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Terrible News: Baby Pandas Will Not Be Predicting The World Cup

You’re breaking my heart! Just weeks after a panda conservation center announced that pandas would predict the results of the 2014 World Cup a la Paul the octopus, today we learn the plan is no more. Three baby pandas reportedly would have predicted the winner based on which country’s flag was tied to food they gravitated towards. But now, the Chengdu Panda Preservation Center in Sichuan province says the publicity stunt has been “halted by the authorities.” Shit. This is the only thing that actually made me care about the World Cup. [South China Morning Post, BBC]

The Daily Squee: Baby Panda Vs. Bamboo

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It's On!

Try as we might, some days we are all this baby panda. [YouTube]

The Daily Squee: China Is Recruiting A Panda Nanny

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Wanted: Full-Time Panda Babysitter

This is my dream job — no exaggeration, my dream job: a panda caretaker at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China. For one year, the panda nanny will aid the center’s professionals to care for bears young and old while serving as a “pambassador” for panda conservation. The job comes with a $32,000 salary, free room and board, and an SUV. All that’s required is that you’re over 22 (check), in good physical health (check), have a deep and abiding love for pandas (obviously), and a willingness to uproot one’s life and move to humid, subtropical Sichuan province (errr). I am going to quite seriously think about applying for this, because I would be such a good panda nanny. [Bring home a panda and I will hold your job for you. -- Amelia] [NBC News]

Life Dream Status: 1,600 Papier-Maché Pandas

No, Jessica, you’re not dreaming. What you’re looking at are 1,600 papier-maché pandas meant to symbolize the remaining great bears still alive in the world. Inspired by the World Wildlife Fund, whose symbol is a panda, the 1,600 bears are a project by the French artist Paolo Grangeon. Featuring both adult pandas and babies, they’ve traveled to 20 countries over the past six years. The next installation will be in Hong Kong, where i09 reports that Grangeon will leave behind four additional pandas permanently. I should probably never see this public art installation because I will get arrested for trying to steal all of them. [Papier-Mache.co.uki09]

No One Is My Friend If They Didn’t Send Me This Video Of A Panda Cub Getting Shots

Thumb Sucking Panda
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Watch this baby panda at the Taipei Zoo suck its thumb. Read More »
Mama & Baby
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Watch a mama panda roughhouse with her baby panda. Read More »
Panda Belly Rub
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Watch this baby panda get a bully rub at the San Diego Zoo. Read More »
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Almost Eight Weeks Old!

You mean this baby panda video existed on the Internet for a full 24 hours before I saw it on HyperVocal? You mean no one else noticed that the almost-eight-week-old panda at the National Zoo was squealing adorably as it got some shots?  You mean no one thought to call, email, tweet, Facebook message, Instagram, Vine or skywrite write to me immediately?  Who are you people?! [HyperVocal]

15 Reasons Why Baby Animal Photos Are Better Than Real Babies

The photos released of a gaggle of painfully adorable baby pandas in China this week has left me a little more obsessed than usual with all things baby and furry. In photo form, baby animals are pretty much the best thing in the world — all that cuteness with no caretaking required. I love real babies and all, but I’d choose pictures of puppies and tiger cubs instead any day of the week. So, inspired by Jessica’s post this week about how Internet-famous cats are much better than real life cats, are 14 reasons why baby animal photos are better than real babies.  Keep reading »

Here’s A First Peek At The D.C. Zoo’s New Baby Panda!

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Baby Panda! Baby Panda! Baby Panda!

Not one of my friends alerted me to this (days-old) video of the National Zoo’s new baby panda with her mom, Mei Xiang. I had to find it myself on my daily “new baby panda video” rounds. Thanks for nothing, everyone. None of you are invited on my own personal panda pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. when he/she/it reaches peak puffball. None, I say.  [DCist]

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This Baby Panda At The Taipei Zoo Suck Its Thumb

Baby Panda Checkup
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Watch Xiao Liwu the baby panda get her checkup. Read More »
Mama & Baby
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Watch a mama panda roughhouse with her baby panda. Read More »
Panda Belly Rub
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Watch this baby panda get a bully rub at the San Diego Zoo. Read More »
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Awwww!

I don’t know what kind of week you’ve had, but I do know that you’ll feel a million times better than you do at right this moment if you watch a baby panda at the Taipei Zoo suck its thumb. Mommy panda Yuan Yuan gave birth to the little tyke, who doesn’t have a name yet, back in July. The zoo’s YouTube page is keeping us up-to-date with squee-dorable panda moments. And it’s only getting fuzzier from here on out! [Laughing Squid]

Beauty How-To: A Lesson In How To Do Panda Nail Art From Miss Pop!

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Our all-encompassing guide to at-home manis. Read More »
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Squee!

Longtime readers of The Frisky will know two things for certain: one, it used to be a lot more fun around here when our girl Simcha Whitehill worked with us, and two, I’m just a teeny bit obsessed with pandas. Well, today’s my lucky day! Here’s Simcha, aka nail art expert Miss Pop, in a video for the blog Beauty High teaching us how super-easy it is to do panda nail art. All you need is black and white polish and a couple of different sized pins! Aren’t they darling? I’ve got to make an appointment with Miss Pop and rock those panda nails myself. [Beauty High]

Your Heart Will Melt: Mama Panda Plays With Baby

Baby Panda Checkup
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Watch Xiao Liwu the baby panda get her checkup. Read More »
Micro Panda
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I need an 0.8 inch micro crochet mohair panda. Read More »
Panda Belly Rub
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Watch this baby panda get a bully rub at the San Diego Zoo. Read More »
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Squee!

You don’t think there would be a baby panda video that I would keep to myself, do you? Wash your mouth out with bamboo! This here is a mama panda wrestling with her baby panda cub — quite adorably, if I do say so myself. At least I think they are playing. That little guy is really getting tossed around. [YouTube via Huffington Post]

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