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!
Wanna know what's cuter than one baby panda? Two baby pandas! This lil one seems to be taking a nap between checkups — I love his snuggle spot.
I scoped the duo a little too late to add them to my top baby animals of the year poll but these Giant Pandas are a huge dose of cute nonetheless. Check them in more pictures in the gallery below.
It’s time to get clever! A picture is worth a thousand words, but those messages vary from person to person. I think this photo is pretty darn cute, and I already have a few quotes of my own bouncing around in my head! What do you think? Suggest quotes or captions for this photo in your comments below, and I’ll do a roundup next week of some of my faves.
Not only are they one of my favorite animals to watch on zoo webcams, I can't resist baby animals (even when they're tiny and pink). Watch twin Giant Pandas being born in China – brave mom, Guo Guo, was evacuated from the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve post-earthquake, and now makes her home at a panda base in Ya'an.
Wow, can you believe how little they are?! I had to watch that video twice to check it out closely. These were the first two to be born this year over there and, hopefully a sign of more to come in this breeding program to help the beloved black-and-white creatures.
I looooove webcams, and I've got some time to kill before the Fourth of July fun gets started. If you're also sitting around waiting for the food to be grilled, now's a great time to check out some live zoo action. To be fair, I've included a variety of creatures as well as three cams with baby animals . . . ummm, adoro. Go ahead, blow kisses at your screen, I'm not telling.
- Lions! My current zoo cam of choice, I love to check in to see what the baby lions are up to. Nevermind that I can't understand a single word on the site except for "live" (as this zoo is all the way in Norway), my glimpses of mama lion canoodling and caring for her four cubs are too precious to pass up.
- Giant Pandas! Classic cam with lots of action, check out the Giant Pandas live from the San Diego Zoo. There are seven pandas there which makes spotting at least one fairly likely. And don't forget the other cams of the Apes, Polar Bears, and Elephants afterwards.
See three more webcam suggestions when you read more
Hungry, hungry pandas! These giant pandas made the trip from China's Sichuan province on Saturday and are settling into their new home at the Beijing Zoo. There were food and (safe) shelter shortages in their original home of Wolong Giant Panda Reserve post earthquake, but they look like they're getting plenty of that leafy green bamboo now. I love watching them eat – seriously check it out . . . adoro – so see a super cute gallery of these pandas when you read more
Last week's horrible earthquake in China caused devastation across the country. The area is home to many pandas, both in the wild and at several zoos and reserves. These black-and-white creatures you see here are chomping on their fave diet of bamboo at the Chengdu Research Base in the Sichuan Province. There are eight giant pandas from the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve – about 20 miles from the epicenter of the deadly quake – calling this their temporary home. Today they'll be flying the friendly skies in a special plane. Destination: Beijing, where the creatures will soon make a new home and be on public display at the Beijing zoo! There are more of these cutie pies when you read more