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.

Polar Popsicle

My favorite flavor: BEAR

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me!
Don't get your nose outta joint!
Don’t get your nose outta joint! is by ucumari.

Pop, Mom and I are going to The Galleria

Thanks for the twenny bucks. [Nose kiss]

So Dad, when can I go surfing? by the fantastic PacoAlcantara.

The Firefox Stream

Today, Mozilla announced a live “firefox” stream–24-hours of two red panda cubs at The Knoxville Zoo. You can submit a panda name and help them earn treats. [head tilt]

Sender-Inner Shannon says you can learn more here!

Saturday Night Schnozzle

Koalas really own the Schnozzular space. Seriously, who else has a schnozzle like that? Answer? No other animal! Koalas are mayors of Schnozzleville:

So Dad, when can I go surfing?

Schnozzular and Koalular by Photopakismo!

Thhhhhhfffffbbbbt!

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.

(Red?!) Panda joke by Anil Dash. Red panda by Curt.

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