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America's Favorite Giant Panda Celebrates First Birthday

By Meera Dolasia on August 29, 2014
America's Favorite Giant Panda Celebrates First Birthday

On Saturday, August 23rd, over 300 people lined up outside Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C., to participate in the first birthday celebration of one of its cutest and most precious residents - America's favorite giant panda cub, Bao Bao.

Our Disappearing Birds

By Richard Pavek on August 15, 2014
Our Disappearing Birds

Land animals are not the only ones being affected by the loss of habitat and climate change. The issues are taking their toll on birds too. Experts estimate that since the 1500's, over 190 bird species have become extinct. Of these, at least 12 were endemic to North America.

Clever Koalas Hug Trees To Beat The Heat

By Allegra Staples on August 4, 2014
Clever Koalas Hug Trees To Beat The Heat

Mention koalas and the image that comes to mind is that of a cuddly animal snoozing, whilst clinging on to a tree trunk for dear life - and rightfully so, given that the animals sleep for up to 20 hours a day! However, while the fact that their sedentary lifestyle is caused by their unusually small brains and the limited nutritional content of the eucalyptus leaves they consume is well-known, what was never questioned was their penchant for tree trunks. Turns out that the smart koalas have figured out that staying close to trees is the best way to beat the heat, during the hot Australian summers.

Video Of The Week - British Competition Honors Naughty Pets

By Meera Dolasia on July 23, 2014
Video Of The Week - British Competition Honors Naughty Pets

Three hundred of Britain's badly behaved pets recently got their day in the sun, thanks to a nationwide competition to honor the naughtiest of them all! The contest organized by Direct Blinds, an online supplier of custom window coverings, asked owners to upload photos of their pets caught during their most mischievous moments, on the company's Facebook page

Hong Kong Invaded By 1600 Paper Mache Pandas!

By Charlotte Miller on July 15, 2014
Hong Kong Invaded By 1600 Paper Mache Pandas!

On June 9th, even the most rushed traveler at Hong Kong's International airport paused to admire the mesmerizing sight of 1,600 pandas, each the size of a human baby, some sitting, others standing - all eager to be whisked away to the city's numerous landmarks. As you may have already guessed, they were not live animals but replicas made from recycled materials by French sculptor, Paulo Grangeon.

Psychic Crows Predict Argentina Will Win 2014 FIFA World Cup Final!

By Meera Dolasia on July 11, 2014
Psychic Crows Predict Argentina Will Win 2014 FIFA World Cup Final!

The fact that New Caledonian crows are smart is no secret. After all these birds that are endemic to the remote South Pacific Island of New Caledonia have been lauded for years, for their sophisticated tool use that not only rivals most birds, but also some of the most intelligent primates. But now it seems that they even possess psychic powers - For how else can you explain their accurate prediction of the semifinal results of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?

Georgia Zoo Rhino Forges Unusual Bond With Resident Donkeys

By Kendall Costello on July 3, 2014
Georgia Zoo Rhino Forges Unusual Bond With Resident Donkeys

While humans tend to shy away from people that don't quite fit their perception of 'normal', animals are different. Time and again we hear about alliances being formed between the most unusual species. The most recent heartwarming tale comes the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia where a female rhino named Manuela has bonded with the resident donkeys.

Two-Year-Old Peanut Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

By Meera Dolasia on June 27, 2014
Two-Year-Old Peanut Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

On Friday, June 20th, 29 dogs along with their doting owners came to Santa Rosa, California to participate in a rather unusual competition - one that seeks out and honors the World's Ugliest Dog'. Now in its 26th year, the contest is one of the biggest attractions at the annual Sonoma County Fair.

Australia's Favorite White Humpback Makes A Rare Appearance

By Meera Dolasia on June 23, 2014
Australia's Favorite White Humpback Makes A Rare Appearance

On June 19th, a group of animal lovers on a whale watching cruise off the coast of Sydney, were treated to a rare sight - a pod of mammals that included Migaloo, the world's first documented white humpback whale. The gorgeous 55-ton all-white humpback, was sighted with five other whales as they made their annual migration from the Antarctica to the breeding areas off Queensland and Western Australia.

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