Photo of the Day: Giraffe Kisses Terminally Ill Caretaker Goodbye

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Photo of the Day: Giraffe Kisses Terminally Ill Caretaker Goodbye
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The 54-year-old keeper, Mario, has worked at the zoo for almost 25 years and now has terminal cancer. He asked to be taken to the giraffe enclosure one last time to say goodbye to the animals.

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Family Reunion of the Day: Baby Panda Meets Mom For the First Time

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Since being born at the Taipei Zoo in July, Taiwan's newborn panda Yuan Zai has been separated from her mother Yuan Yuan under medical quarantine for over a month. This week, the two adorable pandas were finally reunited for some quality snuggle time and a nap. Check out Taipei Zoo's YouTube channel for the latest videos of Yuan Zai's adventures!

Liliger of the Day

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The world's first known liliger -- half lion, half liger -- was recently born at a Siberian zoo. Mom is the liger, dad is the lion, and the cub is 100% adorable.

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