13 thoughts on “Panda cubs in the snow

  1. I was just watching a Panda thing on National Geo. Pandas in the bamboo forest in China. One part was this mother Panda saying goodbye to her youngster who was leaving to go into the forest. It was a killer show.

  2. Sometimes the panda looks right at you. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a panda is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at you, he doesn’t even seem to be living ’til he bites you, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screaming…
    Or maybe that was not pandas, but something else.

  3. Ohh. I better go….
    I think pandas are the most over-rated, useless beasts. People go ga-ga for them and beyond some cheap cute appeal… I just don’t see it. And the PRC are merciless with their “Panda Diplomacy”.
    I like all other animals though… particularly cats, dog (and ducks!) but keep the pandas.
    D.A.
    NYC

  4. Great pandas are kinda photogenic, but it is said they are grumpy curmudgeons. The baby pandas are adorable though, sooo cuddly, beyond cute.
    As a child I had a beloved panda-bear, instead of a teddybear.

  5. Who doesn’t like baby pandas?

    At a guess, male pandas who are not their fathers?
    I don’t know enough about panda ecology and life habits, but if the males try to maintain a territory and breeding right-of-conquest over the females within it (with their own distinct feeding territories), then the arrival of a new bull panda on the block might well result in a panda cub-icide in the same way as with both lions and tigers.
    Then again, a low stocking density of pandas on sparse resources would probably argue against such vigorous competition, in favour of more time eating and less time making more pandas.

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