Here’s another picture Kate took at the National Zoo, showing one of their pandas (the male, I think, but I’m not sure) chowing down on a big branch of bamboo. As noted previously, they’re deeply improbable creatures, but really cute.

Just don’t try to hug them.


  1. #1 Joe Biel
    March 13, 2008

    Actually it seems that Pandas are rather tame. I was in China last year at a Panda research park (with about 70 Pandas on site). They allow adults and children to come up and pet adult pandas! The Panda just sits there and happily eats bamboo shoots. The human has to wear a plastic glove to protect the Pandas from getting sick.

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