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And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe's Name Is ... (Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!)

And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe's Name Is ... (Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!)

Originally posted 04/24/2015 12:00PM

As the royal baby name game continues to leave us guessing, we can all sleep a little more soundly knowing at least one adorable newborn finally has her moniker.

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Columbus Zoo Welcomes Tiger Triplets – and the First Video Is So Cute

Originally posted 04/23/2015 04:35PM

While we wait for royal baby No. 2, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating its own exciting birth.

Three baby Amur tiger cubs were born there on Tuesday morning, according to The Columbus Dispatch. All of the striped sweeties are males and belong to first-time mother Irisa.

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Koalas Given First-Class Treatment Before Their Trip to Singapore (PHOTOS)

Koalas Given First-Class Treatment Before Their Trip to Singapore

Originally posted 04/14/2015 06:30PM

Air travel can be unbearable, but not for these koalas.

A quartet of the fuzzy Australian natives were pampered by Qantas Airways' first-class treatment before their upcoming flight to Singapore, reports Today.com.

Chan, Idalia, Paddle and Pellita enjoyed big seats, fresh eucalyptus and hot towels before jet-setting to their new home. The koalas are on loan from Australia to the Singapore Zoo as part of an effort to strengthen the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Toddler Falls into Cheetah Pit at Zoo After Mom Dangles Him Over Enclosure

Toddler Falls into Cheetah Pit at Zoo After Mom Dangles Him Over Enclosure

Originally posted 04/13/2015 07:20PM

A 2-year-old boy visiting the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo fell almost 12-feet into a cheetah pit and broke his leg after his mother dangled him over the ledge of the enclosure and lost her grasp on him, according to authorities.

The toddler was rescued by his parents, who went in after him, and then taken to the hospital for treatment. The cheetahs, the fastest land mammals on earth, did not interact with either the child or adults in any way, the zoo said.

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Sex of the Dallas Zoo's Baby Giraffe Revealed! (Plus a Bonus Pic)

UpdatePosted 04/12/2015 12:00PM

Sex of the Dallas Zoo's Baby Giraffe Revealed! (Plus a Bonus Pic)

Originally posted 04/11/2015 07:40PM

Update on Sunday, April 12: It's a girl!

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World's First Broadcast of Giant Pandas Mating: Lu Lu the Panda Is a Love Machine (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/10/2015 06:00PM

Lu Lu the giant panda is working to build his species one baby at a time.

On April 2, Lu Lu was introduced to female panda Xi Mei as part of a breeding program at the Sichuan Giant Panda Research Center in China, reports the Huffington Post

The two bears (shown in the video above) copulated for 18 minutes and three seconds, shattering the usual 1:20 run time for panda sex. Lu Lu's intimate time with Xi Mei actually broke the record for longest recorded panda sex session.

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This Giraffe Birth Live-Cam Will Keep You Busy During Royal Baby Watch

Royal Baby Watch Can Wait: the Live Giraffe Birth You Need to See

Originally posted 04/06/2015 12:15PM

On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for Katie's new addition?

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Zookeepers Discover Boy Bear Is Actually a Girl After Two Years of Care

Zookeepers Discover Boy Bear Is Actually a Girl After Two Years of Care

Originally posted 03/22/2015 07:20PM

The Phoenix Zoo has something "em-bear-assing" to confess. For the past two years, the Andean bear keepers have been calling a boy ... is actually a girl, reports azcentral.com.

The zoo recently admitted online that they made a mistake when determining Luka the bear's sex. Keepers discovered their error while doing a check-up on two-year-old Luka before moving her to a new home at a zoo in Nashville, Tennessee.

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'Miracle' Panda Triplets Spend Some Cuddly Time with Mom (VIDEO)

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.

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Aww: The National Zoo's Panda Is Growing Up!

Aww: The National Zoo's Panda Is Growing Up!

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.

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