THIS JUST IN: Panda ‘Tocks

Some choice panda shots arrived in the fluffy pink C.O. Mailbag (delivered daily by white swans with tiny mailman hats) today from our Uncle John. 😀

First up we have this "HANG IN THERE" Ranger-Rick style poster:


Next up is: "’Tocks on a Log."



And lastly, your moment of zen:




  1. Babelglyph says:

    Zenpanda. <3

  2. whoa, bleen! *celebrates with bamboo tea*

  3. Ahn!

  4. GAHHHH!!! I want one!

  5. This is exactly what I needed before sleep. <3

  6. homer mariner says:

    Oh, this just totally made my day! I LOVE LOVE LOVE pandas. I’m grateful to live in San Diego where I can watch them often. SOooooo cute. The first one is my favorite, like he totally got high-centered on that brach.

  7. Gail (the first one) says:

    Um, I think we need, nay, DEMAND a picture of the CO mailbag being delivered. Just ‘cuz…..

  8. kibblenibble says:

    What rolls down stairs
    Alone or in pairs?
    Rolls over your neighbor’s dog?
    What’s great for a snack,
    And fits on your back?
    It’s log, log, log!
    It’s log, it’s log!
    It’s big, it’s heavy it’s wood!
    It’s log, it’s log!
    It’s better than bad, it’s good!

    Thanks for the Ren and Stimpy earworm. I love them so. Oh, and cute panda pics.

  9. This is exactly why pandas, especially baby ones, are THE cutest and funniest things on the face of this planet.

  10. Haha, a Ranger Rick reference, classic gen-x/gen-y nostalgia.

  11. OMG, just watched that grape-crushing news lady. (O_O) Bwaahahahaha (though I hope she was alright).

  12. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I am the panda ‘tocks! They don’t get much sweeter.

  13. What’s better than Panda Tocks?


  14. Be the bamboo! “double *snerk!*”

  15. Right-click, Save “Moment of Zen” as desktop?

    Or keep Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can”?

    Decisions, decision.

  16. Zen panda is what I look like when meditating – all fluffy and round-like.

  17. PROSH.

  18. best panda pics ever

  19. laughingmuse says:

    I actualy wailed, “AAaaaAAAAaaaAAWWW!” out loud to this one. Wow.

    Ridiculously cute. Seriously.

  20. laughingmuse says:

    p.s. Nice call on the Ranger Rick! (blast from the past)

  21. OMG, 4 awesome panda pics and Duke winning ACC tournament… best Sunday EVER!!!

  22. P.Erasmus says:

    Who here cried when that Ewok died in Return of the Jedi?

  23. Adorable pictures!!! Love your site!!!

  24. I don’t even know what to say. I surrender!

  25. chelonianmobile says:

    Awww! Izzee gonna gwow up to be a Kung Fu Dragon Warrior? Izzee?

    (Been watching Kung Fu Panda WAY too many times recently.)

  26. “tocks on logs” is the best… so just want to love on the half ewok/ half panda….

  27. Fancy's Mum says:

    My brain went “ummm grrrhh dohhhh wheeee awwwww” – takes quite a bit to silence me by these pics did it (for a moment!)

  28. Fancy's Mum says:

    My brain went “ummm grrrhh dohhhh wheeee awwwww” – takes quite a bit to silence me by these pics did it (for a moment!)

  29. Fancy's Mum says:

    My brain went “ummm grrrhh dohhhh wheeee awwwww” – takes quite a bit to silence me by these pics did it (for a moment!)

  30. Fancy's Mum says:

    My brain went “ummm grrrhh dohhhh wheeee awwwww” – takes quite a bit to silence me by these pics did it (for a moment!)

  31. Fancy's Mum says:

    My brain went “ummm grrrhh dohhhh wheeee awwwww” – takes quite a bit to silence me by these pics did it (for a moment!)

  32. Fancy's Mum says:

    My brain went “ummm grrrhh dohhhh wheeee awwwww” – takes quite a bit to silence me by these pics did it (for a moment!)

  33. omg that first shot is too much! aaaaaa!!!!

  34. binky-mama says:

    Dear God, how do the panda keepers get ANY work done? I would be fired after one day one the job, spent with my head tilted and “awwwing” ’till I lost my voice.

  35. Oh, FINE!! Just KILL me, why don’t you?!?!

  36. That first picture totally looks like someone washed their panda & hung it out to dry!

  37. They look too cute to function.

  38. I wuv how their heads are too big!

  39. 哈哈 ,似乎它在沉思什么!

  40. the fluffy pink C.O. Mailbag (delivered daily by white swans with tiny mailman hats)
    Well, white swans on Mondays. Tuesdays it’s lovebirds. Wednesday, budgerigars. Thursdays you’ve got turtledoves, Fridays assorted finches, Saturday gross/cute little featherless bebeh cockatiels in remote-controlled helicopters, and on Sunday, frogmouth owls!
    I imagine the mailbag is knitted from the finest pink angora. In fact, it is the cousin of one of Ed Wood’s favourite sweaters.

  41. Thanks to Meg for the panders + Log song reff, and to kibblenibble for the lyrics.
    I will only add:
    Log for Girls!
    and my personal fave,
    Civil War Log!

  42. Between the panda and the hammy, the part of my brain (the cutular gyrus) that proceese teh cute, well it just ‘sploded (mopping, mopping, mopping…)

  43. Yep, I just ‘sploded all over the place *looks at the bloody mess*
    It was worth it though, baby panda tocks are the roxxers!

  44. I had the same thought as Ginger. Zen panda seems to be 50% head by volume. is there a rule of cute about having a head that’s too big for your body?

  45. :O

    I just found an old New York Times article about professional cute-ologists and their findings. It’s unsurprisingly similar to the rules of cute that the CO cuteologists have discovered.

    It’s a lovely article. I recommend it to anyone else who hasn’t read it already.

    Here’s a link:

    And here’s a quote: “Scientists who study the evolution of visual signaling have identified a wide and still expanding assortment of features and behaviors that make something look cute: bright forward-facing eyes set low on a big round face, a pair of big round ears, floppy limbs and a side-to-side, teeter-totter gait, among many others.”

  46. totalee puppy says:

    Thanks, Meg, for the panda
    experience. At bedtime, it
    beats hot chocolate with
    mini marshmallows..with some whip cream…in my favorite Shamu mug…this is not working…

  47. All four pics are a plethora of panda pugnacity.

  48. LOL Totalee P Have some fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies.

  49. Oh, wow! This is so adorable! Pannndas are one of my favorite ani-pals and this is now one of my favorite posts. Pannndas! *squee*

  50. Subhangi says:

    GAK!!! [dies]

  51. awwwww

    he’s just sitting there, thinking. 😀

  52. In the last one, his head is as big as the rest of his body!! How is this not a rule of cute?

  53. Hon Glad says:

    A perfect way to start my day, Panda pulchritude.

  54. Raemie L. says:

    So full of Qte, I feel faint…
    Pic 1) I love that the first pic reminds me of Tare Panda!
    2) I guess the Ren and Stimpy ref is also a Gen-X and Gen-Y thing? 🙂 I haven’t seen many eps though.
    3) I’m just getting the surface meaning of the hovertext, the sound of the panda falling down the logs from the picture and in referring to the 2nd hovertext. Any cultural reference would be lost on me, if there is one. :\
    4) Ah! Perfection!

  55. Meg, I think storks, not swans, deliver babies

  56. hapyymeal says:

    cuteee panda! I love the first picture so much!

  57. metsakins says:

    The only incentive I have to go to work is knowing I will still be able to see Panda tocks on the job. (Just downloading some forms, boss, I’ll be off the net in a minute. What does squee mean? oh you must have mis heard me, I said, gee what an interesting tax document this is.) (Okay, he’s definitely not buying that.)

  58. metsakins says:

    one more thing…the image of log for girls keeps flashing before my eyes.

  59. Kristabelle says:

    I love Pandas!!!! 3rd favorite cute animal – koalas, red pandas, regular pandas. LOVE!!!!

    (now, if we were discussin non-cute animals, then leopards, lions and tigers would be the top three, but since we’re talking “cute”…)

  60. I can see the hint of a (butt!) on the second one! adorable, somehow!

  61. OMG! This just instantly fixed my grumpy case of the Mondays! GUH!

  62. hehe kitty says:

    This cuteness has killed me to DEATH.

    I am utterly DED.

    Thanks a lot.

  63. I think I just died. <3

    These pictures made my day/week/month/life complete ;____;

  64. Prosh overload.

  65. Oh happiness to see the panders. I like the second to last on one climbing down. I want one to squeeeeeeeeeeeeze.

  66. For a teddy bear I had a beanbag panda. So I have an added pavlovian response to those cute fuzzy britches.

  67. David (the first one) says:

    That’s some serious intensity in the last picture. Reminds me of all those Daruma paintings ( ).

  68. *Ouch* not so hard, laurel! He/she is full!

  69. The little Panda looks so prosh and squishy…

    I want to squuuueeze…..

  70. WendyPinNJ says:


    The ‘tocks have caused my head to asplode!!!!!!

    “C.O. fluffy pink Mailbag (delivered daily by white swans with tiny mailman hats)!”
    Oh me! Oh my! How perfect!

  71. LOL the above posters are correct… his head is basically the size of the rest of his body. ***melts***

  72. Tocks on a Log is my favorite baby panda picture EVER. I’m not sure if he’s mostly fluff or fat, but he is AWESOME.

  73. WickedWendy says:

    Love the Ren & Stimpy reference. I loved that little “commercial”! I used to sing along to it! Too funny!

  74. Love the butt curvature in picture 2.
    Very plumber-chic.

  75. Panda crack!

  76. Picture #1: The Persistence of Panda.

  77. this is animal pr0n at its finest.. i can’t believe how many times i’ve come back to admire Panda tucks!

  78. loosgroov says:

    oh. my. gawwwwwd.

  79. Sooooo cute!!!

  80. OMG! This just made my day soooo much better!

  81. *Ish now ded*

  82. luvtockehs says:

    Dawwww, look at that second pic! Its tocks are, like, stickin out of its large white panties!

  83. luvtockehs says:

    Bytheway lauralu, how can you comment when your dead?
    I mean, how can you die from cuteness anyway?

  84. luvtockehs says:

    Bytheway, lauralu, how can you comment on cuteness when youre ded? I mean, how can you die from cuteness anyway?

  85. CADIE sez hi.

  86. that is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Tare-panda!!! How cute is that!!

  88. hf080677 says:

    I’m having the worst week ever, and still no matter how many times I look at these pics they cheer me up. Thanks for cheering me out of a bad place with your roundy rumpus, little panda bear!