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Lion Kills Hunting Guide in Zimbabwe Park Where Cecil Lived

Lion Kills Hunting Guide in Zimbabwe Park Where Cecil Lived

Originally posted 08/25/2015 01:05PM

A hunting guide has been mauled to death by a lion in the same Zimbabwe park where Cecil the lion lived before he was killed in July.

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Meet Your Daily Panda Quota with This Baby Panda Party (PHOTOS)

Meet Your Daily Panda Quota with This Baby Panda Party (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 08/25/2015 09:00AM

Take a gander at some of the unbearably cute black and white cubs from around the world, including the National Zoo's new twins

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VIP: 'Very Important Panda' Cub Update from Washington, D.C., and China

VIP: 'Very Important Panda' Cub Update from Washington, D.C., and China

Originally posted 08/24/2015 04:25PM

It's pure panda-monium around the world.

On Saturday, the National Zoo's giant panda, 17-year-old Mei Xiang, gave birth to twins. This is big and surprising news for the Washington, D.C., zoo – which wasn't completely sure its panda was pregnant until she gave birth.

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UpdatePosted 08/23/2015 11:45AM

It's Twins! National Zoo's Panda Mei Xiang Welcomes Twin Cubs After Doubts About Pregnancy

Originally posted 08/22/2015 06:25PM



It's true – the National Zoo has officially gained two new baby pandas.

Washington D.C.'s National Zoo finally confirmed their female panda, Mei Xiang, had given birth to twins on Saturday at 5:34 p.m. local time. The news comes as a bit of a surprise as the zoo wasn't even sure if their 17-year-old panda was actually pregnant.

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National Zoo's Two-Time Panda Mom May Be Pregnant Again

National Zoo's Two-Time Panda Mom May Be Pregnant Again

Originally posted 08/20/2015 03:10PM

What to expect when you're expecting a baby panda ... is a little unclear.

Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo is working to determine if its giant female panda, Mei Xiang, is pregnant again, reports The Smithsonian. The 17-year-old animal is already the mom to Tai Shan, born in 2005, and Bao Bao, born in 2013.

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Blakely Plays the Role of Dog Dad to Ohio Zoo's Rejected Baby Takin (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/18/2015 12:25PM

There have been plenty of interspecies animal moms, but Blakely the dog may be one of the first dads to take on critters from another litter.

Blakely is the nursery dog at the Cincinnati Zoo. His duties include raising and comforting animals who have been abandoned by their mothers. One of the Australian shepherd's newest wards is Dale the takin, a baby goat-antelope that looks like a mini water buffalo, reports USA Today.

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Walter Palmer's Dental Office Reopens After Cecil the Lion Killing

Walter Palmer's Dental Office Reopens After Cecil the Lion Killing

Originally posted 08/18/2015 02:50AM

Just weeks after Dr. Walter Palmer shut down his Minnesota dental practice in the wake of worldwide condemnation of his killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, the offices have reopened.

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Baby Wallaby Makes Joyous Debut at Australian Zoo

Baby Wallaby Makes Joyous Debut at Australian Zoo

Originally posted 08/07/2015 05:45PM

Ta-da! Like a rabbit out of a hat, Taronga Zoo's new baby wallaby popped out of her mom's pouch and made her first public debut in Sydney. It was magical.

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Watch: Mom Teaches Baby Sloth How Lazy is Done

Originally posted 08/07/2015 11:40AM



The definition of sloth: "an aversion to work or exertion; laziness."

Therefore, it is a mother sloth's duty to lead by example.

In this adorable video, a mommy sloth named Hershey luxuriously hangs from a tree limb, and chews some super-juicy food that dribbles out of her mouth. The tiny baby in her lap is taking notes and taking her leftovers, as she licks the juicy goodness from mom's chops.

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Endangered White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Others Left Alive

Endangered White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Others Left Alive

Originally posted 07/30/2015 12:50AM

The death of a Northern white rhinoceros at a Czech Republic zoo on Monday has left only four members of the critically endangered subspecies alive.

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