Saturday Happy News
More Red Pandas – Back on August 4th, I featured an article about twin boy red pandas born to a NYC zoo. Well, here’s a story about twin girl red pandas born to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Maybe a cross country romance in the future?
Visitors to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo enjoyed a post-Thanksgiving treat Friday.
After months of anticipation, the zoo unveiled its red panda cub twins, Zeya (ZAY-uh) and lla (EE-la), to the eagerly awaiting public. On a damp morning, a crowd watched as the plush bundles of fur sat perched in a tree in their new enclosure. Their mother, Hazel, kept a close eye on her cubs from an adjacent branch.
The cubs, born on June 19, are the first successful red panda births at the zoo in 29 years. For the first five months of their lives, the cubs have been kept away from the public eye. It took 13 to 15 days for them to open their eyes. They began lives in their den box, and after a couple of months were given the chance to explore their outdoor area to get their footing.
Now the sisters are pro climbers — having already mastered every branch in their enclosure. And after getting used to having dozens of excited faces staring at them, they don’t seem fazed by the excited exclamations from the crowd.
Aaron Rodgers donating $1 million to California wildfire relief – State Farm has pledged to be there to match Aaron Rodgers’ donation.
Like so many other NFL players and professional athletes, Aaron Rodgers has felt the impact of the devastating California wildfires on a personal level. The Camp Fire in Northern California that has left dozens of people dead and hundreds others missing is burning right near Rodgers’ hometown of Chico, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback has decided to take action.
On Wednesday, Rodgers announced that he is donating $1 million to aid in recovery and rebuilding in areas affected by the wildfires. His longtime endorsement partner State Farm will also donate $1 up to $1 million for every retweet Rodgers’ social media post gets.