, 31, who specializes in wildlife photography, was in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania when a group of cheetahs approached her car. According to Clow’s Facebook page, a female jumped onto their vehicle, climbed up onto the open roof and smelled Clow’s head — putting its paw just inches from her face. “I tried to stand up but she hissed at me. This was probably one of the greatest moments of my life,” Clow wrote. Clow, who has been photographing wildlife for the past seven years, is now running photographic safaris to give others the opportunity to capture amazing photos.
Baby Gorilla Delivered Via Rare C-Section
The San Diego Zoo is home to a new baby girl gorilla, born March 12 by C-section. The baby’s mom, 18-year-old Imani, had been in labor for 12 hours, according to zoo spokeswoman Christina Simmons. ”With gorillas that’s very unusual,” Simmons told ABCNews.com. “Four hours is long for them.” Imani was sedated in her “bedroom” and transferred to the zoo’s veterinary hospital, where the baby was delivered weighing 4.6 pounds. ”She’s doing well this morning,” said Simmons, adding that Imani is still resting and recovering from the surgery. “We have another gorilla spending time with her so that she has company.” The baby has yet to be named, according to Simmons.
Boy With Down Syndrome Sinks a 3 With the Harlem Globetrotters
Another dream came true for a Pennsylvania teenager with Down syndrome when he took to the court with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Kevin Grow, 18, of Bensalem, Pa., scored a three-pointer alongside the Globetrotters in front of a hometown crowd Sunday night at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. The three-point basket was especially poignant for Grow, who became a viral star last month thanks to a YouTube video that showed him sinking four three-point shots in the final two minutes of his high school’s senior night basketball game, leading the team to victory.