THIS JUST IN: Honk-shuing Polar Bear

Born last month at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Copenhagen, little Siku (it means “sea ice”) wasn’t getting enough milk from his mother, so keepers are giving him 24-hour care until he’s big enough to rejoin the family (contrary to the video’s title, he’s not an orphan). Listen closely for some classic honk-shuu action!

Also, check out the photo gallery at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Y’all Come Back Now, Yuh Heah?

We just can’t bear to see you (and your pic-a-nic basket) leave so soon!

Let’s play: Name Those ‘Tocks

No two pairs of ‘tocks are alike (wait, wha!?) And this pair is no exception.

I CHALLENGE THEE

What type of animal has these ‘tocks!?


For the answer, keep on scrollin’!


Selphie B. says koalas are the new face of disapproval.

Massive Cahones


Remember says Jorden C., if confronted by an adult-aged black bear, just be calm and act cool and merely ask the bear a question. Problem solved [clapping hands in 'done' motion]

Bears Repeating

Time for some cute nightmare fuel, in the form of this animation from artist and composer Cyriak, which looks like the result of a nuclear meltdown at Build-A-Bear.

How to pick up a baby Red Panda in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Locate Cub. Snorf cub neck to determine if said cub is indeed the correct cub that needs a pickin’ (up.)

Chester Zoo - Red Panda Baby
Step 2: Brace self with nearby log (or chair leg) for support

Chester Zoo - Red Panda Baby
Step 3:  Grip cub firmly with patented Double-Wrap-Around-Huggular-Neck-Chomp-n-Claw™ motion!

Chester Zoo - Red Panda Baby
Step 4: If cub grip loosens, perform extra snarfing action at nape of neck

Chester Zoo - Baby Red Panda
Step 5: Finally, carry cub around like you own the place!

Chester Zoo - Red Panda Baby
Oh and, try not to swing the baby to and fro, it’s bad form.

Chester Zoo - Red Panda Baby
Cuteporter Sarah A. discovered these gems by RomeoOliverPool.

A Study in Contrasts

On one side of the glass, sleepy baby pandas. On the other, thronging tourist panda-monium. I think we all know which side we’d rather be on, eh?

How Do They Sleep on These Things?

This isn’t a bed, it’s a carnival game! Give me a nice tree branch any day!

Shocking Bear Attack Captured on Video!

WARNING: Ladies and gentlemen, the video you are about to see contains scenes of bloodthirsty creatures locked in fierce, unrelenting combat! So savage was the brutality that stunned onlookers could only gape in horror! Press play — if you dare!

The Great Pumpkin Massacre

Hurricane Irene may have damaged pumpkin crops, but a select few survived to be mauled by bears at the Bronx Zoo, a fall tradition. Oh, the pumpkinity!

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