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Bei Bei The Panda Cub Makes An Adorably Sleepy Debut!

Folks in Washington D.C finally got their first in-person glimpse of little Bei Bei, the giant panda cub who is in residence at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Until now, the cub could be viewed only through the “Panda Cam”, a video hookup that has allowed people to watch the now five-month-old cub since… More »


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… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Black-Footed Ferrets, Sex Ed Videos, Sports Fans, And Yigal Azroul Condoms

Two black-footed ferrets at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo gave birth to “kits” (baby ferrets). The really interesting part of this story is that the kits fathers are both dead — one died in 1999 and the other in 2000. Since the species is endangered, the female ferrets were artificially inseminated with frozen semen from the… More »