Posts tagged "baby pandas"

Famous Giant Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth To Twin Cubs At National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo’s 17 year old Giant Panda Mei Xiang, famous panda mom of Bao Bao who is now two years old, just gave birth to twin babies last…

Katrin Higher | August 23, 2015 - 9:30 am

Panda Triplets Turn One Month Old

These little pandas turned one-month old this week! The newborn bears live in a Chinese zoo, where they are believed to be the world’s only set of panda triplets. Sure, they…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Terrible News: Baby Pandas Will Not Be Predicting The World Cup

You’re breaking my heart! Just weeks after a panda conservation center announced that pandas would predict the results of the 2014 World Cup a la Paul the octopus, today…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Baby Panda To Predict The World Cup Results

This existed on the Internet for 24 hours before I became aware of it, which means ALL OF YOU are in trouble: a baby panda will be predicting the winner…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The Daily Squee: China Is Recruiting A Panda Nanny

This is my dream job — no exaggeration, my dream job: a panda caretaker at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China. For one year, the panda nanny will…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Daily Squee: Watch The First 100 Days Of Zoo Atlanta’s Baby Pandas

It’s a well-down fact that baby pandas are ugly as sin. Sorry, but it’s true. It takes a few months before panda cubs grow into the fuzzy black-and-white puffballs we…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

No One Is My Friend If They Didn’t Send Me This Video Of A Panda Cub Getting Shots

You mean this baby panda video existed on the Internet for a full 24 hours before I saw it on HyperVocal? You mean no one else noticed that the almost-eight-week-old

Jessica Wakeman | October 20, 2013 - 9:00 am

Here’s A First Peek At The D.C. Zoo’s New Baby Panda!

Not one of my friends alerted me to this (days-old) video of the National Zoo’s new baby panda with her mom, Mei Xiang. I had to find it myself on…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This Baby Panda At The Taipei Zoo Suck Its Thumb

I don’t know what kind of week you’ve had, but I do know that you’ll feel a million times better than you do at right this moment if you watch…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2013 - 1:20 pm

7 Animal Mommies And Babies!

Is there anything sweeter than animal moms snuggling their babies? Even if you and your mom don’t have the most Hallmark of relationships, your heart melts into a big mushy…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Your Heart Will Melt: Mama Panda Plays With Baby

You don’t think there would be a baby panda video that I would keep to myself, do you? Wash your mouth out with bamboo! This here is a mama panda…

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2013 - 10:00 am

Pandas Weigh In On The “Feminist Homemaker” Debate

This week, the chattering classes have been embroiled in a debate about New York magazine’s cover story “The Retro Wife,” which explored feminists who choose to be stay-at-home-moms. I weighed

Jessica Wakeman | March 20, 2013 - 3:20 pm

I Need An 0.8 Inch Micro Crochet Mohair Panda

My big sister Allison egregiously aids and abets my panda obsession. She is the one responsible for almost all my panda crap, most of which sits on the bookshelf above…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Baby Panda Goes For A Checkup At The San Diego Zoo

Last time we checked in with Xiao Liwu, the baby panda at the San Diego Zoo, he was more fluffy and roly-poly.  These days, the 26-week-old panda cub is looking…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2013 - 11:20 am

The Cuteness Of Baby Pandas Can Be Explained By Science

How do I get this job?!?!  There appears to be a whole field of neuroscience focused on studying why certain animals are cute (aka Cute Studies) and, as NPR helpfully…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Xiao Liwu The Baby Panda Gets A Checkup

Over the summer, a baby panda named Xiao Liwu was born at the San Diego Zoo, inspiring delight in Jessica Wakeman’s cubicle, and a few months later we watched him…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Oh, Squee Of Squees! Panda Babies!

It’s been a hard week for many people on the East Coast and I think I know what will make us feel temporarily better: panda babies! Seven of them! In…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2012 - 9:00 am

Baby Panda At The San Diego Zoo Gets Adorable Belly Rub

Stop what you are doing right now and prepare to squeeeee your heart out. It’s time for a baby panda belly rub! The baby panda born in July at the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2012 - 2:40 pm

No Sex For Edinburgh Zoo Pandas, Despite Some Romantic “Wrestling,”

In yet another blow to their species (and their dignity), two pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo  refused to “do sex” this week and gift the world with a baby panda.

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2012 - 10:20 am