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To not care a jot about the panda?

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FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 21:56:25

Just been to visit them at the zoo. As I expected it's asleep. Sleeps 16 hours a day. The male one's ill so can't be on show. So we spend 10 minutes in a room with a video of it actually moving whilst it sleeps in a corner.

Maybe there's a reason it's only in season for 2 days a year? God's trying to tell us something surely? wink

One horned Rhinos on the other hand are the dog's bollocks. And if you hear one fart you're in for a treat. Fantastic!

RhondaJean Tue 29-Oct-13 22:17:21

No no no one hates a panda!

SomethingOnce Tue 29-Oct-13 22:17:21

Hang on, you're saying the one thing they actually eat they can't even digest efficiently?

Pandas are fucked.

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:17:32

you know rolling about hugging my stick sounds fab and I would only need to DTD twice a year Oh ok being a panda sounds bliss

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:18:35

Hang on, you're saying the one thing they actually eat they can't even digest efficiently?

they have to eat loads of it that is why they sleep and eat and they can't really digest it properly

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:18:59

TheCrackFoxFucker you live in Edinburgh envy I should live there. I always well up when I leave. Just been for a few nights with my dcs and tore myself away today.

Gone off cosmic ordering.

Shenanagins Tue 29-Oct-13 22:20:17

I think the reasoning behind giving up on pandas was around they all the help to the detriment of less cute animals.

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:21:12

I needed a giraffe for FB. Promised I'd take a pic of one instead of downloading one because of the stupid riddle thing. Anyway they're not there, pandas are.

RhondaJean Tue 29-Oct-13 22:21:23

I have thought about this a lot grin

Maybe too much when the summit of my current ambition is to be a panda.

Thesimplethings Tue 29-Oct-13 22:22:04

I visited Edinburgh zoo recently. No sign of a panda. But I understand they are private animals and they are almost extinct. If they need to be away from prying eyes in order to carry in the breed then fair enough.

Yes I was disappointed, yes ds's age 3 and 2 were disappointed but they accepted that they are rare special animals and were happy with a toy panda each which they still take to bed every night.

How would you like to be in an enclosure stretch marks etched on show?

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:22:32

whatever gets you through the day rhonda

I saw a few day old Giraffe at Longleat the other year it was adorable and gangly

happydaze77 Tue 29-Oct-13 22:22:46

Chris Packham described them as 'an evolutionary cul-de-sac'.

Meglet Tue 29-Oct-13 22:22:56

Does anyone know if there was ever a period when Pandas weren't at risk? Were they as common as muck, say 500 yrs ago?

Bless them, they are cute but really need to get their act together on the shagging and diet front if they want to survive another 100yrs.

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:22:57

For RhondaJean grin

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:23:37

you need to book to see them or was this when she was supposed to be pregnant thesimplethings

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:25:34

We booked. Only because it was free.

ExitPursuedByABogieMan Tue 29-Oct-13 22:25:43

One horned rhinos confused

Is there another sort?

Zoos are shit.

But sadly probably useful.

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 29-Oct-13 22:25:53

See - typical Ozzie , Koalas just get on with the whole business and hAve built in kiddy pouches ...

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:26:14

She was pg. Lost it late. They'd got her pg through IVF.

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:26:42

Oh and her fella is in separate enclosure all the time. He's not well because he can't absorb calcium.

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 29-Oct-13 22:27:50

I went to a zoo and all there was just a little dog in the corner ... It was a Shih tzu

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:28:01

Exit that would be the two horned rhinos.

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:28:02

oh was she I thought she wasn't pregnant I must have missed that she lost it.

aww I love red Pandas they make me do awww look squee noises blush the highland wildlife park had red pandas

giraffesCantGoGuising Tue 29-Oct-13 22:28:04


FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 29-Oct-13 22:28:32

grin Itsjust.

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:28:53

the one horned Rhino is an indian rhino

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