I’ve heard before that pandas can be quite vicious.
According to the BBC: “Wild pandas are nothing like their captive counterparts. They have a dangerously powerful bite and an intense sex drive.”
and “Even in captivity, where pandas are used to being cooed over by humans, they can be dangerous.”
Still, that being said, this video of a pair of pandas’ first 100 days is adorable.
The pandas in the above video were born at Zoo Atlanta in 2013, but have since returned to China. (The Toronto Zoo currently has a pair of pandas on loan from China.)
side note: I’m not generally a fan of zoos. I don’t think animals should be taken from their natural habitat just so that we can gawk at them. If anything, it just makes me sad seeing majestic animals held captive. I know that there are rehab centres and some zoos that help animals that otherwise wouldn’t survive, so those, I can appreciate, but in general, I don’t like ’em. Rant. Over.
One more GIF…
Ok. NOW I’m done.