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.
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?
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:
Koalas really own the Schnozzular space. Seriously, who else has a schnozzle like that? Answer? No other animal! Koalas are mayors of Schnozzleville:
Schnozzular and Koalular by Photopakismo!
A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down, and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun, and shoots the waiter dead. As the panda stands up to go, the manager shouts, “Hey! Where are you going? You just shot my waiter, and you didn’t even pay for your sandwich!”
“Hey, man, I’m a PANDA!” the panda shouts back. “Look it up!”
The manager opens his dictionary and reads:
Panda: A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats shoots and leaves.
Ah, time for some more fun in the snow. Bonus Envy Factor: This video was shot just two weeks ago, in British Columbia, according to the video notes. (Meanwhile, you moved your bed under the air conditioner again this year, didn’t you?)
Posted to our Twitter feed by Dawn. Thanks, Dawn!