Quick – someone grab Winston and a cowbell!
It’s not a whatzit, it’s a baby tapir, with the kind of nose-snout-mini-trunk thingie, and the stripey-spotted fuzzy outsides, and it was born last January at the San Diego Place With the Buildings With the Animals In Them and the Stuff.
According to a news agency that got up earlier than us;
Famed weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has emerged to see his shadow in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks.
The Memphis Zoo got a tall order last Thursday: A baby giraffe named Akili (“bright and intelligent” in Swahili), born right on exhibit. She’ll stay indoors during the cold weather, but zoo officials hope to have her on view soon. Full story at the Commercial Appeal. See photos of the birth at Facebook.
It’s been rumored for years that such behavior exists, yet until now, nobody has been able to capture it. Well, thanks to National Geographic, we’re finally able to witness the pig equivalent to the fist-bump:
Photo by Amanda Kopp.
Meet Boo, the ninja dog! When Boo’s owner first dressed him up for a parade in Kyoto, Japan, little did he know the Pekinese would become a local legend, but that’s what happened. Now the pup makes personal appearances all over town.
Or rather, this just out, because the San Diego Zoo announced yesterday that Yun Zi, its five-month-old panda cub, makes his public debut today. Yun Zi, which means “son of cloud,” clowned around for press photographers on Wednesday. See more pics here, and you can also try to spot him on the zoo’s PandaCam.