There is never enough time in my weekday for the amount of baby Red Panda video that I want to watch. For this reason, I'm directing you to the Mozilla Firefox 24/7 live webcam of these lil ones at the Knoxville Zoo on the weekend. Sure, it could seem like a gimmick to get people to download their latest browser — the Red Pandas get new playthings based on total download numbers — but can you say no to faces like that? I didn't think so. Meet the babes in the video below and spend some downtime watching the live cam, too. I'm sure your boss will thank us.
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!
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.
Wanna see the panda in action (and I know you do)? Then, check out the video of the baby girl being bottlefed when you read more
Definitely one of this year's furry animals that save the day, this cute mama dog got a couple Red Panda cubs (kits?) to care for after their own mother abandoned them soon after birth. She performed the perfunctory sniff-and-greet before welcoming the lil ones to nurse. See one more pic of how well they warmed up to the doggie when you read more
They've done it again. And, by they, I mean Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Home to the insanely adorable Pygmy Hippo named Monifa, this Australian zoo welcomes a new babe to their clique of cute.
Meet Pemba who's a tad occupied at the moment, sampling a tasty treat. With the name meaning "Saturday" in Nepalese, he was born back on that day in November – the 29th to be exact – but just recently made his big debut from the nest box on Mar. 4.
Red Pandas are already favorites of mine and this zoo's helping to keep the animals around for me to adore as it participates in an international breeding program for the endangered species with 44 cubs (including this lil guy) born there since it began in 1977. See more of Pemba for yourself below!
A Red Panda is neither a raccoon nor a bear so should we call these creatures cubs or kits? Whatever you prefer to label the babes, don't forget to add in adoro. The very endangered species often has untraditional caretakers – this time staff at China's Giant Panda Research Center successfully nurtured eight of ten newborns, making it the fifth year in a row that this unit helped these animals pass the critical stage after birth. See more pictures of the fire-colored bamboo eaters when you read more
Sadly the Red Panda we saw in that adorable video passed away yesterday. If you don't recall, the abandoned baby was taking up with surrogate mommy – a tabby – after being rejected but her own mother.
It was the first time that a red panda was suckled by a cat within the European breeding program for endangered species, and the lil one was raised along with four kittens born around the same time. Turns out the cub suffocated when her windpipe was filled with milk, but was otherwise in good health. So sad, but kudos to the feline for helping out while she could.
As if the pictures weren't enough cuteness, there's now a video of four frolicking kittens – and one red panda! – for our viewing pleasure. Looks like the closed-eye cub has no problem climbing up on the cats to find his way to the food. They're all about the same size now and, when fully grown, the panda will just be slightly larger than the domestic cat.
Holy moly, I don't think I can handle any more helpful kitties – my heart is melting with the latest tale. Although it's hard to tell what's going on in these pictures, it's actually a Red Panda (BTW, my favorite wild animal in the world) being nursed by a Dutch tabby cat! The baby's mother, Gladys, rejected her two cubs just after they were born on June 30 . . . leaving zookeepers with a wee problem on their hands.
Even though the two babies started out in an incubator (sadly, one was too weak and died last Thursday), one of the zookeepers at Amsterdam's Artis Zoo had a pet that had just given birth herself . . . and this mama cat was willing to take on one more babe, the Red Panda currently about the same size as her four kittens. I can't imagine what sweet coupling we'll see next!