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Originally posted 10/23/2013 05:35PM
They're Cub A and Cub B no more!
Meet Mei Lun and Mei Huan, twin male giant pandas born at Zoo Atlanta in July, who, as part of Chinese tradition, finally received their official names on Wednesday, their 100th day of life. The names – pronounced May Loon and May Hwaan – were chosen after an online vote, and couldn't be more fitting. They translate to: "indescribably beautiful and magnificent."
Originally posted 10/23/2013 01:15PM
One million dollars was the right price for Bob Barker.
The former The Price Is Right host gave nearly that much to transport three elephants from a zoo in Canada to the Performing Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS) sanctuary in San Andreas, Calif. On Monday, he was there to see them roam around in their new digs – all 2,000 acres of it.
Originally posted 10/18/2013 03:05PM
Play nice, girls!
Five weeks after their arrival, the Oregon Zoo's lion cubs are starting to form sisterly bonds, enjoying some requisite roughhousing and palling around. But there's another milestone the trio is also about to hit: being named.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30PM
Qantas airlines's check-in area was hopping on Tuesday at Melbourne Airport – with a real kangaroo!
In this video from Australia's Seven Network, the creature can be seen causing a commotion as he skids, slides and tumbles across the airlines's domestic check-in area – leading some to believe it was a stunt.
The injured animal, who has been named Cyrus by Wildlife Victoria volunteers, made his way to a nearby pharmacy, where he was eventually sedated and taken out of the building.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 04:00PM
Long day at the office? We've got just the cure! Watching a baby panda learn to crawl is proven to make your workday feel shorter. Or at least it certainly feels that way to us.
But before you thank us, we have to give credit to Yuanzai, without whom none of this would be possible. The female cub recently turned 100-days-old on Oct. 13, and she's celebrating by taking her first steps in this raw footage shot at Taiwan's Taipei Zoo.
Originally posted 10/14/2013 03:45PM
What prepares you for a performance for more than 67,000 people? If you're Rihanna, it's a cuddle with a cute lion cub!
Before stepping on stage for her "Diamonds" world tour at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, the singer opted for some downtime with some very special fans.
Originally posted 10/10/2013 05:00PM
If you're still going through panda cam withdrawal in the wake of the government shutdown, here's something to take the edge off: The twin giant panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta need names – and you can help!
The male cubs, born to mom Lun Lun, are now 87-days-old and the zoo intends to name them on their 100th day in accordance with a Chinese tradition that is said to bring about good luck. The two are currently referred to as "Cub A" and "Cub B."
In keeping with the pandas's Chinese heritage, possible names were derived from ancient Chinese idioms and provided to the zoo by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Voting ends Oct. 21 at noon via GoodMorningAmerica.com.
Originally posted 10/10/2013 11:15AM
Things are going swimmingly for OD the sea turtle!
The 320-lb. creature, who was rescued in 2008 after falling ill in the Florida Keys, was placed in his permanent home at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Monday.
Originally posted 10/08/2013 03:00PM
With the National Zoo's panda cam still on hiatus due to the government shutdown, much of the world is still wandering the internet aimlessly, searching for their panda fix. We're here to help.
Fourteen panda cubs from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China stepped outside for the first time on Monday – and by "stepped outside," we mean slept in the arms of their handlers before being placed on a blanket – and there's more than 50 seconds of raw footage of the adorable spectacle.
Originally posted 09/25/2013 07:00PM
This leggy lady is the newest addition to Adirondack Animal Land in Gloversville, N.Y., and was fittingly named for the season in which she was born.
The 6-foot-tall giraffe hasn't wasted any time since her arrival on Sunday, the first day of fall: she was standing within an hour of her birth, according to local station News10.
In this clip from CNN, you can see she's a bit wobbly on her feet but as her wiggly ears show, she seems comfortable with the people and cameras surrounding her. She'll be sashaying around her pen in no time!
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