02:15 PM EDT 09/18/2014
Originally posted 04/22/2014 03:00PM
We're not the only kids at this playground. There are countless species of animals who also call earth home.
And so, as we celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, we want to give you seven more reasons to recycle that can of soda you just guzzled for lunch.
Seven more reasons to bike to the store for that gallon of milk instead of drive.
Seven more reasons to turn off your computer (gasp!) and save a little energy.
Originally posted 04/14/2014 03:30PM
With summer on the way, the penguins are ready to play!
A group of hatchlings born at the Oregon Zoo is on its way to joining the zoo's Humboldt penguin colony of 18 adults this summer.
The facility has welcomed five little ones over the past few months and even managed to capture one of the baby's hatchings on camera.
Originally posted 04/11/2014 09:45AM
Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.
Originally posted 04/04/2014 02:10PM
Ever since Ellen DeGeneres took the mother of all selfies at the Oscars last month, people everywhere have been trying to top it. Well, it appears someone finally has – a koala.
The cuddly residents of the Wild Life Sydney Zoo are the latest members of the animal kingdom to become selfie-obssessed. When a camera was set up on a moveable tripod in their enclosure a few weeks ago, Bruce, Aaron and Bill immediately started posing for snaps.
Originally posted 04/03/2014 04:50PM
Originally posted 03/27/2014 10:35AM
A Danish zoo on Wednesday defended its decision to kill two aging lions and two cubs, citing the risk of inbreeding and the arrival of a new male.
Originally posted 03/23/2014 05:30PM
Originally posted 03/18/2014 12:00PM
Originally posted 03/16/2014 03:30PM
Veterinarians at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are keeping a close watch over a baby gorilla delivered by C-section last week.
The 4.6-lb. female underwent a procedure on Friday to fix a collapsed lung that seems to have happened during delivery, the Associated Press reports.
An emergency C-section was performed on the first-time mom, Imani, 18, because she was in distress after going into labor on Wednesday. The procedure is rarely performed on gorillas.
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.
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