Big Cat Cuteness So Alarming You Might Spill Your Coffee

Besides the whole predator thing (and that's a purr-tty big thing), mountain lions are a lot like house cats.

In rare footage given to PEOPLE by our friends at Nat Geo WILD, we see that a mother cougar enjoys lounging around her house (the aforementioned mountain), rolls on her back for a belly rub and cuddles with her fluffy kittens awfully aww-dorably.

It's rare to see such reclusive animals like these in their own environment, but thanks to tracking technology and remote cameras we can drink it all in during our coffee break.

San Diego Zoo's Northern White Rhino Nola Has Died, Only 3 of Her Kind Remain

There are only three northern white rhinos left in the world. 

On Sunday, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced its 41-year-old northern white rhino, Nola, had died. Her passing caused a 25% drop in the Earth's population of this two-horned subspecies. 

Wild Week Recap: Cats Drop in on G20 and Other Surprise Animal Appearances

The animals of the world spent this week breaking boundaries and checking out new venues. The human world is starting to look sweeter to our four-legged counterparts, and they are ready to get off the sidelines, which they showed with several days of surprise appearances. 

Cats are thinking of putting a paw into politics, zebras are certain they're done with circuses, penguins just want to be where the people are — and it all happened this week. 

Maryland Wildlife Workers Remove Milk Can from Trapped Bear's Head

Winnie the Pooh would be pleased to know he's not the only one to get himself into bear-y big trouble.

Wildlife workers in Thurmont, Maryland, used an electric hand saw to remove a metal milk can from a black bear's head on Monday, according to The Associated Press. The 175 to 200-pound animal somehow got his noggin wedged in the can and the Department of Natural Resources was called on to help free the adult male, who was roaming in a rural location.

National Zoo Announces Baby Panda Bei Bei's Public Debut

You've seen the photos, watched the live feed, read the stories. Now, experience the real thing: The National Zoo has announced the date of Bei Bei's public debut. 

The Snuggle Is Real: Bears Acting Like Humans — It's as Glorious as it Sounds!

What do you call a bear who helps himself to beer in the fridge? A bear-y good friend, indeed. After all, that means you don't have to get up!

In this latest installment of The Snuggle Is Real, we meet a handful of bears who think they're people — and honestly, these guys are more chill than a lot of the humans we know.

They love pool parties, enjoy kicking back on hammocks and grab themselves cold ones from the fridge when needed. Next time we throw a party, we know who to invite.

Penguins of Denmark Attempt Daring Escape

It's the caper that could've been. 

Taking a cue from the penguins of Madgascar, a group of the flightless birds from the Odense Zoo in Denmark tried to make a daring escape from their exhibit, reports UPI. The penguins would've gotten away with it to, if it weren't for those meddling footprints!

Last of 33 Bears Saved from Bile Farm in Vietnam

It was a Herculean effort that ended with the rescue of Hercules the bear.

The bear in the video above was the last of 33 rescued from a bile farm in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam, where the group Animals Asia began a rescue effort six months ago.

VIDEO: Even Gorillas Can't Turn Away From a Good Cat Video

Humans aren't the only ones rendered useless by cat videos.

Thanks to a video posted on Twitter by a 16-year-old, we now know that gorillas are mesmerized by them, too. 

According to Tech Insider, it was filmed at the Louisville Zoo in Louisville, Kentucky, by 16-year-old Sierra Sheard. In a Tweet posted Nov. 1, Sheard writes: “I went to the zoo today and this lady was showing this gorilla cat videos and he was WATCHING THEM.”

Klondike, the Oldest Polar Bear in the U.S., Dies at Age 34

The Philadelphia Zoo is mourning the death of its polar bear Klondike, who was reportedly the oldest polar bear in the United States. She died at the age of 34. 

According to The Associated Press, the zoo euthanized Klondike on Friday morning due to a recent and rapid decline in her medical condition and overall health. The bear was struggling to walk and stand, and she did not respond to any of the treatments the zoo administered.