Thursday, January 31, 2013

Red Pandas Ready For Romance At Denver Zoo

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" a new red panda named "Chewbacca" came to the Denver Zoo. And he's ready for romance! Chewbacca only has eyes for the zoo's lone female panda, "Daisy," also a red panda. Chewbacca came a long way to meet her, all the way from Detroit, Michigan. Daisy arrived in November from Lansing, Michigan.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Video: Penguin Colony's First Contact With Humans In Antarctica Captured On Camera

A group of explorers recently became the first humans to ever make contact with a previously unknown colony of more than 9,000 Emperor penguins in the Antarctic. It was a meeting that the expedition leader called "unforgettable."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Unpopular Dog Names: Monikers For Pets That Are No Longer Cool

Just as today’s second-grade classrooms are no longer filled to the brim with Jennifers and Jasons, the dog names that were most popular a decade or two ago are no longer at the head of the class. After checking out the most popular and trendiest puppy names, we decided to try something different and determine which names are on the other end of current trends.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Video: Scottie Puppy Pinwheel Exists, Is Wonderful

Six dogs. One Dish. One incredibly cute trick. Yeah, you're going to want to hit re-play on this one.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Video: Cat Meets Snow, Cannot Believe It

Remember the first time you saw snow? Remember how fascinating it was? Well, even if you don't, you'll still get a kick out of watching this cat play in the snow, possibly for the first time in its life. This video, uploaded to YouTube on Friday by user "jefcharles," shows Fletcher wandering through the snow -- and the feline can't believe its luck!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Puppy Bowl 2013 Lineup Revealed

While football fans anticipate the approaching Super Bowl bonanza, lovers of animals (and all things cute and cuddly) can now celebrate the advent of an exciting bowl of their own. We're talking about the Puppy Bowl, of course -- Animal Planet's annual battle of unbridled cuteness that will air this year on Sunday, Feb. 3. The 2013 Puppy Bowl lineup was revealed this week, and avid fans of the cutefest have hardly been able to contain their glee.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Booboo The Grizzly Bear Cub Escapes From His Florida Home

Booboo the bear has been found. On Friday afternoon, "A Grizzly Experience," the business run by Booboo's owners, posted this message on their Facebook page: "Booboo is home safe and sound!"

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wood Bison In Alaska: America's Largest Living Land Mammal To Be Reintroduced To Yukon River Area

North America's largest living land mammals could roam the Alaska wilderness again by 2014, a century after they vanished in the state, under an agreement announced on Thursday to reintroduce wood bison to the lower Yukon River area.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Coolest Dog Names Of 2012: Top 10 Trendiest Puppy Monikers Of The Year

We've already examined the most popular puppy names of 2012, but just finding out which names we're most likely to hear at the dog park wasn't quite enough. We wanted to look at which monikers were on the rise, so we dug a little deeper to determine the 10 trendiest names of 2012.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Milwaukee Zoo Jaguar Cubs Bring New Genes Into The Endangered Species' Captive Population

Two jaguar cubs are providing more than just cooing fans for Milwaukee's zoo. The spotted brothers are introducing new genes to the endangered species' captive population because unlike most zoo babies, their father was born in the wild. The blue-eyed cubs, born Nov. 13, don't officially have names just yet, but keepers at the Milwaukee County Zoo are calling them "Gaps" and "Dots," due to the markings on their heads.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

21 Cats Sleeping In The Weirdest Positions

From the vast amount of awesome cat photos and videos available online, it’s clear that these animals are bold and brazen in everything that they do, and that includes sleep. These photos demonstrate just that. Cats sleep in the strangest positions and in the strangest places.

Friday, January 11, 2013

San Diego Zoo's New Panda To Make Public Debut

A baby panda made its first public appearance to a chorus of "ooos" and "awwws" at the San Diego Zoo. The 5-month-old male cub was brought out to meet its fans for a couple hours Thursday morning. The baby panda is named Xiao Liwu, which means "little gift" in Chinese.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Video: Sneezy The Squirrel Captures The Heart Of Penn State And The Internet With Many Hats

Allow us to introduce you to Sneezy: She's a friendly squirrel who lives in an elm tree near the Old Main building on the Penn State University campus, and she's pretty popular.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Westminster Dog Show Expands Venue, Adds Two New Breeds

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is expanding its venue and adding two new breeds, the Russell Terrier and Treeing Walker Coonhound, bringing the number that will vie for the Best in Show to 187. For the first time in its 137-year history, the two-day show on February 11-12 will be held at two venues. In addition to New York's Madison Square Garden, it will be extended to Piers 92/94 on the Hudson River, so dog lovers can get up close and meet their favorite breeds.

Monday, January 7, 2013

27 Surprised Cats Who Can't Believe What They Just Saw

Without disrespecting the original OMG cat, there are a few other kitties on the Internet who make some hilariously surprised expressions. 27 to be exact. Check out our favorite photos of cats who look like they can't believe what they just saw below. What do you think has each of them so shocked? And don't just say they're yawning...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cute Pet Pics: When They Eat Human Food

If you're a pet owner, you know how much your animal can insert itself into your life. You probably tell way too many stories that start with "oh man, my cat..." and your Instagram feed is definitely overrun with photos of your dog sleeping or eating or drooling. (We're not judging. We're guilty of the same thing.)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Video: Niall McCann's 'Biggest And Baddest' Series Follows Rare And Threatened Wildlife

"There's something intrinsically fascinating about the animals that are either the largest or the most dangerous in the world," says Niall McCann. Clear about his motivations, the British/Canadian biologist travels the globe in search of the world's largest and most dangerous animals. He is the star of "Biggest and Baddest" which premieres for the first time on U.S. television this week on the Velocity Channel.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Baby Sea Lion Rescued In Malibu On Christmas

A baby sea lion is hopefully on the way to recovery after it was rescued in Malibu on Christmas morning. Experts believe the yearling climbed up on a rock several days ago and got stuck, appearing thin and bony upon discovery. Rescuers said the lion has a medical issue that has yet to be diagnosed. Residents became concerned after they realized the sea lion never left, so they called a local rescue organization for help. They responded Tuesday and successfully rescued the pup with no major injuries.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jellyfish Cycles Reveal Rise And Fall Of Gelatinous Creature

Though some reports suggest jellyfish are taking over the world’s oceans, long-term records of these gelatinous animals fail to show a global increase in jellyfish blooms likely caused by pollution, warming, coastal development and other human influences. While the analysis of a team of researchers who have pulled together records of jellyfish presence going back to the 19th century don't support a rising gelatinous menace, the team did find a surprise: roughly 20-year cycles in the abundance of jellies.