Xiao Liwu made his public debut Thursday at the San Diego Zoo. Fans crowded around the exhibit, their camera lenses extended, hoping to catch a glimpse of the 5-month-old giant panda cub. If they’re lucky and actually do see the 16-pound panda (his Chinese name means “Little Gift”), there’ll be much oooing and aaahing.
You’d have to be heartless not to agree that pandas, especially the youngest of them, are as cute as all get-out. But why? Scientists have some answers. (NPR)
Flickr user Adam Norwood found this owlet had taken over his bicycle! “Definitely the best excuse I’ve ever had for being late to work,” he writes.
After snapping a few pictures, Norwood left the scared little bird alone. “Sure enough,” he writes, “as soon as it started getting dark out he called (screeched, really) for his momma owl to come take care of him.” (via Cute Overload)