02:08 PM EDT 05/28/2015
Originally posted 03/04/2015 03:00PM
If pandas are anything like humans, Bao Bao will soon ask for the keys to the car.
For more than six months, zookeepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., have been working toward weaning the giant panda from her mother Mei Xiang, just as she would in the wild, and now, well, the 18-month-old is basically like your typical American teenager: taking lots of time apart from her parent.
Originally posted 03/03/2015 04:25PM
It's furry, with a long tail, and has big ears … if you guessed monkey, we'd make great teammates!
A new app called TailsUp! tests your animal knowledge with a Charades-like game, using verbal and physical clues to help your teammate guess the right animal.
The game, created by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help kids and families learn more about animals, will give proceeds from in-app purchases to the AZA's animal conservation.
Originally posted 02/26/2015 04:30PM
Citizens of Phoenix can now rest easy: two escaped llamas previously terrorizing (and most likely fertilizing) the streets have been captured.
Originally posted 02/23/2015 04:00PM
We like snow … mainly because it gives us the perfect excuse to wear blankets as clothes.
Originally posted 02/03/2015 03:15PM
Malcolm Brenner's summer-long fling with a dolphin named Dolly is the subject of a new documentary short called Dolphin Lover, which received an honorable mention at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival in Park CIty, Utah.
"My name is Malcolm J. Brenner and this is the story of how I fell in love with Dolly the dolphin," Brenner says in a teaser for the film, directed by Kareem Tabsch.
San Francisco Zoo Offering Heartbroken Patrons a Chance to Gift Cockroaches to Their Exes for Valentine's Day
Originally posted 01/26/2015 12:40PM
Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.
The zoo is highlighting two of its less-desirable inhabitants through the adopt-an-animal program that is usually used to raise money for the care of more cuddly or attractive creatures, such as penguins, lions and pandas.
The Valentine's special compares the creepy characteristics of Madagascar hissing cockroaches and the giant hairy scorpions to the ways of heart-breaking mammals with two legs.
Originally posted 01/25/2015 07:45AM
What do chimpanzees talk about when they talk about love? (Or anything else, really?)
Scientists are finally getting to the root of that question. A new study published in Animal Behaviour details the efforts of scientists who studied chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast's Taï Forest for over 750 hours.
Originally posted 01/21/2015 05:50PM
Mark Rosenthal, who also narrates this video, claims that it's rare to glimpse sloths breeding, and perhaps one of the reasons why is that it takes … sloths … a … long … time … to … do … anything. In fact, you might not even be able to tell what these two sloths have in mind if you didn't have a narrator explaining it to you.
Originally posted 01/21/2015 05:00PM
We can hardly bear the cuteness of Vietnam's Halong Bay bears – and that's just one reason why celebrities around the world are joining Animals Asia's campaign to save them from suffering on bile farms.
In an effort to rescue Asia's furry friends, singer/actress Olivia Newton-John, actor/writer (and newlywed!) Stephen Fry and actress Ali MacGraw have lent their helping hands to remove these bears from dangerous conditions and place them into Animals Asia's care and rehabilitation at its Tam Dao bear sanctuary.
Originally posted 01/19/2015 01:45PM
He looks like a too-perfect special effects creation for a movie, but nope, he's real. Behold the pygmy hippo born to England's Whipsnade Zoo on December 26.
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