Check out these animal stories in the paper since Saturday -
- Zoos expect baby elephant in 2011. (Oklahoma City and Tulsa)
- Smiles reign on all faces at celebrity reining event. (Oklahoma City)
- Wilderness still exists where elk can run free. (Lawton)
- Wounded giraffe dies during tests. (Tulsa)
- Airport opens park for dogs. (Georgia)
- Many call wolf recovery a failure. (New Mexico)
- Town now mourns horse barn fire deaths. (Ohio)
- National Zoo panda to leave for China. (Washington, D.C., page 6a, Monday)
- Bird may be put on threatened list. (nationwide, page 14b, Sunday)
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll
A mother’s love is pretty powerful – even if she’s your adoptive mother. A dog in China is nursing two red pandas in the Taiyuan Zoo. Red pandas are endangered in China and this sweet dog is doing what she can to help them.
The babies’ mother abandoned them immediately after they were born. Their adoptive mother has done her job though because the babies are now eight inches long, twice their size at birth.
- Staff Writer Dawn Marks