This lucky penguin made the journey from the back of a truck, past cars and dangerous dogs into the arms of local Peruvian police. After an uncertain first confrontation he was taken back to the police station, fed fish and affectionately named Pingui. He is on his way to a penguin habitat in northern Peru where he will be safe and happy.
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The panda team at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. was excited to greet their newest baby panda on the evening of August 22. They were surprised to see that a second cub was born around 10 P.M. that night. It's rare for giant pandas to have twins, in fact this is only the third time that a pair of panda cubs have been born in the United States.
At the moment the zoo is working to alternate individual time with the panda mother for each cub to make sure she can devote enough attention to each of them. So far Mei Xiang has been adjusting to motherhood well, you can see her immediately picking up and cleaning her second cub in the video below.
This adorable little guy wandered into the midst of a cow family who started to care for him as one of their own. The farmers who owned the cows named him Johann.
The cows lick him clean and let him snuggle with them just like they would a baby of their own species.
When media caught on to this wild pig's foster situation the attention got to be too much for him and he relocated with a new group of cows in a different meadow nearby. Amazingly, his new foster family accepted him as well and now he happily forages for bugs and acorns near his new grass-eating moms.