"Pandas are endangered because they are utterly incompetent... Pandas are badly designed, undersexed, overpaid and overprotected. They went up an evolutionary cul-de-sac and it is too late to reverse."
Panda, Inc. -
National Geographic does pandas, including this surfeit of cuteness clip of
Tai Shan and mom playing
. Watch for panda mania to break out in the U.S. as we count down to Tai Shan's one year birthday
. At 53 pounds, he is coming along nicely - see his progress in his photo album
since birth. Meanwhile, in the wild, happy news that the panda population
may be double what was previously thought. Yay
! (via adorablog's great panda file.)
"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."
. Warning: make sure you have a high tolerance for cuteness.