Posts tagged "panda"

Twin Baby Pandas Means Double The Cuteness

Jessica is out on vacation this week, and that's left me to cover the amazingly cute panda cub beat. I don't mind though, because these twin panda cubs, born at the Atlanta Zoo, exist somewhere on the scale between mind-blowingly cute and breathtakingly adorable. The little buggers are about a month old, and weigh just…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

This Is A Gratuitous Panda Video

If there is one useless fact to know about me, it's that I am a connoisseur of panda videos on YouTube. I hope to turn it into a moneymaking venture some day. Don't ask me how — I haven't thought that far ahead. This clip is maybe a 5 out of 10 on the cutene…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2012

#Pandagate Gets Taiwanese Animation

As both a panda lover and a feminist, I was torn asunder by the BBC's WTF decision to include a panda named Tian Tian on a list of 12 women of the year, but not include three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize or any female CEOs. #Pandagate, as the scandal became known o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2011

Pandas As Pets: China Grants Yanni, Of All People, Permission To Adopt

Stop the presses: Yanni adopted a female baby panda this weekend from the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base in China, which he named Santorini. First of all: SQUEEEE. Second of all: Santorini? Third of all: What? I can't pick which part of this news is more absurd: China permitted a rare individual to adopt a baby panda…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2011

Best. Job. Ever.

Dear Amelia: I am quitting to move to China and reintroduce fuzzy panda cubs back into the wild — effective immediately. The Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve breeds pandas and then tries to successfully integrate them into the forest and bring them back from extinction. Uh,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2010

Baby Panda Born In Atlanta Zoo

Breaking cute thing news! A baby panda was born this morning to mama panda, Lun Lun, at Zoo Atlanta. Let me repeat that: A BABY PANDA!!!! Lun Lun, age 13, gave birth to a cell phone-sized cub inside a special "birthing den" in the zoo's giant panda house. This is a huge deal because only…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2010

Here’s A Panda With Enviable Fashion Sense

Most people keep their love of animals and fashion separate (except for the morons who created these disturbing ads). But for Chinese art student, Ben Liu, the two go hand in hand in a perfectly adorable way. He created Benda, a panda with style and class, not to mention a closet full of Yves Saint…

By: Bianca Posterli / January 12, 2010

This Baby Panda Wishes You A Happy New Year’s Eve!

This image, possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen and believe me, I know cute, is part of a series depicting his harrowing escape from a play pen. See the others here.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 31, 2009

Baby Panda Born At The San Diego Zoo!

Mazel tov to Bai Yun, a mommy panda bear at the San Diego Zoo who gave birth to a four-ounce panda cub on Wednesday morning. The baby's gender will be unknown until the mama lets zoologists near her cub, who was the size of a stick of butter when born. Bai Yun has given birth…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2009

Congratulations To The New Mother!

Rauhin, an eight-year-old panda who lives in Japan's Adventure World, gave birth to twins this weekend! She is now the mother of a boy and a girl, and is the first panda born in captivity in Japan to successfully give birth. That fleshy thing she's holding is one of her offspring. It will look much,…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 15, 2008