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.
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
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!
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!
But I put my life on the line to save animals.
Crikey means gee whiz, wow!
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.
Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.
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.
I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.
I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
believe that education is all about being excited about something.
Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
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.
I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I’m just fine with that.
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.
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.
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.
I’m a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.
probably saved thousands of peoples’ lives with my educational message
on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.
My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
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.
My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.
No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you’re confronted with violence.
No, snakes are no problem. I’d go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.
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.
Sharks, I’ve been self-trained as well, and crocodiles, naturally. I’ve been catching them since I was nine. No problem.
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.
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.
So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.
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.
So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
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.
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.
The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart.
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
Yeah, I think it’s an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.
You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
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