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Zoo Animals

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Orphaned Kangaroos & Wallabies in Australian Bushfires Need 'Pouch Liners'

UpdatePosted 01/18/2015 08:45AM

Orphaned Kangaroos & Wallabies in Australian Bushfires Need 'Pouch Liners'

Originally posted 01/14/2015 03:30PM

Sew, here's the deal: Project Pouch needs you!

Koalas aren't the only animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. Orphaned or injured possums, kangaroos, and wallabies need to be kept warm in a pouch-like environment. To help, Project Pouch, a new campaign created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is asking for handmade "pouch liner" donations to comfort the traumatized animal babies, nine of which are being cared for by the Adelaide Zoo.

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UpdatePosted 01/08/2015 08:00AM

D.C.'s Panda Cub Bao Bao Melts Hearts Playing in First Snow

Originally posted 01/07/2015 12:45PM

A video of The National Zoo's panda cub playing in the cold snow for the first time is melting hearts around the globe.

The Washington, D.C., zoo released video of Bao Bao the panda cub rolling downhill in the snow as she played with a block of wood Tuesday – and not surprisingly, the clip immediately went viral.

After her moment of bliss, Bao Bao does a backward somersault and later pounces on her mother, Mei Xiang (seriously, you have to watch this).

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UpdatePosted 01/06/2015 07:35AM

The Daily Treat: Watch Lions Play with Old Christmas Trees (Best Belated Gift Ever!)

Originally posted 01/05/2015 07:35PM

Christmas came a little late for the lions at the Linton Zoological Gardens in Cambridgeshire, England.

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Credit: K.C. Alfred/AP
Baby Gorilla Born at the San Diego Zoo Refuses to Leave Mom's Side

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Baby Gorilla Born at the San Diego Zoo Refuses to Leave Mom's Side

Originally posted 01/03/2015 01:20PM

It's the mother-baby bond in action.

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UpdatePosted 12/23/2014 07:00PM

VIDEO: Monkey Uses CPR to Save Electrocuted Friend

Originally posted 12/23/2014 01:55PM

This is no time to monkey around.

When one monkey's friend passed out from an electric shock he received from a railway track in Kanpur, India, he turned into George Clooney (circa ER) and tried to save his friend's life by administering what looks like CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

It all plays out in a heart-pumping YouTube video, first with the monkey shaking his lifeless buddy, who appears totally limp when his friend picks him up.

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Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/AP
Central Park Cuteness: Manhattan Zoo Exhibits 2 Harbor Seals

Central Park Cuteness: Manhattan Zoo Exhibits 2 Harbor Seals

Originally posted 12/19/2014 11:30AM

Harbor seals are being exhibited at the Central Park Zoo for the first time since 2011.

The Wildlife Conservation Society says the two seals, Adam and Anson, are natives of Brooklyn. They were the first harbor seals born at the New York Aquarium in more than 15 years.

Though not endangered, harbor seals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

They can sometimes be seen off the coast of New York City and Long Island.

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UpdatePosted 11/26/2014 07:00AM

The Daily Treat: A Baby Leopard Stopped by Our Office, and Now We're Bragging About It

Originally posted 11/25/2014 04:50PM

Sometimes life does not suck.

Dave Salmoni (and his muscles) brought a baby leopard to our offices on Monday – and it was un-fur-gettable on all counts!

The Animal Planet host and animal expert, plus his adorable friend Queen Bee, a simply (for lack of a better word) squishy black African leopard, were here to help promote the Give a Bear a Home campaign, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the World Wildlife Fund.

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Panda Tumbling in Snow Makes Winter Almost Bearable

Originally posted 11/24/2014 09:30AM

Indisputable fact: Everything is better when a panda is present. Even snowstorms.

For proof that blizzards can be bearable, feast your eyes on Da Mao, a giant panda from the Toronto Zoo, who was captured on hidden camera (and on Instagram) doing somersaults and tumbles in the snow.

Like the ursine equivalent of pro snowboarder Shaun White, Da Mao zooms down a hill in the enclosure like it's NBD – but it is, in fact, a bear-y big deal, buddy. So big that the zoo has dubbed the panda's cool trick bear-bogganing.

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Credit: Courtesy Diana Romanos/Twitter
Big Cat on the Prowl Near Paris Is Not a Tiger

Big Cat on the Prowl Near Paris Is Not a Tiger

Originally posted 11/13/2014 12:30PM

French authorities say a big, wild cat eluding police near Disneyland Paris is not a tiger, but they don't know exactly what it is.

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UpdatePosted 11/08/2014 04:50PM

Can You Say Brave? Porcupine Takes On 13 Lions Like a Boss

Originally posted 11/07/2014 02:30PM

If lions are king of the jungle, then porcupines are masters of the universe.

In this YouTube video, watch one of the prickly creatures defend himself against a pride of 13 lions like a boss – cool, calm, collected and completely prepared to deliver a quill to the jaw, if necessary.

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