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 night!
Look at this little red thing:

So far the mini cubs are healthy, but time will tell if they make it because it&#8217…

Katrin Higher / August 23, 2015

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 aren’t much to look at yet and anyway, upon their birth, zookeepers told the New York Post not to get excited until they pass their…

Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2014

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 we learn the plan is no more. Three baby pandas reportedly would have predicted the winner based on which country’s flag was tied to food…

Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2014

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 of the 2014 World Cup. With the Cup taking place in Brazil in just one week, a panda conservation center in Chengdu, China, has “invited&#8221…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2014

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 aid the center’s professionals to care for bears young and old while serving as a “pambassador” for panda conservation. The job comes with a $32,000…

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2014

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 (okay, I) know and love.  Zoo Atlanta are the proud keepers of a set of panda cubs, Mei Lun and Mei Huan. In this video,…

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2013

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 panda at the National Zoo was squealing adorably as it got some shots?  You mean no one thought to call, email, tweet, Facebook message, Instagram,…

Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2013

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 my daily “new baby panda video” rounds. Thanks for nothing, everyone. None of you are invited on my own personal panda pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2013

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 a baby panda at the Taipei Zoo suck its thumb. Mommy panda Yuan Yuan gave birth to the little tyke, who doesn’t have a name…

Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

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 puddle when you see a mommy dog/goat/wildebeest/whatever giving her newborn babe a bath with her tongue. Yeah, her own tongue. The animal kingdom is intense.

Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2013

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 wrestling with her baby panda cub — quite adorably, if I do say so myself. At least I think they are playing. That little guy…

Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2013

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 in, as did Jezebel with their subtle headline “‘The Feminist Housewife’ Is Such Bullshit.’” It’s controversial!  But, really, who cares what a couple of blogger…

Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2013

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 my desk at work: panda mug, panda PEZ dispenser, panda eraser, twin panda Christmas ornaments, a panda figurine, and a panda T-shirt. Now, I have…

Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2013

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 more like an actual bear than a puffball, but he’s still as wiggly as can be. All together now: Squeeeeeee!

Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2013

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 recapped for my pleasure, one of the animals they have explored is baby pandas.

Strap on your squee-belt, because it’s about the get…

Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2013

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 get his first adorable baby panda belly rub. Now, here’s Xiao Liwu getting his 22-week checkup over New Year’s. And also learning the hard way…

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2013

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 a crib! These seven little boogers were all born in the past three months at Chengdu, the panda perserve in China where I am going…

Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2012

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 San Diego Zoo had his third medical examination recently to ascertain the gender (it’s a boy!) and enjoy a good old belly rub. This sweet…

Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2012

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. Female panda bears only ovulate once a year, so the pressure was on for Sweetie and Sunshine, who had a 36 hour window to get…

Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2012