04:46 PM EDT 03/23/2015
Originally posted 03/21/2015 03:20PM
Three panda cubs at China's Chimelong Safari Park, in Guangzhou, are the only surviving panda triplets on Earth, and they are definitely the cutest pandas, period.
A recent video shows the three kids – two boys, one girl – together with their mom, Ju Xiao.
Originally posted 03/19/2015 12:30PM
She was a mom on a mission.
When fire tore through a forest in Chile over the weekend, this devoted dog mama dug a hole for her newborn babies to hide in.
According to 9News, the hero dog, who has been named Blacky, created a makeshift shelter for the pups with her paws under a metal container. As firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, residents said they saw a dog leading puppies away from the blaze and then burying them in the dirt.
Originally posted 03/06/2015 11:50AM
Say hello to Super Mom.
Originally posted 03/04/2015 03:00PM
If pandas are anything like humans, Bao Bao will soon ask for the keys to the car.
For more than six months, zookeepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., have been working toward weaning the giant panda from her mother Mei Xiang, just as she would in the wild, and now, well, the 18-month-old is basically like your typical American teenager: taking lots of time apart from her parent.
Originally posted 01/19/2015 01:45PM
He looks like a too-perfect special effects creation for a movie, but nope, he's real. Behold the pygmy hippo born to England's Whipsnade Zoo on December 26.
Originally posted 01/14/2015 03:30PM
Sew, here's the deal: Project Pouch needs you!
Koalas aren't the only animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. Orphaned or injured possums, kangaroos, and wallabies need to be kept warm in a pouch-like environment. To help, Project Pouch, a new campaign created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is asking for handmade "pouch liner" donations to comfort the traumatized animal babies, nine of which are being cared for by the Adelaide Zoo.
Originally posted 01/07/2015 12:45PM
A video of The National Zoo's panda cub playing in the cold snow for the first time is melting hearts around the globe.
The Washington, D.C., zoo released video of Bao Bao the panda cub rolling downhill in the snow as she played with a block of wood Tuesday – and not surprisingly, the clip immediately went viral.
After her moment of bliss, Bao Bao does a backward somersault and later pounces on her mother, Mei Xiang (seriously, you have to watch this).
Originally posted 11/28/2014 01:30PM
Things can get pretty wild at the PEOPLE offices.
Originally posted 11/25/2014 04:50PM
Dave Salmoni (and his muscles) brought a baby leopard to our offices on Monday – and it was un-fur-gettable on all counts!
The Animal Planet host and animal expert, plus his adorable friend Queen Bee, a simply (for lack of a better word) squishy black African leopard, were here to help promote the Give a Bear a Home campaign, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the World Wildlife Fund.
Originally posted 11/08/2014 07:25AM
One wildlife photographer found two especially eager polar bear cubs on a recent trip. In this video, the two furry kids spot the camera and begin swimming toward the lens.
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