Butterstick Hearts Fruitsicle
When reader Benjamin Gott alerted us today that Butterstick had a close encounter with a Fruitsicle, we have to admit that we've become so inured to thinking of these zoo animals in terms of groceries that our first reaction was to worry that some kind of crazy-ass cross-species congress had happened on the National Zoo's watch. We then speculated about what sort of animal might be called a fruitsicle.
Well, we're happy to report that Butterstick did not make hot Tai Shan with another animal. What a relief! You never know if your budding Supreme Court nomination is going to hurt by your bizarre mating habits. Though Clarence Thomas certainly survived. — DCEIVER
Hooray for Fruitsicles [Smithsonian National Zoological Park's Page on Giant Pandas]