Watch this: BBC Earth – Best Moments of 2018

Still from BBC Earth – Best Moments of 2018

BBC Earth knows its stuff and this seven-minute video proves it. It's a mini-anthology of its most popular videos from 2018 and is an excellent way to kick off a new year, full as it is of thrilling animal stand-offs (lions vs hyenas, eek), cute critters (say hello to an adorable pika) and even some bonsai.

But there are also some environmental messages. There's a startling statistic about orang-utans and shocking images of the impact of plastic, but also a reminder of how we can work together to spread awareness.

They're just teeny clips but they'll send you down a YouTube rabbit hole.

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