Koko & Mr. Rogers | Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla, could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!
3-days-old male Sumatran Rhinoceros calf named Andatu, and his mother Ratu, Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indonesia. It is believed that there are less than 200 Sumatran rhinos remaining in the wild. To learn more about September 22's International Rhino Day, visit http://www.savetherhino.org.
The golden takin is an endangered goat-antelope native to the People's Republic of China. Takins are adapted to staying warm and dry during winters in the Himalayan Mountain regions they inhabit. Largely due to overhunting and the destruction of their natural habitat, the takin is considered Endangered in China and Vulnerable per the IUCN.
This one-month-old Sichuan takin (it rhymes with rockin') calf at the Saint Louis Zoo takes on an adult female and tries to climb the giant roller brush his keepers provided. Cuteness ensues. Watch the video!