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If pandas are anything like humans, Bao Bao will soon ask for the keys to the car.
For more than six months, zookeepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., have been working toward weaning the giant panda from her mother Mei Xiang, just as she would in the wild, and now, well, the 18-month-old is basically like your typical American teenager: taking lots of time apart from her parent.
Australia is home to more deadly snake species than any other country in the world, but not everything in the outback is out to kill you. The quokka is just hungry for a photo or two.
This cat-sized marsupial is becoming Australia's unofficial goodwill ambassador, thanks to a surge in quokka selfies. Instead of running from tourists and their cameras, these animals appear to revel in the chance to take photos with their new human friends.
Everyone, meet Charlotte. Charlotte is a baby flying fox from Brisbane, Australia.
Recently, heavy rains in Brisbane have damaged the local flying fox population, with casualties including Charlotte's parents. Fortunately, there are people like Denise Wade, a videographer who takes in orphans like Charlotte and cares for them until they're strong enough to return to the wild.
Wade's clearly going above and beyond for her charges: Look at the TLC Charlotte is receiving in this clip.
A warning to firefighter A.J. Johnson: If we should ever cross paths, you're getting a humongous bear hug from us.
In this video uploaded to YouTube by Kentucky.com, the diligent rescue worker is seen administering oxygen to a cat that escaped a house fire (watch until the very end, when Johnson comforts the kitty with gentle strokes to the head).
A blind Labrador retriever is back in the loving arms of her owner after spending two weeks lost in the cold.
"It's pretty impressive. It's not hideous; it's beautiful."
That's Mark McGrouther, fish collection manager for the Australian Museum, describing a curious new arrival – a goblin fish. The species' bizarre looks have given it such nicknames as "alien of the deep" and "living fossil," but McGrouther's quote, which originally appeared in this Agence France-Presse article, speaks to how most people would greet this creature: "Eek!"
It's furry, with a long tail, and has big ears … if you guessed monkey, we'd make great teammates!
A new app called TailsUp! tests your animal knowledge with a Charades-like game, using verbal and physical clues to help your teammate guess the right animal.
The game, created by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help kids and families learn more about animals, will give proceeds from in-app purchases to the AZA's animal conservation.
This one's for all the cat ladies out there: Call your travel agent now, because I have a fun and furry vacation idea for you.
Book a ticket to Aoshima Island. This tiny Japanese isle is a magical, meowy place where squads of feral cats rule the streets, and just about everything else, according to NBC News.
Also known as Cat Island, Aoshima is a pet dander paradise where felines outnumber humans six to one.
"I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid. Tell me, weasel, now when did you last let your heart decide?"
That's the music I hear in my head as this odd couple soars through the Hornchurch Country Park sky in London. According to ITV News, the story behind this extraordinary photo is a little different and a tad darker than it appears.
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