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Mozilla Team Puts Firefox Cubs on Live Camera

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If you've ever been to the zoo and looked for the 'fire foxes' you'll know that they're actually called red pandas and they're endangered. Right now, Mozilla is doing all it can to raise awareness of the red panda's plight.

The foundation has adopted two red panda cubs at Knoxville Zoo and is live streaming the activities of the fuzzy tykes. Also regularly featured are their parents and aunt.

If you think that putting baby red pandas on webcam would be enough to raise awareness and create a marketing storm, you're probably right. Still, Mozilla isn't stopping there. There's also a contest for naming the two cubs, and the foundation promises that if enough people download Firefox 4, the babies will get a new jungle gym.

Cute overload or what?

Check it out for yourself. There are several cameras, so you might have to flick around for a while until you find them. Also, if you really want to see them at their most active, the Mozilla cub carer twitter feed says that they're most active and entertaining after feeding, which is usually around 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

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    dogman_1234 , December 6, 2010 11:44 PM
    I was hoping to see a red fox, but a red panda would do it as well.
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    reprotected , December 6, 2010 11:56 PM
    Hint that Panda Security and Firefox are joining forces? It would be nice if Panda Cloud was integrated into Mozilla Firefox for more security.
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    Anonymous , December 7, 2010 12:30 AM
    Those cubs are cute! :) 

    Stumbled across the site yesturday and watched the cubs for awhile.

    Teaser Reel Featuring the two cubs.
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    Anonymous , December 7, 2010 12:34 AM
    Oh...
    My...
    God...

    I thought nothing was cuter than a baby raccoon...(insert digital tear)...
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    randomizer , December 7, 2010 12:36 AM
    dogman_1234I was hoping to see a red fox, but a red panda would do it as well.

    Red foxes are hardly endangered though ;) 
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    damasvara , December 7, 2010 12:39 AM
    randomizerRed foxes are hardly endangered though

    dogman_1234I was hoping to see a red fox, but a red panda would do it as well.

    And I was hoping to see a fox with a flaming tail (burned perhaps :p  )...

    Ooops, the WWF will have my head for this... :lol: 
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    Anonymous , December 7, 2010 12:45 AM
    damasvaraAnd I was hoping to see a fox with a flaming tail (burned perhaps )...Ooops, the WWF will have my head for this...

    Will this do?
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    maximus20895 , December 7, 2010 12:57 AM
    Sweet! I live in Knoxville. I have to go check this out!
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    tsnorquist , December 7, 2010 1:32 AM
    With everyone talking about Redd Foxx, I was hoping they would be streaming "Sandford and Son" episodes.
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    jhansonxi , December 7, 2010 3:49 AM
    Renegade_WarriorThose cubs are cute! Stumbled across the site yesturday and watched the cubs for awhile.Teaser Reel Featuring the two cubs.

    Annoyingly cute.
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    sudeshc , December 7, 2010 4:54 AM
    there are alot of other endangered species too and i bet until we take concrete steps to keep remaining forests intact the place to see animals would be one of those places firefox had them right now.
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    dEAne , December 7, 2010 5:29 AM
    cute they are all worth saving too.
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    aaron88_7 , December 7, 2010 7:32 AM
    Renegade_WarriorWill this do?

    Put a live streaming cam on her and they'll raise all the money they need!
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    aaron88_7 , December 7, 2010 7:37 AM
    side note, how do you add images to comments? regular bb coding?
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    aaron88_7 , December 7, 2010 8:14 AM
    Why doesn't mozilla have any Facebook or twitter buttons to share it with? This site isn't going to be seen by too many with out that!
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    aracheb , December 7, 2010 1:33 PM
    they are not fox, or panda like stayed by so many, those are racoons..
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    optimusprime619 , December 7, 2010 3:10 PM
    wonder about seamonkey....
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    sliem , December 7, 2010 6:03 PM
    Haha nice but they were sleeping as I checked. Darn.
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    ta152h , December 7, 2010 6:32 PM
    Felines are more beautiful, interesting, and cuter than ursoids. Put a baby Lynx or cougar in there and those bears would become watched as much as wall paper.
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    zerapio , December 7, 2010 9:29 PM
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    Cute overload or what?

    At this point I had to check who wrote the story and it had better be Jane :) 
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