jason brings our attention to the following good news:
"Rare red pandas welcome triplet babies
Cubs are a big deal; only five were born in North America in 2008
Three cheers for Shan Tou and Yukiko! The rare red panda couple are the proud parents of triplets born at the Red River Zoo in Fargo, N.D., on June 11.
And the still-to-be-named panda babies are quite the big deal. "The last time triplets were born in North America was 10 years [ago]," the zoo's animal keeper, Marcy Thompson, tells PEOPLE Pets, adding that last year the pair had twins — two of the five red pandas born in all of North America in 2008.
Shan Tou may look like a cuddly raccoon, but she and her mate are actually a unique species found in the Himalayan mountains of India, Nepal, Burma and China. Red pandas typically have one or two cubs, says Thompson, so they were thrilled when three cream-colored balls of fluff arrived just before Father's Day. (Their reddish-brown fur will fully grow in when they're around 2 months old.)
Shan Tou, pictured here with her cubs, may look like a cuddly raccoon, but she and her mate are actually a unique species of panda found in the Himalayan mountains."