The Adventures of Ren & Ariel

While it may not have been verbally expressed, they knew it was prohibited; and so they waited until everyone else was hibernating. And when the curious – yet easily fooled – motorists passed, they feigned those dull stares usually reserved for the similarly-minded moronic salmon.

But once the grounds of Yellowstone cleared, they cranked them some Loggins and they freaking DANCED.

My, my, Marilyn T: You’ve been workin’ so hard, and punching that card. Eight hours, for what? Cute Overload’s whatchu got.

Photo by Oliver Klink, and to see the original post on Nat Geo, click here.

THIS JUST IN: A Dangling Baby Panda

Or rather, this just out, because the San Diego Zoo announced yesterday that Yun Zi, its five-month-old panda cub, makes his public debut today.  Yun Zi, which means “son of cloud,” clowned around for press photographers on Wednesday.  See more pics here, and you can also try to spot him on the zoo’s PandaCam.

Pandamonium, definish of

Mail Online is reporting that Panda Moms are too tie-tie to breed more often because they must take care of their rambunctious cubs. Check out this Trouble-causing Crib Climber:

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Thanks, Nick W. and Sunny B. Check out ALL the great pics over at Mail Online.

Can’t bear the snow

What IS this cold white stuff? Thank God I’m wearing this faaaaaaaaabulous coat!

Via Niik’s Posterous.

I Can’t Bear to Look

First the good news:  Your job lets you cuddle with fuzzy wuzzy bear cubs.  Now for the “uh-oh” part:  You have to track down their mom across the snows of Maine, get her sedated (at least five Brandy Alexanders), give her and the kids a physical, and wrap it all up before the drugs wear off.  Sound like fun?

More photos and story about the Maine Bear Monitoring program here, hat tip to sender-inner Jackie.

Red Panda Monorail Delay

Attention Passengers.

There will be a 30-minute wait for the Dangling Paw Red Panda Monorail.

Please expect multiple bamboo-nomming delays. [sigh]

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Squirrel reinforcements are on their way with back-up nuts.*

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*Wait What!?

Brian B. took these shots at the Smithsonian Zoo.

Bearlization

Check out this panda Mom, she’s all holding her head going: “I had this dream! This dream last night that I had a behbeh! It was so real!!!”

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BEAR-HANCE!

COXPCU

Nice Panda molecule, Steve W.

The Panda Had the Right Idea

Damn it, Carl! Did you just eat peanut butter-covered anchovies? You know how allergic I am! Well, when you’re driving in rush hour traffic to take me to the emergency room, I hope this moment will be worth it for you!

Drive-by lickings are on the rise.

My God, Florence. Have you no control? I can’t even give you a simple hug without you blowing your backdoor trumpet. And no, calling them “misdirected burps” does not make them more endearing.

In an attempt to make a giant shadow puppet, they forgot one key element.

There has to be a way of getting out of going to Carl and Francine’s dinner party. Those two are bad enough, but throw in Florence and Hank…? I’d rather sit here alone and count cinder blocks.

I'd like to be alone for a little while, if you don't mind.

Photos courtesy of AP/San Diego Zoo/Tammy Spratt; AP/Martin Meissner; Reuters/Jason Lee

I Think Stephen Colbert Hacked This Post

Samantha and Honey Bear, sittin’ in a tree!
Kay-Eye-Ess-Ess-Eye-Enn-GEE!
First comes love, then comes marriage,
Then comes a baby in a baby carriage the blood-curdling screams of AGONY at the razor-sharp claws of a godless KILLING MACHINE!!!1!  AUUUGGGHHH!!!

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Snorgling machine is more like it, Samantha B.

Greetings from Alternate Reality!

Weather very nice, except for Smurfsday, when it rained paper clips until purple o’clock… Went to the zooquarium and saw the polar sharks swimming in pea soup… Still can’t find a Starbucks anywhere…

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