The Water Bowl: Pandas Get FedExed to France!
01/17/2012 AT 12:00 PM EST
Two pandas named Huan Huan and Yuan Zi have been marked special delivery and shipped off from China – in their own special FedEx plane – to France, where they will live for 10 years. The loan is a diplomatic gesture aimed to strengthen ties between the countries. –Reuters
Knut, the world's most famous polar bear, will be remembered in a new memorial titled "Knut, the Dreamer." The monument's sculpture, designed by artist Josef Tabachnyk, will cost about $19,000. –Spiegel Online
A sea otter featured in a viral video of two sea otters holding hands has died. Milo was 12 years old and had been diagnosed with lymphoma last year. –CBC News
Irwin, a partially disabled kangaroo – and one Australian woman's therapy pet – has had to move to a different city with his owner. A new city ordinance has complicated matters for Irwin and his owner. –KOTV/News on 6
The curious can now watch footage taken from cameras attached to collars on bears in the wilds of Alaska. The clips show that bears are active and do things "with purpose." –ABC News