These Orphaned Siberian Tiger Cubs Are the Most Majestic Babies

When this Siberian Tiger cub's mother was killed by poachers in November, he and his two siblings were rescued by scientists and kept safe until their release in the Russian Far East. The tale of the rescue is fascinating; the scientists have to keep the cubs wary of humans so they can reacclimate to the wild — and so… » 2/04/13 11:00pm 2/04/13 11:00pm

The Lion in the Geico Commercial Ought to Be a Lioness

In her classic article, Teddy Bear Patriarchy, Donna Haraway examined the arrangement of the taxidermied animals in the American Museum of Natural History mammal hall in the first half of the 1900s. She observed that the dioramas consistently featured nuclear families with strong fathers alert for dangers and… » 1/02/13 4:35pm 1/02/13 4:35pm

Marine Mammals Everywhere Can Rest Easy — The Manatee Rodeo Rider Has…

The long arm of Floridian law has finally caught up with the mysterious aquatic rodeo rider who saddled up a manatee back in October and rode recklessly over the waves like a sea-faring Calamity Jane angling to do battle with King Triton's army of seahorses. Or like a person who has owned far too many Lisa Frank ocean… » 11/25/12 12:00pm 11/25/12 12:00pm

Baby Monkey Orphanage Will Make Your Heart Swell

When filmmaker Todd Bieber traveled to Costa Rica for a vacation with his girlfriend, he was immediately disappointed at the "adventure" suggestions his resort travel guide recommended he visit. Instead, they traveled to Nosara Wildlife Rescue, a place where good people have rescued orphaned or harmed monkeys and… » 12/19/11 11:30am 12/19/11 11:30am

Adorable Bear Cubs Wrestling In The Road Are Adorable

When two little bear cubs halted traffic in both directions to play in the middle of the road, a group of sight-seers in Yosemite National Park filmed the adorable action from inside of their car. It's like watching life-life teddy bears play with each other, except for how they'll grow up to be monster-sized beasts… » 9/28/11 5:20pm 9/28/11 5:20pm