June 24, 2006 6:25 AM   Subscribe

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.)
posted by madamjujujive (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Don't forget that pandas can attack. Kill them all!
posted by brownpau at 6:34 AM on June 24, 2006

posted by chasing at 7:20 AM on June 24, 2006

I was going to do house cleaning today but then you showed me pandas. Now it's all over. Damn you, mjjj! Damn you! [shakes fist]
posted by brain cloud at 9:28 AM on June 24, 2006

Watch for panda mania to break out in the U.S. as we count down to Tai Shan's one year birthday.

Don't you mean "panda-monium?"
posted by alphanerd at 10:35 AM on June 24, 2006

ive had this issue for a month now. really you could post anything national geographic does.
posted by j-urb at 10:51 AM on June 24, 2006

More Wild Pandas Than Thought, Dung Study Reveals
When I read that headline, I thought "what an unfortunate name for a Chinese panda researcher". Then I saw that they really were surveying panda poop!

In high school English, I got an "A" for a satirical poem (in the style of Ogden Nash) titled "The Panda"...
Just because you're a gift from Mao
As a bear you're a sacred cow...

edit: rest of poem omitted to avoid further pun-ishment
posted by wendell at 11:32 AM on June 24, 2006

This is awesome. I forgot all about pandas there for a little while. Thank you for making my day more panda-rich.

I also felt obligated to look up koala bears, which aren't as cute as pandas.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:51 AM on June 24, 2006

Pandamonium. Also, he will always be Butterstick to me.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 4:04 PM on June 24, 2006

The mom tumbles as much as the baby!
posted by Brainy at 5:17 PM on June 24, 2006

Don't forget the (so-called) lesser panda, whose perpendicu-hilarity approaches meerkatty levels of cuteness.
posted by rob511 at 7:13 PM on June 24, 2006

Ohmygosh. The video of Butterstick doing cutesy baby panda things was SO CUTE that I nearly died.

posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:34 PM on June 24, 2006

There's also a live video of Mei Xiang at Animal Planet.
posted by Me_Korak at 2:26 AM on June 27, 2006

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