“Securing pandas for any American city is an undertaking of extraordinary diplomatic and financial complexity,” writes the New York Times, in a piece about Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s extremely specific quest to bring two pandas to New York City. “The costs of leasing pandas from China, feeding them and building a…
I know it seems like I am on the baby bear beat lately, but that’s only because I am.
There’s a new pretty young thang running around Washington DC, dressed in black and white and it’s not named Olivia Pope. The one month-old giant panda cub at the National Zoo now has a name: Bei Bei.
The National Zoo in Washington, DC announced that its giant panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth to twins. “All of us are thrilled that Mei Xiang has given birth,” Dennis Kelly, the zoo’s director said in a statement. “We know Mei is an excellent mother.” The zoo doesn’t know the cubs’ sex yet, but plans to perform an exam…
Wow, wow, wow, how did this panda hear about my scam all the way in China?
Lu Lu the panda and his “roommate” Zhen Zhen the panda have reportedly set a new record for panda sex endurance: seven minutes and 45 seconds.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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??)…
A new year, a new you. Stop hating your life and start being a panda keeper at the zoo.
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.
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…
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…
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)
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…