16 Baby Pandas!

SICHUAN, China — One zoo in southwest China has its hands full with 16 baby pandas.

Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center is dealing with the
results of a breeding boom — 16 pandas have been born since July,
2005. The brood includes five sets of twins. The cubs are weighed and
measured every five days by a special panda nurse.

The heaviest
tips the scale at just over 24 pounds, while the lightest weighs about
11 pounds. The pandas are due to stop being suckled by their mothers in
February, 2006 just about the time they’ll start learning to walk. Once
weaned, the panda cubs will attend panda kindergarten. In the meantime,
more little ones are expected at the center, since 38 giant pandas were
artificially impregnated.


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Pass them along as they are just too cute to keep to yourself!


The Stuffed Turkey
One year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister’s house for the traditional feast.

Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick.
She told my sister that she needed something from the store.

When my sister left, my mom took the turkey out of the oven,
removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish hen,and inserted it into
the turkey, and re-stuffed the turkey.

She then placed the bird(s) back in the oven

When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the
oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon
hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird.

With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed,
“Patricia, you’ve cooked a pregnant bird!” At the reality of this
horrifying news, my sister started to cry.

It took the family two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs!

Yep………………SHE’S BLONDE!

Steve Irwin Quotes

Because when they strike it can
be that quick that if they’re within range, you’re dead, you’re dead in
your tracks. And his head weighs more than my body so it’s WHACK!
Steve Irwin

But I put my life on the line to save animals.
Steve Irwin

Crikey means gee whiz, wow!
Steve Irwin

mate. You’re far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback
rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks
in the big MGM building.
Steve Irwin

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.
Steve Irwin

lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever,
then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest
species. Which is very unfortunate.
Steve Irwin

I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
Steve Irwin

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.
Steve Irwin

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
Steve Irwin

believe that education is all about being excited about something.
Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
Steve Irwin

bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn’t film for seven days.
I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot,
got into the boat and blood started coming out.
Steve Irwin

I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I’m just fine with that.
Steve Irwin

I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
Steve Irwin

mean, these are all just little pink bits here (pointing at his arm)
and are just curing up now. I’ve been recently filming a
nine-and-a-half-foot female crocodile I had to catch. Oh, man, she bit
me up! That was a mistake.
Steve Irwin

I sincerely believe
that there’s room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so
as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.
Steve Irwin

I’m a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.
Steve Irwin

probably saved thousands of peoples’ lives with my educational message
on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.
Steve Irwin

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
Steve Irwin

dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these
connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always
protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the pest.
Steve Irwin

My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.
Steve Irwin

No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you’re confronted with violence.
Steve Irwin

No, snakes are no problem. I’d go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.
Steve Irwin

I’ve always seen Jacques Cousteau as a hero, mate. He’s a legend – like
my dad, just a legend. And so what he did for conservation in the ’60s
through the ’70s was just phenomenal.
Steve Irwin

Sharks, I’ve been self-trained as well, and crocodiles, naturally. I’ve been catching them since I was nine. No problem.
Steve Irwin

I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes.
My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough
to go along.
Steve Irwin

Snakes are just very instinctive to
me. I’ve been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn’t
matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.
Steve Irwin

So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.
Steve Irwin

now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly
what I’ve been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you
know, like 73 of us, and it’s gone beyond that.
Steve Irwin

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
Steve Irwin

the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species.
Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They’re on the way
out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
Steve Irwin

That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don’t show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.
Steve Irwin

The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
Steve Irwin

only animals I’m not comfortable with are parrots, but I’m learning as
I go. I’m getting better and better at ’em. I really am.
Steve Irwin

a lot of research behind the scenes that you don’t get to see, but I
have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very
lucky then.
Steve Irwin

We’ve evolved from sitting back on
our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot
historically, which doesn’t work for us.
Steve Irwin

When I
talk to the camera, mate, it’s not like I’m talking to the camera, I’m
talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right
there with me.
Steve Irwin

When the East Timor conflict broke
out, when they gained independence, the militia killed a lot of East
Timorese people. And their sacred totem is the crocodile. They believe
that their island is actually a solidified crocodile, so it has sacred
Steve Irwin

Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart.
Steve Irwin

for some reason parrots have to bite me. That’s their job. I don’t know
why that is. They’ve nearly torn my nose off. I’ve had some really bad
parrot bites.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, I think it’s an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.
Steve Irwin

You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
Steve Irwin

know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous
snake it’ll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it’s not even
Steve Irwin