Posts tagged "pandas"

This Panda Faked A Pregnancy For Better Food And AC, Is Smarter Than All Of Us

Yuan Yuan is a giant panda who lives in a zoo in Taipei. She has figured out the best way to game the system: faking a pregnancy for better food, AC and the freedom to chill. Yuan Yuan is our hero; she should be yours too.
According to ChinaDaily, Yuan Yuan was artifically inseminated i…

Megan Reynolds / July 30, 2015

The Daily Squee: Bao Bao The Panda Rolls Down A Hill, Discovers Snow

I’m sorry, but if you don’t love watching a panda roll down a snowy hill, there’s something wrong with you. Sixteen-month-old panda cub Bao Bao got to experience snow for the first time yesterday in her outdoor enclosure at the Washington, D.C. Zoo. For maximum cuteness, her mom, Mei Xiang, joined her for some wintery…

Claire Hannum / January 7, 2015

NYC Zoos Refuse “Expensive” Pandas

Panda lovers, I have good news and bad news. The good is that unbeknownst to most of we oblivious members of the public, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been busting her ass trying to bring two pandas to the Central Park Zoo and thus make New Yorkers’ wildest dreams come true. The bad news is that NYC…

Claire Hannum / December 30, 2014

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

Panda Accused Of Faking Pregnancy For Air Conditioning, Extra Bamboo


“Punk’d,” panda edition: Ai Hin, a female bear living at the Chengdu panda preserve in China, had animal researchers thinking she was pregnant. She couldn’t pee on a stick or anything, but Ai Hin had shown a surge of hormones and had been laying about even more than usual for a panda. A pregnancy is joyou…

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

The Daily Squee: Pandas Could Be Headed To Central Park!


Move over, abortion rights and raising the minimum wage, because there’s a new political cause that is dear to my heart: bringing pandas to New York City! Next month, Rep. Carolyn Maloney is headed to the Chengdu preserve in China, ground zero for baby pandas, and has been encouraged to fill out an applicatio…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 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

The Daily Squee: Baby Panda Vs. Bamboo

Try as we might, some days we are all this baby panda. [YouTube]…

Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 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

Life Dream Status: 1,600 Papier-Maché Pandas

No, Jessica, you’re not dreaming. What you’re looking at are 1,600 papier-maché pandas meant to symbolize the remaining great bears still alive in the world. Inspired by the World Wildlife Fund, whose symbol is a panda, the 1,600 bears are a project by the French artist Paolo Grangeon. Featuring both adult pandas and babies, they’ve…

Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2014

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

15 Reasons Why Baby Animal Photos Are Better Than Real Babies

The photos released of a gaggle of painfully adorable baby pandas in China this week has left me a little more obsessed than usual with all things baby and furry. In photo form, baby animals are pretty much the best thing in the world — all that cuteness with no caretaking required. I love real babie…

Claire Hannum / September 30, 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

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…

Julie Gerstein / August 31, 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

Beauty How-To: A Lesson In How To Do Panda Nail Art From Miss Pop!

Longtime readers of The Frisky will know two things for certain: one, it used to be a lot more fun around here when our girl Simcha Whitehill worked with us, and two, I’m just a teeny bit obsessed with pandas. Well, today’s my lucky day! Here’s Simcha, aka nail art expert Miss Pop, in a…

Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 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

Can We Please Just Let Dogs Be Dogs?

Jessica sent me a link to an article about a trend in China where people dye their dog’s fur to look like another animal, probably thinking I would find it cute. But I don’t and let me tell you why. Okay, sure, I’ll start off by acknowledging that there is obviously something cute about a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 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
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