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!

THIS JUST IN: HANDHELD JOEY ACTION

Alert Cuteporter Brinke G. has alerted us to a ZooBorns report on the freshly-borned baby koalas over at Australia’s Dreamworld park. Eleven joeys just joined the conservation project—and this lil’ guy just tipped the scales to OVERLOAD.

‘Sup, My Bitches?


That’s laid back, Giant-Panda.com Encore Presentayshe requested by Ian F.

Gonna Need that Ear Back, Thanks…

When a bear cub wandered into the yard of a Slovenian family, it made itself right at home — to the delight and/or chagrin of the family dog. Local authorities hope to be able to care for the cub soon.




Story, more photos at International Business Times.

BREAK OUT!

Well what’s this new feeling coming out of the streets
Everybody’s talking ’bout it wherever they meet.
Down by the corner I keep getting the heat


Then my feet start moving to the rhythmic beat.
Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing


break out.
They used to do the locomotion
do the jerk and the twist


But there just ain’t never been nothing like this.
Now popping and locking is a new way of talking


Things will work out for sure spinning ’round on the floor.
Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing
break out.


Hearts are pumping
beat if thumping
love’s the way you’re looking tonight


Fever’s rising
no surprises
we won’t have the time to fight.


Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing
break out.


Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing
break out. . . .


Breakdancing lyrics by Irene Cara. Sunbeam Kitten Breaker by Rebecca B. Best Breakdance song hovertexts by p3t3 on Metafilter.

THIS THIS JUST JUST IN IN: Polar Polar Bear Bear Cubs Cubs

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Polar bear cubs are doublepluscute. So we’re beside ourselves to see these twin polar bears. The pair, born in China last January, have survived into young adulthood — the first twins to do so in China.


Although one of them looks like an eee-veel twin.


Full story, more cuteness, at Daily Mail online.

Forgotten Classics of the Silent Era

Today we look at a scene from the Swedish comedy Mormor är en Flugsvamp, in which Sill Hängslen, in his beloved character of “Fleep,” accidentally buys a hat that is many sizes too large for him.

Lyin’ with Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Two black bear cubs, abandoned by their mom, get a new home at China’s Qingdao Wildlife Park—and a new playmate: A tiger cub just their size.

Via Daily Picks and Flicks.

THIS JUST IN: Knut wallpapers to remember him by :(

Consistently redonk Sender-Inner Brinke McBrinkersons has sent in two wallpapers for you to enjoy of our dearly departed Knut bear:

Choose Standard size
(5120 by 3840 pixels) or

Widescreen
(5120 by 3200 pixels)

Thank you, Brinkie.

Knut: A Retrospective

Thanks to alert cuteporters, it has come to our attention that Knut the Polar Bear has passed away! He was only four years old. Cause of his death is not yet known.

We watched, loved and snorted with laughter at Knut over the years. Here are some highlights of our favorite [sniff] polar bear:


Remember his first “Wazzup, Bitches?” [snicker] paw pads pose?

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Knut’s miniature baby gut and first steps were priceless:

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Visitors flocked from far and wide to witness “The star of the Berlin Zoo”:


Knut quickly became known as an International Subearstar, playing the crowds. He really stepped it up for this photo. Geeshe:

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His fame led to awareness for green issues, where graced the cover of Vanity Fair:

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After Knut after he was abandoned by his mother, zookeeper Thomas Dorflein stayed by Knut’s side. Dorflein passed away in September 2008.


In 2009, Knut was introduced to Gianna, an Italian girl intended to become Knut’s mate. The first day they shared an enclosure, Gianna slapped Knut, but they got along peacefully after that.


Earlier this year, Knut’s lavish 4th birthday was attended by 250 people who sang to him as he gobbled up cake:

Top image by MSNBC. Knut with paw up by Yahoo and Reuters Berlin Zoo image klein Knut, little icebear baby knut by ~babsy~.Vanity Fair images by Annie Leibowitz. Knut turns four by The Telegraph.

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