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Please Enjoy Watching These Pandas Frolic In The Snow (GIFs)

Pandas are adorable roly poly creatures, and this fact is only heightened when it snows. The National Zoo released a video over the weekend of giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang rolling around and sliding in the snow in their habitats in Washington D.C. Only about 2 or 3 inches of snow fell, but that was more than enough for the pandas to have a great snow day. Enjoy the GIFs below, and if you're after more cute animal stories, check out these cute dwarf giraffes

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Giant Panda Cub Gets Named And Its A True 'Little Miracle'

We've an update about one of the most positive stories to come out of 2020, and the update is just as wholesome as the original story. The (tiny) giant panda cub that was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo three weeks ago has finally gotten a name, and it is the most appropriate and cutest name of all. Xiao Qi Ji is his name in Chinese, but it translates to 'little miracle' in English. 

The little giant panda has gone absolutely viral in the past couple of weeks after a video of his miraculous birth was released by the zoo, and since the world fell in love with the cub, the zoo decided to let the world participate in naming him. Of course, the internet does not disappoint when it comes to baby animals. 

We were given a choice of 4 names, and after three weeks and nearly 135,000 votes that have been cast, the adorable name 'little miracle' was chosen. The long waiting period was not an accident, it is part of Chinese tradition to wait 100 days before naming the cub. We wish the little cub luck and prosperity, and for his mother, Mei Xiang, to have many more adorable healthy cubs in the future!

Story via The Associated Press.

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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This guy learned why you don't turn your back on a tiger. That tiger was not playing games. Not at all. 

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Giant Panda Cub Born At The Smithsonian’s National Zoo

A huge congrats to the attentive and caring mother, Mei Xiang! 

According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, the moment the cub was born on August 21st, Mei Xiang picked up the newborn cub and immediately began to cradle and care for it. Just like any loving and devoted mother would. 

Animal care staff heard the cub vocalize and were able to catch a glimpse of the newborn. As of now, the team is monitoring Mei Xiang and her cub via the Zoo's panda cams. From what the team has observed so far, the panda cub appears to be strong and healthy. 

Check out some of the Smithsonian's panda cam footage below! 

Story via Smithsonian National Zoo

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Sydney's Same-Sex Penguin Couple Welcomed Their First Baby

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium said penguin dads Sphen and Magic, who were given an egg to incubate, are "in love" with baby Sphengic, who was born weighing in at 91g (3.2oz). Sooo Cute!

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Steve Irwin's Daughter Is Following His Foot Steps And Tweets From The Australian Zoo

Steve Irwin was undoubtedly one of the greatest conservationists. From his daring stunts to his incredible tv shows, we have all admired Steve for the kind of person he was. Ever since the start of his Tv Show, The Crocodile Hunter, from time to time we got to see his adorable little daughter, Bindi Irwin. After the tragic demise of her father, Bindi decided to invest all her time into doing what her father did best. Besides, the love and passion for wildlife animals runs in her family. To this day, Bindi still lives and works at the Zoo in Australia. The Irwin family built this Zoo back in the 1970's and they have been running it since. Now, with the help of her mother and brother, Bindi takes care of the Zoo and does everything within her reach to make sure that her Father's great legacy always remains. We have compiled some of her tweets with adventures from the zoo. 

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A Comedian Planted Fake Animal Facts All Over the LA Zoo and They Are Hilarious

Obvious Plant knows that most people love two things: animals and jokes. So he put them together and printed out a bunch of funny and fake animal facts, then he left them all over his local zoo.

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Prankster Leaves Fake Animal Facts at the L.A. Zoo

Hilarious prankster/ comedian Jeff Wysaski decided to make L.A. Zoo a little more interesting… and he succeeded!

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This Baby Sloth Will Slowly Climb Its Way Into Your Heart

Amazon World Zoo Park in the UK recently welcomed a new addition to one of their sloth families and thanks to the magic of the internet, you can see pictures of the little cutie below!

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10 Cute Animals in Clothes from Zoo Portraits

These animals are all dressed up and ready to let out their wild sides.

Source: Zooportraits

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15 Fun Pics of Zookeepers Imitating The Animals They Care For

Zookeepers have strange and interesting jobs compared to what most of us do all day, so seeing them imitate animals makes us excited but also virulently jealous. Zookeepers at the Minnesota Zoo took photos of themselves as the animals they work with, and it makes us want to look for a job openings at the zoo. Our favorite is the millipede.

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This Guy is Putting Kazakhstan on The Map - For the Wrong Reasons

Let's face it, the average person cannot place Kazakhstan on a map, even if you paid them. But apparently the hijinks that Russians are so famous for all over the internet, also extend to the former USSR's territories turned independent nation-states. This guy took being drunk at the zoo to a whole new level. Now I am sure most of us have at least dreamt about riding a wild safari animal. This guy clearly had a little too much liquid courage in him when he pulled this stunt off. The culprit wasn't caught, but police are searching for him with the intent to press charges. Check out all the juicy details from the stunt, find out how special this particular zoo is, and decide if you might have found your next vacation spot. The animals would sure appreciate it, but I would avoid trying to ride them..

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Oh Internet, how we loathe you sometimes.

Millions were disappointed after gullibly falling for an fake story indicating that "Harambe McHarambeface" won the naming contest for a baby gorilla at a Chinese zoo.

It all started when the crap-tacular Daily Mirror--who never checks the legitimacy of their sources--decided to pick up the story. The "source" was the fictitional "Boston Leader" news website, and the internet ran with it from there:






The truth quickly came out and hearts were broken everywhere...





...and though we might not have a Harambe McHarambeface YET, you can still show your support and buy your "McHarambeface" t-shirt here: