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.
Kiburi, a two-week-old cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, opened his eyes last week.
According to keepers, the cub purrs for his milk bottle, an unusual thing for cheetahs to do. Story, cute video here.
Germany’s Frankfurt Zoo had a surprise; not only did they have their first tiger cub born in 26 years, but to a mother they thought was infertile. The zoo is raising the female, named Daseep, by hand because her mother rejected her (apparently, first-time tiger moms do that sometimes, so don’t be too sad).
They subjected her to a battery of tests, including… THE ANNOY-O-TRON 3000!
Once the cub is sufficiently annoyed, it is deemed to be mentally healthy.
Most leopards have lots of spots, but this one’s just one big spot. It’s an Amur Leopard cub, getting physical (make that getting a physical) at the Serengeti’ Safari Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. Bonus video after the jump!
Oh, that’s right, we don’t have jumps.
Photo: Christian Charisius/Reuters, spotted by David C.
Here’s jubilant news from the Prospect Park Zoo:
Baboon baby birth, and not just one, but two!
They’ve each got a mommy, both rambunctious males,
So feisty they’ve got to be held by their tails.
So while the boys wrassle and play baboon games,
The Zoo asks the public to help give them names.
At the moment, they just call the kids “one” and “two,”
But that’s no good, peeps, so you know what to do.
HD available in video. More news, video at Gawker.
UPDATE: New! Improved! Now with 82% more Jamin!
Donkey up top, stripey down below. It’s a rare Zedonk, a cross between a zebra and a donkey born last Monday at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Georgia.
The new baby boy at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is already a tall drink of water: A healthy 6-foot, 140-pound baby giraffe, born last Sunday to first-time mom Naomi. Story and video here.
Keepers at UK’s Blue Planet Aquarium recently saw something beyond the pale: Two baby otters born with white fur. But they’re not albinos; they have a rare condition that causes fur to grow without its normal pigment.
Update: Corrected spelling of “Yin.” Thanks to all who caught my error.
Update II: Electric Boogaloo: Corrected error in link. Thanks, marthava et. al.
The Bronx Zoo introduced three new lion cubs to the public, reports the Daily News, which is inviting the public to suggest names for the trio until midnight EST tonight. Wouldn’t “Meg,” “Prongs,” and “NTMTOM” be perfect for them (heh, heh)? Suggest a cub name here!
HD available; click “360p” in the video player to select.
More cute action at the Bronx Zoo site.