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VIDEO: Baby Baboons Are Really Good at Being Adorable

UpdatePosted 11/29/2013 08:20AM

VIDEO: Baby Baboons Are Really Good at Being Adorable

Originally posted 11/26/2013 04:30PM

Piggyback rides just got a whole lot cuter! Two tiny Hamadryas Baboons are now on display at the Prospect Park Zoo in New York.

The pair has stayed curious and busy – enjoying belly rides, cuddling in their mom's lap and playing with leaves – since their births on Aug. 9 and Sept. 26. The brothers have different mothers, but were both fathered by a 21-year-old baboon named Bole.

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Three White Tiger Cubs Are Better Than One

The Daily Treat: Three White Tiger Cubs Are Better Than One

Originally posted 11/25/2013 07:15AM

Talk about sibling revelry!

Three newborn tiger cubs born earlier this month at Georgia's Tbilisi Zoo look to be getting along swimmingly.

The trio, born Nov. 7, can be seen in this aww-dorable footage huddled together in a corner of their enclosure – while Mom watches over them from nearby.

Names for the cubs have not yet been released, but if we had to guess, we'd definitely go with Cute, Cuter and Cutest.

Also: When can we expect a playdate with the white tiger cubs from Japan's Tobu Zoo Park?

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The Daily Treat: Two-Headed Turtle Is Named Thor and Loki

Originally posted 11/13/2013 01:35PM

They don't have Chris Hemsworth's golden locks or Tom Hiddleston's smooth moves, but this Thor and Loki combo are still quite the package deal. The turtle duo, named after the popular comic book characters, are inseparable – literally.

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PHOTO: After Drunken Abduction, Serge the Llama's Hanging Out with a Hockey Team

The Daily Treat: Serge the Llama Upstages the Bordeaux Boxers

Originally posted 11/12/2013 12:30PM

Did you hear the one about the famous llama? Well if you haven't, you will soon, and the story we're talking about is no joke.

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UpdatePosted 11/09/2013 09:30AM

The Daily Treat: It's Sink or Swim for the National Zoo's Tiger Cubs

Originally posted 11/08/2013 01:15PM

At 3 months old, most human babies are just building the muscle strength to hold up their necks. For baby tigers, it's a different story.

On Wednesday, two tiger cubs born at the Smithsonian National Zoo on Aug. 5 were brought out for their swim reliability test, a rite of passage they must complete before being put on display. With photographers and keepers Dell Guglielmo and Marie Magnuson looking on, each cub was individually tossed into a pool of water 2½-ft. deep. Bandar, the male cub, successfully swam back up to the surface within minutes, though he later leapt from the moat and scurried away. No photos, please!

Shortly after, it was female cub Sukacita's turn, but she was less inclined to swim than her brother. After having to be pushed back into the water – which elicited a growl! – she too successfully passed the swimming test.

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UpdatePosted 11/08/2013 01:20PM

The Daily Treat: Sorry Tiger Cub, But That's a Boy You're Trying to Play With

Originally posted 11/07/2013 01:00PM

Well that's awkward. Who's going to break the bad news to Kali?

The newest Sumatran tiger cub to be born at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium thought she'd made a new friend when 2-year-old Marshall stopped by to visit earlier this year. But, little did she know, things are not always what they seem.

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas
Pretty in Pink: The Molly Ringwalds of the Animal Kingdom

Pretty in Pink: Animals Who Wear It Better Than Molly Ringwald

Originally posted 11/07/2013 02:30PM

Forget orange. Pink is the new black – among animals, that is.

A photographer recently snapped shots of a pale-hued hippo standing out like a sore thumb among its pack in Zambia, and it had us daydreaming about all the other animals that are naturally blushing beauties – and beasts, like Australia's giant fluorescent slugs! As you'll see, pink isn't always pretty.

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5 Best Lion Hugs Ever

The Daily Treat: 5 Best Lion Hugs Ever

Originally posted 11/06/2013 05:00PM

Lion-hugging: amazing new trend or dangerous hobby? While we in no way endorse you hugging or touching or even approaching a lion, we're pretty smitten watching other people do so. Check out the five best.

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This 6-Week-Old Sumatran Tiger Cures the Work Week Blues

It's Monday, and This Baby Sumatran Tiger Will Make It All Better

Originally posted 11/04/2013 03:00PM



So what if you have to go to your job and work really hard all week? This baby Sumatran tiger was rejected by its mother for having a bum leg. (Perspective people, perspective!)

We all should be in awe of the work scientists are doing at this orphan sanctuary in Sumatra, Indonesia, where orangutans and other abandoned and endangered animals are being given a second chance. Thanks to the tireless work of their caretakers – who try to mimic the creatures' mothers by sleeping beside them – they are thriving and hopefully will one day return to the wild.

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Credit: Daniel Zup/Schoenbrunn/EPA/Landov
PHOTOS: Zoo Animals with Pumpkins!

The Daily Treat: Here Are Four Furry Friends Celebrating Howl-oween with Pumpkins

Originally posted 11/01/2013 06:00AM

Here at PEOPLE Pets, we've been celebrating Halloween for some time now. We've shared the best pet costumes to come from our readers and provided instructions on how to get your own felines in on the action.

But while we've been marveling at one creative New Yorker's interpretation of Barksy, née Banksy, the animal kingdom has been getting in on the Halloween fun without us – until now.

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