09:01 AM EDT 11/28/2014
Originally posted 08/13/2014 03:30PM
If there's one thing you remember from today, it should be this: there is nothing cuter than a set of panda triplets.
There is also nothing more rare. Born on July 29 at Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park in China, these 16-day-old siblings are the world's first surviving panda triplets, according to The Guardian.
The birth of the panda babies – who are being cared for by their mother Juxiao and a round-the-clock team of zoo nannies – is extra-special since the animals have such a low reproductive rate.
Originally posted 08/11/2014 05:25PM
Originally posted 08/06/2014 02:15PM
A 220-pound black bear who managed to climb out of a South Texas zoo exhibit took a dip in a pond with some harbor seals before staffers tranquilized him.
No one was hurt in the incident Monday at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Zoo spokeswoman Cynthia Galvan said Tuesday that the male bear, named Oscar, is staying in his sleeping quarters, out of public view, until repairs are made to cracks in the concrete wall of his bear grotto.
Originally posted 08/02/2014 07:15AM
What do you get when you cross a sheep and a goat? (This isn't a trick question.)
Meet Butterfly, the "geep." She's the offspring of a female sheep named Momma and a male pygmy goat named Michael, and she was born at MyPettingZoo.com's facility in Arizona.
"We were not even aware that [Momma] was pregnant because we don't have a male [sheep]," Priscilla Motola, owner of the petting zoo, told Azcentral.com of the surprise arrival, which is believed to have happened on Sunday.
Originally posted 08/01/2014 02:00PM
They may not be king of the jungle, but to us, kangaroos have a certain mystical quality – like that of Kanye, Kim or any K-named celeb for that matter.
So, when National Geographic asked us if they could bring a gray kangaroo to our New York City offices to promote their new special Urban Jungle (airing Aug. 3 at 9 p.m.), we were more than happy (hoppy?) to oblige.
Her name was Ingrid and she definitely stole our hearts – and any ounce of remaining productivity we had on a Thursday morning. As she hopped down our halls with a GoPro camera, hordes of people gathered to catch a glimpse, a selfie, or any other evidence that the Australian native was actually on the 29th floor of our usually quiet office building.
Originally posted 07/29/2014 03:00PM
Originally posted 07/25/2014 06:15PM
An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.
MLive.com reports the alligator named Carlos got out of an enclosure over the weekend at the GarLyn Zoo near Naubinway. He was spotted by people nearby, who called police, but he wasn't caught.
Originally posted 07/18/2014 03:15PM
We're used to celebrities dropping by our offices – but when a fox and an alligator paid us a visit recently, we all went a little wild!
The visit was courtesy of Martin and Chris Kratt, the brothers who star in PBS's Wild Kratts, an animated children's series about animals who live in places like jungles and swamplands.
Originally posted 06/16/2014 12:20PM
Zoo animals in Georgia's capital are not allowed to be lonely, even if it means they end up with rather unusual companions.
Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:45PM
It's almost the weekend! You just need a few bear necessities to get through the rest of the work day, namely a good attitude. Let Smudge show you how it's done.
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