Omgomgmg!! That is so freakin' cute we cannot handle it!!
A cutie, one-month old panda cub was born back in July at the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan.
The baby was the first panda ever born in Taiwan!
With less than 1,600 pandas left in the wild, and pandas being notoriously hard to raise in captivity, this little baby is a miracle.
So it's all the sweeter when the cub got to meet her mama for the first time!
The mama just goes right up to her baby and grabs her and holds her in her arms.
Awww! It's the sweetest thing everrrrr!
Check out the video (above) to see the cutest mama/baby panda interaction ever!
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Oooooh….Marion Cotillard…you in trawble!
The French actress stars as an animal trainer in her new flick, Rust and Bone, and scenes in the film show captive killer whales.
Now many animal rights groups are asking patrons to skip out on Rust and Bone and they are appalled that director Jacques Audiard would use performance animals in the movie.
Even Marion had her reservations about her role, stating:
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AWWWWWW!! Simply adorbs!
Howletts Wild Animal Park based out of Canterbury, England have welcomed a new member to their family of Grizzled Leaf Monkeys.
The baby, named Asmara, is the twentieth baby to
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What a well thought out plan!
Fate tempter zoo ownerAlexander Pylyshenko announced he's gonna live with two of his lions in their cage at his private Ukrainian zoo for 35 days!!
Alex says his goal is to raise awareness about the living conditions of animals in captivity — but we're purdy sure staying alive is ranked right above that.
"I hope that spirit and optimism with which I approach this project, will be understood and supported by the people for whom life-saving rare species of animals is not an empty sound. Only together we can give our children this wonderful world of wildlife."
The married father of two is gonna sleep next to the lions and even eat meat fed to him through the bars of the cage.
We're rooting for Alex. But srsly, we won't be surprised if our update on his atempt is not good news.
[Image via WENN.]
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This little kiwi doesn't have to worry about not having wings — when you're this cute someone will carry you anywhere you want to go!
In this handout photo provided by the Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre, a rare white kiwi chick is seen only days after being hatched on May 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The all-white kiwi, named Manukura is the first white chick known to be born in captivity.
The chick is the thirteenth of fourteen baby kiwis hatched at the wildlife centre this season.
We hope they release more photos of the group of baby birdies!
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Wild chimpanzees use more than twice the number of gestures to communicate than previously thought, scientists have said.
The animals have at least 66 different mannerisms that they use to talk to each other, according to researchers from the University Of St Andrews in Scotland.
It was previously thought that chimpanzees had just 30 distinct gestures, although this figure was arrived at following observations of animals in captivity.
The study suggests that there is a common system of communication across the species, as opposed to there being individual gestures for each group.
Not only that, but there is a significant overlap in signals used by gorillas and orangutans.
Scientists have previously shown that chimpanzees comfort the victims of bullies with a consoling hug and a reassuring peck on the cheek to help lower stress levels.
It was found that chimps comfort each other after fighting and are less stressed after a cuddle.
We should try that!
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It's a miracle!
Almost 25 years after the California condor went extinct in the wild and dwindled to just 27 birds in captivity, North America's largest flying bird is on the verge of a watershed moment: Its total population is projected to hit 400 this spring, including 200 birds thriving in the wild.
The projections come as curators are reporting a successful hatching season at breeding centers in California and elsewhere.
Scienctist say condors got themselves into this mess by just being
"Condors are doing what they normally do: They feed on marine animal carcasses. But it turns out these marine animals are feeding on DDE, and now the condors are feeding on them, and the shells of their eggs are thin and break."
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