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Caught on Camera: Kangaroo Hops Around Australian Airport

Update 10/16/2013 04:15 PM Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30 PM

Qantas airlines's check-in area was hopping on Tuesday at Melbourne Airport – with a real kangaroo!

In this video from Australia's Seven Network, the creature can be seen causing a commotion as he skids, slides and tumbles across the airlines's domestic check-in area – leading some to believe it was a stunt.

The injured animal, who has been named Cyrus by Wildlife Victoria volunteers, made his way to a nearby pharmacy, where he was eventually sedated and taken out of the building.

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The Daily Treat: Watch Taipei Zoo's Panda Cub Learn to Crawl

Originally posted 10/16/2013 04:00 PM

Long day at the office? We've got just the cure! Watching a baby panda learn to crawl is proven to make your workday feel shorter. Or at least it certainly feels that way to us.

But before you thank us, we have to give credit to Yuanzai, without whom none of this would be possible. The female cub recently turned 100-days-old on Oct. 13, and she's celebrating by taking her first steps in this raw footage shot at Taiwan's Taipei Zoo.

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The Daily Treat: Rihanna Meets the (Furry!) Locals in South Africa

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The Daily Treat: Rihanna Meets the (Furry!) Locals in South Africa

Update 10/14/2013 04:00 PM Originally posted 10/14/2013 03:45 PM

What prepares you for a performance for more than 67,000 people? If you're Rihanna, it's a cuddle with a cute lion cub!

Before stepping on stage for her "Diamonds" world tour at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, the singer opted for some downtime with some very special fans.

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Name the Pandas at Zoo Atlanta!

Credit: Adam K. Thompson/Atlanta Zoo/Reuters/Landov

Name the Pandas at Zoo Atlanta!

Update 10/11/2013 01:00 PM Originally posted 10/10/2013 05:00 PM

If you're still going through panda cam withdrawal in the wake of the government shutdown, here's something to take the edge off: The twin giant panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta need names – and you can help!

The male cubs, born to mom Lun Lun, are now 87-days-old and the zoo intends to name them on their 100th day in accordance with a Chinese tradition that is said to bring about good luck. The two are currently referred to as "Cub A" and "Cub B."

In keeping with the pandas's Chinese heritage, possible names were derived from ancient Chinese idioms and provided to the zoo by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Voting ends Oct. 21 at noon via GoodMorningAmerica.com.

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The Daily Treat: Rescued Sea Turtle Now Swimming in Vegas

The Daily Treat: Rescued Sea Turtle Now Swimming in Vegas

Originally posted 10/10/2013 11:15 AM

Things are going swimmingly for OD the sea turtle!

The 320-lb. creature, who was rescued in 2008 after falling ill in the Florida Keys, was placed in his permanent home at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Monday.

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14 Baby Pandas Go Outside for the First Time

Update 10/08/2013 05:30 PM Originally posted 10/08/2013 03:00 PM

With the National Zoo's panda cam still on hiatus due to the government shutdown, much of the world is still wandering the internet aimlessly, searching for their panda fix. We're here to help.

Fourteen panda cubs from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China stepped outside for the first time on Monday – and by "stepped outside," we mean slept in the arms of their handlers before being placed on a blanket – and there's more than 50 seconds of raw footage of the adorable spectacle.

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VIDEO: The Cutest Giraffe You'll See All Day

Originally posted 09/25/2013 07:00 PM

Hello, Autumn!

This leggy lady is the newest addition to Adirondack Animal Land in Gloversville, N.Y., and was fittingly named for the season in which she was born.

The 6-foot-tall giraffe hasn't wasted any time since her arrival on Sunday, the first day of fall: she was standing within an hour of her birth, according to local station News10.

In this clip from CNN, you can see she's a bit wobbly on her feet but as her wiggly ears show, she seems comfortable with the people and cameras surrounding her. She'll be sashaying around her pen in no time!

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The Daily Treat: Pandas Sleeping In a Crib Are Cuter When There's 14 of Them

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PHOTO: See 14 Pandas Sleeping in a Crib

Update 09/24/2013 05:15 PM Originally posted 09/24/2013 03:10 PM

And the entire world said: Aww!

It was panda-monium – well, the kind you can sleep through – at the Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding on Monday, when 14 artificially bred cubs were placed together in a crib for the first time since their birth a few months ago.

While the fluffy babies weren't particularly into posing for pictures, they managed to make a memorable debut nonetheless, adorably snoozing through their time in the spotlight. Other times, keepers held up the tiny black and white cubs, whose eyesight is not yet fully developed.

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The Daily Treat: Lemur Tries His Hand at Telemarketing

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The Daily Treat: Lemur Tries His Hand at Telemarketing

Update 09/20/2013 04:30 PM Originally posted 09/20/2013 01:00 PM

You know the scenario: you've just settled down to dinner and the phone rings; there's someone on the line trying to sell you something or get something from you and you couldn't be more irritated. Well, what if the person on the other line was not a person at all – but a lemur?

Hear us out, we know what you're thinking. But perhaps this lemur in Devon, Britain, can change your mind. He's got a phone book in hand ... err, paw ... and he'd like to talk to you. And whether you're listed in the personal or business section, he's going to find your number sooner or later.

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The Daily Treat: This Lion Wanted a Pumpkin Spiced Latte, But Settled for a Pumpkin

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PHOTO: This Lion Wanted a Pumpkin Spiced Latte, But Settled for a Pumpkin

Update 09/20/2013 08:00 AM Originally posted 09/19/2013 02:00 PM

Fall's officially here, and you know what that means: sweaters, boots, Halloween, pretty leafs and, most importantly, pumpkin spice lattes. But for this lion, that also means learning you can't always get what you want.

Though he's got the sartorial requisites for the season down – fur coat, anyone? – the taste of autumn previously eluded him ... until now. On Thursday, his keepers at the Ouwehands Dierenpark animal park in Rhenen, Netherlands, helped him kick off the season right with a tasty treat as close to the beloved coffee drink as the king of the jungle can get.

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