Topic: Baby-Animals

Gallery: The San Diego Zoo’s New Panda Cub Xiao Liwu Might Just Be The Cutest Baby Animal Of 2012

Gallery: The San Diego Zoo's New Panda Cub Xiao Liwu Might Just Be The Cutest Baby Animal Of 2012

As the year draws to a close, a sleeper candidate for “Cutest Baby Animal Of 2012″ has squeaked in under the wire, and I do mean a “sleeper”…at least, if the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cam is to be believed. His name is Xiao Liwu, which means “Little Gift” in Chinese (aw), and he is the most adorable thing on four legs. But can he surpass Lil’ Bub, perma-kitten, and the various other baby animals of the internet in the short amount of time he has before the year is up? Check out this wonderful assortment of panda porn and see that yes, yes he can. More »

Cutegreggator: OMG, Baby Giant Pandas!

Cutegreggator: OMG, Baby Giant Pandas!

As you may have read in the news lately, giant pandas are in some serious trouble. Half of their (already small) natural habitat is expected to be gone in a mere 70 years due to climate change, and their population is already dangerously low. Oh no! What can be done to help? Breeding and studying lots of pandas in captivity, for starters. This, of course, means lots of adorable baby pandas, which is never a bad thing. Let’s gaze lovingly upon some photos of baby giant pandas, for in addition to turning our hearts to marshmallows, they represent hope for the survival of their species. More »

Video: Baby Lion Cubs Learn To Swim

Video: Baby Lion Cubs Learn To Swim

Want to see a baby lion cub try to swim for the first time? Now want to see three more baby lion cubs try to swim for the first time? You can thank us in your memoirs. Last week, zookeepers at the Smithsonian Zoo in D.C. plopped the quartet of baby jungle kings into a pool to make sure they’ll be able to safely enter their new water-filled pen.

The best part is the story of how the zookeepers got John Williams to score their YouTube video. More »