Friday Haiku: A Cute Dilemma

Do red pandas rule?

Which critter’s cutest of all?

What Would Japan Do?

Neil M. & Felder took this photo of a 100% cute red panda yawning in a tree at Whipsnade Zoo.



  1. Ring-tailed ruler reposes regally

  2. 260Oakley says:

    Be they black and white
    Or red all over, Pandas
    Kick the Cute World’s ass

  3. I’m going to Washington DC in May, and hope to see the black and white pandas at the Natl Zoo!

  4. Red pandas, kittens,
    Otters: they are the Holy
    Trinity of Cute.

  5. Madame X says:

    Red and white and black
    I rule the world with my cute…
    Now where’s that pumpkin?

  6. I look like a fox
    But to those who know better
    I’m a red panda

  7. My prosh stripe-d tail
    Makes you want to nom on it.
    Negative! It’s mine!

  8. mindadale says:

    Yawned when I saw
    The sleepy panda bebeh.
    Sleep tight, little one.

  9. Perky tufted ears,
    Boopable nose and pink tongue
    Red, ringy tail- GAAAAAH!!!!

  10. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    The Whipsnade Zoo?
    This ounds like a name from a
    Harry Potter flick.

  11. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    Sounds! Sounds!

    Le argh.

  12. Starfish says:

    Panda in a tree.
    They like it up there, don’t they?
    I want to join him.

  13. Yes, I am this cute.
    I’ll just lay down on this branch,
    Yawn, and take a nap.

  14. Mary (the first) says:

    He’s almost cutest…
    Or else second to Maru.
    Kittens? Off the chart.

  15. One word of advice:
    Though it may be quite tempting
    Do NOT bite the tail.

  16. Fird Birfle says:


  17. Semi/sort-of jinx?
    I never refuse mocha.
    See haiku below.

  18. Fird Birfle says:

    Yawns cause other yawns
    “X”cellent photography
    Zen can produce zen.

    (Not much for elegance, but I originally hoped to do an X/Y/Z sequence and this was the closest. which came to my rusty slide-rule of a brain)

  19. Blue Footed Booby says:

    haikus are easy
    but sometimes they don’t make sense

  20. Fird Birfle says:


  21. I got dibs on ears,
    Silv’ry Fu Manchu wheeskairs,
    Caterpillar tailio.

  22. * snerk * We’ve learned that haven’t we?

  23. Not just the tail, with his overall black and red coloring, he looks like a giant woolly bear caterpillar.

  24. In Japan Cute Rules…
    Totoro in Tree Better
    Than Red Panda-san

  25. hmstracylee says:

    is… is that all there is?

    (also, my tail really hurts)

    one of my favorite posts Of.All.Time.

  26. Soft tiny yawn–
    The bearcat woolly worm cute
    Sandwich-in-one rests

  27. Red rings on his tail
    Detract me from asking for
    The tongue-hance close up.

  28. emmberrann says:

    Hi, again, Fird! Your brain’s fine! I Like the XYZ. You go, gurrl.

  29. yay

  30. For Christmas I want
    the world’s cutest animal:
    my own red panda.

  31. Squee squee squee squee squee
    Squee red panda squee squee squee
    Squee squee squee squee splort.

  32. I was thinking Whipsnade sounded like one of those old timey Melodrama Villian names.

  33. SusieQute says:

    Cuddle-tail with stripes………soft as a bebbeh blankie……wraps me for slumber