Why Do Pandas Do Handstands When They Pee?

Did you know that panda bears do headstands when they pee? It's not a circus trick or some weird, depressed captive behavior, but actually part of their scent-based mating ritual. With pandas being endangered, it's crucial for those in the wild to find each other. And so they go around, rubbing their bodies on trees… » 8/29/12 2:20pm 8/29/12 2:20pm

Disney Breaks the Heart of a Living Tinkerbell

All 15-year-old April Spielman wanted to do was dress up as Tinkerbell and go to Disney's Animal Kingdom with her boyfriend (who bears a startingly resemblance to Peter Pan). She spent hours getting herself into a meticulously crafted Tinkerbell costume, and she was so excited and then... She got stopped at the… » 6/08/12 10:00am 6/08/12 10:00am

Mother’s Day for Orangutans Is Like an Ironic Independence Day

Orangutan offspring stay really attached to their mothers for a really long time, which could have something to do with the terrifying long arms that adult orangutans use to pull their babies back whenever they wander too far. In other words, orangutan moms are kind of a big deal in the animal kingdom, which is… » 5/13/12 4:00pm 5/13/12 4:00pm

Sunday Shiver: Isn’t Anyone Worried About How Smart Monkeys Are?

Dude, monkeys are smart. Is anyone keeping a really close eye on them? We make fun of them all the time and dress them up in funny outfits, but it's not funny — they have hands. Cats don't take shit from anyone and this monkey is making this cat look like a big stupidface. Any animal that can make cats look dumb is… » 4/15/12 6:45pm 4/15/12 6:45pm