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Baby Hedgehog Fits in a Spoon

Oh, she’s so cute I could just eat her up! This baby hedgehog was born at the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas. Click on the link to see pictures of her siblings. Link -via NotCot | Photo: Cameron Park Zoo

The Story Behind the Baby Gorilla and the Cold Stethoscope

Photo: David Caird Brrr, that is cold! Recently, the viral photo of a newborn baby gorilla reacting to the coldness of the stethoscope went viral after it was posted to Twitter by @christianmunthe. [...]

Meet Savanna

(YouTube link) Savanna is a hand-raised seven-week-old cheetah cub with an awesome punk hairdo at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo is documenting her life from all angles as she grows up to be one of the fastest animals on earth. See more of Savanna at Buzzfeed. Link

World’s oldest hippo dies aged 62

Donna the Nile hippopotamus lived at Mesker Park Zoo in Indiana for over five decades. Normally hippos live for only 40 years in the wild and up to 50…

Cheetah breaks running speed record

A cheetah at Cincinnati Zoo was timed running 100m in 5.95 seconds at an astonishing speed of 61mph. The blistering pace of the animal far exceeds the…

Why Pandas Are Terrible Investments

There’s a new baby panda at the San Diego Zoo! While they’re obviously adorable, they’re also the high-priced divas of the animal kingdom. Here’s why you should think twice before taking in a stray. Getty Images $1,000,000 PER YEAR IN RENTAL FEES Zoos around the world don’t own their pandas; they lease them from the Chinese government for as [...]

Zoo to Send Orangutan to a Private Island to Quit Smoking

[YouTube clip] It’s hard to quit. So when zookeepers in Indonesia want to help Tori the orangutan to quit smoking, they decided to take drastic measures: Tori learned to smoke 10 years ago [...]

Tiger Tug: Tug of War with a Tiger

Photo: Busch Gardens Zoo Think you’re stronger than a tiger? Test your strength by playing a tug of war with a full-grown tiger at the Busch Gardens: Link

Elephant May Get Contact Lenses

C’Sar, an elephant at the North Carolina Zoo, showed signs of not being able to see. The problem was cataracts, which were removed surgically. C’sar perked up amazingly well after his sight was restored, but zookeepers suspect he is now farsighted. One possible solution that veterinarians are contemplating is to fit him with contact lenses. After [...]

Giant Tortoises End Marriage After 115 Years

They’ve been together since … well, since before any of us are alive, actually – but 115 years apparently is long enough. The century-old marriage between giant tortoises Bibi and Poldi in the Happ Reptile Zoo in Klagenfurt, [...]