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Originally posted 07/19/2013 01:30PM
We could all learn a little something from these two monitor lizards.
While enjoying a day of swimming at Bangkok's Lumphini Park in Thailand, the playful guys took a moment to stop and say, "I love you," as they passed each other. Upon meeting, each lizard wrapped its arms around the other, sharing what looks to be a pretty cozy embrace.
Though we can't say for sure if this a common practice among members of the scaly species, we will say this: it never hurts to know someone has your back.
Originally posted 07/16/2013 01:10PM
Look who's having twins!
No, not Duchess Catherine, but this pair's arrival is a landmark in its own right. Giant panda Lun Lun and her partner, Yang Yang, both 15-years-old and residing at Georgia's Zoo Atlanta, welcomed a pair of tiny twins on Monday. The births are the first for panda twins in the U.S. since 1987.
Originally posted 07/15/2013 03:10PM
He already loves Parks and Recreation, and now Rob Lowe is adding "wildlife rescue" to his growing list of interests.
As part of Procter & Gamble's Dawn Saves Wildlife campaign, the Golden Globe nominee will be narrating a documentary web series called The Big Picture, highlighting the rescue efforts of the Marine Mammal Center and the International Bird Rescue, which saves wildlife from oil spills using Dawn dish soap.
You might be wondering: What does the actor have to do with animals? Actually, leading a charitable life has been on Lowe's agenda since he was 15.
Originally posted 07/11/2013 01:45PM
Originally posted 07/08/2013 02:15PM
Time to think pink!
The Taipei Zoo announced this weekend that its female giant panda, Yuan Yuan, gave birth to a baby girl on July 6. The teeny, tiny gal – who weighs less than half a pound! – is being bottle fed mother's milk and carefully cared for in an incubator.
Originally posted 07/02/2013 12:00PM
Now, that's the face of a tiger cub who wants a later curfew.
From the looks of it, tiger kids are no different than your average teenager: Kirana, a female Sumatran tiger, is forced to look away as her newborn cub lets out a wail within their home at the Chester Zoo in England on Monday.
While we're no expert on big cat mother-child relationships, we can't help but flashback to our own door-slamming fights with Mom. The little one's behavior is also in stark contrast to its easy arrival, captured here on video at the start of June.
Originally posted 06/28/2013 07:15PM
Oh, to be a newborn sea lion.
This handsome critter was born a week ago at the Marineland animal exhibition park in Antibes, France, and he's already lapping up the benefits of spending summer in the south of France.
On Friday, the baby sea lion joined his mom for a little R&R in the sun, working on his tan while Mom preferred to take a dip. But her babe was never far from her mind, or sight, and her little one seemed as equally pleased with the attention as his surroundings.
Enjoy it while it lasts, mama sea lion: It's only a matter of time until your baby wants his independence.
Originally posted 06/27/2013 12:15PM
Like sitcom sisters Laverne and Shirley, Thelma and Louise are back in action.
The San Antonio Zoo welcomed a two-headed turtle on June 18 and named her after the dynamic duo in a cheeky nod to the 1991 Oscar-winning movie of the same name.
Despite the mutation, the Texas cooter seems to have a good head (or two!) on her shoulders. She swims and walks normally, zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike tells the Associated Press, and zoo experts don't predict any health issues for the turtle.
Originally posted 06/21/2013 06:55PM
If you see these lions, you're going to want to run … full speed ahead to hug them, that is!
Originally posted 06/19/2013 03:30PM
Kristin Davis has adopted a baby girl – oh, did we mention she has a trunk?
The Sex and the City actress welcomed Ajuba, a baby female elephant, to her family while working with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
"Ajuba lives at @DSWT, I adopted her + u can too!" reads the caption for a photo she posted Tuesday on Twitter.
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