09:21 AM EDT 05/15/2013
Exotic Animals & Pets
Originally posted 04/10/2013 03:45PM
Big Bad Wolf, you've been warned.
It seems to be one for all and all for one among these boar piglets, born two weeks ago at the Buschmann and Winkelmann Asparagus Farm in Klaistow, Germany.
While getting accustomed to their new surroundings, the trio stays within arm's reach during their trek around the farm's wildlife park.
Originally posted 04/04/2013 04:00PM
We're guessing it's been a while since you and this red panda had a proper conversation. But we're sure you have a lot of catching up to do, so we'll leave you two alone.
But for those not as acquainted, meet Xia. The 2-year-old resides at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and nothing makes her happier than making human friends. Not even food. In fact, this cutie took a break from eating just to wave hello.
The only thing that could make this any better? If it was happening over Skype.
Originally posted 04/03/2013 07:30PM
How does it feel to get made fun of by a polar bear?
Behind all that cute fuzziness, Kali, an orphaned polar bear cub currently residing at the Alaska Zoo, is totally sticking his tongue out at you when you're not looking.
Or maybe that's just a theory. But behind those paw-dorable good looks is a Bambi-like story that could break your heart.
Originally posted 03/26/2013 01:30PM
What's in a name?
Great significance for the rare baby Rothschild giraffe that was born to the Leo Zoological Conservation Center in Connecticut last month.
After a public appeal that elicited nearly 7,000 entries, the center has chosen Sandy Hope, a reference to the December shooting that occurred at Newtown, Conn., elementary school Sandy Hook.
Originally posted 03/29/2013 01:00PM
Oh my God. Is that a double rainbow?
Unfortunately, not quite, but the sight of this lion walking beneath just a lone rainbow is just as impressive.
Photographed at Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the shot depicts a male lion making his way across the park's savannah as a rainbow lights his path from overhead. Before embarking on his serene stroll, the wildcat finished feasting on a buffalo.
Originally posted 03/25/2013 05:00PM
Sure, these two have their differences. For starters, one is a monkey and the other is an iguana.
But they've clearly overcome them. That's right: Leave it to a common marmoset and a green iguana to teach us the true meaning of friendship. (Congress, we're looking at you.)
This wild pair of pals were spotted hanging out and, we can only presume, catching up at a zoo in Straubing, Germany, on Monday.
Originally posted 03/22/2013 04:20PM
Do you think the koala knew who it was talking to?
During some downtime from her talk show, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi jetted to Sydney, Australia, for a little R&R, and paid a visit to the city's Taronga Zoo.
While touring Friday, DeGeneres made nice with a koala sitting among some branches, flashing it her signature grin as de Rossi looked on.
Originally posted 03/20/2013 03:45PM
You know Jenna Morasca from her days on Survivor and her lengthy relationship with fellow contestant Ethan Zohn. But what you don't know is that the reality star recently joined forces with the Humane Society of the United States and their Animal Rescue Team. Here, the 32-year-old tells PEOPLE about her recent adventures with the organization.
These days we have a million things to do and usually one day to do them in. So when out shopping for supplies for our pets it's hard to pay complete attention to what's happening at the cash register when we check out. But important things can happen in those cash register moments – things that may end up saving a life or two down the line. How does this happen? Let me explain.
Originally posted 03/20/2013 11:40AM
Look who's earning his stripes!
Meet Castro Jr., the Sacramento Zoo's latest (and, dare we say, cutest) Sumatran tiger addition, who was born March 3.
"The birth of any Sumatran tiger is a great contribution to this critically endangered species," said Mary Healy, zoo director. "We are especially excited for this birth because it is the first time we have had a camera in the den, allowing zookeepers and veterinarians to keep a close eye on [mother] Bahagia and her cub."
Originally posted 03/19/2013 04:00PM
Sheryl Crow made a new "flippery" friend over the weekend – and she ain't lion!
The singer, 51, and her sons, 5½-year-old Wyatt and 2½-year-old Levi, got up close and personal with a California sea lion on Sunday at Florida's SeaWorld Orlando. And it seems like the affection is mutual: While the critter, named Clyde, managed to put a big smile on Crow's face, he also stood up in his tank to get a good look at the star.
Crow was on hand to perform at the park's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival later that day – but snuck in some time before her concert to introduce the boys to SeaWorld's famed locals.
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