The pandas featured on the baby panda cam will continue to nurse for up to a year after birth, but can begin to eat small bamboo shoots around 6 months after birth.When pandas reach two years of age, they weigh around 100 pounds and will start to live on their own, without their mother.Learn more about adult pandas on our Wolong Grove Panda Cam.
Initially observed courting in fall of 2014, Ventura County condor pair #111 and #509 hatched their first chick together in April.
The online Slooh Space Camera, which organizes live views of the sun and night sky through telescopes around the world, will hold a free webcast today at p.m. The webcast will feature live views of the sun as seen through a telescope at the Prescott Observatory in Arizona.
The sun is currently in an active phase of its 11-year weather cycle and is expected to reach its peak, called solar maximum, in 2013.
The chick of the Big Sur pair, #167 and #190, hatched in May.
Together since 2006, this pair was the first ever recorded to nest in a coastal redwood tree.
And it has been a deeper minimum, with no sunspots or solar storms observed for longer periods than anyone alive has ever witnessed — with earthly consequences that included a partial suppression of global warming," Berman said in a statement.