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.
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.
On his Nat Geo Wild show, America the Wild, adventurer Casey Anderson comes calmly face-to-face with wolves, bats and moose (oh my!).
And it's a good thing: When we hosted Anderson and some of his furry friends – a skunk, a coyote and a bear – at our PEOPLE.com offices last week, we needed the TV host to keep the peace as his baby bear friend (adorably) tore through our video studio!
It's a jungle out there – especially for Katy Perry!
In the new music video for her single "Roar," Perry's plane crashes in a jungle and she's forced to cuddle up to the locals … and by locals we mean spiders, monkeys and elephants!
It's a girl!
The Smithsonian's National Zoo announced Thursday that its 2-week-old (but already smiling!) giant panda cub is female, and her father is National Zoo panda Tian Tian (tee-YEN tee-YEN).
Panda mother Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) was artificially inseminated with sperm from Tian Tian, as well as from a panda named Gao Gao, at the San Diego Zoo. A sample was recently collected to determine the paternity of her cub, born Aug. 23.
If you've ever smiled really, really big when you walked into a movie theater and it had nothing to do with what you were there to see, then this bearcat totally gets you.
He's loving the smell of popcorn, too.
Bearcats, a.k.a. binturongs, naturally emit a scent reminiscent of buttery popcorn from their glands. And that's enough to bring a smile to Oliver Wolf's face.
The 2-month-old Staten Island Zoo resident knows no Oscar nominee or Ryan Gosling-lead rom-com can top his natural scent, which is used by the mammals to communicate.
He's got the competition licked!
A chimpanzee named Brent, who paints with his tongue, has won an art contest held by the Humane Society.
The 37-year-old primate, who has lived at Chimp Haven in Kentville, La., since 2006, won a $10,000 prize for the sanctuary, which will be used to expand the facility and prepare for new residents.
Brent creates his unique paintings by applying blobs of child-safe tempera paints onto a canvas with his tongue.
Congratulations are in order for the National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang, who welcomed a cub on Friday evening – and it turns out the little one is already more than happy about the attention.
During an examination by members of the animal care staff on Sunday, the newborn appeared to smile ever-so-slightly for waiting photographers. "The cub is robust, fully formed, and is a bright, healthy shade of pink," reports the Washington zoo's officials.
The cub's birth is the result of artificial insemination after Mei Xiang failed to breed with the National Zoo's male panda Tian Tian. As the baby continues to grow, mother and child will be in isolation for the next few months.
A giant panda gave birth at Washington's National Zoo on Friday, causing buzz among fans as they flocked to a panda cam's live feed to hear the cub squeal and watch the mother immediately start caring for it.
The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:32 p.m. Friday, two hours after her water broke. Zoo officials said the panda team heard the cub vocalize and that the mother picked it up immediately and began cradling and caring for it.
"WE HAVE A CUB!! Born at 5:32 p.m. this evening," the zoo Tweeted.
"I'm glued to the new panda cams and thrilled to hear the squeals, which appear healthy, of our newborn cub," said Dennis Kelly, director of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
We know the last thing you want to hold is that black and white fiend called a raccoon that rummages through your trash at night. But what if we told you there's a cuter, cuddlier version of it?
Well, start spreading your arms.
Researchers have discovered a new species of mammal called the olinguito, a teddy bear-faced creature that's most similar to a dog, cat or bear, reports the Associated Press. Though new species are regularly discovered, this kind of find, a mammal, is far rarer and hasn't happened in about 35 years.
The raccoon-sized animals travel by jumping from tree to tree in the forests of Ecuador and Colombia at night – but that's not the reason why they haven't been identified earlier.
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