08:00 PM EDT 03/07/2014
Originally posted 03/05/2014 05:15PM
Parents, we all know Yuan Yuan's pain, don't we?
The giant panda thought she'd managed to get her cub, Yuan Zai, to bed – only to have her little one scramble away. And for a few precious minutes, Yuan Zai had her run of the enclosure at Taiwan's Taipei Zoo. (Start the above video at the 2:45 mark if you want to get straight to the action.)
But when Yuan Yuan realized where the 7-month-old cub had gotten to, she quickly came out and scooped her up by the fur. Try as Yuan Zai might, there was no convincing her mother to let her stay up late. In fact, Yuan Yuan kept a firm grasp on her baby girl until she fell back to sleep.
Originally posted 01/10/2014 12:40PM
Originally posted 01/06/2014 03:00PM
It's the moment you've been waiting for: The Taipei Zoo's giant panda cub is on display.
And, you guessed it – she's a looker!
Six-month-old Yuan Zai made her public debut on Monday, just days after she was unveiled to the media at the Taiwan zoo on Saturday. (Watch her get ready with her handlers for the big reveal in the video above.)
Originally posted 12/30/2013 02:00PM
BBC discovered an underwater life of vice while filming its new TV series Dolphins: Spy in the Pod. Using a fake sea turtle equipped with a camera, the crew was able to get unprecedented access to dolphin pods and their behaviors.
The bizarre footage, which will air in 2014, shows a group of dolphins nudging and chewing on a pufferfish, causing the fish to release its defensive toxins. The mammals then pass the fish around, take in the toxins and appear to go into a trance-like state.
Originally posted 01/03/2014 03:10PM
Hey, sleepy heads!
Looks like nothing can wake these adorable twin polar bear cubs from their slumber – even when one tries to nestle closer to the other. And, really, who can blame them? Their mama's fur looks pretty darn cozy!
Originally posted 12/30/2013 02:00PM
With New Year's Eve just a day away, you've probably got your evening ensemble and countdown cupcake ready to go.
Unless you're this orangutan.
And judging by the look on his face, you can tell being unprepared is starting to weigh on him. In addition to what to wear and what to serve, there's also decorating to be done. Plus, and we don't want to rub salt into the wound, but someone's going to need to find time to head to the salon.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 01:45PM
We weren't really sure what we wanted for the holidays. We told our friends and loved ones to just cover a cat in wrapping paper and call it a day.
But now we know what we want – no, what we need – this year: Penguins. And they have to be dressed up like Santa.
The feathery (and festive!) fellas got into the spirit of the season at South Korea's Everland theme park. Each day until Christmas, visitors are greeted with a mini penguin parade, reports Reuters.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 03:00PM
Amanda and Patrick Leigh have a whale of a tale to share about their wedding day.
While taking photos at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., the couple was photobombed by Juno, an 11-year-old beluga whale, who managed to swim right in between the two just before the camera clicked.
"That was just a lucky photo," Amanda told GoodMorningAmerica.com. "We paused to fix the dress and the whale happened to come over. My husband and I looked behind us and he was right there, like, 'Hello.'"
Originally posted 12/10/2013 03:00PM
He's a pachyderm with a purpose: to cheer people up!
This happy and healthy male elephant was born when the staff of the Melbourne Zoo really needed a pick-me-up, arriving just days after an 11-month-old elephant died at the zoo in a freak accident.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 12:35PM
So, a lion, a tiger and two leopards walk into a New York City office building ...
Okay, it didn't quite go down like that – there were cat carriers, baby bottles full of milk and several animal wranglers involved when four spirited big cats came to the PEOPLE studios last week in honor of Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD (running through Dec. 6).
After cat wrangler Boone Smith gave us the lowdown on these amazing felines, including a rare white tiger and African lion cub, we thought: Wouldn't it be fun if we got the 3-month-old African leopards to play with Christmas ornaments? Well, it turns out Ogre and Betty had other ideas. Click play above to watch what happens when you try and choreograph wild animals in a big fancy studio space.
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