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August 21, 2005 9:35 AM   Subscribe

Pandas! "You are watching live images of Mei Xiang, a giant panda, and her newborn cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The cub was born at 3:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 9."

Details here. Warning: make sure you have a high tolerance for cuteness.
posted by sdrawkcab (26 comments total)

 
"Our cams are at maximum capacity." I can't connect to the cuteness.
posted by mai at 9:40 AM on August 21, 2005


Nevermind, it worked the second time. Geez, it's overhwhelming, the cuteness.
posted by mai at 9:44 AM on August 21, 2005


Very cute. But what's with the Gitmo-style cell?
posted by senor biggles at 9:46 AM on August 21, 2005


Seriously, the cute is out of control. Part of me wishes I were in the panda pen with that giant fluffy panda and the cutest tiny bear ever, and then the other half of me understands that cute giant mama bear would claw me to death in about 30 seconds.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 9:47 AM on August 21, 2005


They look delicious!
posted by Mach5 at 9:51 AM on August 21, 2005


Cool. See also the San Diego Zoo's panda cam, for occaisional cuteness. (Right now, it's a sacked out mother.) The resident female panda, Bai Yun, gave birth on August 2, which means that the kid is still pretty small and weird looking (and camera elusive), and hasn't yet achieved that level of Mondo Hyper Cuteness that is so vital to fundraising efforts.
posted by gramschmidt at 10:02 AM on August 21, 2005


occasional
posted by gramschmidt at 10:04 AM on August 21, 2005


Man...now I have the urge to cuddle something.
posted by jrossi4r at 10:08 AM on August 21, 2005


Get up, come on get down with the cuteness!!
You mother get up
Come on get down with the cuteness!!
You ****** get up
Come on get down with the cuteness!!
posted by The Deej at 10:18 AM on August 21, 2005


Mom is completely zonked, and kiddo appears to have the hiccups. Still cute, though.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:34 AM on August 21, 2005


It's pretty crazy, that cuteness. Is it their coloring, the squat-buddha-style posture of mom panda? Where does it come from? I am possessed.
posted by mistersquid at 10:42 AM on August 21, 2005


And she keeps holding the baby in her arms...er...paws. It's so out of control cute. I'm working on a bizillion design type things today, and can't make myself close the panda cam window. I just have to keep coming back for cute breaks.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 10:58 AM on August 21, 2005



Another warning might be the little tiny sounds that come from the website (ie. pandas.) I had this open in the background while contining to do work elsewhere in my office. Suddenly I thought someone was being attacked outside or something. After about five minutes I realized I what was happening.

*yelp yelp*
posted by fluffycreature at 11:06 AM on August 21, 2005


PandaFilter
More addictive than crack
posted by Wolfdog at 11:33 AM on August 21, 2005


At first, I was kind of annoyed that it was a black and white feed. But then I realized it probably doesn't make much difference with, you know, pandas. Good Lord, though, watching baby panda kick out his legs as mama groomed him was the most adorable thing I've seen in a long, long time.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:40 AM on August 21, 2005


The first party of the first panda may sue the second party panda unless that panda was said panda unformentioned panda.
posted by Balisong at 11:54 AM on August 21, 2005


Shouldn't Ron Burgundy be reporting on this?
posted by maxsparber at 12:30 PM on August 21, 2005


The pandas keep crashing my browser. Fuck the baby pandas.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:23 PM on August 21, 2005


Aw, the little guy is sleeping with his legs sticking straight up in the air against his momma's arm. I can't handle this much cuteness.
posted by LeeJay at 2:35 PM on August 21, 2005


What should be done about these Chinese bears?
posted by The Cardinal at 2:37 PM on August 21, 2005


Waah!! The baby is kicking in its sleep! *melts into puddle*
posted by ktoad at 2:53 PM on August 21, 2005


Twitchy little fucker.
posted by maxsparber at 2:54 PM on August 21, 2005


Wonder what they taste like?
posted by blue_beetle at 3:03 PM on August 21, 2005


I'm not sure but the lapping noise was a little disconcerting.
posted by LeeJay at 3:19 PM on August 21, 2005


Anything that causes Metafilter to collectively lose its shit over cuteness is a damn good thing in my book.

And also, Squee! Baby Panda!
posted by Space Kitty at 4:46 PM on August 21, 2005


I've been watching this on and off all day, and there seems to be someone manning the camera, zooming in and out on the baby, etc. What a great job to have...

(PandaCam Operator? PandaCameraMan?)
posted by mayfly wake at 6:00 PM on August 21, 2005


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