You knew I was going to have to come up with a response to the astounding news out of Zoo Atlanta yesterday morning, didn’t you? What? You haven’t heard?
It turns out that not one, not two, but THREE pandas born at Zoo Atlanta had gender misidentifications. Actually, that’s really four, since first born Atlanta panda Mei Lan was thought to be female until reaching the age of five when they discovered: wait no! it’s a boy.
Now, it turns out that not only the twinkies are girls instead of the “absolute, no mistake here” gender identification as boys, but also, three year old Po is female as well. I always thought that Po was a particularly pretty panda, but really, we all kind of look alike, so what do I know? Needless to say, it was quite the chatty day in the pandasphere!
Meanwhile did any of them think about ME and all the work I would have to do, new names for Bert and Ernie, (front runners: Thelma and Louise), new wardrobes, going back and drawing eyelashes on the previous drawings of the twins…it’s not like I don’t have enough to do already! Zoo officials have no idea how time consuming panda satire is!
If you missed the earlier “expose`” about the gender reassigning of Mei Lan, here it is: Huzzah!
Tomorrow! a new outfit for Princess Pinky! (at last!)
Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda