Panda Population Is Now +3

Good news to all Panda Fanz! China announced yesterday the birth of very rare Panda Triplets!

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The three cubs were born July 29 in Guangzhou.

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Mom Panda Ju Xiao and the three unnamed little dudes are healthy.

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Quoting the AP report, “The triplets were only the fourth known to have been born in the world through artificial breeding programs…”

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“..and there are about 1,600 giant pandas in the wild, where they are critically endangered due to loss of habitat and low birth rates.”

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From Liz L. and Smedley, as seen on SF Gate.com.

Cool Off With Da Mao

It’s hot everywhere, and it’s not coolin’ off anytime soon. So let’s take ya back to mid-February in snowy Toronto, where Da Mao The Panda displays his fine blorp form.

From Christel N.

Papier-Mâché Pandas Arrive In HK

Remember last month, we told you about artist Paulo Grangeon and his display of 1,600 papier-mâché pandas- one for each that lives in the wild today. The exhibit arrived in Hong Kong earlier in the week, so check it out if that happens to be your corner of the world!

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From Arbroath and the South China Morning Post.

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.

Animal Selfies: Sure, Why Not?

The “selfie” craze shows no sign of slowing down- (though maybe they’re done with it at the White House.) These guys want to get in on the action, too!

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(Of course, these aren’t real. They’re part of a National Geographic ad campaign.) Via 123Inspiration.

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.

Panda Blorp Detected In DEE CEE

This is Bao Bao, out and about at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. We’ve also got live dual Panda Cam Action here and here.

From and taken by Joey T.

Happy Hour

As a matter of fact, every hour is happy hour where these Furry Blorps are concerned!

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As seen on @CuteEmergency.

One Last Panda For 2013, K?

He’s round, chubbular, and playing ON A BLUE ROCKING HORSE! Can someone PLEASE get that little guy a party hat?

As seen on TO, via Mr. Penta.

THIS JUST IN: Bebeh Pandas Goin’ Mobile

Breaking Panda Nooz via Cuteporter Cheryl S.: “Here’s a video just posted at Zoo Atlanta on the Twin Panda Cubs’ first day on exhibit. (Mei Lun & Mei Huan. But which is which? They need little panda football jersey numbers.) What’s cuter than a baby panda? Two baby pandas, of course!”

[Can't fault THAT logic. -Ed]

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