C.O. Classifieds: Panda Caretaker WANTED

Panda Sanctuary and Research Center desires someone to snorgle Pandas. Free room and board. Salary 32K/200,000 yuan/yr. Free SUV to drive. Must be at least 22 and in good physical shape. Must love pandas. Oh yes, position is in China.

We’re not kidding, guys. NBC News says “China’s Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya’an, Sichuan province just announced a competition for a one-year job as a “Panda Caretaker.” Eight runners-up win a three-day trip to panda-watch at the reserve. China Daily helpfully notes, “Your work has only one mission: spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.”

Sorrows? With a fleet of Pandas? Impossible.

I’m in. Who’s with me? The application is somewhere on this site.

Thanks to The Furrtographer for the teep.

You Can’t Handle This Much Blorp!

Blorp factor 9, Mr. Sulu! (C/o commenter Tim.)

As seen on Boing! Boing! by Wendy (“A new high in blorpitude”) M.

Wow, Is That A Lot O’ Pandas, Or What?

It really isn’t.

Artist Paulo Grangeon worked with the World Wildlife Fund and others to create 1,600 papier-mâché Pandas to raise global awareness..

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..about the continuing plight of these wonderful blorps.

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Each one of these..

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…represents a single member of the species that is still alive in the wild today.

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Pretty serious when U think on it.

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My Modern Met. More photos here, too.

Raccoon Chubbular Somersault ACTION!

[First of all, how did he get in the house? NO way is this guy a pet, right? -Ed.]

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin,’ keep the Blorp a-rollin’!

As seen on Stuff I Stole From The Internet. (Who, uh, stole it from 22 Words.)

Finnish Blorp Video (+ Authentic Translayshe Action!)

Here at C.O., we know Blorp when we see it. This video is classic Blorp. It’s also from Finland, and none of us speak Finnish. Using Google Translayshe is a cop-out, so Cuteporter Tiina M. provided the helpful deets.

“The Saimaa Ringed Seal is an ultra rare and endangered species of fresh water seal that only lives in Lake Saimaa in Finland. In the spring seal pups play and swim close to their mothers. As summer comes nearer pups keep growing and start making longer swimming trips. Pups may swim to areas which have fishing nets and fish traps that are of wrong shape and are dangerous to seals. The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation is working for wider restrictions in fishing. Let not a single seal pup die in fishing nets!”

Amen to THAT. Now, on with The Blorp. (Note the underwater nap attack at 1:25, please.)

“I love your site – I’ve visited it every day for many years already! Best wishes!”

Do Seals Loff 2 Have Their Bellehs Rubbed?

I dunno! Do Teddy Bears dance in the woods?

UPDATED WITH FAVE FRAME BY REQUEST:

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Blorps of the Ferne Islands in the United Kingdom, from VVV.

Malibu BLORP!

[Sounds like a Hasselhoff reality show on cable. Tune in to watch retired & overweight Baywatch guard Mitch Buchannon goof off at his Malibu pad. -Ed.]

Check these photos out and read what’s up.

“The California Wildlife Center in Malibu has 13 Bebbeh Blubbersons AKA Elephant Seal Pups. They eat loads o’ fish and the CWC is raising funds this weekend for a new freezer to hold all the food that these little (big) guys require. Anybody who donates today or tomorrow gets their name on the freezer which will help the pups for years to come. (Put ‘FREEZER’ in the comments on the donation checkout.)” -KB.

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Super Blorp Encore Presentayshe

There just aren’t many video clips that can compare to this one. The hoomin is Charlie Bird, and the place is Antarctica.

As seen on the FB of Julie F.

Say Hi To Ellen

Folks, this is Ellen. She is the first elephant seal pup of the season to arrive at California Wildlife Center, and she just arrived last Thursday. (Photo sent by KB.)

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That photo debuted on our CO FB page and was spotted by Alma A., who had some photos of her own to share with us. “Here are some pictures that I took while volunteering for the California Wildlife Center (CWC) in 2013. That year, we were able to rehabilitate 6 elephant seal pups that came to the center sick and malnourished. It was a great experience for both the staff and the volunteers involved in this project.”

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24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day @ 5:33a PT

No matter what kinda animuhl you happen to be, you can still enjoy Valentine’s Day with the one you loff!

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~Le Creditos~

1. ©JM Labat/Ardea-Caters
2. ©Pablo Cersosimo/Ardea-Caters
3. ©Rolf Kopfle/Ardea-Caters
4. ©Stefan Meyers/Ardea-Caters
5. ©Jagdeep Rajput/Ardea-Caters
6. ©John Daniels/Ardea-Caters
7. ©John Daniels/Ardea-Caters
8. ©Thomas Marent/Ardea-Caters
9. ©M. Watson/Ardea-Caters
10. ©ByFerraro-Labat/Ardea-Caters
11. ©John Daniels/Ardea-Caters

All images spotted on Mail Online. 24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day continues…

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