Cute picture of the day! I saw this picture on Telegraph.co.uk and thought I’d share because it’s totally adorbs. According to WWF, the giant panda is one of the world’s most threatened animals. This panda is at The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. I can’t tell how legit this place is. They’re not a zoo and they are focused on giant panda conservation. Back in the day, they “rescued” 6 pandas from the wild but they say they are proud to have not taken a panda from the wild in 20 years. That’s pretty good. Ultimately they want to introduce more giant pandas into the wild so that’s pretty good. They also seem to be very considerate about the size of panda enclosures—they look totally huge.
They have one line I kind of like: “Humans, as the most intelligent species on the planet, have the duty to protect the giant panda, the environment, and ultimately ourselves.” I don’t know if we’re really the most intelligent species* but I do think we’re the biggest threat to animals and this idea that we have a duty to protect them is right up my alley. This is how I feel when people accuse me of caring more about animals than people. It’s not that I care more about animals, it’s that I think we have an obligation to protect animals since we are the main threat to them. Kids and animals, we have to protect them from us since they can’t do it themselves. At least that’s my opinion on the matter!
Back to pandas! Why are they so cute? Is it because they wear so much makeup? Genius idea!: we should all dress like pandas! Like, everyday! You go first.
*”species” is a total joke, btw! It barely means anything. That’s my word.