Desperate times call for desperate measures!
While being chased by a pair of cheetahs, a quick-thinking impala took a leap of faith – literally! – and jumped into a tourist's waiting jeep.
The amazing moment was captured on film by a visitor to South Africa's Kruger National Park, who can be heard in the video shouting, "It's in the car! It's in the car!"
Time to think pink!
The Taipei Zoo announced this weekend that its female giant panda, Yuan Yuan, gave birth to a baby girl on July 6. The teeny, tiny gal – who weighs less than half a pound! – is being bottle fed mother's milk and carefully cared for in an incubator.
Now, that's the face of a tiger cub who wants a later curfew.
From the looks of it, tiger kids are no different than your average teenager: Kirana, a female Sumatran tiger, is forced to look away as her newborn cub lets out a wail within their home at the Chester Zoo in England on Monday.
While we're no expert on big cat mother-child relationships, we can't help but flashback to our own door-slamming fights with Mom. The little one's behavior is also in stark contrast to its easy arrival, captured here on video at the start of June.
Oh, to be a newborn sea lion.
This handsome critter was born a week ago at the Marineland animal exhibition park in Antibes, France, and he's already lapping up the benefits of spending summer in the south of France.
On Friday, the baby sea lion joined his mom for a little R&R in the sun, working on his tan while Mom preferred to take a dip. But her babe was never far from her mind, or sight, and her little one seemed as equally pleased with the attention as his surroundings.
Enjoy it while it lasts, mama sea lion: It's only a matter of time until your baby wants his independence.
Like sitcom sisters Laverne and Shirley, Thelma and Louise are back in action.
The San Antonio Zoo welcomed a two-headed turtle on June 18 and named her after the dynamic duo in a cheeky nod to the 1991 Oscar-winning movie of the same name.
Despite the mutation, the Texas cooter seems to have a good head (or two!) on her shoulders. She swims and walks normally, zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike tells the Associated Press, and zoo experts don't predict any health issues for the turtle.
Kristin Davis has adopted a baby girl – oh, did we mention she has a trunk?
The Sex and the City actress welcomed Ajuba, a baby female elephant, to her family while working with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
"Ajuba lives at @DSWT, I adopted her + u can too!" reads the caption for a photo she posted Tuesday on Twitter.
We'd like to propose a toast to this macaque.
Feeling extra busy? Overwhelmed? Just plain hot? We're clinking glasses with this spirited primate, who prefers to take his worries one sip at a time.
It's always happy hour for this critter in West Sumatra, Indonesia, where it resides at a local tourist attraction. The macaque is known to snatch soft drink bottles from visitors.
Just when you thought the Backstreet Boys couldn't get any cuter!
While on break from touring in China on Thursday, the reunited boy band – members Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean – made nice with a group of panda cubs during a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the country's Sichuan province.
Judging from the photo, we're not sure which quintet had the better time: While each guy happily cradled his furry buddy, the little ones gleefully kicked back, too, relaxing and indulging in delicious drinks.
Now that it's officially summer, you're not the only one enjoying the warmer weather.
You're also not the only one simultaneously trying to beat all that heat.
Taking on Tuesday's rising temperatures at a Haikou, China, zoo, this ostrich decided to treat itself to a cold beverage: water! In what can only be described as the animal kingdom's version of running through the sprinklers, our feathered friend sipped on some H2O while delightfully being doused in stray droplets.
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