Posts tagged "zoo"

Amorous Polish Donkeys Reunited At Zoo After Slut-Shamey Separation

It isn't just teenaged girls who are slut-shamed for their sexual behavior. A pair of donkeys at a zoo in Poznan, Poland were unfairly and unjustly separated after their "amorous" "lovemaking" upset local mothers. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2014

Urine Trouble At Albuquerque’s BioPark Zoo

Spend any time at any zoo and you're bound to catch the scent of animal waste. That's how it is at the Albuquerque's BioPark Zoo, but it's not the zoo animals that are stinking up the joint. It's the human visitors. Park employees have recently been finding puddles of urine near the polar bear exhibit,…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 24, 2014

This Disabled Lion Forms Sweet Friendships With Everyone He Meets

Bonedigger, a disabled lion at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, has made some unlikely BFFs in his zookeeper, John Reinke, and a Dachshund named Milo. The lion was born with a metabolic bone disease, leaving him mildly disabled in his front legs. Reinke, who is himself disabled, personally raised the lion and formed a closed…

By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

This Stray Cat Became Best Friends With A Lynx At The Zoo

The Leningrad Zoo in Russia became home to a stray calico cat when she snuck on the property looking for food. She somehow found her way into the zoo's lynx closure and soon became best friends with the lynx who lived there. When the zoo saw how close they were, they decided to adopt the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

The Daily Squee: A 9-Week-Old Ocelot At Play

When I was about 10, I decided my favorite animal was the ocelot. I liked the exotic sound of the name, the way it made me seem infinitely more cultured and knowledgeable than my simpleton friends who were still citing "cat" as their favorite animal. Plus, how could you not love a jungle cat that'…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 7, 2014

The Daily Squee: This Little Boy Making Friends With A Tiger Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

Here's a new spin on our beloved Internet cat videos: an adorable child dressed like a tiger and an actual big cat playing together! Little Marshall Shaffer paid a visit to a zoo in Tacoma, Washington in his tiger Halloween costume, which is cute on its own, but then he made friends with real-life tiger cub,…

By: Claire Hannum / November 10, 2013

Rihanna Brings Some Serious Style To The Johannesburg Zoo

Rihanna gets a lot done in a day, regardless of whether or not a proper pair of pants is involved. Her trip to South Africa this week yielded not only a history-making performance as the youngest ever female artist to sell out the Johannesburg stadium, but also — more importantly — plenty of opportunities to…

By: Rachel Krause / October 15, 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…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

Chinese Zoo Tries To Pass Off Dog As A Lion

Talk about cowardly. The Luohe zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is in trouble after it reportedly tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion. The dog, pictured, was placed in a cage labeled "African lion," but the zoo's visitors figured out something was amiss when they heard the animal, which…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2013

Chinese Zookeepers Dress As Animals In Simulated Zoo Escape

How do you beat a panda or rhinoceros at its own game? If you're zookeepers at the Taiyuan Zoo in China's Shanxi Province, you dress up in furry costumes and pretend to be zoo creatures. Keepers at Taiyuan participated in a drill where one staff member portrayed an escaped bear. (Think: More furry sex party,…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2013

Be My Bearfriend: The Sun Bear Combines Bearishness With Slothiness In Equal Measure

While I was out in the Northwest, I visited the Portland Zoo and their new baby otter pup. While I was there, I discovered a new animal to bestow my love and affection on: The sun bear, a mythical creature that combines the best of the bear world, with the undeniable coolness of a sloth.

By: Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2013

There Is No Hope For Love: 115-Year Tortoise Marriage Ends In Divorce

The end of a romance usually begins with the first sly traces of resentment, jealousy or rage. For tortoise couple Bibi and Poldi, the end of their 115-year relationship began with a bite. According to their keepers at Austria's Klagenfurt Zoo, the pair can no longer stand to be around one another, and have take…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2012

Where Is My White Tiger Cub Cam?

Note to the Yalta zoo that recently celebrated the birth of four rare white tiger cubs. Maybe you should take a cue from the guys that set up the Shiba Inu 24-hour cam and set up a similar arrangement so that I know every single thing these babies do.  Also I love how the British…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 11, 2012

Baby Otters Play In The Kiddie Pool

Surprisingly, swimming doesn't necessarily come naturally to all members of the animal kingdom. Like these baby otters, Sumalee and Kasem, who live at the Longleat Zoo in England. The pair were taught how to swim by first trying it out in a sink, before then graduating to a baby pool. Watch as they frolic and…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 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

Tiger Cubs Need Swimming Lessons, Too

As any terrified toddler who's been dropped into a pool cold turkey knows, swimming ain't easy. And that's equally true for tiger cubs. Witness these four cuties at the Smithsonian National Zoo in D.C. figure out the doggie paddle with a team of helpful zoo attendees standing by. [The Awl]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 3, 2010

Feminists Say Lad Mags Should Be On The Top Shelf Next To Porn

Wondering what happened to your Maxim magazine? An activist group in the U.K. -- that calls itself Object -- storms into stores and magazine stands throughout London once a month on "Feminist Fridays," stuffing lad mags into paper bags scribbled with phrases like "This magazine dehumanizes women! Don't buy it! and "Love women, hate sexism!"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2010

More Inter-Species Love

Sometimes animals are so adorable, I could freaking cry. Simcha says, "That's how you know you're a woman." So true. [You Tube: Huge Lion Kiss]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 21, 2008