Bouncy horse? Check. Bamboo snacks? Check. Long Summer naps? You bet. These giant bears have plenty to keep them occupied while they enjoy the steamy temperatures at the Beijing Zoo in China. One thing's for certain: life is good when you're a panda.
Tian Tian and Yang Guang donned their best black-and-white formal attire for their arrival at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland on Sunday. The giant pandas felt the jet lag after their nine-hour flight from China but happily tucked into bamboo and posed fresh-faced for the cameras at their brand-new home.
Yesterday, the world was introduced to the two panda twins in Madrid, and the sensation shows no sign of ceasing! I can't get enough of their expressiveness — it's like this cub is making funny faces just for laughs! The twosome had a visit from a doc and enjoyed more feeding time. Mmm, I'm full of cute.
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Look how tiny . . . but not too tiny to pose! It's like he (or she) is saying, "Aww, geez, another photo?!" This cub was one of two born at the Madrid Zoo on Sept. 7, the first artificial insemination panda twins outside of China!
While the babes are still catching shut-eye these days, they'll soon grow too big for the incubator with all that milk they sip and will one day eat like 30 pounds of bamboo a day!
The last time we saw Red Pandas, a loving pup was nursing a pair of newborns back to health. But at the Lincoln Children's Zoo, it's a human that stepped in to save the day this time. A tiny babe born to a milk-less mama is being hand-fed by zookeepers in order to stay alive. Red pandas are tiny to begin with, but this little girl can curl up and fit into an adult-sized palm. So sweet!
This zoo's nursery has been keeping pretty busy over the past several months, with three other newborns popping out this year — kangaroos and a horse round out the crew.
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I could go for some frozen goodness right about now! Ice cream, margarita, even a Popsicle, I'm not picky. Now several zoos treat animals to cold relief (no artificial sweeteners or alcohol, of course), but do you know what goes into snacks like Tai Shan's Birthday "cake"? See a slideshow of ways to help animals chill out this Summer when you get started!
How to make baby pandas even cuter: give them a playground! I don't know what "panda kindergarten" is, but this is quite possibly the cutest 20 seconds ever caught on film.
I guess chicken soup is good for the panda's soul, too. According to the Telegraph, zookeepers in Sichuan, China, have been feeding good ol' chicken soup to pandas Xiwang and Weiwei to help calm them during an increase in zoo visitors, and to give them a nutritional boost during the colder months. Turns out pandas don't just eat bamboo, they're known to eat insects and small birds occasionally in the wild. Although probably not stewed with veggies and spices and served piping hot. Mmm . . . soup.