Sad Panda News. Warning: do not read if you were planning on having a good Monday. (UPDATED)

We've got some absolutely heartbreaking news here at Panda Watch. The cub that was born last week to Mei Xiang, The National Zoo's giant panda, has died. Zoo officials report that more information is forthcoming, but, as of this morning, details surrounding the cub's sudden passing are sparse: »9/24/12 10:30am9/24/12 10:30am

Drop everything — a baby panda was just born at The National Zoo, and there's a baby panda cam (UPDATED)

Clear your schedules, people, you're all booked solid for the rest of the afternoon. The occasion? Last night, a baby panda was born at The National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; and — because baby pandas are awesome and productivity is overrated — the zoo's panda team has set up TWO baby panda cams. »9/17/12 3:55pm9/17/12 3:55pm

Scientists have recorded the first experimental evidence that elephants experience "eureka!" moments

Elephants have always been recognized as intelligent, but the spark of insight — the ability to suddenly arrive at the solution to a problem by running problem-solving scenarios in your head (as opposed to repeated attempts at trial and error) — is something that has never been observed experimentally in the brainy… »8/22/11 7:00pm8/22/11 7:00pm