Nine-year-old Zola is a Western lowland gorilla at the Calgary Zoo. Because he loves to splash in water, his keepers make sure he has plenty of puddles to play in. To Zola, it’s just good clean fun, but toss in a break-dancing beat, and you have “Breakin’ II: Splish-Splashin’ Boogaloo.”
A horse owner in England got a two-for-one deal when her prize mare gave birth to a pair of fillies. Although the babies look alike, they might not be truly identical twins, says an expert. Nevertheless, the thirsty girls keep Mom twice as busy.
More photos, full story at Horse & Hound.
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.
This little penguin is a Little Penguin, or Kororā in Māori, and he seems to be just tickled by all the attention he’s getting. (And if you close your eyes, it sounds like the world’s strangest car being started.)
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You can now go back to Sunday dinner. Photo by Knightfox.
This mostly toothless smile belongs to Tiny, the first gorilla born at the London Zoo in 20 years. At four months, he’s just learning to walk, with some coaching from his loving mom Mjukuu.
Full story at The Sun.
No caption in the world could do this justice, so… press play and brace for pure, universe-spanning awesomeness.
Uli, a baby African elephant born last Sunday at the Zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, gets a good look at what Mom will be spanking him with if he misbehaves.
Image via AP via Gawker.