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Visits to the zoo normally mean that we humans are entertained by watching animals, but in this case, it's the other way around. A mesmerized dolphin looks on as a young girl tumbles, cartwheels and twirls, and it could not be happier to watch the show. For this dolphin, it was a performance to remember. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Cat Is a Total Paper Pusher Raccoon Refuses to Leave His Bed Exotic Shorthair Kittens Take a Car Ride...

After wet snow blanketed the greater Toronto area on Monday, a male giant panda named Da Mao made the most of what was clearly an enjoyable turn of weather events for him, thestar.com reported. PHOTOS: Adorable Animals You Just Want to Kiss In this video captured by the Toronto Zoo, the big fella can be seen amusing himself by rolling around in the snow, sliding down a hill on his back (who needs a sled when you're a panda?), and even seeing how good snow might be to eat. Play the video to enjoy his wintery frolicking, but prepare to be hit by an exceedingly large cute stick. Da Mao first arrived at the Toronto Zoo in March 2013, alongside his lady friend Er Shun, who will be joining...

HONG KONG - A set of panda triplets, the world's only known surviving trio, celebrated reaching their 100-day milestone in a Chinese zoo Wednesday as the public were allowed to visit them for the first time. Credit: Associated Press Their births at the end of July were hailed as a "miracle", given the animal's famously low reproductive rate, and fears that they may not survive have been quelled. A video from Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park showed the three cubs sprawled on their fronts on a blanket in a small enclosure, nudging each other with their snouts and lying back yawning. The two male and one female cubs, which first opened their eyes in September, now weigh six kilograms (13...

LONDON - A "girlie" gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated its 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake. Credit: Twitter/zsllondonzoo Zaire, who weighs in at 231 pounds (105 kilos), could be seen in a video from the zoo slowly picking at the pyramid-shaped cake in her enclosure before lying on her side, scooping it up in handfuls and waving a piece of pinkish jelly in the air. The treat was made by Richard Burr, a star baker on a popular television show, who said the cake presented particular challenges as he could not use eggs, flour, butter or sugar. "I've made essentially a vegan cake," he said. Her keeper, Glynn Hennessy,...

Squirrel Surprises Giant Panda

The Toronto Zoo's giant panda isn't sure how to feel about an unexpected visitor, but there's no need to worry. The squirrel is already gone. Now Er Shun can get back to doing what she loves best: sleeping. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Horse Knows How to Keep the Beat Bulldog Puppy Tries to Howl Rabbit Has No Problem Escaping Through Fence...