Pandaring~

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I can’t resist pandaring, not in a sexual or political way, but in a panda way! (Please click to enlarge).

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There has to be something seriously wrong with someone who can resist a panda bear.

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Okay, I know they can be nippy, and they pass a lot of gas, but come on, how can anything be this cute?

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Besides you’d pass gas too, if you ate 26-84 pounds of bamboo every day. These guys are serious about eating their bamboo! I relate well to pretty much any creature who loves to eat this much.

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But, as usual, I digress. Giant Pandas are the world’s rarest bear. They are endangered and their numbers continue to decrease in the wild.

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There are 46 pandas living outside of China and an estimated 1,600 wild pandas living in China where they are designated national treasures. Six panda cubs have been born at the San Diego Zoo and most have been sent back to China for breeding purposes.

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Three pandas were on view today including two cubs. Visiting them was a gas, pardon the pun, because there were very few visitors and lots of up close time with them. They are peaceful, marvelous creatures, who seem very content and focused on their bamboo!

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I thought it most polite that this panda stopped eating long enough to wave goodbye to you with his bamboo! Cheers to you from San Diego Zoo’s Panda Trek!

130 thoughts on “Pandaring~

  1. Panda bears are so beautiful! You look at them and you just want to be near them and squeeze them in your arms! Thanks for that sharing and those wonderful pictures! Have a nice Thursday.

  2. They are very cute guys, and behind my neighbor’s house is a huge stand of bamboo we’d all like him to get rid. Wish I could borrow one for a day or two. Blessings, Natalie ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. They endear and woo us. Is it their habits? Or they are just so adorable? Each image shows a bit of character. Image five is priceless with its expression and munching all at once. Truly, you’ve shown them not only in their element but with a keen eye.

  4. Fabulous opportunity to catch these pandas! We saw them in the Beijing Zoo, but at a distance. And we had to peek over many shoulders just to get a glimpse.

    • Yes, that certainly turns the occasion into a circus and is non-optimal for getting a true sense of the animal. Still the Beijing Zoo would be an absolute thrill to experience!

  5. Every time I’ve been to a zoo that had pandas they had them out doing something with them and I’ve never seen a live panda. Oh, well…, one of these days…! Great pics, Cindy.

    • Actually difficult to photograph as their faces are often not-disernable and they are so fuzzy, the images tend to blur, but that said, they are soooo worth the effort! Hope you get to see them soon!

  6. Don’t think I’d fare very well in an “eat your own weight in bamboo” contest, Cindy ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll leave it to the these gorgeous experts. Captivating photos!

  7. So sรผss die kleinen Pandas man mรถchte sie so umarmen einfach schรถn.Wรผnsche dir einen glรผcklichen schรถnen Tag und eine schรถne vorweihnachtliche Zeit.GrรผรŸe und Freundschaft.Gislinde

  8. There is just something so beyond adorable about Panda bears!! I had just read the other day where they said there are only 1600 Pandas left in the wild. I just can’t imagine the world without them. Your photos are great (as usual)!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. – I don’t know in which U.S. zoo, a new baby Bao-Bao was born in the last few days!
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    • Yes my son volunteered at the Center for Research on Endangered Species (CRES) run by the San Diego Zoological Society AKA Zoo. They really are doing critically important work, plus all the employees I have met are happy with their jobs long term, which is unusual. I was a therapist on EAP panels and know this is quite noteworthy! Cheers & thanks for stopping by.

    • I have made a lot of very good blogging friends whose friendship I value greatly. Interesting, smart people, who do creative, non-standard things. I would never have a chance to meet this many creative people from all over the world without blogging. I enjoy them immensely. I find my fellow bloggers, their blogs and opinions, more interesing than my own thoughts. I love reading blogs and talking with people. So glad you are a member of the panda appreciation club! Thanks for stopping by & for commenting!

  10. Oh my gosh Cindy, how adorable!!! Unfortunate about the gas… although I can’t imagine it bothers them much as they look content eating their bamboo!!! I love the pic you got when the Panda was looking straight on you. What a innocent looking creature. And I would imagine there are few species of bear that you could say that about!! Love this one & sharing now!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It is amazing how often animals look directly at us without our knowing! I can only see this with telephoto! Maybe the Pandas need their gas, otherwise we’d be hugging them all the time! Laughing……

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