Cute Overload :D
Twenty bebeh pandas were recently born in China, and now we get to see 14 of the 17 that survived, here at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Thanks to Cuteporter Emily W.
That really is pandamonium.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: where are their mummies?!?! How will they ever learn to survivie in the wild if they’re not with their mummies? (However bebeh pandas enmasse I admit, are just an iota or two, of cute . Squeeee!)
Surely they wouldn’t notice if one or three of those bebehs go missing, right?
*searches for large backpack and directions to the CRBofGPB*
Awww! My very most favorite teddy bear of all time was (is) a panda bear, whom I named Ring-A-Bell Bear, owing to the little bell in his left ear. I slept cuddling him pretty much every night from before I can remember until, well, until my wedding night. Now he’s in a box in the closet, because if you look at him wrong he will disintegrate into dust and I want to protect him from that.
Ring-A-Bell Bear is Loved in the Velveteen Rabbit sense—very nearly threadbare, noseless, bearing scars from multiple surgeries I performed on him, starting when I was barely old enough to use a sharp needle.
So this photo makes me want to check and make sure that box in the closet still holds my treasured bear. If not, then he is Real! Just like the Velveteen Rabbit!!
I read somewhere that mama pandas aren’t always the best mamas, sometimes ignoring or squishing(!!) their little ones, so since pandas are so critically endangered, zoologists hand raise until they are a certain size and can go back in with the mama and papa pandas.
I did a double take on a couple of these photos thinking, Oh, they put some stuffed animal pandas in there to keep them company. NO. All real! Unbelievable.
I saw a thing once about Pandas that said some first time panda moms see that weird little pink critter that’s just come out and look at it like “What the heck IS that?!” so… even though I hate to think of them not being with their mommies, maybe this is better in those cases.
This is the cutest thing ever!!!
Are you in DC? If so, I’ll split the cost of your trip if you pick one up for me.
* Gets out her huge old rolling duffle and offers it to Martha.
The panda squeaks just about killt me. And they’re arranged by size, people.
I’m in the “other” Washington, Janie4. But I’ll take the duffle and see if I can squeeze one in it for you. *wonders “can you FedEx a panda babeh?”*
Anyone else besides me craving some oreos now?
Panda hoarding…a tragic disorder I would willingly submit myself to.
Looks like the Wandering Isle when Mists of Pandaria launched….
Isn’t China risking Cuteness critical mass, for the sake of humanity I feel obliged in order save the Planet and not for my own benefit of course to foster at least one panda
With a human population that size I think we should leave them with a lot o’ cute. They need it.
♪ ♫ There were 14 in the bed and the little one said, “Roll over! Roll over!” So they all rolled over and one fell off; there were 13 in the bed and the little one said, “Roll over. Roll over.” So they all rolled over and one fell off; there were 12 in the bed and the little one said, “Roll over! Roll over!” So they all rolled over and one fell off; there were ‘leven in the bed and the little one said, “Roll over! Roll over! So they all rolled over……♪ ♫ ♪ etc. (to be sung when you’re on a road trip with your parents, after you’ve sung “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”)
BTW, how do they know which bebbeh belongs to which momma?