Best Dressed at SXSW

Here's a short list of some SXSW styles. I asked each person to describe their style in three words. Desiree Romero (above) answered, "Japan meets Egyptian." » 3/23/15 7:15pm 3/23/15 7:15pm

Cincinnati Zoo's Pandas and Penguins: 'This Weather Rules'

It is a horror show outside right now in most of the eastern U.S., but for some guys over at the Cincinnati Zoo, the fun has just begun. » 2/20/15 1:30pm 2/20/15 1:30pm

Watch This Panda Cub Roll Around in the Snow Like a Drunk Teddy Bear

Attention, attention, this is important: feast your eyes upon video footage of 16-month-old panda cub Bao Bao tumbling around in today's snow at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Via Chris Geidner, this video marks Bao Bao's first encounter with the stuff, resulting in high-quality frolicking. » 1/06/15 4:15pm 1/06/15 4:15pm

Circus Tries to Pass Chow Puppies Off as Pandas

An Italian circus has been busted for passing off chow chow puppies—dyed black and white—as pandas. Via UPI, we hear that they were charging children to take pictures with the creatures, who, being chow chow puppies and tremendously adorable, are not pandas, even if you dye them black and white. » 12/23/14 3:00pm 12/23/14 3:00pm

​Panda Cubs Gang Up On Keeper Just Trying to Give Them Medicine

These coldblooded cubs will do anything not to take their medicine. They even will brutally and savagely attack their caretaker—well as brutally and as savagely as panda cubs can. » 11/02/14 4:40pm 11/02/14 4:40pm

This Panda's Enjoyment of Winter is ALMOST Contagious

At this point, most of us are pretty done with winter. Not this panda, though! This panda still loves snow like you love mimosas in the sunshine. » 2/07/14 3:20pm 2/07/14 3:20pm

Baby Panda Riding On A Pony, Need We Say More

This baby panda was born in 2013 and is now big enough to explore and run wild with our emotions. There is not a more perfect way to kickoff 2014 than with an adorable baby panda, playing on a pony ride. OMG I want to watch the baby panda rock back and forth all day. And then he (or she?) falls on his (or her??)… » 1/01/14 11:30pm 1/01/14 11:30pm

Watch Pandas Eat and Fight, Just Like Your Family on Thanksgiving

I love the one who keeps eating, like "fuuuuuck this; more bamboo for me, bitches." For the record, this is almost exactly what my family looks and behaves like on Thanksgiving and the panda still chowing down? That's me. (Nothing but NOTHING slows me down when it comes to mashed potatoes.) » 11/25/13 11:30pm 11/25/13 11:30pm

Panda Cubs Make Adorably Slow Progress in Climbing Lessons

The most adorable job in the world is also the least rewarding job in the world: teaching panda cubs how to climb a tree. The little pandas really can't manage it, and there's no way to encourage them because they're pandas, a species immune to all forms of human encouragement. » 11/10/13 4:00pm 11/10/13 4:00pm

Watch Newly-Named Panda Cubs Grow Into Fuzzy Toddlerhood

Zoo Atlanta finally got around to naming its panda twins yesterday, so let this serve as your formal introduction to Mei Lun and Mei Huan. Mei Lun wants to be an astronaut one day, but Mei Huan already shows signs of not living up to his full potential and has vague plans to start an Internet squee company. Or… » 10/24/13 10:30pm 10/24/13 10:30pm

Government Shutdown Might Kill An Adorable Panda... Cam

One potential casualty of the looming (constitutionally mandated that I use the word "looming" in reference to government shutdown- Article 12, Section 6, HISTORY: LEARN IT) government shutdown isn't the jobs of hundreds of thousands of federal employees or even my sanity, after having to listen to the yammering of… » 9/30/13 6:40pm 9/30/13 6:40pm

Brace Yourself for a Panda Cub Palooza

In this Monday Sept. 23, 2013 photo, staff members arrange panda cubs in a crib for photos at the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. Fourteen panda cubs were shown to the public at the base on Monday. (AP Photo) » 9/29/13 3:30pm 9/29/13 3:30pm

The Smithsonian Zoo's New Baby Panda...Is a Girl!!!

Break out the pink cigars (NOT A EUPHEMISM, KEVIN) and the unattainable beauty standards—the Smithsonian Zoo just announced that their newborn baby panda is a girl! Born August 23, the cub is reportedly squeaky and healthy, and paternity tests determined that her father is the Smithsonian's own Tian Tian. (Her… » 9/05/13 6:45pm 9/05/13 6:45pm

A Somewhat Graphic and Wildly Frustrating Tale of Panda Sex

During the act of sexual intercourse and all the various steps leading up to it, it's important to make sure that you and your partner(s) are on the same page, lest the experience go to shambles. This is a sentence I wish I could say to Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, panda residents of the National Zoo, who have missed… » 8/28/13 3:20pm 8/28/13 3:20pm

The National Zoo's Newborn Panda Is Certified Adorable

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 25: In this handout photo provided by Smithsonian's National Zoo, the giant panda cub born on August 23 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo receives an exam from animal care staff on August 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chief veterinarian Suzan Murray reports that the cub is robust, has a steady… » 8/25/13 4:00pm 8/25/13 4:00pm

Panada Fuckwatch Ends in Disappointment with Artificial Insemination

After about two months waiting with baited breath for the 36-hours window in which the giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang would have species-prolonging intercourse and give the British Isles a delightful baby panda, scientists at the Edinburgh Zoo announced that, because Tian Tian was showing signs that were not… » 4/21/13 1:00pm 4/21/13 1:00pm