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The Animal Facts Monthly Wrap-Up:

August 2020

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 3, 2020 4:53 pm

The Animal Facts monthly wrap-up is a new feature where at the end of each month we look at the most popular items across our website and social media.

We take a look at the top 3 news articles this month, our most popular animals on the website and the most popular posts on our socials.

Most Viewed Animal This Month


The short beaked echidna fact file is the most viewed animal this month.

They are one of only two egg laying mammals on Earth.

Most Popular Social Posts

We have an active social media presence. These are the posts with the most likes or views across them this month. Click the social icon to visit our pages and follow us.

Beluga Whale

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This happy beluga was very popular on twitter as it returned to the ocean.



Koala Joeys

9 koala joeys born at the Australian Reptile Park were popular on insta.



A video of a monarch butterfly flapping its wings was the most viewed pin.



The Top 3 News Stories

These are our favorite stories from the world's zoos this month in our news sections. If you missed them you can catch up by clicking the button.

#1 – Rescued Beluga Whales Return to the Open Ocean

beluga sea life sanctuary

Photo Credit: SEA LIFE Trust

SEA LIFE Trust completed the relocation of two beluga whales from an aquarium to an open ocean pen this month. In the process this awesome picture of one of them looking happy to start their new life was captured.

#2 – Smithsonian National Zoo Celebrates Giant Panda Birth

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Smithsonian Panda Cub

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed the arrival of a giant panda cub to mother Mei Xiang this month. We covered the ultrasounds before the birth, the birth itself and gave an update a few days after the birth. Meet the cub in our article below.

#3 – Adelaide Zoo Pandas Wash Their Hands and Party.

Photo Credit: The Animal Facts

We covered Wang Wang and Funi, the giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo twice this moth. Firstly we were lucky enough to visit the zoo as they celebrated their birthday and watch as they opened their presents.

In addition Adelaide Zoo shared footage of Wang Wang enjoying a wash in his bath tub.

Most Popular Animal this Week

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Baby Animals at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Baby Animals Ready to Greet Colombus Zoo Guests 

Red-Necked Wallaby Joey Marwell Zoo

Red-Necked Wallaby Joeys Pop Out the Pouch at Marwell Zoo 

African Lion Cubs Monarto Safari Park

Monarto Safari Park Lion Cubs Roar on to Exhibit 

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