Born on Christmas Eve, this threesome recently came out to public oohs and ahhs at the Denver Zoo. From this angle, I can't tell the two rascally lads — Santiago and Diego — from the lass named Cayenne but, sure enough, I easily see the cuteness. The zoo hasn't had any Maned Wolf pups since 1985 so, to celebrate their return, I've gathered up some facts about this species. Learn all about 'em in the slideshow!
These little babes need some extra human help and TLC, since their mama died when they were just three weeks old — check out the special ways the Denver Zoo cares for these twin Tamarins in this slideshow.
I'll get straight to the cute scoop: Meet Denver's new quadruplet Red Panda cubs, only the fifth recorded quad birth at a US zoo! The yet unnamed three boys and one girl entered the world on July 9 but the tiny creatures made a whole lotta racket at their big media debut.
With a love connection set up, under the Species Survival Plan (SSP), mom, Sophia was paired with dad, He-Ping since they were an excellent genetic match to help preserve the endangered species — there's less than 2,500 left in the wild! The babies will remain behind-the-scenes until Fall as they grow health and strong. After all, their thick fur coats help them live in the often low temperatures of the mountains of southeastern Asia . . . or chilly Denver, in this case.
Check out the cute close-up pics below then brush up on your Red Panda knowledge!
Elephant Awarness Month may be nearing its close but the celebration for Mimi and Dolly is far from over. These two lucky ladies at the Denver Zoo got a chance to play with their food, in this case two ginormous pumpkins, one weighing in at 425 pounds and the other at 660 pounds. The zoo's tradition of giving elephants pumpkins to carve... err, stomp... announces the start of this weekend's Boo at the Zoo and, from the looks of it, makes a special snack for the pachyderms!