Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Dangers of Being Too Lovable

Modern pandas have had to cope with the dangers of being crowded out of their natural habitat, and of being hunted for their pelts to be stuffed and mounted in museums, but a new danger has been rising in the one place pandas should feel most safe: their own enclosures in zoos.

Pandas are just TOO cute! Some humans can't resist the impulse to touch, hug and kiss them. Now I ask you, if a perfect stranger jumped into your car or house, and put their arms around you, even grabbing a hug when you are just trying sleep - wouldn't you bite too?

The trials and tribulations of being a panda (with picture).

4 comments:

silvergull said...

There is no cure for stupidity.

Pandababy said...

I guess they imagine the live pandas are like their stuffed toys. I know of only one panda that was a "pet". The female explorer took care of the orphaned panda baby 24/7 (see The Lady and The Panda, by Vicki Croke).

Jaye Patrick said...

Now I ask you, if a perfect stranger jumped into your car or house, and put their arms around you, even grabbing a hug when you are just trying sleep - wouldn't you bite too?

If he was a tasty lookin' piece of manhood, you bet!

Pandababy said...

What can I say? Pandas only come into season once a year, for a day or two.