Red Pandas Ready For Romance At Denver Zoo

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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” a new red panda named “Chewbacca” came to the Denver Zoo. And he’s ready for romance! Chewbacca only has eyes for the zoo’s lone female panda, “Daisy,” also a red panda. Chewbacca came a long way to meet her, all the way from Detroit, Michigan. Daisy arrived in November from Lansing, Michigan.

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Video: Penguin Colony’s First Contact With Humans In Antarctica Captured On Camera

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A group of explorers recently became the first humans to ever make contact with a previously unknown colony of more than 9,000 Emperor penguins in the Antarctic. It was a meeting that the expedition leader called “unforgettable.”

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Unpopular Dog Names: Monikers For Pets That Are No Longer Cool

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Just as today’s second-grade classrooms are no longer filled to the brim with Jennifers and Jasons, the dog names that were most popular a decade or two ago are no longer at the head of the class. After checking out the most popular and trendiest puppy names, we decided to try something different and determine which names are on the other end of current trends.

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Video: Scottie Puppy Pinwheel Exists, Is Wonderful

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Six dogs. One Dish. One incredibly cute trick. Yeah, you’re going to want to hit re-play on this one.

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Video: Cat Meets Snow, Cannot Believe It

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Remember the first time you saw snow? Remember how fascinating it was? Well, even if you don’t, you’ll still get a kick out of watching this cat play in the snow, possibly for the first time in its life. This video, uploaded to YouTube on Friday by user “jefcharles,” shows Fletcher wandering through the snow — and the feline can’t believe its luck!

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Puppy Bowl 2013 Lineup Revealed

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While football fans anticipate the approaching Super Bowl bonanza, lovers of animals (and all things cute and cuddly) can now celebrate the advent of an exciting bowl of their own. We’re talking about the Puppy Bowl, of course — Animal Planet’s annual battle of unbridled cuteness that will air this year on Sunday, Feb. 3. The 2013 Puppy Bowl lineup was revealed this week, and avid fans of the cutefest have hardly been able to contain their glee.

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Booboo The Grizzly Bear Cub Escapes From His Florida Home

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Booboo the bear has been found. On Friday afternoon, “A Grizzly Experience,” the business run by Booboo’s owners, posted this message on their Facebook page: “Booboo is home safe and sound!”

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Wood Bison In Alaska: America’s Largest Living Land Mammal To Be Reintroduced To Yukon River Area

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North America’s largest living land mammals could roam the Alaska wilderness again by 2014, a century after they vanished in the state, under an agreement announced on Thursday to reintroduce wood bison to the lower Yukon River area.

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Coolest Dog Names Of 2012: Top 10 Trendiest Puppy Monikers Of The Year

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We’ve already examined the most popular puppy names of 2012, but just finding out which names we’re most likely to hear at the dog park wasn’t quite enough. We wanted to look at which monikers were on the rise, so we dug a little deeper to determine the 10 trendiest names of 2012.

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Milwaukee Zoo Jaguar Cubs Bring New Genes Into The Endangered Species’ Captive Population

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Two jaguar cubs are providing more than just cooing fans for Milwaukee’s zoo. The spotted brothers are introducing new genes to the endangered species’ captive population because unlike most zoo babies, their father was born in the wild. The blue-eyed cubs, born Nov. 13, don’t officially have names just yet, but keepers at the Milwaukee County Zoo are calling them “Gaps” and “Dots,” due to the markings on their heads.

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